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ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County Manager Daniel Palmer abruptly announced his retirement Dec. 3, and did not pull any punches when asked why. “It ultimately came down to the direction that the board chose to go as it relates to the budget and the years ahead,” Palmer said. “That direction is not something that I can support and live with. The decision I made is based strictly on my personal integrity.” Palmer, who has served as the county manager since August of 2008, said he was concerned that the board of supervisors decided to use $2.8 million in reimbursement money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help lower the 2013 tax levy from a 26.8 percent increase to 2.6 percent. “You can call it FEMA revenue, you can call it whatever you want, it’s fund balance,” Palmer said. “I always said that if this became an adversarial relationship with the board and I was not accomplishing what I needed to, then I was not going to continue.” Palmer, who also served as the IT manager for the county, will retire effective Jan. 1, as will his wife, Deborah, who serves as Clerk to the Board of Supervisors. “I spoke with Dan this morning and wished him the best,” County Chairman


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High Peaks Hospice helps people cope with death and dying By Shaun Kittle Hospice care isn’t about giving up, it’s about making a decision—a decision that can define how the final days of a person’s life will be lived. “The misconception is that hospice care is about dying or about giving up, and it’s not,” said Ingrid Roemischer, Development and Outreach Coordinator of High Peaks Hospice. “The patient is who we take care of. It’s still their life, it’s still their choice.” When a doctor gives someone six months or less to live, they often have the option of staying in a hospital and receiving treatment. Hospice caregivers, like those who work and volunteer for High Peaks Hospice, can offer the patient, and the patient’s family, other options. “A lot of people want to be home their last days, and we help them do that,” Roemischer said, adding: “It’s care, it’s not a cure.”

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County fair board seeks input for 2013 event By Katherine Clark WESTPORT — The brains behind the 165th Essex County Fair brought their ideas for an exciting way to bring the members of the entire county together to celebrate and enjoy the event. “We need to get out to the county that this is an opportunity to really invest in your heritage,” Harold Hance said. The fair committee met on Nov. 26 for its special meeting and opened the floor to committee members’ ideas to attract more of the county’s 36,000 residents. Bertha Rand, secretary for the Essex County Agricultural Society, said the society hopes to brainstorm fundraising ideas and other ways to support the fair. In the past, fundraising for the fair has primarily come from a car show. “The last two years, our car show has been rained out,” Rand said. “We had a rain day last year and it rained harder on the rain day.” The most important message they

want the county to know is the fairgrounds, not the fair, is owned by the county. “Most other county fairgrounds are owned by the local agricultural (groups),” Rand said. “Because we rent the space from the county, we don’t have the grounds to do year-round fundraisers like other fairs do.” Hance proposed different ideas for year-round fundraisers at the meeting that includes participation from other towns in the county. The majority of the fair board members are from Westport and Willsboro. Hance brought to the table alternatives for using the fairgrounds for fundraisers all year or branching out into the communities that aren’t immediately adjacent to the fairgrounds, such as the town of Minerva or other towns further away from Westport. Fundraising ideas consisted of adding more coin jars in stores throughout the county, recruiting students at local schools to complete their mandatory community service for graduation at the fair, and bringing


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t's so nice to see the town decorated for the holidays. Thank you Angie Wallace for organizing our hope to be annual tree lighting and to the town for decorating the tree and gazebo in Windsor Park. December, as always, is a very busy month! This Friday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. is the annual Green's Tea at the United Church of Christ, presented by the Elizabethtown-Westport Garden Club. An excellent place to shop for decorated fresh wreaths, sprays, plants, one-of-kind gifts, vintage jewelry, bake goods including candy and much more. While there, buy a few raffle tickets to win some awesome gifts, have a delicious lunch from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. for only $6. Take out will be available, please call ahead (484-410-9261) to limit your wait. The Adirondack History Center Museum will be open for shopping during the Green's Tea from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. They have some great gift choices from books, music, puppets, prints and a variety of stocking stuffers. Come and shop, while enjoying free hot chocolate and cookies. Museum members receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases. There will also be a free drawing for a gift bag. For more information call 873-6466 or

email the museum at After spending a great afternoon shopping, come and listen to the Pleasant Valley Chorale's holiday program, “Shout for Joy.” The chorale is presenting two concerts of holiday spirituals, the first on Friday evening Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Essex Community Church, the second is on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. at the United Church of Christ. The chorale is directed by Susan Hughes and Mary Lu Kirsty is the accompanist, the program is free, but donations are welcome. If you need more information, call Susan Hughes at 873-7319. Continue your Christmas shopping on Saturday, Dec. 8, at ELCS from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The fifth grade is hosting a craft fair to raise money for their educational trip to Boston, Mass. There will be many vendors and food for sale. While there, sign up for the Youth Commission's ski/ride program at Whiteface. They'll also be having an equipment swap. You can bring your equipment to sell or donate as early as 7:30 a.m. Mark your calendar, Santa is coming to town on Sunday, Dec. 16, more information next week.

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nce again our area was blessed to witness the brightly lighted Holiday Canadian Pacific train go through the area. It is such a great sight and also good to know of the good they do for the area food shelves. Checking with our local food shelf and learned that they do have a heavy demand on their supply and find they can always use donations and especially at the holiday time, just bring your donations to the town hall. It is fun to watch our local community light up more each day. The three local communities sure were busy this past weekend with special events; craft sales, soup lunches, Santa visits, special shops open, readings, music, just so much to take part iin. A great joy for me is to get to meet and visit with friends and neighbors that I do not see much of the time. The local Fire Deptartment and Rescue unit will once again be lighting their memory tree soon; people can puchase a bulb in memory of a loved one, contact someone in the department. Every weekend until Christmas there seems to be special holiday offerings. This



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his week, the NCSPCA would like to share with you a few highlights from a list called: 100 Mildly Useful Thoughts on Training & Living with Secondhand Dogs, featured on If you enjoy the tips below, I definitely recommend checking out the original website for the entire list! Don't take anything personally. Dogs have deadly weapons in their mouths. Most will go their entire lives without using them. Don't take this for granted. There is no way to know for sure why a dog does something. This doesn't mean you shouldn't try. Bonding with a new dog takes work; relationships are something you earn, not something you're entitled to. There may be "no such thing as a bad dog," but that doesn't mean you're a bad owner. The best trainers are the ones who are willing to make fools of themselves for their dogs' sakes. Show a shelter dog some respect. For that dog, you may be the only one who ever has. And finally, when your dog tells you to get off your lazy butt and go play with him, listen! Our featured pet this week is Mazy, a cream-colored, Staffordshire Bull Terriermix who has been sponsored for FREE

