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By Andy Flynn R AY B R O O K — T h e Adirondack Park Agency Board of Commissioners began its look at the proposed Adirondack Club and Resort Nov. 17 and 18 at APA Headquarters in preparation for making a decision on the project in January. The APA Board will take most of its meeting time in November, December and January to deliberate on the resort’s permit (2005-100, Preserve Associates, LLC). The project, located around the Big Tupper Ski Area in the town of Tupper Lake, is the largest development proposed in the 6-millionacre Adirondack Park’s history and could be used as a precedent for future development.


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Protesters hold up signs along the side of Route 73 in Keene Valley as part of the “We are the 99%,” gathering Sunday, Nov. 20. The group was looking to share the message that has been part of the Occupy movement and spent the day displaying signs on the well-traveled section of Adirondack highway. See story on page 17, and a photo gallery from the event at Photo by Katherine Clark

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\Supervisors Randy Preston (Wilmington), Robert "Roby" Politi (North Elba), George Canon (Newcomb) and Debra Malaney (Ticonderoga) discuss the 2012 tentative budget during Photo by Keith Lobell a break at the Nov. 17 budget committee meeting.

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors started to look into trimming a 2012 tentative budget that called for a $23,851,238 tax levy. The number represents a 9.5 percent increase to the net cost of the 2012 budget over the $21,786,435 required in 2011. However, without making use of fund balance or any

other transfers, the number represents an initial 62 percent increase over the 2011 tax levy, which was $14,724,045. Lowering that number was the job the Budget Committee at the county started to work on during their first meeting Nov. 17. “We have to be concerned about our duties to the taxpayers,” Joyce Morency, St. Armand Supervisor and chair of the budget committee said. CONTINUED ON PAGE 10


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By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — Two local races for town supervisor did not have their outcomes changed after the tallying of absentee ballots. Sharon Boisen, incumbent Essex supervisor, increased her lead dramatically, taking 26 of the 37 absentee ballots to take a 176-149 lead over challenger Frank Walls.



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County now smoke free on the outside as well ELIZABETHTOWN — On the Great American Smokeout Day, all properties at Essex County — both inside and outside —went smoke free. A new regulation passed by the Board of Supervisors in October added smoking restrictions to outdoor county property Nov. 17, a policy that was drafted by a committee headed by Jessica Darney Buehler of the Department of Public Health. Darney Buehler said that the committee that looked at the new regulations started a year ago and included members of the Board of Supervisors, employees from different county departments and help from other community-based organizations. “This was an attempt to put together a policy that would be accepted by most at the county,” Darney Buehler said. “We conducted an employee survey which was used to help create the policy. It was a nice committee that was put together

Absentee ballots Continued from page 1 In Elizabethtown, Margaret “Maggie” Bartley also added to her lead, with a 2821 advantage in the absentee ballots and a 254-238 lead over incumbent Noel Merrihew III. Both towns currently have one military ballot that was requested and has yet to be

counted. The ballots were counted by the Essex County Board of Elections Nov. 16 at 9 a.m. (Elizabethtown) and 11 a.m. (Essex). In Essex, one ballot was challenged and not opened, while another was opened and not counted because the markings on the sheet were not proper. Walls, who said that he

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pleased with his support group. “I’m proud of the way we ran our campaign with integrity,” Walls added. Boisen is set to start her second term as supervisor in Essex, while Bartley unseated Merrihew, who had been a five-term supervisor and former chairman of the County Board of Supervisors.

Thank You for re-electing me for another term as your councilman. Your continued support is very gratifying. If you have any questions or issues you would like to discuss with me, please feel free to drop by my home or call me at 873-2698. Again, Thanks, and God Bless all of you.

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would rather wait until after the absentee ballots were cast to comment, said that he felt the outcome was not going to change. “I would like to thank all the people who voted and supported me,” Walls said in a statement. “I am glad that I got to meet and learn about so many of my neighbors during my campaign.” Walls also said he was


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and we worked well together.” Buehler said that the policy expands the indoor smoking ban to outdoors at county facilities. “It basically says that smoking is prohibited at all times on county interior and exterior spaces, properties and grounds,” Darney Buehler said. “It is a really positive step for Essex County grounds are now smoke free. Photo by Keith Lobdell the county.” The policy includes continuing the Smokers will still be able to light up in committee for a minimum of five years designated smoking areas at each site, and and annual review of the policy with the Darney Buehler said that the policy tried goal of progressing toward prohibiting to stay within certain guidelines. the use of tobacco products in interior and “What we tried to go for was at least 100 on exterior Essex County government feet from any entrance or window of a spaces. building,” Darney Buehler said. “That The Adirondack Tobacco Free Network was not possible at each location, but we and North Country Tobacco Cessation tried to do the best that we could at each Center part of the North County Healthy property.” The Board of Supervisors voted to Heart network provided resources and signs for the campus to assist Essex Counadopt the policy on Oct. 3. ty in the policy implementation process.


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KEESEVILLE Rob Ivy • engine, fat tires and only 44 inches tall at the roof, with an enrapturing exhaust sound. Of course this car is also absurd to drive on the public roads and probably indicates arrested development among the almost always male owners. Nevertheless, I got in and was treated to an out and back on the Northway that featured a couple of bursts of jet-like acceleration to well over 100 miles an hour. Dear readers, I did not say slow down, nor did I encourage such law breaking- I was grinning too much. The film society is presenting “Surprises,” this Saturday night at the Willsboro School at 8 p.m. The reviews say it’s a dramatic love story with a lot of comedy, or maybe it’s a drama full of comedy and love scenes. Something like that. It’s only $5, so if you still have Thanksgiving house guests, send them off to the show and have a quiet evening at home. The film society, as you probably know, is actually the Champlain Valley Film Society, but as I’ve said before, that’s a lot of typing so I shorten it a little.



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Dec. 3. A reminder that the Catholic church has prepared a new cook book featuring favorite recipes from their church members, if interested in purchasing one see one of the church members. A reminder to anyone interested in the Willsboro Heritage Society’s yearly calendar it is now available for $9, you will find them at the drug store and Village Meat Market and the Diner. Ron Bruno did a great job in putting the calendar together. Movie goers the next movie put on by the Champlain Valley Film Society will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Willsboro Central School, showing “Beginners” starting at 8 p.m. This is a Comedy/drama exploring the often funny and sometimes surprising sides of Love. You can enjoy a fun evening for a $5 admission. Happy Birthday to David Feeley Nov. 28, Dennis Kalma Nov. 29, Paula Lindsay Nov. 29, Florence Hathaway Nov. 30, Roland Mitchelll Dec. 2, Clayton Belzile Dec. 3, Dale Boardman Dec. 3.

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his week, the NCSPCA would like to take a moment to thank all of the generous members of our community who have donated time as volunteers, "foster parents" to special needs animals, and who have helped provide for the care of our furry friends through donations and fundraising efforts. Our Fall 2011 issue of Pawprints highlights some of the ways local community members have found creative ways to raise funds for our shelter. Catie Maye and her family in Port Henry held a bake sale in Port Henry, raising $1,201 from sales of delicious muffins, cakes and pies. The Byrum family in Keene Valley raised over $100 holding a lemonade stand. Four enterprising young girls in Hague also raised $300 by holding a bake sale. Maillane Morrison and Olivia Hess teamed up to hold a combined dog wash and lemonade stand in Essex, raising over $300. And nine young animal enthusiasts organized "Point Run for Pets" in Willsboro - a race and lemonade stand which raised $61 and collected bedding for the shelter cats and dogs. Efforts such as these make a huge difference, and show that a little ingenuity can go a long way. Our featured pet this week is Missy, a Terrier-mix who was surrendered to us when a new addtion came into her family. Missy was frightened by the new baby in her home and she was unable to adjust to

at St. John the Baptist Church in Keeseville and then the next night, Dec. 11, again at 7:30 p.m. at St. Augustine’s Church in Peru. The Choir is under the direction of Jeanette R. Woodruff and Carol Bachand is accompanist. This is a free event and promises to be a beautiful evening of music. I wish to thank every one who knows of my Seton connection and sent me sympathy regarding last week’s horrible tragedy. I do appreciate it as it truly is a sad thing. Actually, I am librarian and technology teacher, coordinator for the elementary school and so never knew the poor students, but my son was friends with them so I am grateful to share your sympathy with him. As a teacher, I relish the environment that kids’ energy provides. It is such a vibrant, full of life experience so something like this is truly shocking and numbing. Again, my thanks. Stay safe and well everyone.


Janice Allen • 963-8912 • ur community’s fall activities are popping up quickly; this past weekend was a busy one with three local groups having their annual craft sales and luncheons. The weather was good and many people came out for these events making it successful for all of the groups. Now Thanksgiving is also behind us and hopefully families had a chance to get together and share the many things they have to be thankful for as we are able to come together. The next big events to watch for are the first weekend in December with the Annual Congregational Church’s Greens Tea and holiday sale. They feature crafts, baked goods, holiday wreaths, and serve a light lunch all this starts at 9 a.m. and continues into mid afternoon. The Paine Library features local and area craft people’s work for sale during their regular hours. There are several events going on down in Essex for the holiday season, if you take it all in it will take up most of your day on Saturday,


very happy Thanksgiving to all the readers. As anyone who reads my column will know, I have a lot to be thankful for with living in the Keeseville community. During my morning walk to catch the bus last week I noticed a new street sign and am glad to see we have another new business in Keeseville. T-n-T Bakeshop opened up this past week downtown next to Mac’s Grocery. I believe the hours are Thursday through Saturday from 6 am until 4 pm and special orders are welcome. I haven’t had a chance to explore it yet, but very much looking forward to visiting it and will report back here what I find. I wish the business well and thanks for providing something new to our community. See, something else to be thankful for! I received an email concerning an upcoming concert. The 46th Annual Christmas Concert for the Keeseville-Peru Ecumenical Choir will be Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m.


id you know that if you call 911 in Westport or any of our neighboring towns, chances are you'll get a volunteer responder? A neighbor? A farmer from down the road, a schoolbus driver, a member of the town crew, a shopkeeper, a small business owner, a store clerk, a handyman, a parent, a son, a daughter of friends…these and more like them are the people who make up our volunteer fire departments and ambulance squads. When you call 911 from one of these communities, here's what happens. The phone rings at the dispatch office in the Essex County Public Safety Building in Lewis, and the dispatcher asks if you have an emergency. Response comes in three basic flavors: police, fire, and medical. Based on what you say, dispatch activates the appropriate agency or agencies. Police officers (troopers and deputies) are paid professionals. The other two flavors, firefighters and EMS (emergency medical services), are mostly volunteers, though some towns in the area have professional EMS staff on duty.