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his Saturday night at 7 p.m. the Whallonsburg Grange Hall will be rocking and rolling with seasonal music. All sorts of local musicians will be there to entertain us, including Reber ’s very own singing scientist, the fleet of foot Jay Fiegl. Jay teaches science at Westport Central and is a successful competitor in running races, as well as an accomplished musician. The North Country SPCA has a special deal this month only: free adoption of a cat. Check out their website at to read about this offer and other goings on with this fine organization. Although I’m poaching a bit on my neighbor ’s turf, local author and Valley News columnist Colin Wells is giving a talk on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at the Wadhams Free Library titled “How the Alphabet Changed Everything.” Colin’s been researching a new book and in this talk he describes some of his findings. It starts at 7:30 p.m. On Dec. 15, a Saturday, the winners of the CATS writing contest and Bill Amadon painting raffle will be announced. CATS is the Champlain Area Trail Society and the announcements will be made at the start of

a short hike on their newest trail. Meet at the old Mormon Church parking lot south of Westport at 1 p.m. I was talking the other day with Scott Hayes, Essex’s animal control officer, and he had an idea I like a lot: gather photos of local dogs and create a calendar. It would have to be for 2014 and would probably be limited to officially registered Essex dogs, but there could be dogs sunning themselves at Begg’s Park, dogs reading their mail at the post office and dogs on South Boquet Mountain taking in the panorama. Please let me know what you think. This past weekend Amy and I took advantage of the mild weather and put some lights on a few trees around the house. This is a project couples undertake at their peril, since it involves tippy step ladders, tangled strings of bulbs and differing views on what looks right. I decided to let her take the lead, so I steadied the ladder, untangled the strings and offered my thoughts only when asked. Domestic tranquility reigned and to validate my congenial behavior, we had a brief rain shower followed by a spectacular rainbow that arched high over Reber in front of deep purple clouds.



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coming week the Paine Library will daily between Dec. 3 to Dec. 21offer the work of local artist for sale, you might find that special gift for a person on your list. The Children's Memorial Healing Garden group will be conducting the "Longest Night Memorial service" at the Willsboro United Methodist Church on Dec. 9, starting with a light meal at 6 p.m. followed by a Candle lighting service at 7 p.m. call Lori for more information ar 963-4311. The annual Christmas coral concert at the Essex Community Church on Friday, Dec. 7, starting at 7:30 p.m. Several local groups in our community and around adopt local families, through the Families First Organization to provide desired Christmas gifts for families that can not accomplish this without some assistance. The New Beginnings group met this past week for a supper meal toghether at the Sportsman's Diner, they had 11 of the group turn out. Happy Birthday to: Joseph King Dec. 9, Walt Baumann Dec. 10, Kevin Young Dec. 10, Jack Wintermute Dec. 17.

ne of the great things about winter (aside from no bugs or yardwork) is the way that views open up that you forgot all about during the months of thick green summer foliage. Even from the car, you can spot things—remote homes, hidden peaks, rock slides and other landforms, winding roads and trails—that are hidden the rest of the year. But on the trail, a sudden glimpse of a rocky summit or a long valley view from a place in the trail you thought was enclosed can really startle you. And then you realize: well, yes, I am deep in the woods, but the woods are different. You can experience some of these moments for yourself during a “Welcome to Winter” hike on Saturday, Dece. 15, when Champlain Area Trails (CATS) invites you to help inaugurate their newest effort, the Hidden Quarry Trail. As CATS describes it, the trail “features rock outcrops, an attractive forest, and the quarry, where rocks were mined to create the base layer of Route 22. Now, it is a shallow pond below cliffs where they took out the rocks.” The

hike is short and easy, about a half-hour through mostly level ground, so it’s a perfect outing for young children. CATS wishes to thank landowner Jim Carlisle, who suggested the trail. CATS works largely with private landowners, as most land in the Champlain Valley is privately owned. My guess is they’d be eager to hear from anyone who owns land that might be suitable. Hikers are asked to meet at 1 p.m in the parking lot of the former Mormon Church about four and a half miles south of town on Route 9N/22. There will be short program before the hike, when the winners of the current CATS writing contest will be announced. As I’ve mentioned in previous columns, the grand prize winner will get $500 and the people’s choice award winner will get $250. They’ll also announce the winner of the raffle of a painting by artist Bill Amadon. To read the essays, or for more information about CATS, go to their web site at www. Or you can call them at 962-2287.


appy December everyone. Again, my thanks to all the people and children who did such a great job decorating Front Street for the Holidays. It looks great. On Saturday, Dec. 15, Champlain Area Trails will host a “Welcome to Winter Hike” at 1 p.m. First up will be a short program announcing the winners of the recent travel writing contest as well as the winner of the raffle of Bill Amadon’s painting of the view from the Bobcat Trail followed by a hike over the new trail. According to Chris Maron, Executive Director of CATS ,“this is one of the area’s easiest and shortest trails, so everyone is welcome to join us for the half-hour hike. We’ll go on level land in forest, fields and by the quarry.” The hike will be on land owned by Jim Carlisle. The event should take approximately an hour and a quarter. Hikers are to meet at the former Mormon Church parking lot, located 4.6 miles south of downtown Westport and 4.8 miles north of downtown Port Henry on the east side of NY State Route 22/9N. For more details, call 966-2287, go to www.cham- or email My thanks to Chris Maron and CATs for providing me with this information as well as organizing such great events in our community. Also coming up on Tuesday, Dec. 11, Keeseville Free Library will be hosting its next story time at 10 a.m. in the Library on Front Street. The theme for this story time is the very appropriate “Waiting for the Holiday.” While visiting the library this month don’t forget to check out the Library’s amazing collection of Holiday tins. The impressive collection is up to four hundred different tins. Thursday, Dec. 13, is the date for the Elementary combined concert with AuSableForks Elementary School and Keeseville Elementary School at 6:30 p.m. at the Middle/High School Auditorium. In the hustle and bustle of all the Holiday shopping don’t forget all our great stores and restaurants right here in Keeseville for wonderful and unique Holiday presents and gift certificates. Stay safe, well and rested everyone.

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Supervisors proposes budget to meet the cap By Shaun Kittle ELIZABETHTOWN — Options were debated, votes were held and the Essex County Board of Supervisors made some progress in balancing the county budget at a budget workshop held Nov. 29. Although nothing has been set in stone, two things were clear by the meeting’s end — it is possible for Essex County to reduce the tax cap levy from 26.8 percent to about 2.6 percent, which brings it below the state tax cap for the county, and adjustments have to be made to the structure of county positions to avoid future budgetary befuddlement. “Personnel is the elephant in the room here,� said Thomas Scozzafava, chair of the County Finance Committee. �The only way we’re going to get to where we need to go is the elimination of positions. When somebody retires, don’t fill it. If we don’t start reducing personnel, we’re going to be having this discussion every year.� Scozzafava added that changing the title of some positions and requiring those county employees to take on more responsibilities would save money, even if it came with salary upgrades, because it would save the county from