In Westport, the fire department and ambulance squad are both all-volunteer services. That means that for any non-police emergency in the town of Westport, it's regular men and women from the community who are called. They may be in bed, in the shower, at work, walking the dog, eating a meal, watching TV, putting some wood on the fire, whatever. Beep-beep-beep-beep—a string of short beeps on the pager means fire department. Beeeeeep. One long beep means ambulance squad. Sometimes, as when someone calls in a car accident, it's both. Beep-beepbeep-beep-beep. Beeeeeeeeeep. Some are members in the fire department, some are members in the ambulance squad, many are in both. The pager is also a radio receiver, and after the tones, dispatch gives you the information. Then you drop whatever you were doing, if you can, and you go. Sometimes you can't drop everything and go, or sometimes you're out of town when the pager goes off. Then you fret a little bit. Because you know that somewhere out there, your friends and neighbors are serving in your place. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

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the changes. With regret, her owner brought her to us. Missy is a 15-pound bundle of energy who adores her walks and would make a terrific hiking partner. She loves to chase chipmunks and squirrels, and thinks it would be wonderful if you would join her in the hunt! She definitely enjoys being "on-the-go", but at the end of the day, she will happily curl up on your lap for some cuddle time. Missy would be an ideal dog for someone who works from home, as she simply can't get enough companionship. If you are looking for a friend who is both the ideal exercise partner and also appreciates curling up by the fireplace on a chilly winter evening, Missy is the dog for you!

t’s the gift-buying season, and in Elizabethtown we don’t have to wait until Black Friday, (after Thanksgiving) to start our shopping. The craft sale this past Friday at the Horace Nye home started the shopping season. Local artists and craftsmen displayed their creations including jewelry offered by TJ White, and intricate woodwork puzzles and toys made by Ken Robbilard. The baked good table was crowded and the cakes and cookies were going fast. On Dec. 2, the 57th annual Elizabethtown-Westport Garden Club Greens Tea will be held at the UCC Parish Hall of from 11am-2 p.m. Lunch will be served 11:301:00pm. Funds raised by the Greens Tea goes to the Hospital, Emergency Squad and Hospice. Items for sale include holiday decorations, plants, jewelry, and baked goods. Another place to go for local gifts is the Adirondack Council. They offer Adirondack calendars, books by Sheri Amsel our hometown artist and author, ADK stationary, mugs, hats and bags. There is also a raffle for a winter landscape oil painting by Paul Matthews. You can shop at the

ADK Council office on Hand Ave., across the street from the Farmer ’s Market. A long overdue cheer is in order for George & Julie Huttig of Adirondack Auto. Recently, the Press Republican Cheers & Jeers section recognized the Huttigs for their service to our community. Back in July they cleared their lot of vehicles to provide space for spectator parking on Elizabethtown Day. It’s not easy to find room to park 50 or more cars along Court Street on parade day. This meant festivalgoers could park close to the route and watch fireworks from the comfort of their cars. The Huttigs performed a true community service by giving up their sales space for a day. On a different note, a group of actors, directors and film crew descended on E-town last week. While their stay was short, they worked from dawn to late in the night. The rooms at Park Motor Inn and Cobble Hill Inn were filled. What was it all about? The group from New York City was filming at the old missile silo located in north Lewis. Rumor has it that the move, called “Silo,” will be a thriller. Perhaps our local Champlain Film Society will be able to show it.

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’m sorry to report that my neighbor James Barrett died earlier this month on Long Island at age 60. He owned “the old Sherman place” on Jersey Street, and took pride in the many years of carpentry work and landscaping he put into keeping up the house and many outbuildings. James wasn’t from around here but sort of intuitively knew everyone in the neighborhood. I didn’t see a local obituary, but he did leave us a dignified and well preserved farmstead, and for that I’m grateful. One of the benefits of working at the transportation museum in Plattsburgh is I get to see (and hear) a lot of exotic cars which we store for customers over the winter. Being an untested and junior member of the staff, I never get to drive these cars, An electric golf cart is all I’m allowed to operate so far. However, the other day a Ford GT paid a call, and although I didn’t drive it, I was offered a ride. This is a street legal race car with a 550 horsepower

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Honor Society helps Lewis shelter

Members of the Elizabetht own-Lewis National Honor S ociety volunteered at the Throwaway Pups Rescue Shelter Oct. 30.

LEWIS — The Elizabethtown-Lewis National Honor Society and additional volunteers helped to prepare Throwaway Pups Rescue Shelter in Lewis for winter on Sunday, Oct. 30. The goal of the student organization was to help the local animal rescue prepare their new shelter for the winters, with about 20 people got together and volunteered about five hours each. The event was organized by Brody Hooper, a NHS member, along with owners Brandy Barnes and Jessica Munoz. “I have been volunteering

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The shelter is currently holding 20-plus dogs, and five cats. After taking out the dogs, cleaning up after their night, the volunteers then insulated and put of sheet rock in the two main holding room for dogs. They installed two heaters to help keep the dogs warm. The work was appreciated by the owners.

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rom railroad tracks to a controversial mountainside resort, more and more people outside Tupper Lake are claiming to know what’s best for this community. It’s only 22 miles from Tupper Lake to Saranac Lake, but it might as well be 2,200 miles from the opposite direction. Average Saranac Lake and Lake Placid residents don’t usually visit unless they’re driving through. That’s why it’s so surprising outside groups are now interested in Tupper Lake. But are these people joining the proactive, grassroots movements to reopen the ski center, rebuild the train station, and bring tourists and businesses to the Tip Top Town? Are they trying to help the community? The answer is no. They’re motivated by their own interests. Instead of assisting a community that needs economic help, they’re swooping in with their own agendas and trying to take over. At a time when Next Stop! Tupper Lake is working to restore the railroad tracks to Saranac Lake — extending the Adirondack Scenic Railroad’s Saranac Lake-Lake Placid excursion and bringing more tourists to town — members of the new Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates (ARTA), based in Saranac Lake, are lobbying the state to tear up those tracks so they can build a recreational path. At a time when ARISE (Adirondack Residents Intent on Saving Their Economy) is working to support the proposed Adirondack Club and Resort project on Mount Morris, environmental groups like the Adirondack Council, based in Elizabethtown, and Protect the Adirondacks, based in Schenectady, are trying to minimize the development, in essence destroying an ambitious proposal to bring tourists and jobs to Tupper Lake. On the surface, this feels like another case of outsiders trying to protect the Adirondacks from the Adirondackers; however, the anti-railroad and anti-ACR efforts have a new twist. Key players in these groups are Adirondack residents, and many have comfortable jobs or retirement plans. Some are even supporting both ARTA and the Adirondack Council, which shows they don’t really have Tupper Lake’s best interest in mind. It sounds like these groups are trying to protect Tup-

per Lake from the Tupper Lakers. While there’s heavy interest outside the Blue Line in these two cases, they are simply the latest clashes in an undeclared, parkwide civil war — a fight between the haves and the have-nots, the environmentalists versus the property rights supporters. It’s a fight to determine what’s best for the Adirondack Park, and those beliefs don’t always jive with what’s best for Adirondack residents. Today, Tupper Lake is a community under siege, and while that sounds corny from the outside, it’s all too real for the residents inside fighting for survival. For those who have faced adversity or been the underdog, this is your story. With its industrial heritage, Tupper Lake is a blue collar town at heart, filled with friendly, honest and hard-working people. They have a history of reinventing their economy no matter the challenge. When the softwoods ran out, they turned to hardwoods. They attracted a federal hospital. When the feds moved out, they attracted the state to run Sunmount for the developmentally disabled. But times have been tough lately. The wood products industry has faded away. OWD is gone, along with Ames, Hackett’s, A&P and a number of small businesses. We shouldn’t dictate how anyone else should live. Let’s support ARISE and Next Stop! Tupper Lake. Let’s get the Adirondack Scenic Railroad to the Junction depot within three years. Let’s get the Adirondack Club and Resort up and running. Let’s get the Tupper Lake economy back in tip-top shape. Learn more at Now, more than ever, Tupper Lakers need your help, and they have much to offer. They know where they’re going and how to get there. Members of ARTA, the Adirondack Council, Protect the Adirondacks and all those manning the roadblocks to Tupper Lake’s future, if you’re not going to help, please get out of the way.

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Taking time to give thanks But think about the life-andirst, on behalf of death dangers faced by the everyone here at early settlers of our country. Denton Publications, let me wish you a happy and Today we complain about thankful Thanksgiving holiluggage fees and TSA lines day weekend. while we wait to take a jet In these rapidly changing across the country in just a times our culture is underfew hours. The settlers, going a massive transformahowever, traveled in woodtion. In times like these, it's en boats or wagons facing easy to find so many things untold dangers at every about which to complain. All turn. Loved ones on either Dan Alexander one needs to do is look side of a trip back then may Thoughts from around, pick up a newspahave never known the outBehind the Pressline per, turn on the radio or TV, come of a visit gone bad, or log on to the Internet and nor could they communicate any lifeyou’ll find tons of material from which changing events easily. you can sing the blues. Complaining Complaining will always be a part of seems to our most popular pastime these our lives regardless of what age we live in, days. but placed in the context of time, chalWe can’t take lightly the challenging lenges and frustrations will be seen as economic times we find ourselves in, but hurdles to some and opportunities to oththis weekend we need to reflect on all we ers. We can look back to the past and have to be thankful for as we sit here in ahead to the future, but each of us was 2011 in this region, of this country still full given only one life to live. While some of promise and opportunity. may long for the past and others can’t Hopefully, your Thanksgiving weekend wait for the future, make sure to take full was highlighted by a wonderful meal in advantage of the present. The opportunithe company of friends and family. Some ties you have with family and friends may of you may have lost those dear to you be different by next year. Tomorrow will since last Thanksgiving and while it may come soon enough. The regrets of yesterbe painful without them, be thankful for day can only be fulfilled today. the good times you enjoyed with them and On this Thanksgiving, count your blesstreasure those previous Thanksgiving ings and cherish those you’ve been able to meals when you were all together. share it with. Regardless of your situation, Not too many years ago, if you were unhope and opportunity are out there. You able to connect in person with all your may have to open yourself up to find love ones, as cross country travel was very them, but a truly thankful heart can alexpensive, what a task it was to just to try ways see things more clearly. Let’s all to make a phone call. We had stationary, hope the unrest, wars, pessimism and hard-wired, rotary phones with expensive doubt concerning our future can be relong distances charges. Many times the placed with peace and optimism when we phones lines were so busy over a major give thanks for the many blessings we curholiday weekend that calls couldn’t get rently enjoy. Let’s hope that, as a society, through. Of course, back then we didn’t we take greater stock in what we have to have speed dial nor answering machines be thankful for, instead of fighting and or voice mail, so you might have to try stressing over the things we won’t have in many times before getting through. Today the future. Life is so short, and regrets can with our smart phones, computers, tablets build up over the years. Don’t wait until and social media, we can ot only send init’s too late to appreciate the blessings in stant pictures and minute by minute deyour life. tails of events to distance family and Let me also take this time to thank all of friends, but we can call them at will at alyou who read this column and our publimost any time or even “Skype” them in cations. We appreciate your support and real time and carry on face to face converthe many emails and letters of support sations through our computer screens you’ve sent over the past year. We intend across the world. Best of all, the charges to work hard to continue earning your are either part of your plan or free. support. Happy Thanksgiving. Communication technology is just one Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denof the many luxuries we should be more ton Publications. He can be reached at dan@denthankful for having as part of our lives.


November 26, 2011

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Position defined

Listen to the authority

To the Valley News: Adirondack Architectural Heritage supports the preservation of the contributing historic features, including the railroad tracks themselves, of the New York Central Railroad, Adirondack Division, corridor, which is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places. AARCH also supports the multiple public and nonprofit use concept for the corridor as envisioned and outlined in its management plan. Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) is the private nonprofit, historic preservation organization for the Adirondack Park. AARCH has a membership of more than 1500 people and is dedicated to protecting and preserving the irreplaceable architectural heritage, historic places, and communities of the region. In addition to our far-ranging educational programs, technical assistance work, and partnership projects, AARCH has helped to successfully solve several contentious conflicts over the preservation of historic and cultural resources, including at Camp Santanoni, several fire observation towers, the Bow Bridge, Debar Pond Lodge, and the Old Stone Barracks. The New York Central Railroad, Adirondack Division corridor is an historic resource of great importance. This railroad made it possible for the interior of the western and central Adirondacks to be more widely settled and to prosper economically. Its significance is evident by its listing on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places. We concur with the opinion of the Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation that the “removal of the railroad tracks from the historic right-of-way would be considered an Adverse Impact ... and would diminish those qualities which made the railroad State and National Register of Historic Places eligible.” It is our position that the railroad tracks should remain in place and that the corridor should continue to be used for multiple purposes as was envisioned by the management plan adopted for the corridor in 1996. Steven Engelhart, Executive Director Adirondack Architectural Heritage

rom all reports, the Occupy Keene Valley event on Sunday did not result in the use of pepper spray. However, that has not been the case in the rest of the country, where we see videos of police using pepper spray or other force to get people by Keith Lobdell to leave or stop doing what they have been told they cannot do. In other words, the police are being victimized for doing their jobs. Why is it that we are only getting one side of the story from these events? Why is it that all we see on the national news are the cell phone videos of people who are inciting the situation now trying to show that they are victims? The fact of the matter is, the police that have been overseeing occupy events or political protest have gone above and beyond their call, keeping the peace and keeping both the protesters and onlookers safe. When the powers-that-be say that it is time for the people to leave, then the police have a change of job description. They need to make sure that the decrees of policy makers are upheld. It’s their job. Now, while there is always a rogue, for the most part, the police have given plenty of warning and then went about clearing areas. The problem happens when those protesting believe that they are bigger than the law and start chanting and causing a problem instead of following rules. You see, when the police ask you to do something, there are two choices: say yes, and everyone remains happy and all smiles. Or, say no, and someone could be getting pepper sprayed or even tazed. Now, for something completely different. At one of the regional games I attended this year, there were a couple of fans who were making a little noise because they disagreed with a referee’s call. They made a huge fuss over it, yelling and screaming and claiming that the call affected the outcome of the game. They even got their friends involved, all trying to make a point that the ref ’s call was the be-all end-all of the game. It wasn’t. The official’s decision to make the call had no impact on the game whatsoever. The officials didn’t score any goals. The officials did not put the practice time in to prepare for the games. The officials did not put the player into a position where a foul could be called that could be seen as wrong. Yes, fans do get upset when a call does not go their way, but to use that one call to say that the entire game was thrown because of it and not look at the bigger picture is something that kids do when they don’t get their way, not adults. It makes people look immature, irresponsible and as if they want to blame everything else except what most likely really happened — the one team was just better than yours on that day. It’s a life lesson that can be applied in a lot of other situations, as well.


Have you stopped into Westport Trading Co.?? The stained glass is amazing! Westport is blessed with MANY local artists, Visit the Women of Westport Art Show at The Depot Theatre. For my niece, horseback riding with Lindsay Pontius and/or Piano lesson(s) with Rose Chancler. For out of town family or friends? A night's stay at one of our Inns, The Hotel, Normandie or camping space at one of our campsites. Let us do the pampering, you get a visit without even cleaning the guest room! Dinner at one: Le Bistro, The Galley, The Hotel or The Coco Cafe followed by Depot Theatre Tickets. Lunch at K&D deli… many options! A golf lesson! or gift certificate towards their summer membership.....not to mention the gift shop, I mean pro shop :>) OH speaking of gift shops, nowhere can you top The Bessboro Shop, the Shipstore at the Marina or The Pink Pig. As for Bookstores, last I checked Borders closed?? You can not beat the selection at The Inn Bookstore or Dragon Press and the expertise you will get from Kathryn or David as you peruse. Now, thinking out of the box: A gift certificate for telephone service from Chazy & Westport Tel. for a month or two keeps that money in your friend or housekeeper's pocket! Same is true at the Veterinary Hospitals, pay their bills in advance! Why not open a Christmas account at the bank for your kids for next year, show them how their money will grow. For the friend who literally has everything? A donation in their name to the ASPCA or our Volunteer Fire Department, soooo greatly appreciated! For the lake lover, gift cert. towards their boat slip or mooring, or boat maintenance at the Marina. or a Boat rental. At Normandie, a waterski lesson, sailing lesson or day passes. Flowers? Tracy is waiting. Buy fresh flowers delivered once a month for a few months this winter. Having a party? DaCy Meadow Farm and Me & My Girls, both first rate catering. OR have a party catered for a friend, as a gift! How about a guided hike with Elizabeth Lee or CATs? Throw that in with a night at one of our Inns and it is perfect for that out of town family member. Should I go on?? Oh, how about our realtors you might ask? That is a no brainer: Support our local businesses!! It keeps Westport vibrant and helps them to market our homes. Molly Kasriels The Chamber of Commerce, Westport

Help needed for toy drive

Musical meditations set

Alternative giving with United Way

ELIZABETHTOWN — Noontime advent musical meditations will be presented at the United Church of Christ, 7580 Court St. On Dec. 5, 12, and 19 from 12:15 to 12:30 p.m. Music of Advent season will be presented Dec. 5 by organist Mary Lu Kristy. On Dec. 12, “Ya got treble” trio will be perform, and Dec. 19, pianist Russell Ames and Mary Lu Kirsty will play. Admission is free and donations accepted.

LAKE PLACID — Volunteers will be partnering with United Way to offer alternative gift options at Champlain Centre this holiday season. The purpose of this gift-giving event is to create awareness in our community, bring people together, support organizations that serve us all collectively, and move away from giving material gifts as a way to appreciate friends and family. Shoppers can choose where to donate a gift in someone's name from the 39 organizations under United Way. There will be informed volunteers present who can explain where a donor's money will be used. Shoppers will receive a holiday card and a certificate explaining where they donated and under whose name. The proceeds from this event will go towards the United Way, which is currently in a campaign to reach $775,000. The table will be set up in Champlain Centre on Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Street in Ticonderoga. There will be over 30 items raffled. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. followed by the raffle at 1:30 p.m. Admission is $5 which includes lunch and eight raffle tickets. Additional tickets will be available. The cost is eight tickets for $5. This project benefits Ft. Ticonderoga Chapter and other chapters in the ClintonEssex District of the OES.

Support local business To the Valley News: Okay, Imagine this, The Northway is closed and the internet is down.....How exactly does one Shop Locally and Shop Small Business in Westport?? EASY, the only problem is the lack of traffic, lines and putting your credit card details out on the internet.....Here is a list I put together this morning while walking the dogs. Please give it some thought.....this year more than ever. All I want this Year is…..To Shop Locally! For my friend who goes into town every morning for coffee and the paper? I am going to ask Eric or Janice for gift cards for "Coffee & the paper" Done! Remember at the chamber dinner that incredible grain DaCy Meadow Farm served? I am buying several bags at Champlain Valley Milling! They will tell me how to make it.

Blood drive scheduled LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid Masonic Lodge 834, in conjunction with the CVPH North Country Regional Blood Center, will be conducting a Blood Drive on Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 3-6 p.m. at the Lodge at 219 Station St., across from the train depot. People may donate if they are generally healthy, not currently sick, have a cold sore or other viral infections, and weigh at least 110-pounds and are over 18 years of age. Drink plenty of liquids and eat a hearty meal at least four hours before donating. Also drink lots of water or liquids immediately after donating. For more information call 946-7077.

Holiday luncheon, raffle in tap TICONDEROGA — Fort Ticonderoga Chapter #263 OES will host a holiday luncheon Saturday, Dec. 3, followed by a teacup raffle at the Masonic Temple on Montcalm

To the Valley News: It's that time of the year again for community members to take a little time out of their schedule and pocket to assist in making a joyous holiday season for families less fortunate. As this concern arises each year, we believe the need will be greater in our community due to the devastation and loss endured by Tropical Storm Irene. The Fifth Annual Holiday Toy Drive (Sponsored by M&M Diner) has begun and toys/electronics for child/youth/girl/boy are in great need. Also in need are the following items for meal baskets: turkey/potatoes/canned vegetables and stuffing/dinner rolls/pies. If you wish to donate to the toy drive and/or toward a holiday meal basket, please contact Cindi Murphy at: 647-8264/ or Kelly Murphy at 524-5806/ Monetary donations are greatly appreciated as well. Families in need are strongly encouraged to obtain a confidential application at M&M Diner in Au Sable Forks and returned no later than Dec. 15. The Annual Toy Drive will only assist the following communities: Au Sable Forks, Jay, Upper Jay and Black Brook. Your continued support is needed and greatly appreciated. Happy Holidays! Cynthia (Cindi) Murphy (Event Coordinator) Kelly C. Murphy (Volunteer) Au Sable Forks

Thanks to organizers To the Valley News: On behalf of the veterans of the Willsboro and Essex communities I want to express our heartfelt thanks to all those who worked so hard on the Veterans Recognition Dinner and Program held on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11. Sponsored by all the local churches his dinner has grown over the past several years and has become an annual event that the local veterans look forward to attending. Thanks go to the workers from the churches, the National Honor Society and Junior National Honor Society students of Willsboro Central School for all their efforts. Also thanks to the Willsboro School Board for making the school available to hold the event as it has outgrown the other facilities available. It is truly wonderful to live in a community that appreciates the sacrifices made by veterans and those currently in the service to protect and keep our towns and nation great. Thank you all. Charles Lustig Willsboro

Wellness evening slated TICONDEROGA — There will be a “Yes, of course you can change” wellness evening on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Elizabethtown Community Hospital Boardroom with speaker Dr. Austen Hayes, PhD. The event is open to the public, no admission fee. For more information, call Jane Hooper at 873-3003.

Night of music in Wetsport WESTPORT — The Westport Federated Church will present a Traditional Russian Sacred and Folk Music evening on Friday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. An offering will be received. For more information, contact 9628293 or visit

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The New York State Sheriffs' Association and the New York State Sheriffs' Association Institute recently hosted the 14th Annual Road Patrol and Law Enforcement Supervisors' Training Conference in Saratoga Springs. Shown above is David Reynolds, (second from left) of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office, accepting his certification of achievement from Peter Kehoe, Executive Director, (left), New York State Sheriffs' Association, Sheriff Jack Mahar, (second from right), Rensselaer County and Chris O'Brien, Executive Director, (far right) of the New York State Sheriffs' Association Institute, Inc.