having to hire someone new and therefore pay full benefits and salary. The county workforce now stands at 623. In a straw vote, the board also agreed, some more reluctantly than others, to reduce raises for management confidential employees from 3 percent to 2 percent next year, and department heads and members of the Board of Supervisors will also not be seeing raises in the proposed budget. Cuts would also take $150,000 from the County Department of Social Services budget and $500,000 for equipment purchases for the County Department of Public Works. The board also voted in favor of freezing the amount given to contract agencies, like Soil and Water and Cornell Cooperative Extension, to the 2012 amounts, a savings of approximately $52,000. As the tax-cap levy was slowly chipped away, the issue of blacktop raised the concerns of many. Essex Supervisor Sharon Boison’s proposal of removing $341,000 from the blacktop fund on a bond that would be repayed upon the sale of Horace Nye Nursing Home was accepted by the board. So far, a contract hasn’t been signed on the sale, but Scozzafava said he anticipates that to happen as

early as next week. Despite all the cuts, the County Board is anticipating a little help. Not previously included as revenue in the new budget was $2.8 million owed to the county by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for repairs made in the aftermath of tropical storm Irene and the 2011 spring floods. Randy Douglas, chairman of the Board of Supervisors, said he is confident that money will come in, and that it should be applied to the budget. Douglas would also like to see an across-the-county wage freeze, which would save the county $100,000, although several board members think the union representing county employees — the Civil Service Employees Union — would never agree to the proposal. Currently, the proposed cuts total about $4 million, and will create a new tax rate of $2.51 per $1,000 of assessed value, an increase from the current rate of $2.42. The total proposed tax levy under the spending plan would be $16.7 million, up from $16.27 million this year. The total budget stands at $108 million. The board will vote on the cuts during its regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 4, and the budget will be made official when the board votes at a meeting at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10.

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Time to battle invasives is now “Lake George is, without comparison, the most beautiful water I ever saw ... its water is as limpid as crystal.” So wrote Thomas Jefferson to his daughter in 1791. But in the modern age — with its isolation compromised by modern transportation, flourishing tourism and development along it shores — Lake George’s purity has come under assault. In the 1980s, lake scientists at the Darrin Freshwater Institute in Bolton Landing issued warnings that human activities in and around the lake were threatening the quality of the water — which not only provides recreation for residents and visitors, sustenance for wildlife, but drinking water for thousands of local citizens. The lakewater was being polluted by stormwater runoff and seepage from septic systems in the basin, and it was threatened by nonnative plants and creatures that were beginning to take hold. In response, regulations over septic systems were toughened, and recently, a law banning the use of phosphorus fertilizers was enacted. Action was taken to control the spread of Eurasian Milfoil, a fast-spreading foreign lakeweed that threatened recreation in shallow bays of the lake. Then in 2010, a researcher for the Fresh Water Institute discovered Asian clams in the lake, prompting new concern over the spread of invasive species, which experts say threaten the health of the local tourism-based economy, the purity of local drinking water, and the future of the lake itself. Asian clams, proliferating in western U.S. waterways including Lake Tahoe, multiply at an exponential rate and cause huge algae blooms, threaten traditional recreational activities like swimming and fishing, as well as usurping the food supplies that existing aquatic wildlife depend on. In response to the threat, environmentalists formed an Asian clam task force, and about 900 benthic-barrier mats were set out in several shallow areas of Lake George to smother the invasives, with the belief the species could be eradicated. The Lake George Association and the Fund for Lake George were leaders in tackling this new threat. Subsequently, new Asian clam beds were located, and the eradication effort was expanded. In late September, the Warren County Board of Supervisors pledged $270,000 toward the effort to control Asian clams in Lake George, boosting their accrued contribution to a sum of

$500,000. In the meantime, the Park Commission had been researching a mandatory inspection and boat-washing program that is expected to curb new introduction of clams and other invasive species into Lake George. They sought to have all boats to be pressure washed if they weren’t certified as clean, drained and dry. Their initiative was prompted in part by actions taken to control invasive species in Lake Tahoe, as well as a voluntary local Lake Stewards inspection program conducted since 2008 on Lake George by the Lake George Association. These Lake Stewards, in inspecting more than 24,000 boats, discovered the presence of invasive species present in or on nearly 400 watercraft. In May, leaders of lakeside municipalities joined with environmental groups pledging to impose a mandatory boat inspection and decontamination program if the state didn’t take action on its own through the Park Commission. Their pledge was based on a report which concluded that comprehensive action was needed as soon as possible to curb Asian clams and a half-dozen other invasive species. Although the science shows that early action is vital to success, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has avoided endorsing a mandatory boat inspection program. But Friday, Nov. 30, Warren County supervisors serving on two of the panel’s committees voted unanimously in conceptual support of a mandatory boat inspection and decontamination program. If passed on Dec. 21 by the full board, county Attorney would draft a law requiring all boats launched in all the county’s lakes and public ponds to undergo inspection and certification — and when traces of invasives are discovered, the vessels would have to undergo decontamination at a washing station. We applaud their bold action. At the very least, the resolution may prompt the state to start taking the issue of invasive species seriously. We also urge the political leaders of all Adirondack counties to enact parallel resolutions so Warren County’s message carries more weight with the state’s legislators and top executives. This editorial is the collaborative opinion of a board comprised of Thom Randall, Fred Herbst, Shaun Kittle, Keith Lobdell, Stephen Bartlett, Andy Flynn, Katherine Clark and John Gereau. Comments should be directed to

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The recurring nightmare


ur nation is severely polarized. That’s certainly nothing new. I think we all hoped that after the election Washington would begin taking serious steps toward solving the problems facing the nation or at the very least one side or the other would have enough momentum to assume a leadership role. Unfortunately our national tug of war persists and gridlock continues to be the strategy of choice used by both parties. Even more than the nation choosing to reelect President Obama, it seems by the choices America made, we collectively see value in maintaining this gridlock method of governing. How else can one explain the total election outcomes where neither side has gained any advantage? Based on the current discussions, if that’s what we can call them, the parties continue to stake out their positions, and instead of working toward the middle they appear to be going farther away in the opposite direction. Yes, Republicans have signaled a lukewarm willingness to accept tax increases. As I understand it the total of those increases will pay for eight days of federal government spending. The president has countered with the proposal of even higher tax increases than he ran on and new spending that will offset any of the reductions he is proposing. He has also suggested that in place of coming back to Congress for approval to raise the national debt each time the ceiling is reached he should just be given the authority to raise the ceiling as needed. The game of chicken continues. The so called fiscal cliff rapidly approaches and we’ve had this nightmare before. Just before the clock ticks midnight a short term bandage deal will be approved, the big problems passed along to the next Congress, that by the way, looks and will likely act much the same as this Congress and nothing, but nothing is really solved. All they will accomplish is a brief extension and then more of the same in a few months when the ceiling is once again reached. We must cut our spending sooner… like right now….. not later. As painful as that sounds we’ll never dig out of this hole,