County seeks RFPs for Crown Pt. fish stocking Private stocking a possible choice for Crown Point Hatchery

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Board of Supervisors voted to seek options on stocking fish in Essex County. At the Nov. 7 meeting of the board, the supervisors unanimously passed a resolution requesting a Request for Proposals (RFP) pourchase fish for stocking in county waters as an alternative to raising them at the Essex County Fish Hatchery in Crown Point. “This is one of those issues that we have to put to bed,” Newcomb Super-

WORSHIP IN YOUR COMMUNITY AU SABLE FORKS St. James’ Church - Traditional Anglican Worship. Fr. David Ousley, Vicar and Rev. Patti Johnson, Deacon. Services: Wed. 6:00 p.m. - Healing Prayer and Holy Eucharist. Sun. - 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist. Phone 518 834-9693 United Methodist Church - Main Street. 647-8147. Sunday 11 a.m. - Worship Service. Email: Holy Name Catholic Church - Rt. 9N, Main Street, AuSable Forks, 647-8225, Rev. Kris Lauzon Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, Daily Masses Monday @ 5:15 p.m., Tues. - Fri. @ 8 a.m., Sat. 4 p.m., Sun. 9:15 a.m. Confessions (reconciliation) one half hour before weekend masses. BLACK BROOK St. Matthew’s Catholic Church - Black Brook, Silver Lake Rd., 647-8225, Rev. Kris Lauzon - Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, Masses Sun. 11 a.m. Confessions (reconciliation) one half hour before each mass. CLINTONVILLE United Methodist - Rt. 9N. 834-5083. Sunday, 11 a.m. Worship Service. Pastor Rev. Joyce Bruce. ELIZABETHTOWN St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church - Court Street. 8736760. Father Peter Riani., Mass Schedule: Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m., Weekdays: Consult Bulletin. Thursday 10:15 a.m. Horace Nye Home. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Website: Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal) - 10 Williams Street. 873-2509. Sunday, Holy Communion 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Healing Prayer Service: Every Wed. 6:30 p.m. Men’s Group: Every Fri. 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Rev. David Sullivan or Ann Marie Speir. All are welcome. Email: Web: United Church of Christ (Congregational) - Court Street. 873-6822. Rev. Frederick C. Shaw. Worship Service: Sun. 11 a.m.; Sunday School ages 4 - grade 6. Nursery service Email: ESSEX St. Joseph’s Catholic Church - Rt. 22. 963-4524. Father Joseph Elliott, Pastor. No Mass in Essex from Columbus Day to Memorial Day, closed for the Winter. Essex Community United Methodist Church - Corner of Rt. 22 and Main St. 963-7766. Rev. John E. Hunn. , Sunday Worship - 10:15 AM, Sunday School - 10:15 AM, Pre School Play Group Thursdays 10-11:30 AM Sept.-May. web page: essexcommunity http:// St. John’s Episcopal Church - Church Street. 9637775. Holy Communion and Church School, Sunday 9:15 a.m., Morning Prayer, Wednesday 9 a.m. Community Potluck Supper, Tuesday 6 p.m. Old Testament Bible Study, Wednesdays 10 a.m., Rev. Margaret Shaw. Email: Foothills Baptist Church at Boquet - 2172, NY Rt. 22 in Essex. Formerly Church of the Nazarene. Wednesday Night Service at 6 p.m. Worship services are Sunday 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday school 9:45 a.m. Family Christian movies on the second Sunday of each month at 6:30 p.m., and Hymn sing on the 4th Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. Email: HARKNESS Harkness United Methodist Church - Corner Harkness & Hollock Hill Rds., Harkness, NY. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Sun. School 8:30 a.m.; Worship 9:30 a.m. JAY First Baptist Church of Jay - Rev. Joyce Bruce, Pastor. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. KEENE St. Brendan’s Catholic Church - Saturday Mass at 4 p.m., Sunday Mass at 11:15 a.m.; Pastor: Rev. John R. Yonkovig; Pastor. Rectory Phone 5232200. Email:

St. Hubert’s All Souls Episcopal Church - Sunday Holy Eucharist 10 a.m., June 27 through September 12. Varying roster of priests celebrate communion each week. Keene Valley Congregational Church - Main Street. 576-4711. Sunday Worship Services 10 a.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m;. Choir Wednesday evening 7 p.m. and Sunday 9:15 a.m. KEESEVILLE Immaculate Conception - St. John the Baptist - 1804 Main Street, 834-7100. Monsignor Leeward Poissant. Ant. Mass Saturdays - 4 p.m. - St. John’s. Sunday Masses; 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception during the winter months. Email: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church - Clinton Street, Keeseville. 563-6836. Sunday Service 9 a.m. Rev. Blair Biddle. Keeseville United Methodist Church - Front Street, Keeseville. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Sunday School 9:45 p.m.; Worship 11 a.m. 834-7577. Email: The Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene - 124 Hill Street, Keeseville, NY. 834-9408. Pastor Richard Reese. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday Prayer Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church - Rte. 22 & Interstate 87, P.O. Box 506, Keeseville, NY. 834-9620. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 7 p.m., Prayer Meeting & Bible Study Wednesday 7 p.m.; Youth Group Sunday 7 p.m. Website: Email: Front Street Fellowship - 1724 Front Street, Keeseville, 834-7373. Pastor Warren Biggar. Sunday: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Tuesday: Home Prayer Groups 7 p.m. (Call for locations). Thursday: Ladies Bible Study 2:30 p.m. in Keeseville, 7 p.m. in Plattsburgh (Call for locations). Friday: Celebrate Recovery 6 p.m.; Kingdom Kids 6:30 p.m.; Youth Group 6:30 p.m. Website: Email: LAKE PLACID New Hope Christian Fellowship Church - 207 Station St., Lake Placid, NY. A full gospel church. Rev. Richard Ducatt, pastor. Services are Sunday 10a.m. and 6:30p.m. Fellowship prayer, Tuesday 6:30 p.m. and Thursday Bible Study. Once a month covered dish after Sunday morning service. Child care available Sunday & Thursday. Handicapped accessible. For more information call 518-523-3652. Lake Placid Baptist Church - Leading people to

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visor George Canon said. Willsboro Supervisor Edward “Ed” Hatch said the county needed to be careful when dealing with something that would impact the tourism industry. “The county’s main industry is tourism,” Hatch said. “Not only is this important for tourism but it is also important to those who live here. I think that we should be trying to expand this facility to make it bigger and better.” “No one debates the impact that this has on the economy, but we want to find out if it can be done for less to the taxpayers,” Jay Supervisor and Board Chairman Randall “Randy” Douglas said. Chesterfield Supervisor Gerald “Gerry” Morrow said he felt that with the RFPs, the county needed to make

become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ Worship service Sunday 10:15 a.m., Rev. Derek Spain, Pastor. 2253 Saranac Ave., LP 523-2008, St. Eustace Episcopal Church - Worship services Sunday 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.; Tuesday 5:15 p.m. Holy Prayers; Wednesday 5:15 p.m. Holy Eucharist & Healing 2450 Main St., LP, 523-2564, St. Agnes Catholic Church - Saturday Mass 5:30 p.m., Sunday masses 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., 169 Hillcrest, LP, 523-2200. Rev. John R. Yonkovig Adirondack Community Church - Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here. 2583 Main St., LP. 523-3753, Pilgrim Holiness Church - 6057 Sentinel Road Lake Placid, NY 12946. Tel. 518-523-2484 Pastor: William S. Saxton Sunday School - 9: 45 AM Sunday Worship - 11:00 AM Sunday Evening Service - 7:00 PM Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study - 7:00 PM LEWIS Elizabethtown Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses Rt. 9 West, Lewis, NY. Sunday Public Talk 10 a.m. followed by Watchtower Study 10:35 a.m.; Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study & Theocratic Ministry School & Service Meeting. For further information contact Brian Frawley 518-873-2610. First Congregational Church - Lewis, 873-6822. Rev. Frederick C. Shaw. Sunday Services 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Email: PORT HENRY Lake Champlain Bible Fellowship - Adult Sunday School 9:00-10:00 a.m., Coffee fellowship 10:00-10:30 a.m.; Worship service starts at 10:30 a.m.; Nursery and 3-6 Sunday School provided during worship service; VOICE Youth Group for teens; Variety of bible studies and groups available that meet weekly. FREE community movie night the first Saturday of every month at 7 p.m. Visit our website to see what is showing 6 Church St., (518) 546-4200,, Pastor Tom Smith. REBER United Methodist Church - Valley Road. 963-7924. Rev. Chilton McPheeters. Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.; Church School 11 a.m. SARANAC LAKE St. Bernard’s Catholic Church - Saturday Mass 5:00 p.m., Sunday Mass 7:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Father Mark Reilly, Pastor, 27 St. Bernard Street, SL, 891-4616, Episcopal Church of St. Luke - 136 Main St., SL, 8913605. Sunday worship services at 7:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., led by the Reverand Ann S. Giallard,

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Budget Continued from page 1 County Manager Daniel Palmer said that he had already worked to trim the budget from what departments had requested, which totaled a $28,186,363 increase to the levy. “There are some positions that were not filled that were the year previously,” Palmer said. “Went through every equipment line for cuts. At that point, I decided that the appropriate thing to do was present the tentative budget with everything that we currently provide at the minimum amount that it would take to keep them.” In 2011, the tax rate for county residents was $2.13 per $1,000 of assessed property value. Under the first draft of the tentative budget, that would rise to $3.53. And $156,000 is average residential property value in Essex County County Budget Officer Thomas “Tom” Scozzafava said that while the county portion of the tax rate is low, people have a perception that taxes are to high as a whole. “It is the overall impact, not just the county portion,” Scozzafava said. “They don’t really care if you try and separate this out, it’s what they pay in total taxes. The public perception is that we are living way beyond our means and we pay these big fat salaries to the department heads. “The reality is, most people pay less in property taxes to the county portion than they did in 2004,” he added. “I tried to use that point with one of my constituents and it didn’t fly.” Palmer gave a list of programs to the supervisors that were “items that we are able to do something with one way or the other.”

Greens Tea event set ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown-Westport Garden Club will hold its traditional Greens Tea on Dec. 2, at the United Church of Christ Hall in Elizabethtown from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include a boutique with vintage jewelry and gifts and Greens Room with centerpieces and wreaths. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. For more information, call 873-9279.

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In trying to find cuts, the committee voted to cut funding to contracted agencies by 22.5 percent across the board. Wilmington Supervisor Randy Preston said that he would rather look at eliminating funding to contract agencies. “If we are going to lay off our own employees and then subsidize someone else’s employees, then I say we take them out,” Preston said. “Are they just relying on the Essex County taxpayers to provide that service? Would they be able to reach out and try to get their own funding instead of on the backs of the taxpayers? We gotta start making some choices, and in my opinion we need to take it out.” North Elba Supervisor Robert “Roby” Politi said that whatever was done, it should not show favoritism toward one group or another. “Why don’t we just go in the direction that all of the contract agencies are out,” Politi said. “That way you are not picking issues and it affects us all.” “LifeFlight is a contract agency, and we all know that we are not going to pull the plug on them,” Elizabethtown Supervisor Noel Merrihew III responded. Merrihew, while not on the Budget Committee, offered the idea of a 22.5 percent cut to contracted service providers that was approved. “They pay some of their top people a lot of money — more than we are accustomed to and for some reason, it is difficult to get that information,” Scozzafava said. “We should come up with a number and cut them across the board 25, 30 percent. Cut them all across the board at a certain percentage and it is what it is.” “It would be difficult for me to say blan-

ket cut them all,” Keene Supervisor William Ferebee said. The committee also voted to eliminate $500,000 in equipment spending under the highway department portion of the budget. The committee also looked into having a tax sale, which could generate up to $1 million in the collection of unpaid taxes in the first months of 2012, according to Morency. “We are trying to bring in revenue that we already have on the book,” Morency said. “We are looking hard at a three-year tax sale. The committee also talked about having an amnesty period, but Palmer said he was concerned about setting a precedent. “My concern is tax flow,” Palmer said. “If we do one amnesty, people are going to say that they are going to do another amnesty and we will just wait until then to pay our taxes.” Palmer added that he would also look at putting $3.5 million in fund balance into the budget to help bring the levy down. Following the budget committee meeting, the members of the Essex County workers’ union were to meet to discuss a proposal from the county that would have resulted in a contract extension with no pay increases in 2012 and 2 percent increases in 2013 and 2014. According to Board Chairman Randall “Randy” Douglas, all indications were that the union voted against the option, which will lead to cuts in personnel. “I am hearing feedback that they did not accept our offer of no increase next year and 2 percent increases in the next two in order to extend the contract,” Douglas said. “We will begin to start the process of eliminating positions, and we are looking at between 12 and 25.”

tion, entertainment, gift wrapping and a Santa Claus visit at Keene Central School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 946-8323.