and our children and grandchildren will be severely hindered for generations if we do not right the error Dan Alexander Thoughts from of our ways. Behind the Pressline Forty two cents of every dollar now goes for the interest on our debt. Failure to reverse this level will, sooner than we think, place our nation in a dire situation. Shaking our heads in disgust as we watch press conference after press conference of the two sides throwing volleys back and forth, pointing fingers and making accusations isn’t going to solve this problem. They need to get it FIXED and FIXED NOW!!! We passed up the opportunity when the bi-partisan Bowles-Simpson Commission provided the financial plan to correct this issue in 2010. In 2011 both sides, in order to provide cover for their candidates in an election year, agreed to the sequestration which would force tax increases, reductions in jobless benefits and massive cuts upon the nation neither of which would be palatable to either side. At least that was their contention at the time the deal was made. We were told by our elected officials, going over the cliff would be so devastating it would force them to address these issues, while buying them all cover for the election cycle. Now with the cliff in sight the chorus appears to be growing for, well the cliff doesn’t really look so bad. As sad as it sounds, as polarized as we are as a nation, doesn’t it sound totally absurd that the only way we can manage our affairs is for each side to put a gun to their opposition’s head and jointly jump off a cliff? Maybe I’m just getting too old, but I was taught to be responsible for my actions, to make good on my promises and to exceed expectations. It seems we can’t lower the bar enough for our government and sadly enough the nightmare dream we pass along to the future generations will become their real life reality. Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denton Publications. He may be reached at

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Thanks to grunts To the Valley News: There is a saying in the military,when someone calls you a POG pronounced "POOG", it means "Person other than GRUNT" A grunt can take anything. The local volunteer Fire Department companies, EMS, Sheriff's Department, State Police and National Guard along with the countless local organizations, to many to mention in this letter, went downstate into a war zone, I witnessed the destruction first hand. In this writers opinion without question you are all grunts, and please take that word as the highest compliment a soldier can bestow on a fellow warrior. You know who you are. I would also like to thank the local truck-

www. ing companies who without any compensation in this economy, with the price of gas and tolls donated their time, equipment, manpower, compassion and energy for bringing vital supplies to people who had nothing. Thank you all for your service to our country. Harold Kelly Durham

Make-A-Wish comes true To the Valley News: On behalf of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York we would like to express our deepest appreciation to Mr. John Boyea and the staff of Boyea’s Deli, and Mr. Ben Winters and the Moriah Fire Department for their support of Chasity O’Con-

nor ’s Disney Wish. Chasity’s Bon Voyage Pizza Party was a perfect beginning to her wish and provided her with the opportunity to share her experience with her family and friends. She spent the entire party with a huge smile on her face. Their support clearly brought her and abundance of joy and happiness. Chasity and her family had a great time at Disney World and enjoyed their stay at Give Kids The World while in Orlando. Once again, thank you for helping Chasity’s wish come true. Erin Duval, Scott Sayward, Rod Mace Wish Granters, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York Mineville

GUESTVIEWPOINT NCCC teachers want a contract


f you have been to the hospital or even a doctor’s office anywhere in the North Country, chances are that one of the nurses or radiologic technologists who took care of you was a North Country Community College graduate. Many local police and corrections officers, state troopers, business owners, athletic event organizers, artists, managers, counselors, teachers, etc. have begun and/or completed their education at NCCC. The success of these NCCC graduates has been built, in large part, by the full-time professional staff: the teaching faculty, librarians, athletic director, enrollment and financial aid counselors, and student affairs professionals, among others, whose job is to deal directly with students, to teach and advise them and coach them to success. Because of our dedication, in 2010, NCCC was ranked the number one community college in New York State and number 22 in the nation by Washington Monthly. This was partly based on our good graduation rate and retention of students, and partly on the Community College Survey of Student Engagement, which showed that NCCC is above average in its care for students and ability to challenge and support them in their academic and personal journeys, just as the college mission states. Unfortunately, the North Country Community College professional staff labor contract expired in 2009, at the height of the recession. As a result, despite our good work, we have not been able to negotiate a new contract and have not seen a pay increase in three years, while at the same time class sizes and instructional challenges have increased. We know that times have been hard all over, and we have kept on doing our jobs with the same dedication and effort despite the increased demands. All local organizations have been trying to do more with less since the recession began, and North Country Community College is no exception. The col-

Global Warming Real The recent U.S. political campaign held many surprises including super storm “Sandy.” Ironically, even on the heels of recent storms, Irene and Sandy, many politicians continue to question what the best scientists in world are saying, global warming is real. Recently, the best environmental scientists in the world met in Durban, South Africa and they concluded that the world has given up on the U.S. assuming a role as a world leader in reducing global warming. By Scot Hurlburt Peter Raven a long trusted adviser to U.S. presidents and Congressmen stated forty years earlier that global warming was a “hoax.” Now forty years later he recently stated that, “Global warming is the biggest challenge that humans have ever faced.” There is virtually unanimous consensus among the world’s scientists who say that humans are the major reason that the worlds average temperature is rising. This same observation was made by a noted Swedish scientist in 1895 stating that “adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere will make it warmer.” Currently, 98 percent of climate scientists support that global warming is manmade. Several scientists have suggested that the solution to global warming may be held hostage by the fossil fuel industry. Further, at least one scientist referenced how the

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lege has done more. Since spring 2009, annual enrollment has gone from 2,246 students to 2,847 as of spring 2011, while the number of professional staff has gone from 56 to 51, and yet the quality of the education we provide has remained just as high. It is time that we received some compensation for the extra burdens we have shouldered, especially given that the college does have the money in its budget. The college has been very responsible with its money. It has not asked Essex or Franklin County to increase its financial support in the past three years. (Thus any increase in our salaries would not affect local tax rates.) Yet somehow during this time, the college has still been able to go from a negative fund balance to one of $3.1 million (in a budget of about $13 million). How was that possible? One way was to not give raises to professional staff, even when the staff of every other college in the region received an increase. Another was to let staff members go and not replace them, nor to replace others who left for a variety of reasons, thus increasing the workload on everyone else. NCCC professional staff are already among the lowest paid of college faculty in New York State, not to mention of teachers in general. Our starting salary, for an instructor with a master’s degree, is 32 percent lower than that of Clinton Community College, 17 percent lower than that of Adirondack Community College, and 26 percent lower than that of the Lake Placid school district. Additionally, faculty at local colleges, and even workers in Essex and Franklin counties have received raises over each of the past three years, while we have not. In addition to receiving lower pay, we contribute more of our health insurance costs than most other public employees do: between 10 and 25 percent of our premium costs. Our insurance itself is the state employee plan (NYSHIP), which is less expen-

sive than what most school districts have. No one goes into teaching or working with students solely for the money. We are all in education because we have a passion to help students succeed. But we still have to live. The college estimates that it has an economic impact on the region of about $50 million a year. A large part of that comes from staff members who buy homes, pay taxes, shop, do business, and own businesses here. Our staff members also serve on planning boards and environmental advisory committees, organize artistic events, publish scholarly articles, work against child abuse, maintain websites for local arts organizations and serve on their boards, bring Santa Claus to local children, and even raise money on our own for student activities. We organize student community service projects like massages for Ironman athletes and nursing home residents, blood pressure and cancer screening clinics, volunteering at the fire department, cleaning up wilderness areas, collecting food and toy donations, putting together community athletic clinics, and much more. North Country Community College has been running its professional staff harder each year, without proper support or compensation. All members of the college community want to keep the highly qualified staff we currently have and continue providing a quality education to our students. So we urge you – graduates, parents of students, patients of well-trained nurses, proprietors of local businesses, whoever you might be – to tell the college administration, the Essex County supervisors and the Franklin County legislators that the NCCC professional staff needs a fair contract that accurately compensates us for the work we do to bring success to our students and our region.

U.S. railroad interests in congress held up the development of a unified highway system. Railroads were once extremely powerful and although the automobile reigned supreme in America, the roads were often substandard, in the end railroads did lose their supremacy and the highway system was built and railroads suffered mightily as a result. Now, with much to lose and nothing to be gained, the fossil fuel industry may be the driving political and financial force behind keeping global warming out of the spotlight and keeping the veracity of the science around global warming t in question. The impact of the railroads holding up a highway system may have allowed railroads a little more time to profit from their operations; however, the effects of not making global warming a political and financial focus may prove to be a grave mistake f or human beings in general. Just about every young person that I have spoken with understands global warming and takes it as fact unlike the parent aged adults around them. To some extent, this issue has been defined and delineated around political lines. As scientists now gather again at the United Nations, some scientists are saying that they fear it may be too late to change the climate forces that have been set in motion. I hope that in the long run that they are wrong. Perhaps it will take the young people that are waiting in the wings to make the necessary political changes to counteract global warming. The big decisions are now being made my people that obviously are not thinking about the generations to come. The profit motive is a powerful factor and can cause humans to make decisions that have seri-

ous and long reaching impacts. For some time, the world has been looking to the U.S. for leadership on this important issue and it appears that this leadership will not come from the U.S. Even if the U.S. were to see global warming as our biggest challenge and then began to make dramatic changes in fossil fuel usage, China would still be the biggest potential polluter on the planet. I recently read that China is putting several thousand new cars on the road every day and Beijing once known as the bicycle city is becoming clogged with cars. China’s industrial base is primarily fueled by coal and the pollution caused by these many plants is enormous. The Chinese, when challenged have stated that” The U.S. did not observe did not observe any environmental rules during its industrial ascendancy and it would be unfair to expect China to observe such rules.” While the Chinese position is not surprising given the political landscape of the country, the U.S. position on global warming is troubling. It seems to me that simple common sense would dictate that something very dramatic has changed in our environment. As I write, it is December and the temperature is in the fifties and by Wednesday in the sixties. These temperatures certainly are a departure from the frigid days of my childhood. Going forward, addressing climate issues must become our focus and future generations are depending on us doing the right thing. The silver lining in all of this is that many new careers and many new jobs will be found in this new direction as well. Remember, all kids count. Reach the writer at

This column was written by the North Country Community College Association of Professionals, represented by President Carol Vossler.

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Let the kid do his thing


ometimes, you just have to stand back and let the man do his thing. That was the lesson that I learned the other day, but the man happened to be a 10-year old boy. Here’s the deal. My son is into fencing. That’s right, we let our kids play with swords. Last weekend, we drove down to Sharon, Vt., a place we are very familiar with as we spend one weekend a year in South Royalton for a Father-Son Campout at Camp Joseph, for a fencing tournament. Once he was signed by Keith Lobdell in, changed and warmed up, he started the preliminary rounds, where he faced six other opponents, looking both to score points and get wins. In an effort to help him, I tried to offer some advice, having watched his practices and picked up pieces of the sport here and there (my parents did not let me play with swords when I was young after they saw what I could do to a playpen without one). The advice was either to be agressive or be conservative and wait for the other fencer to attack. No matter what the advice was, it never worked. Like, ever. He didn’t win a match, the closest he came was 5-3. The disappointment on his face was very obvious. He sat in the corner of the Sharon Academy gym after his last match, wondering what he had to do. He might have even felt a little defeated emotionally, seeings how he had been a lot defeated in the preliminaries. Then came the eliminations rounds, or D.E.’s, as they are called. He was ranked 13th in a field of 13, facing off against the fourth ranked fencer in the first round. Before his match, I had an Ah-ha moment and changed my tone. I said soemthing like, “Alright, I’m done talking, you go out and do what you do best. Don’t listen to me. This is your sport and you know how to play it. Remember, everyone loves to see an upset.” A pat on the backside sent him into the first in a best-of-three match, where he lost, 5-4, however, he was smiling when he came back to me. “I figured it out,” he said. “Great, but don’t tell me. Your the fencer, use it,” was my reply. “This could be your last match of the day so make it count.” Two 5-3 matches later with a “could be your last match,” talk in between, and he was onto the quarterfinals with an upset win. That round started the same way, with me saying, “you know what you’re doing, so just go out and do it. One round is an upset, two rounds is a Cinderella story.” 5-1, 5-2. Onto the semis We changed nothing in the semifinals (after all, when you are in sports there are superstitions), but the first match was a 5-0 defeat. “He’s really good,” my son said as he came to his corner. Another 5-0 match and the day was over, but not without the 13th seed in the tournament finishing with a bronze medal. So the moral to the story is this sometimes the kids know enough to do it on their own. It can be tough to relinquish that control and dependence that they may have once had on you, and in turn you on them. It very well could take an ah-ha moment like I had at a fencing match, but sometimes you just have to realize that in a situation where they are ready to take the lead themselves, that is just what they need to do. I still gave him all of my support, but also let him know that it was his world and his call. I think the results speak for themselves. Reach the writer at

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December 8, 2012

Valley News seeks readers to help finalize top stories of the year list ELIZABETHTOWN — Over the past year, a lot has happened in Essex County. From the sale of the county-owned nursing home to the gift of life for several local families to the killing of a now-famous moose, there have been plenty of stories that have had people talking. Now, the staff of the Valley News and Denton Publications has come up with a list of the top 10 stories of the year. This week, we will go through the list of honorable mentions. In the Dec. 15 edition, we will go over the stories that finished as the sixth through 10th best stories as voted on by staff. In the Dec. 22 edition, we will review the stories that ranked second through fifth, based not only on staff voting but online voting by Valley News readers. Go to, and look up polls under the opinion header. The poll link will also be posted on the Valley News’ Facebook and Twitter sites. We are also asking readers to submit comments as they cast their votes for these stories that can be used online and in print. Finally, in the Dec. 29 edition, we will unveil the story that was voted number one. The choices for the top five are as follows (in random order):

• Essex County sells Horace Nye • Single father murdered in Keeseville • Connor Marvin receives heart transplant • Synthetic marijuana/K-2 coalition and ban • Overdose claims life of Lewis teen Honorable mentions: The 114th Assembly District race The year started off with the Valley News asking Jay Supervisor and Chairman of the Essex County Board of Supervisors Randy Douglas if he would ever consider a run for state office. He responded that the only way that he would was if state Sen. Betty Little or Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward were to retire. Sayward, the former Willsboro Supervisor and Essex County chairwoman, did just that in March, announcing that she would not seek re-election in what was about to become the 114th Assembly District after the legislative map was re-drawn. Douglas’

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name was immediately at the top of everyone’s short list of candidates, but he surprised his Democratic Party and the region, announcing that he felt he needed to stay in Jay and help the community recover from Tropical Storm Irene. While the Republicans had already picked Warren County Chairman Dan Stec as their candidate to replace fellow GOP member Sayward, the Dems were left to scramble, eventually coming together to back Glens Falls lawyer Dennis Tarantino. Stec, backed by Sayward, ended up winning the election.