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Vendors sought for craft fair ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Social Center is currently accepting vendors for their second annual Christmas Craft Fair, which will be held on Friday, Dec. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and possibly Saturday, Dec. 10, depending on interest. More information is available at, or on Facebook. You may also email or call 873-6408 with any questions.

ELIZABETHTOWN —In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Pleasant Valley Chorale will present a multi-cultural holiday program, “Cloches d’Argent,” translation: Silver Bells, in two concerts: Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Essex Community Church, and again on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. at the United Church of Christ in Elizabethtown. This program will also feature the musical talents of Jeris French on violin, Laurel Rule on cello, flautist Hans Himelein and percussion by Warren Gallic. Admission to the concerts is free, with a good-will donation accepted at the door. For more information, contact the Elizabethtown Social Center at 873-6408.

Arrests made in drug abuse investigation 13 suspects taken into custody over two weeks

ELIZABETHTOWN — Local law enforcement authorities arrested a total of 13 people over the past weekend as part of a lengthy investigation on local drug trafficking. The arrests happened between Nov. 10 and Nov. 18, with police taking eight people into custody on the 18th on drug-related charges. The investigation was conducted by New York State Police along with the Essex County Drug Task Force. The task force utilizes the resources of the Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and Ticonderoga police departments; along with the Essex County Sheriff's Department and the Essex County District Attorney's Office. Those arrested Nov. 18 included Edward J. Wojewodzic Sr., 58, of Port Henry; Kim E. Lambert, 54, of Ticonderoga; Lynn M. Cioffe, 48, of Ticonderoga; Nathan M. Peters, 25, of Ticonderoga; Maranda T. McCaughin, 21, of Ticonderoga; John H. Trombley, 31, of Mineville; Theodore D. Mattison, 45, of Port Henry; and Joseph A. Burnell Jr., 28, of Keeseville. Suspects arrested earlier included Zack A. Muroff, 26, of Ticonderoga; John H. Kane Jr., 48, of Saranac Lake; George W. Setzer Jr., 52, of Lake Placid; Rory C. Hill, 46, of Lake Placid; and Michael C. Stone, 33, of West Chazy. All arrested on Nov. 18 appeared in Essex County Court, where Judge Richard B. Myer in Elizabethtown; with only one making bail and not being sent to the Essex County Jail. Robert LaFountain of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Troop B said that the arrests and investigation dealt with the possession and/or sale of controlled substances, which in most cases were prescription drugs including hydrocodone, morphine, oxycodone, Suboxone and fentanyl. The investigation also targeted the potential use or sale of marijuana.



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Regional bullying conference set in Tupper Lake By Katherine Clark TUPPER LAKE — A conference to educate the region about the dangers of bullying is set for next week. The conference, sponsored by the Family Champions, will be held Dec. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Ivy Terrace, 38 Boyer Ave. A smaller conference will be held Nov. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. for those unable to attend the Dec. 1 event. The conference is open to all Clinton, Franklin, Essex, Clinton, Hamilton, and St. Lawrence County residents. The goal is to educate parents, teachers, students and anyone involved in the development of a child how bullying can affect a student’s long-term educational goals and development. The conference is an opportunity to educate the community about the new laws that will take effect in 2012. Speakers will a l s o d i s c u s s t h e l o n g - t e r m e ff e c t s o n a child’s self-esteem as a result of bullying, how schools are currently handling bullying situations, and how bullying affects relationships. The Dignity for All Students Act,

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Making history Commissioner Leilani Crafts Ulrich, of Old Forge, began her first meeting as chairwoman on Nov. 17. She was appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Nov. 9 to replace Curt Stiles, who retired as commissioner and chairman during the summer. “This is history,” Ulrich said, explaining that she is the first female chair of the APA Board and she was sitting with the first female APA executive director (Martino) and the first APA commissioner from St. Lawrence County, Sherman Craig of Wanakena, who was named to the board on Nov. 9. “For my mother, my daughters-in-law and granddaughters — for girls and women known and unknown, I am delighted to mirror each of our aspirations and to have the privilege of building on the work I have done in the past seven years here at the Agency and now in my appointment as Chairwoman,” Ulrich said.

Meetings explained APA Counsel John Banta looked around the APA Board room Nov. 17 and likened the setup to a courtroom; however, he explained that the meetings over the next three months are technically part of an “administrative adjudication,” not a court proceeding. The 11member APA Board (eight commissioners and three designees) will be reviewing the findings from the previously held adjudicatory hearings and make a decision on the resort permit based on “fact and law.” Adjudication is a less formal procedure than a courtroom hearing with a judge and gives “substantial latitude in deliberation” compared to a court proceeding, Banta said. In March and June 2011, the APA compiled evidence on the resort project during an exhaustive set of adjudicatory hearings. During the Nov. 17 meeting, Martino listed the amount of findings Board members will use to make their decision: 49 parties; 23 witnesses; 4,486

passed in 2010 to protect New York state’s public school students from harassment and bullying, will be going into effect in 2012. Shelly David, Parent Training Coordinator for the Northern Regional Center for Independent Living, will discuss the new law and explain how it will affect students. “Bullying is a big form of mental abuse that doesn't go away,” said Karen Pioli, conference coordinator and executive dire c t o r o f F a m i l y C h a m p i o n s . “ P h y s i c a l hurt, like a cut, that goes away. But things that are said to you and done to you stay there forever.” B u l l y i n g c a n a ff e c t c h i l d re n i n m a n y ways. In some cases, according to a study by, the effects of bullying carry through to adulthood. Bullying can lead to depression, low self-esteem, students cutting class or dropping out of school, and, in more tragic cases, it can lead the victim to attempting or committing suicide. G u e s t s p e a k e r To m O ’ C l a i r w i l l b e speaking about mental effects of bullying and share his personal experiences after his son, Timothy, lost his battle with mental illness and committed suicide.

Timothy O’Clair, the namesake of Timothy’s Law, committed suicide just weeks b e f o re h i s 1 3 t h b i r t h d a y. A n d t h e O ’ Clairs’ insurance company did not cover the mental healthcare treatments they believed Timothy needed. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is currently looking closely at how bullying can lead to what is now being called bullycide, suicide as a result of bullying. Pioli said the goal for Family Champions is to provide education to the community to advocate the healthiest and happiest life children can achieve. “Life is too short for children or adults to be unhappy,” Pioli said. “Bullying totally demolishes self-esteem. If they lose their self-esteem as a child, then their s e l f - e s t e e m a s a n a d u l t w i l l b e re a l l y gone.” Speakers of the conference include Tom O’Clair, Kelly Wright, Tracy Killar, Seth McGowen and parents. Those interested in participating in the conference are asked to register by Nov. 28. For more information or to register for t h e c o n f e re n c e , c a l l 3 5 9 - 9 11 0 o r e m a i l

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Art opening at Adk. Guild SARANAC LAKE — “Water and Ice,” new work by Adirondack Artists Guild member Nancy Brossard, opens on Friday, Dec. 2, at the Artists Guild gallery. The show opens on Dec. 2 and runs through Jan. 3 at the Adirondack Artists Guild. The gallery is located at 52 Main St in Saranac Lake. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays. The gallery is closed on Mondays. The Guild is on the Web at For more information, call 891-2615.

Craft fair in Keene Valley KEENE VALLEY — On Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Keene Central School will host a Holiday Craft Bazaar. The first activity in the lobby to greet visitors will be an equipment swap and Mike Kazmierczak will be on hand for ski tuning at a suggested donation of $10. Santa arrives at 1 p.m., and there will be crafting for kids as well as entertainment throughout the day. Another highlight is the Silent Auction featuring unique items from many of our vendors. The Holiday Craft Bazaar and Scholastic Book Fair is sponsored by the Keene Central School Parent Teacher Committee. For more information, e-mail

pages of testimony; 12 reply statements; 17 closing statements; 288 exhibits; and 256 drawings.

Executive team APA staffers set up the Board room for this month’s meeting to accommodate extra for the Executive Team. In addition to Martino and Counsel John Banta, who always sit at the Board table, the team includes Deputy Director of Regulatory Programs Rick Weber; Environmental Engineer Greg Bendell; Senior Natural Resources Planner Matt Kendall; and biologist Ed Snizek. The Executive Team will provide aid and advice to the APA Board during the three-month deliberation process. The Executive Team is separate from the APA Hearing Staff, who had reviewed the project and filed recommendations after the fact-finding adjudicatory hearings. Members of the Executive Team gave an overview of the resort project and began explaining 10 issues with the proposal during the two-day meeting.

About the project The 2005-100 project application was filed by Preserve Associates, LLC (Sponsor), and Big Tupper, LLC, Tupper Lake Boat Club, LLC, and Oval Wood Dish Liquidating Trust (Landowners) for an Agency permit for a mixed commercial and residential development on the sites of the former Big Tupper Ski Area, former McDonald’s Marina and the surrounding Oval Wood Dish lands. The development proposal was first announced in February 2004. The project site is about 6,235 acres of property, including about 1,800 feet of frontage on Lake Simond and about 235 feet on Big Tupper Lake at the marina. The applicant proposes to develop a planned resort development with a ski center, marina, 60-unit inn, 719 single-family and multiplefamily residential dwelling units (including “great camp” lots). The applicant proposes to undertake the project in four phases over 15 years. The Adirondack Club is being marketed as an Orvis Sporting Lifestyle Community.


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Business First study ranks SLCS, Westport in top three; Lake Placid, ELCS in top 10 By Keith Lobdell SARANAC LAKE — Four local school were listed as the 10 best in Essex, Clinton and Franklin counties. A study done by the Buffalo-based Business First newspaper of Upstate New York public school districts listed the Saranac Lake Central School District as the second-best district in the three-county region (Chazy Central Rural School finished first), with Westport Central School ranked third, Lake Placid Central School fourth and Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School 10th. The study started with a look at the 459 school districts in the 48 counties that are defined as Upstate New York. However, 26 districts, including Keene Central School, were “eliminated” from the study because their enrollment was under 260 students, dropping them below a average class size of 20 students (Hamilton County did not have a single school district that was eligible). Two dis-

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tricts were also eliminated because they did not have a high school. According to the study, “the rankings reflect the collective performance of each district's public schools from kindergarten through 12th grade,” using indicators such as graduates who earned Regents diplomas, Regents exam scores in 13 different courses of study, along with eight different elementary and middle school tests. The study used a four-year sample from 2007 to 2010, with the most emphasis placed on the most recent scores. “A total of 172 statistical indicators were analyzed for each district — two results per test, 21 tests per year, for four years, plus the four years of Regents diploma rates,” the study states. Along with being the top school in the Plattsburgh region, Saranac Lake cracked the list of top 100 in Upstate New York with a ranking of 90th (CCRS ranked 44th overall). Westport and Lake Placid were in the top 120, ranking 110 and 113, respectively. For more information on the study and to see the full rankings, visit the Business First website at: 2011-wnyschools/2011/10/2011-plattsburgharea-school-district.html.