Sandy Lewis v. Town of Essex The battle over property taxes between the Lewis Family Farm and the town of Essex headed to court this year as Salim “Sandy” Lewis filed suit in Essex County Court against the town, claimas a bad thing. “A lot of people, when they get to the point where they can’t interact well with people, when they can’t remember situations and when they can’t take care of themselves, they’re ready to go,” Montbriand said. “I think as a society we need to honor that.” Part of honoring that is accepting that, as people’s bodies begin to shut down, giving them comfort is paramount to improving their quality of life during their final days. “We have this human desire to feed and nurture people when they are sick, but sometimes the body just doesn’t want food anymore,” Montbriand said. ““The quality of life issue becomes dominant. What I want for them is a peaceful death and as much family support as possible.” The nature of Montbriand’s volunteerism means he often gets to know people who are close to death, and there are emotions involved in that which can be difficult to cope with. Understanding the process of death helps him get through it, as does allowing for time to grieve. “You don’t really know about dying until you get there,” Montbriand said. “We’re here to go through the mourning process, too.” Jane Turlouw is also a volunteer for High Peaks Hospice, but she specializes in bereavement—helping family and friends of the deceased go through the mourning process. After taking a post graduate class called children and death, Turlouw found she was interested in the topic and went back to school to get a graduate degree in counseling. She has been a part of hospice care ever since. For many grieving is a personal process, one that Turlouw approaches by only being as involved as the people need her to be. A part of that is letting them know that the pain they’re feeling is normal. “You help people grieve by listening to their story—letting them vent, letting them talk, letting them relive the experience time and time again,” Turlouw said. “It’s helping them normal-

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ing his assessment was unfair and too high. Lewis and his legal counsel, Martina Baillie, had previously filed a pair of grievances in the town about the 2010 assessments on the two parcels: a field crops parcel of 1,111 acres assessed at $6,033,190; and a 5.2-acre family residence assessed at $412,900. Lewis said that the property had been appraised by Richard Edmunds and Don Fisher, who were jointly agreed to by both himself and the town, and they came up with an assessment figure of $2.3 million for the parcels, which he also felt was too high. Lewis then filed grievances over his 2011 assessments. However, the town did not have an active Assessment Board of Review to hear the complaint, which moved it to the county and a committee made up of County Chairman Randy Douglas, Clerk to the Board Deborah Palmer and County Treasurer Michael Diskin.

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Perhaps the most debated issue following the county’s decision to sell the Horace Nye Nursing Home came over the Essex County Agricultural Society’s decision to re-open a beer tent during the annual Essex County Fair. After Westport Supervisor Dan Connell brought the matter before the board, debate started over whether or not alcohol should be present on the county-owned fairgrounds. Those supporting the move saw it as a money-making opportunity for the fair and a decision that was to be made by the agricultural society, not the county board. Those against argued that alcohol could lead to an increase in spending on the part of the county in providing more Sheriff’s deputies and in potential liability. In the end, the county board voted that they did have a say in the matter and that they would not allow alcohol to be sold at the fair.

County budget talks The Essex County budget started out with a 26.8 percent tax levy increase before county board members trimmed that number down to a 2.6 percent increase. However, debate of the use of funding from FEMA and fund balance led to the retirement of County Manager Daniel Palmer, along with his wife, Deborah, who serves as clerk to the Board. The county will continue to discuss the budget Dec. 10, with a public hearing followed by a regular board meeting where they anticipate finalizing the 2013 county spending plan. ize their new life, their life without this partner.” Turlouw worked in hospice in New Jersey for 20 years, and volunteered for High Peaks Hospice after moving to the area. She said she loves the work, and that the people she’s helping have had a profound impact on her life. “I feel that the people I came to know have given me more than I’ve given them,” Turlouw said. For information on hospice care, volunteering or to make a donation, visit

OBITUARIES ANGELICA DUNHAM BENTLEY AUG 06, 1918 - NOV 24, 2012 Angelica Dunham Bentley of was also a supporter of the Branford, CT died peacefully Branford Land Trust, the on November 24, 2012 at the Connecticut Nature ConserMiddlesex Hospice and Palvancy, and wildlife organizaliative Care Unit in Middletions. town, CT. She was surrounded by her loving family Angie was predeceased by for the duration of her hospiher first husband, Lawrence talization following a stroke. B. Dunham Jr. (1916-1982) of Affectionately known to Riverdale, NY, who graduatmany as Angie, she will be ed from Yale in 1938. They deeply missed and rememwere married in 1940. Mr. bered for her kind, thoughtDunham enlisted in the Navy ful and friendly nature. for four years serving as a Naval Officer with combat Born August 6, 1918 to duty in the Pacific during Dorothy G. Thompson and WWII. She is survived by Marshall M. Bartholomew, her second husband, Chester Yale Class of 1907, and later A. Bentley, whom she marDirector of the Yale Glee ried in 1988. Angie is also Club from 1921-1953. Angie survived by her four chilgraduated from the Shipley dren: Lawrence B. Dunham School in Bryn Mawr, PA, III of St. Paul, MN, Angelica class of 1936. She was emV.R. Dunham of Clinton, CT, ployed for a time at the 1939 Gail Dunham O'Connor of New York's World Fair. Keene Valley, NY, and Valerie Dunham Wolson of Jay, For 70 years Angie sumNY. Also surviving are six mered in Keene Valley and grandchildren: Wheatleigh St. Huberts, NY to be near Dunham, Johannah Dunham family and friends. She was Townsend, Justin O'Connor, a life-time member of the Meghan O'Connor, Silas Adirondack Mountain ReWolson, Beldon Wolson, and serve (AMR) and the Adironfive great-grandchildren, as dack Trail Improvement Sowell as her three children-inciety (A.T.I.S.). She lived in law: Margaret Dunham, Branford, CT for 38 years and William O'Connor, and John was a resident of the Hearth Wolson, plus a step-daughat Tuxis Pond in Madison, ter, Sarah Bentley Dwyer. CT since 2010. For more than Also surviving are numerous 40 years, Angie was a dedinieces, nephews and cousins. cated volunteer for the Wassaic Developmental Center in A celebration of her life will Poughkeepsie, NY and 30 be held at the Trinity Episcoyears for SARAH of Guilpal Church on the Green in ford, CT. Both of these agenBranford, CT on Saturday, cies provide services to peoJanuary 12, 2013 at 1:00 PM, ple who have intellectual/ with a reception to follow at developmental disabilities. the church. A memorial doAs one of the founders of the nation may be directed in her SARAH Endowment Fund, name to the SARAH Foundashe was honored to receive tion - 246 Goose Lane, Suite SARAH's Life Long Achieve104, Guilford, CT 06437 ment Award in 2011. She