This year-round project of Samaritan’s Purse is coming to its peak, as local businesses, churches and schools prepare to collect gift-filled shoe boxes during National Collection Week, Nov. 14-21. Volunteers can drop off their shoe box gifts at a bustling location in the area to help

kids in 100 countries know they are loved and not forgotten. The Westport Bible Church is located at 24 Youngs Road. Operating Hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m.; Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to

The following is a list of the top schools in the Plattsburgh area, according to the Buffalo-based Business First newspaper ( The Plattsburgh area consisted of schools in Franklin, Clinton and Essex County, but excluded schools whose enrollment was below 260 (an average of 20 students per class): 1. Chazy (Clinton County) 2. Saranac Lake (Franklin County) 3. Westport (Essex County) 4. Lake Placid (Essex County) 5. Plattsburgh (Clinton County) 6. Ticonderoga (Essex County) 7. Saranac (Clinton County) 8. Chateaugay (Franklin County) 9. Elizabethtown-Lewis (Essex County) 10. Beekmantown (Clinton County) 11. Peru (Clinton County) 12. Tupper Lake (Franklin County) 13. Northeastern Clinton (Clinton County) 14. Saint Regis Falls (Franklin County) 15. Malone (Franklin County) 16. Ausable Valley (Clinton County) 17. Willsboro (Essex County) 18. Northern Adirondack (Clinton County) 19. Salmon River (Franklin County) 20. Brushton-Moira (Franklin County) 21. Moriah (Essex County)

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Burger tabbed as new leader

Gail Brill hands Andy Keal items from Mark Coleman's Ampersound music store during the "Mark Aid" bucket brigade Sunday, Oct. 30 in Saranac Lake. This photo shows the brigade at the corner of Woodruff Street (far left) coming up Broadway to the corner of M ain Street (far right). M ore than 175 people t ook part in the event, which was desig ned to move items from Coleman’s Woodruff Street location a c ouple blocks up Broadway and Main Street to his new location at 52-B Main St., the f ormer location of Bor ealis Color. The brigaders also helped phot ographer Mark Kurtz move items from his gallery, located along the way at 82 Main St., to the Ar t Annex on the sec ond floor of 52 M ain St. The event began at 8 a.m. and ended about an hour lat er, when par ticipants congregated at Ampersound's new home for breakfast.

SARANAC LAKE — The High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. Board of Directors has appointed TylaAnn Burger as the organization’s executive director. “High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care is pleased to welcome TylaAnn as its new executive director,” Board President Fred Oberst said. “TylaAnn brings a broad array of experiences in hospice care having been a hospice clinical director as well as having established a hospice and serving as its executive director. She is also one of very few Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Administrators in the United States. TylaAnn brings a wealth of knowledge about and a deep commitment to hospice, as well as compassion for our patients, staff and volunteers.”

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Keene Valley Occupied at part of ‘We Are The 99%’ movement “Democracy in Action” By Katherine Clark


KEENE VALLEY — Route 73 was occupied by the 99 percent on Nov. 20, advocating democracy to those who traveled by. Over 20 people took part in the occupation by standing along the busy route. Participants included children as young as 5-year-olds to Vietnam veterans who stood together to deliver the message, “We are the 99 percent and something needs to change.” The event was part of a national day of action called, “We Are the 99 percent.” People gathered with the intent to call upon politicians in Washington to invest in job creation and make the millionaires on Wall Street contribute their “fair share” to help the economy. Drivers passing along the route were greeted by signs reading, “Honk For Democracy,” smiles and some ideas to think about. “It’s democracy in action and at the most basic level. We have to reclaim our

democracy,” said Bob Andrews, one of the activists and organizers of the occupation. “It’s a general attack on government, which stands as our last defense against the abuses of the 1 percent.” During the course of the day, Andrews spoke to the group and encouraged their efforts. Organizers congregated to brainstorm ideas for making the greatest impact by sharing ideas around national issues to help promote local actions that build sustainable job creation here in the North Country. “We need to encourage local growth by buying locally, so we can create a wave that helps our economy,” Christal Boutte said. Standing under a sign reading “Reform Welfare for the Wealthy,” Keene Valley resident Martha Lee said something needs to change in the welfare system. Lee said she feels the system is meant to help those in need but has long been serving the interest of those who are well off. “Instead of people who really need it the system is being controlled and serving the interests of the wealthiest of our population,” Lee

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November 26, 2011

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By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — The local high school basketball community will be hosting tournaments to help several causes over the next month. The early season schedule includes a pair of Alzheimers Awareness Basketball Tournaments that will take place Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1 and Dec. 3, along with a Hoops for Hope Tournament which will take place on Dec. 5, Dec. 16 and Dec. 17, with proceeds

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Feb. 12, 1921 - Nov. 16, 2011 WILLSBORO — Edward (Bud) Cushing of Willsboro, past away on Nov. 16, 2011, at Horace Nye Nursing Home. He was born Feb. 12, 1921. He was the son of Edward Cushing Sr. and Lillian (Ellsworth) Cushing. He married Gladys Sayward on Oct. 28, 1944. Together they ran a dairy farm for more than 60 years. He will always be remembered for his friendly waves from his John Deer tractor. In addition to his wife, Bud is survived by his children: Jim Cushing, Phyllis and Allen Slopper, Doug and Cathy Cushing, Tom Cushing and JoAnne and Guin Zillman. His grandchildren: Andy and Brenda Sloper, Lee Sloper, Travis and Toni Palmer, Josh and Melanie Palmer, Karen and Scott Pontti, Kimberly and Greg Seigfred, Kevin Cushing, Tom Cushing Jr. Tyler Cushing, Guin Jr. and Micheal Zillman. His great-grandchildren: Brandon and Ashley Sloper, Jaydyn and Abigail Palmer, Wyatt Palmer, Caleb and Brielle Pontti, Joanna and Kaylee Cushing, Hunter Seigfred; also one great-great granddaughter Trinity Sloper. A great-grandson, Bryce Edward Palmer died in 2008. Bud is survived by two sisters: Ethel Bridge of Willsboro and Theresa Knaupp of Troy. There will be no calling hours, but the family invited friends and relatives to St. Philip’s Church on Monday Nov 21 at 11 a.m. for a funeral service. Donations in Bud’s memory may be made to the Willsboro Rescue Squad. Huestis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Paul T. LaMoria, 63

Virginia W. Graves, 96

KENNEWICK, WASH. — Virginia White Graves, 96, passed away Nov. 16, 2011. Burial was in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Dwyer & Vanderbilt Funeral Home, Tarrytown, was in charge of arrangements.

Virginia B. Marsha. 85 KEESEVILLE — Virginia B. Marsha, 85, passed away Nov. 17, 2011. Funeral services were held Nov. 26 at St. John's Church, Keeseville. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Hamilton Funeral Home, Keeseville, was in charge of arrangements.

MORIAH — Paul T. LaMoria, 63, passed away Nov. 18, 2011. Funeral services were held Nov. 23 at St. Patrick's Church, Port Henry. Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Moriah. Harland Funeral Home, Port Henry, was in charge of arrangements.

Jennifer Jane Olcott and Brad Elliot Batty were married Aug. 20, 2011, in the Church of the Good Shepherd Elizabethtown by Reverend David Sullivan. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Gay Olcott of Elizabethtown. The groom is the son of Marjorie Batty and the late C. Jack Batty of Gloversville. Shelby Egglefield Boisvert was matron of honor and Joshua R. Olcott was best man; brother of the bride. Bridesmaids were Joy Borrette and Jessie Pepe; sisters of the bride and Jennifer Olcott; sister-in-law of the bride. Flower girls were Emma Olcott and Senna Pepe; nieces of the bride. Ushers were James Batty; brother of the groom, and Jared Olcott; brother of the bride. Ring bearer was Elliot Richard Jack Batty; son of the bride and groom. The bride was given in marriage by her father. Readers were Linda McKevitt, Robin Ford, and Valerie Levine; sisters of the groom. The communion gifts were brought to the altar by Marjorie Butty; mother of the groom and Jane Hildebrandt; grandmother of the bride. Pre-ceremonial music was performed by Courtney and Kelsey Marvin; cousins of the bride. A solo was sung by Joy Borrette; sister of the bride accompanied by Jared Olcott; brother of the bride on the acoustic guitar. A reception was held at the Dolly Family Lodge with music provided by Bobby Stickney; friend of the bride and groom. Jennifer Batty graduated from Elizabethtown-Lewis

Mr. and Mrs. Brad Elliot Batty Central School in 1993 and Albany College of Pharmacy in 1998 with a pharmacy degree. She is currently a stay at home mom to their son Elliot. Brad Batty graduated from Gloversville High in 1994 and Paul Smiths College in 2000. Brad is a member of IBEW 910 as a union electrician. He is currently employed for Grayco Electric. After a l0 day family-moon to Piseco Lake, NY, the Batty's reside in Redford, NY.

Roland C. Gibbs, 75 CROWN POINT — Roland C. Gibbs, 75, passed away Nov. 19, 2011.Funeral services were held Nov. 23 at United Methodist Church, Crown Point. Burial was in White Church Cemetery. Harland Funeral Home, Port Henry, was in charge of arrangements.


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In brief Christmas bazaar slated ESSEX — On Dec. 3, the annual Christmas Bazaar at Essex Community Church will be held from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. There will be a large food sale, Christmas table, handmade crafts, Essex calendars and sweatshirts, along with soup and sandwich lunch served from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., with proceeds going to benefit local missions.

Ecumenical choir concerts set KEESEVILLE — The Keeseville-Peru Ecumenical Choir will be performing two concerts. The first concert will be Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Church in Keeseville. The second concert will be Sunday, Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m. at St. Augustine’s Church in Peru. The choir is directed by Jeanette Woodruff and accompanied by Carol Bachand. The choir will be performing a variety of sacred and secular Christmas music. Admission is free.

Memorial service set KEESEVILLE — The Keeseville Elks Memorial Service will be held Sunday, Dec. 4, with the Candlelight Service beginning at 5 p.m. A buffet will follow. This is the Elks way of honoring their deceased members.

Film to be presented WILLSBORO — On Saturday, Nov. 26, The Champlain Valley Film Society presents “Beginners” in the Willsboro Central School auditorium at 8 p.m. This comedy/drama explores the often funny, sometimes surprising sides of love. Starring Academy Award nominee Christopher Plummer. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for 18 and under. For more information, visit

Births The following is a list of births recently reported from CVPH in Plattsburgh: CANE-a son Colton Andrew , was born to Andrea VanValkenburg and Brian Cane, October 16, 2011. FREEMAN-a daughter, Callaghan Jane, was born to Meaghan and Melvin Freeman, October 17, 2011. WRYE-a daughter Maria Rose, was born to Patricia and William Wrye, October 17, 2011. BOYLE- a daughter, Hayden Isabella, was born to Amanda Bushey and Eric Boyle, Oct 16, 2011. WALDRON- a son, Tanner Robert, was born to Shantelle Darwin and Dale Waldron, October 18, 2011. MATOES- a daughter, Kaelyn Paige, was born to Jessica Londberg and George Matoes, October 19, 2011. HANSON-a son Kasin Ray, was born to Jessica Allen and Joshua Hanson, October 17, 2011. RODEN-a son, Liam Charlers, was born to Alicia and Mathew Roden, October 18, 2011. DICKINSON- a son, Aiden Andrew was born to Amanda and Nathan Dickson, on October 18, 2011. COTY- a daughter, Keely Lauren, was born to Rachel and Christpher Coty on October 18, 2011.

Military Leclair re-enlists LATHAM — Major General Patrick A. Murphy, the Adjutant General, announces the recent reenlistment of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard. Specialist Lance Leclair from Keene has reenlisted to continue service with the Company A 2-108th Infantry.