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is not a good direction but this is something that we have to work through,” Douglas Continued from page 1 said. “The FEMA funding is money that we and Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas said. spent that we are waiting to be reimbursed “Dan and Deb have over 40 years of service for. I feel that it should be used to offset the to the county. They have been very dedicattax levy, not to build up the fund balance, ed public servants.” so I disagree with that.” Douglas said he disagreed with Palmer ’s Palmer said he believes the use of fund assessment of the use of the FEMA funding. balance and protecting the reserve was, “a “It’s unfortunate that Dan feels that this major issue.” “The single most critical issue facing this county is how to deal with the fund PLATTSBURGH — RSVP would like to announce the folbalance,” Palmer said. lowing free osteoporosis classes that are currently being held Last month Palmer outweekly and are free to the community: Elizabethtown’s Hand lined a three-year budget House on Thursdays at 10 a.m.; Keene’s Community Center on Mondays at 11:30 a.m.; Ticonderoga’s Interlake’s Cafeteplan that called for a 26-perria on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m.; Willsboro’s Congregational cent increase in 2013 and a Church on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 1:30 15-percent increase in 2014 p.m. A doctor’s clearance is required to participate. For inin order to balance the counformation, call RSVP at 546-3565.

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Dan Palmer is set to retire as County Manager effective Jan. 1. Photo by Keith Lobdell ty’s fiscal books. It was a hot-button issue at the Nov. 26 public hearing on the spend-

ing plan, which led to the changes made during the Nov. 29 budget meeting. “You can’t meet the plan with these changes,” Palmer said. Palmer started his service in county government as Minerva supervisor in 1994. He then served as the personnel director starting in 2002 until he was appointed as manager in 2008. His wife has 38 years in public service. Douglas said the board will not make any “rush,” decisions on replacing either Palmer, having talked with their deputies to ensure a seemless transition. “I spoke with Mike Mascarenas and Judy Garrison to make sure that they were ready to assist us as we move forward,” Douglas said. “I think that those are the first actions.”

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Applicants sought PLATTSBURGH — The United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. that serves Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties is currently accepting applications from agencies and organizations wishing to become a partner agency of the United Way for fiscal year 2014. Agencies and organizations wishing to apply may obtain the necessary paperwork by stopping in at the United Way office, located at 45 Tom Miller Road, or by calling 563-0028. The office is open Monday through Friday

from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. All applicants must be a (501-C-3) "Not-for-Profit" organization and show proof of certification. Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered by 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25.

Museum gift shop to open ELIZABETHTOWN — The gift shop at the Adirondack History Center Museum will be open on Friday, Dec. 7 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 books, puppets, prints, music and stocking stuffers or give a museum membership as a gift. Members receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases. Have lunch at the Greens Tea and then come across the street to the museum and finish your holiday shopping. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies while you shop. There will be free drawings for a gift bag. The museum is located at 7590 Court St., Elizabethtown. For more information call the museum at 873-6466 or email

Chorale set for holiday program ELIZABETHTOWN — The Pleasant Valley Chorale will present its holiday program, “Shout for Joy!” in two concerts: Friday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Essex Community Church and again on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. at the United Church of Christ in Elizabethtown. The program features a wide variety of holiday spirituals. The chorale, sponsored by the Elizabethtown Social Center, is a community ensemble of 40 members, directed by Susan Hughes and accompanied by Mary Lu Kirsty. Admission to the concerts is free, with a goodwill donation accepted at the door. For more information, contact Susan Hughes, director, at 873-7319.

Santa in Lewis LEWIS — Santa will be at the Essex County Public Safety Building Saturday, Dec. 8, from noon to 3 p.m. There will be cookies and milk, photos and more for the children.

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KEENE VALLEY — There will be a Holiday Craft Bazaar on Dec. 8 with quality gifts, Scholastic Book Fair, ski tuning and equipment swap, silent auction, entertainment, kids crafting, Santa Claus at 11 a.m. and much more, all at Keene Central School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Market Street, Keene Valley. For more information, call 946-8317.

WILMINGTON — A Holiday Arts and Craft Sale will be held at the Whiteface Range Hall on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Many local artists will be displaying a wide variety of beautiful handcrafted products.

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown -Westport Garden Club is hosting their annual Greens Tea on Friday, Dec. 7, from 10 am. until 2 p.m. at the United Church of Christ on Court Street in Elizabethtown. Lunch with be served from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. A newer menu for $6 is available, please call ahead for take out at 484-4109261. The Greens Tea continues to donate it's proceeds between ECH, EMS, and Hospice.

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School Board of Education will hold its Regular meeting Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. (change of date) in the conference room.

Christmas show at Grange WHALLONSBURG — The Third Annual Grange Off-Beat Xmas Show will take place Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., with local musicians for all kinds of music — traditional, not-so-traditional, fun, moving, sweet and more. There will be refreshments, some last minute gifts on sale, and lots of singing and celebrating together. Featuring Jay Fiegl, Back in Time, Max Godfrey, The Wannabes and the Wadhams Waddlers. Everyone is welcome. Suggested donation at the door is $6, $3 for students under 18, and $15 for families.

Candlelight service slated WILLSBORO — The Children's Memorial Healing Garden of Willsboro invites you to the third Annual candle lighting service in conjuctions with the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting Service. This program will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9. The program will start at 6 p.m. with a light meal, at 7 p.m. candles will be lit in memory of a beloved child or sibling with reflections on the gifts that they brought to the lives of others. It will be held at the Willsboro United Methodist Church, located at 3734 Main St., Willsboro. If wished, bring a photo of your loved one to share. For more, contact Lori Provost at 963-4311.

Ham and potatoes at church WESTPORT — There will be a baked ham and scalloped potato dinner Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Westport Federated Church. Serving starts 4:30 p.m. with takeouts available. Cost is $9/Adults, and $4/Children 12 and under. Please help us support our local food pantry and bring a non-perishable food item for our food basket.

Story time in Keeseville KEESEVILLE — Keeseville Free Library Story Time will be Dec. 11, at 10 a.m., titled, "Waiting For The Holiday." All preschoolers welcome. for information call 834-9054.

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WESTPORT — The Westport Central School District Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. in the Library. All Board of Education meetings are open to the public.

WADHAMS — Wadhams Free Library Wednesday Night Lectures continue on Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. when Colin Wells gives a talk based on, "How the Alphabet Changed Everything Forever."For more, call 962-8717.