Back to the land A

s families gather together to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, the occasion provides a most appropriate opportunity to take stock of the past. There is no doubt that Americans are adventurers, our ancestors, who ventured across the oceans to settle these, once wild lands, have imbibed us with this spirit. It is difficult to imagine the extent of their journey, especially in this current ‘instant era,’ where needs can be satisfied or goods are available, “on credit, toll free, 24/7, with free shipping.” Our current patterns of existence have become so comfortable and so convenient that it is impossible to imagine the difficulties our ancestors encountered, when they first disembarked in Plymouth, on a cold November morning in 1620. The land was much rougher at the time, and the times were much tougher. Accordingly, the people were appropriately seasoned to such hardships, and they learned how to coexist with nature, and how to utilize the bounty it provides. They couldn't receive weather updates over the television, or text a message home on some, miniature handheld contraption. Instead, they understood natural patterns, and they learned how to live off the land. It was not an instant accomplishment, and the effort continues to be part of an ongoing process. By comparison, modern day society has become soft, and relatively clueless to nature's signals. It is not surprising, for as much as we appreciate nature, we also strive for comfort. We may want to rough it, but we prefer to rough it easy. Unfortunately, this comfort loving train of thought has been embraced by the younger generation, whose spirit of adventure is now largely satisfied by the click of a button on a search engine. The trials and tribulations of travel have largely been removed, as modern day society has largely pasteurized our spirit of adventure, and homogenized the nature of our travels. Although we may still be adventurers, at heart, our increasingly hectic lives no longer provides us with opportunities to truly enjoy the special places where we can find both recreation and soli-

tude. It is also disturbing to discover how much further removed the next generation is from the land. As USA Today reported, “The fundamental nature of childhood has changed in a single generation. The unstructured outdoor childhood has all but vanished. Today, childhood is spent mostly indoors.” Despite the convenience of instant communications, today’s children are further removed from the land than all of the previous generations. This detachment has been linked to a lack of regular exercise, increases in childhood obesity, myopia, and a host of other maladies. Childhood obesity has doubled over the past 30 years for preschoolers and adolescents, and more than tripled for children aged 6-11. Although the average American kid can recognize over 1,000 corporate logos by the age of 10, they can’t identify 10 animals, plants or trees in their own backyard. In the 1970’s, over 70 percent of kids walked or biked to school, currently less than 20 percent of kids walk or bike to school today. Children on average participate in just 30 minutes of unregulated time outdoors per week; however, their weekly electronic media exposure totals nearly 45 hours a week. The spirit of discovery is instilled in every child, and if properly nourished, it will provide a lifelong sense of discovery and interest. On a local level, schools and communities must do more to foster this innate sense of adventure and discovery, and parents can help this process by tapping into the region’s nearly limitless resources for natural recreational opportunity. Across rural America, our children must be well versed in the opportunities for positive natural entertainment, for without such skills, the lure of a host of negative recreational opportunities will be difficult to ignore. In the more urban, and suburban areas, there is often a wide range of recreational options available for children, ranging from ballparks to recreation centers, and from movie theatres to malls, to organized sports leagues. With a readily available host of options, there is usually something for a kid to do. However, in rural settings, the list of “organized recreational options” is quite limited. Country kids must learn to make their own fun, and as a result, any kid that lacks the basic fundamentals for outdoor travel and recreation is severely disadvantaged. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman r esiding in Ray Br ook. Contact him at

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Ti Elks to hold hoop shoot

ELIZABETHTOWN – The gift shop at the Adirondack History Center Museum will be open on Friday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m during the Greens Tea. Come to the museum and find the perfect gift for family and friends. Browse our shop for books, maps, prints, music and stocking stuffers or give a museum membership as a gift. Members receive a 10% discount on all purchases. There will be a free drawing for a gift bag. Have lunch at the Greens Tea and then come across the street to the museum and finish your holiday shopping! The museum is located at 7590 Court Street, Elizabethtown. For more information call the museum at 873-6466 or email

TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Elks Lodge #1494 will hold its hoop shoot on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Ticonderoga Middle School. Registration will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m. with the contest beginning at 10:30 a.m. The contest is open to boys and girls ages 8-13. Contestant’s age groups will be determined by their age as of April 1, 2012. Participants must bring proof of age. The competition is open to St. Mary’s students and Ticonderoga, Putnam, Crown Point, Moriah and Schroon Lake Elementary & Middle School students. Lunch and awards will follow the competition. Contact Mike Shaw at 585-6699 for further information.

Moriah school open to walkers

Library to give away wreath

PORT HENRY — Moriah Central School is available to walkers during the winter months 4:30 to 7 p.m. For information call Superintendent Bill Larrow at 546-3301, ext. 505.

PORT HENRY — The Sherman Free Library in Port Henry will hold a drawing for a decorated Christmas Wreath. Saturday, Dec. 3. People can register on Dec. 1, 2 or 3. The library will also have a book sale Dec.

3 and there will be a table of Christmas decorations for sale.

Comedy hoopsters to play PORT HENRY — The Moriah Central School senior class will host the Harlem Rockets comedy basketball team Friday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. Advance sale tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. Tickets at the door will be $12 for adults and $10 for students. For information call Linda Demarais at 546-3301 ext. 166.

Church plans Christmas bazaar CROWN POINT — Sacred Heart Church in Crown Point will hold a Christmas bazaar Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will include a cookie walk, a basket raffle,homemade items, religious items, arts and crafts,a white elephant table, baked goods, raffles and a luncheon.

Project Hope program set to begin in local counties PLATTSBURGH — Almost 30 counties in New York State received federal disaster declarations in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene. In response to the disaster, the New York State Office of Mental Health sought and received federal funding to initiate a time-limited crisis counseling program called Project Hope. Clinton and Essex Counties were among 13 counties that chose to participate in Project Hope. This community-based outreach program is expected to run for about a year and is available free of charge to residents of Clinton and Essex Counties who were impacted by Tropical Storm Irene. Project Hope recognizes the strengths, natural resilience, and diversity of people affected by the storm. Its mission is to assist storm-survivors to identify and access per-

sonal and community resources that will aid in their recovery process. Crisis Counselors can help strengthen coping strategies, assess individual needs, and assist in linking people with community resources. Crisis Counselors can provide emotional support and education about disaster reactions; they are also able to screen and assess for severe reactions that might occur following the disaster. Anyone taking advantage of these services remains anonymous; crisis counselors do not classify, label or diagnose people and no records or case files are kept. Project Hope Crisis Counselors will be conducting door-to-door outreach to checkin with residents in areas hardest hit by the storm; please look for their Project Hope identification. Counselors may conduct

public forums, facilitate groups, attend community events and extend support to groups, organizations, and businesses impacted by Tropical Storm Irene. Project Hope invites calls from individuals, organizations, and businesses that might benefit from support services or that would like to be a referral resource. Project Hope in Clinton and Essex Counties is provided through the Mental Health Association in Essex County, Inc. and is facilitated by the New York State Office of Mental Health. The program is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. For additional information, please contact Program Coordinator, Gretch Sando, at 518-5249616.

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Sunday, Dec. 4

KEESEVILLE — Keeseville –Peru Ecumenical Choir rehearsal, St. John's Church,1804 Main St, 6:30-9 p.m. PLATTSBURGH —The Knights of the Rad Table, by the CCRS Drama Club, 2 p.m. Tickets $5 individual / $15 family. 846-7135 ext. 107.

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Thursday, Dec. 1

Sunday, Nov. 27

Friday, Dec. 2

WILLSBORO — Beginners, presented by the Champlain Valley Film Society. 8 p.m. at Willsboro Central School, 29 School Ln. Adults-$5, under 18-$2 Website:

WESTPORT — Story hour, Westport Library, 6 Harris Lane, 10 a.m. Free. 962-8219. LAKE PLACID — Story hour, Lake Placid Public Library, 2471 Main St., 10:15 a.m. Free. 523-3200.

PERU —Keeseville –Peru Ecumenical Choir rehearsal, St. Augustine’s Church, 3030 Main Street, 6:30-9 p.m.

ROUSES POINT —Parade of Toys, by the Village of Rouses Point, Rouses Park, 6:45 p.m.

PLATTSBURGH — Scrabble game, Seniors Citizens Council of Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 563-6186, ext. 102.

TICONDEROGA— A holiday luncheon hosted by Fort Ticonderoga Chapter 263 OES 12:30p.m. followed by the raffle at 1:30 p.m. Admission is $5. WILLSBORO —The annual Christmas Greens Tea, Willsboro Congregational Church, Route 22, 9 a.m.-3p.m. PLATTSBURGH —The Knights of the Rad Table, by the CCRS Drama Club, 7 p.m. Tickets $5 individual / $15 family. 846-7135 ext. 107. ROUSES POINT —Marine Toys for Tots train, Pratt Street Train Station, 68 Pratt Street, 4:30 p.m. MORRISONVILLE —North Country Squares Dance Club meets, Clinton County Fairgrounds, 84 Fairgrounds Road, Morrisonville. 7 p.m. 561-7167 or 492-2057. KEENE —Holiday Craft Bazaar, Keene Central School, 33 Market Street. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 946-8323. ESSEX — Annual Christmas Bazaar, Essex Community Church, 2743 NYS Route 22, 10a.m.-2:30 p.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 28

Tuesday, Nov. 29

LAKE PLACID — Beginner African drumming class. Lake Placid Center for the Arts. 6-7 p.m. $10. 524-1834. LAKE PLACID — African dance class. Lake Placid Center for the Arts. 7-8:30 p.m. $5. 791-9586. SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Singers rehearsal. Adirondack Alliance Church. 7:15-9:15 p.m. 523-2238. ELIZABETHTOWN — Pleasant Valley Chorale rehearsals. Elizabethtown Social Center, Route. 9. $12 for whole season. 873-7319.

Wednesday, Nov. 30

REDFORD — Saranac fiddlers performance. Assumption of Mary School. 6:30-9:30 p.m.. $2. 293-7031.

Saturday, Dec. 3

Monday, Dec. 5

PLATTSBURGH — Scrabble game, Seniors Citizens Council of Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 563-6186, ext. 102. CHAZY —3 Mile Club, Chazy Central Rural School, 609 Old Route 191, 6 p.m. $3. 578-7123. ELIZABETHTOWN — United Church of Christ, Advent Noontime Meditations, with organist Mary Lu Kirsty. 7580 Court Street.

Tuesday, Dec. 6

SARANAC — Saranac Hollow Jammers country music and dancing, Saranac Town Hall, 3662 Route 3, 6-9:30 p.m. 293-7056. LAKE PLACID — Beginner African drumming class. Lake Placid Center for the Arts. 6-7 p.m. $10. 524-1834. CHAZY —3 Mile Club, Chazy Central Rural School, 609 Old Route 191, 6 p.m. $3. 578-7123. LAKE PLACID — African dance class. Lake Placid Center for the Arts. 7-8:30 p.m. $5. 791-9586. ELIZABETHTOWN — Pleasant Valley Chorale rehearsals. Elizabethtown Social Center, Route. 9. At 7 p.m. $12 for whole season. 873-7319.

Wednesday, Dec. 7

REDFORD — Saranac fiddlers performance. Assumption of Mary School. 6:30-9:30 p.m.. $2. 293-7031. CHAZY —3 Mile Club, Chazy Central Rural School, 609 Old Route 191, 6 p.m. $3. 578-7123.

Thursday, Dec. 8

WESTPORT — Story hour, Westport Library, 6 Harris Lane, 10 a.m. Free. 962-8219. LAKE PLACID — Story hour, Lake Placid Public Library, 2471 Main St., 10:15 a.m. Free. 523-3200. PLATTSBURGH — Journey Into Reading, Champlain Centre Mall, 60 Smithfield Blvd., 4:30-6:30 p.m. Reading for children up to age 16 with free book provided. Hosted at center court. CHAZY —3 Mile Club, Chazy Central Rural School, 609 Old Route 191, 6 p.m. $3. 578-7123. PLATTSBURGH — Coast Guard Auxiliary/Plattsburgh Flotilla 15-08 meeting and class, South Plattsburgh Volunteer Fire Department, 4244 State Route 22, 7 p.m. Classes in seamanship and crew qualification. New members welcome. 293-7185.

Friday, Dec. 9

CHAMPLAIN —Black Light Zumba Party, 6-7:30 p.m. St. Mary's Academy, Champlain, 1129 State Route 9. Donation $7. 493-7556 or 297-2500.

Saturday, Dec. 10

WILLSBORO — Midnight in Paris screening. Willsboro Central School. 8 p.m. $5, $2 for kids. MOOERS— Thank You party for the Town Council, Volunteers, Friends and the Community. Mooers Free Library located at 2430 Route 11. 2-5 p.m. SARANAC LAKE —The Belle of Amherst by William Luce, BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar Street. 7 p.m.Suggested donation $10, 946-8323. KEESEVILLE —Keeseville –Peru Ecumenical Choir Concert, St. John the Baptist Church, 1804 Main St, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 11

PERU —Keeseville –Peru Ecumenical Choir Concert, St. Augustine’s Church, 3030 Main Street, 7:30 p.m.


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ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION GS CROSS HAPPY HOUR LLC under section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law FIRST: The name of the limited liability company is : GS Cross Happy Hour LLC SECOND: The county, within the state, in which the office of the limitied liability company is to be located is: Essex THIRD: The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The address within or withour this state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company served upon him or her is: GS Cross Happy Hour, LLC PO Box 171 Elizabethtown, NY

12932 VN-11/5/11-12/10/116TC-27880 ----------------------------ARTICLES OF O R G A N I Z AT I O N 7158 CROSS REALTY AT NINE LLC under section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law FIRST: The name of the limited liability company is : 7158 Cross Realty At Nine LLC SECOND: The county, within the state, in which the office of the limitied liability company is to be located is: Essex THIRD: The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The address within or withour this state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company served upon him or her is: 7158 Cross Realty At Nine LLC PO Box 171 Elizabethtown, NY 12932 V N - 11 / 5 - 1 2 / 1 0 / 11 6TC-27881 ----------------------------NOTICE ALL PERSONS EXCEPT CURRENT NYCO EMPLOYEES ARE WARNED Against

Hunting, Fishing, Trapping, or Trespassing for Any Purpose on Lands Owned by NYCO MINERALS, INC. Such Lands are Situate in the Towns of Lewis and Willsboro. Violators are subject to Prosucution under all Applicable New York Criminal and Civil Laws. Date: 11th November 2011 By: NYCO MINERALS , INC. 124 Mountain View Drive Willsboro, NY 12996 V N - 11 / 5 - 1 2 / 1 0 / 11 6TC-27879 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION 2881 STATE ROUTE 73, LLC Under Section 206 of the Limited Liability Company Law First, the name of the Limited Liability Company is 2881 STATE ROUTE 73, LLC Second, the articles of organization were filed with the New York Department of State on October19, 2011 Third, the County in which the Limited Liability Company is located is Essex County, New York. Fourth, The Secretary of State of the State of New York has been designated as agent of the Limited Liability Company upon process against it may

be served. The principal addresses of the Limited Liability Company is 264 Bradford Street, Albany, New York 12206. Fifth, the purpose of the Company is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under the New York Limited Liability Law. VN-11/12-12/17/116TC-27920 ----------------------------PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Formation of The Haus Wine LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/13/11: Office location: Essex County: SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The Haus Wine LLC, 2439 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946. Purpose: any lawful activity. Filer: Paul H. Roalsvig, Attorney, 8581 Newcomb Road (P.O. Box 735), Long Lake, NY 12847. VN-11/12-12/17/116TC-27930 ----------------------------REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, the Town Board of Lewis will

FREE GROCERIES! Receive $2000 in Grocery Savings! Grocery Stimulus Program provides $2000 savings to participants of shopping survey. ALL MAJOR AND LOCAL supermarkets! Call 877-301-1682 accept sealed proposals until December 12th at 12noon for consultant services relevant to a comprehensive Plan Project using a DEC Smart Growth grant. The Town of Lewis invites qualified individuals or firms with experience in community design, land use planning, economics and citizen participation to submit proposals to assist the Town of Lewis in their endeavor to establish such plan. The town of Lewis is one of a few towns in Essex County that does not have a Comprehensive Plan and has set this as a goal for the Town. It is the desire of the town that the individual selected will have the experience and skills necessary to complete all necessary tasks in-house, or as part of a consulting team. It is important that this individual be the lead and principal point of contact throughout the entire process. Proposals will be opened at the December 13th Town Board Meeting at 7PM. All proposals submitted in response to this notice shall be marked S E A L E D P R O P O P S A L CONSULTING SERVICES , clearly

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on outside of envelope. In addition to the proposal, the proposer shall submit executed non-collusion bid certificate signed by proposer as required by General Municipal Law Sec. 103d. The Town of Lewis reserves the right to reject any and all proposals not considered to be in the best interest of the Town of Lewis, and to waive any technical or formal defect in the proposals which is considered by the Town of Lewis to be merely irregular, immaterial, or unsubstantial. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Town of Lewis affirmatively states that in regard to any contract entered into pursuant to this notice, without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual preference or Vietnam Era veteran status, disadvantaged, and minority or women-owned business will be afforded equal opportunity to submit proposals in response hereto. James Pierce Town Clerk Town of Lewis P.O. Box 59 Lewis, N. Y. 12950 518-873-6777 V N - 11 / 2 6 / 11 - 1 T C 27965

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----------------------------K A M P O K A Y REALTY, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/24/11. Office location: Essex County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 6401 Main St., Westport, NY 12993. General Purposes. VN-11/26-13/31/116TC-27964 ----------------------------LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Public Hearing PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Essex will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, December 8, 2011, 6:45 p.m., at the Essex Town Hall, 2313 Main Street, Essex, NY 12936, to address the proposed salaries for fiscal year 2012 of the elected Town Officials pursuant to Town Law Section 113: Supervisor - $19,652; Deputy Supervisor - $746; Budget Officer - $742; Town Clerk/Tax Collector $22,019; Deputy Town Clerk $2,112; Justice $11,255; Councilmen (4) - $2,388; Assessors (Chairman) $4,039; Assessors (2) - $3,460; Superinten-

dent of Highways $36,340; Deputy Highway Superintendent $1,000. The Regular Town Board Meeting will follow immediately after the Public Hearing. By Order of the Essex Town Board V N - 11 / 2 6 / 11 - 1 T C 27977 ----------------------------PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Essex, NY, must fill a vacancy on the Town Planning Board. Interested persons may contact the Essex Town Clerk, in writing, at P.O. Box 355, Essex, NY 12936. By Order of the Essex Town Board V N - 11 / 2 6 / 11 - 1 T C 27978 ----------------------------MIRROR LAKE, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 11/2/11. Office in Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2469 Main St., Lake Placid, NY 12946, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. VN-11/19/1112/24/11-6TC-27947 -----------------------------

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REAL ESTATE WANTED DO YOU HAVE VACATION PROPERTY FOR SALE OR RENT? With promotion to nearly 5 million households and over 12 million potential buyers, a statewide classified ad can't be beat! Promote your property for just $490 for a 15-word ad. Place your ad online at or call 1-877-2752726

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FOR SALE CHIPPEWA WORK Boots New in box, never work, size 10 1/2, tan, 400 grams insulate. 518-623-3407 $50 HEATER OUTDOOR work 115,000 BTU. Multi fuel use. Full tank of K1. 518-494-2053 leave message. $80 MARBLE LAMP 4 Sided Marble Lamp Call 802-558 -4557 $15

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MAPLE HUTCH w/2 drawers & 2 sliding doors. Good condition. Call for info 518-494-3348 $50

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DONATE YOUR VEHICLE UNITED BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION. Free Mammogram RECEIVE $1000 GROCERY COUPON 1-888-468-5964 DONATE YOUR CAR, BOAT OR REAL ESTATE. Fully tax deductible, IRS recognized charity, Free pick-up & tow. Any model or condition. Help needy children. 1-800596-4011 DONATE YOUR CAR, Boat or Real Estate. Fully Tax Deductible. IRS Recognized Charity. Free Pick-Up & Tow. Any Model or Condition. Help Needy Children. 1-800930-4543 Call: (800) 930-4543


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New 2011 Ford Supercrew XLT 4x4


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New 2012 Ford Escape 4x4 XLT STK# SEN199 • Auto, Air, Cruise, P/Windows/Locks/Seat, SYNC System, Moonroof

MSRP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$40,560 ................... FordRetail Customer Cash ....... -$2,000 FMCCCustomer Bonus Cash* ... $1,000 FordTrade Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -$1,000 DealerDiscount . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -$2,570

MSRP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$28,535 ................. FordRetail Customer Cash . . . -$1,000 FordPromo Bonus Cash ......... $1,000 FordBonus Customer Cash ...... -$500 DealerDiscount ....................... -$540


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New2012 Ford Explorer 4WD STK# EN162 • V6, 6 Spd., Auto, Air, P/ Windows & Locks, Cruise, SYNC, Sirius


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New 2011 Ford Flex AWD

STK# EM092 • V6, 6 Spd., Auto, SYNC System, Vista Roof, Sirius

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2011 Chevy 3500 LT Ext. Cab 4x4

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2012Chevy MalibuLS

#CQ281, Dual Rear Wheel, 6.0L V8, Fully Loaded

$280/Mo. with only †† Dueat $ Signing!


MSRP.......................$44,640 Adk Chevy Disc...........-3,640 Rebate.........................-3,505 Targeted Rebate........1,500**

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2011 Chevy 1500 WT Ext. Cab 4x4 #CQ211, Air, Cruise


$8,645 OffPrice


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$ Low Low Miles! Miles!



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2001 Nissan Xterra




2005 Suzuki XL7 4x4

CQ235A, Fully Loaded






2006 Pontiac Vibe




19,580 OR



9,980 OR

192 *


Low Low Miles! Miles!

2004 Ford F150 4x4 Ext. Cab XLT


CQ219A, 5.4L, Loaded

AL237A, Fully Loaded

11,490 OR




2004 Chevy Express 3500 Ext. Cargo Van $


AL78A Fully Loaded, V6, Hard Top








2008 Pontiac G5

2007 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited

15,980 OR



CQ284A, 6.0L, Pwr. Windows & Locks, Trailer Pkg.



Low Low Miles! Miles!

2008 Chevy Impala LT



OR 36 pmts. at




CQ286A, 4x4, Auto, V6, Fully Loaded






CP233A, Fully Loaded! New Tires, 5 Spd.



CP228 OnStar, XM Radio, Fully Loaded

9,480 OR


MSRP.......................$31,045 Adk Chevy Disc...........-1,545 Rebate.........................-5,005 Targeted Rebate........1,500**

2009 Dodge Caliber SXT CP225 Fully Loaded


2007 Ford Focus SE

CR24A, Auto, Fully Loaded


2009 Chevy Impala LT CR7A, Moonroof, XM Radio, OnStar, Loaded!




11,880 OR


13,760 OR




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