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Keene boys varsity basketball returns to the hardwood in 2012-13 By Keith Lobdell WESTPORT — It may have been a loss in the scorebook, but the Nov. 26 boys varsity basketball game between the Keene Beavers and Westport Eagles was a win for Keene athletics. For the first time in three years, the Beavers sent a varsity boys basketball team onto the court, something players and coaches alike have been looking forward to. “We have not had a varsity in three years so it is nice to actually have a team,” said sophomore Colton Venner, who scored 16 in the Beavers’ 36-21 loss to the Eagles. “I like the better competition. It’s been more intense. We are shooting a lot more in practice.” “It was frustrating because I wanted to be pushed more than we were,” said junior Gabe Warner, who scored two points. “We were looking forward to having a varsity tem this year. We have a lot of new guys so we have been teaching a lot of the basics and learning how to play going forward.” “It was exciting for myself and for them,” coach Chad Lopez said. “There was a lot of anticipation and excitement. They stumbled a little bit out of the gates, but I knew our in-

experience was going to hurt us early, but we will look to work hard and get past it.” Lopez coached the junior varsity team last season and said that he focused on preparing his team mentally for their advancement to varsity. “We worked on understanding that the varsity level was going to be more physical,” Lopez said. “The goal was to prepare everyone mentally to step up and play at the varsity level. It’s different coming in and not knowing what other teams are ready to do. We wanted to cover all of the bases and be prepared for anything.” While the players were happy to get their first varsity game under their belts, they knew they had work to do. “There is a lot of room for improvement,” Venner said. “There were a lot of mistakes and things we need to correct in practice.” “I’m very excited for the season,” Lopez said. “We are looking to gain some experience and hopefully a little bit of respect along the way.” For the Beavers, Brandon Dumas added two points and Maxx Sturges one, all scoring their first points as varsity players. The team also includes Austin Brown, Justin Haverlick, Warren Ashe, Tim Montez, Mathew Holmes and Seok Jae Hong.

Brandon Dumas works inside against Westport defenders RJ King and Ryan Davis, as Keene coach Chad Lopez looks on. Photo by Keith Lobdell

WORSHIP IN YOUR COMMUNITY AU SABLE FORKS St. James’ Church - Epliscopal (Anglican Catholic) Rev. Patti Johnson, Seacon. Services: Wed. 6:00 p.m. Evening Prayer and Healing Service. Holy Eucharist Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Phone 518-593-1838 or 518-647-5312. United Methodist Church - Main Street. 647-8147. Sunday 11 a.m. - Worship Service. Email: Holy Name Catholic Church - 14203 Rt. 9N, Au Sable Forks, 647-8225, Rev. Kris Lauzon - Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, Masses: Mon. & Wed. 5:15pm, Thurs. & Fri. at 8am, Sat. 4pm, Sun. 10:30am. Confessions (reconciliation) Sat. 3:15-3:45pm. BLACK BROOK St. Matthew’s Catholic Church - 781 Silver Lake Rd., Black Brook, 647-8225, Rev. Kris Lauzon - Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, Masses: Closed for Winter Season BLOOMINGDALE Pilgrim Holiness Church - 14 Oregon Plains Rd., 8913178, Rev. Daniel Shumway - Sunday: Morning Worship 11am, Sunday School 10am, Evening Service 6:30 pm; Wednesday: Prayer Service 7 pm. 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. 873-6760. Father Francis Flynn, 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. 8736822. 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. Rev. John Demo, Admin. 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. web page: detail/375 St. John’s Episcopal Church - Church Street. 963-7775. 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. 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 523-2200. Email: St. Hubert’s All Souls Episcopal Church - Sunday Holy Eucharist

10 a.m., June 24 through September 9. Varying roster of priests celebrate communion each week. Keene Valley Congregational Church - Main Street. 5764711. 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 11:00 a.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 6:30 p.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 become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ Worship service Sunday 10:15 a.m. 2253 Saranac Ave., LP 523-2008,

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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 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 26 John Brown Rd., LP. President Philip Perkins 354-0410. Sacrament Meeting 10:00 AM; Sunday School 11:00 AM; Relief Society/Priesthood Meetings 12:00 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, 891-3605. Sunday worship services at 7:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., led by the Reverand Ann S. Giallard,

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Photo by Keith Lobdell High Peaks Church - A Bible-believing, non-denominational church. 97 Will Rogers Drive, Saranac Lake, 891-3255 Saranac Lake Baptist Church - 490 Broadway, Saranac Lake, 891-5473 First United Methodist Church - 63 Church Street, Saranac Lake, 891-3473 Adirondack Alliance Church - 72 Canaras Ave., SL, 8911383. Sharing the hope of Christ, building relationships with god. Sunday worship 10:00 a.m. with nursery care available. First Presbyterian Church PC(USA) - 57 Church Sreet, Saranac Lake, NY, 518-891-3401, Rev. Joann White. All Are Welcome Here! 9:45am Sunday Worship. Sunday School for All Ages. Nursery Care. 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study. Handicap Accessible & Hearing Assistance. Saranac Lake Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses - 5043 Rt. 3, Saranac Lake, 518-891-9233 Sunday Public Talk 10 a.m. followed by Watchtower Study 10:35 a.m. Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity - Worshipping at the First United Methodist Church at 63 Church St., Saranac Lake. Pastor Michael Richards presiding. 518-8915262. Services on Sunday mornings at 11:30 a.m. followed by coffee hour. Sunday School available. TUPPER LAKE United Community Church - 25 High Street, Tupper Lake, 359-9810 Holy Name Catholic Church - 114 Main Street, Tupper Lake, 359-9194 St. Alphonsus Church - 48 Wawbeek Avenue, Tupper Lake, 359-3405. St. Thomas Episcopal - 8 Brentwood Ave, Tupper Lake 359-9786 The Tupper Lake Baptist Chapel - Corner Lake & Mill Streets. 518-359-3402. Rev. Richard Wilburn. Sunday: Sunday School 9:00 a.m., Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Wednesday: Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. WADHAMS United Church of Christ - Sunday worship celebration at 11:00 a.m., Pastor Leon Hebrink. 962-8293 *For other ministry & discipleship opportunities see the Westport Federated Church schedule. WESTPORT Federated Church - The “Stone Church” on Main Street, Westport - Woship Celebration Sundays at 9:00 am with “Children’s Church.” Bible and book discussion fellowship at 6:00 pm Thursdays in the parsonage. 518-962-8293 / “Come follow Jesus in the company of friends.” Westport Bible Church - 24 Youngs Road. 962-8247. Pastor Dick Hoff. Sunday Morning Worship 9:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.; Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday Night Prayer 7 p.m.; Teen Club Saturday 6 p.m.; Olympian Club Sunday

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December 8, 2012

Trail review: A new path up an old favorite


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he first significant snow of the season has finally arrived, and while accumulations remain far too meager to jumpstart the backcountry ski season; the woods are again white. The Northern Zone Regular Big Game Hunting season officially ended on Dec. 2, however, hunters can still get out for the Late Muzzleloading Season Dec. 3-9 in several Northern Zone Wildlife Management Units, including 5A, 5G, 5J, 6A, 6C, 6H and 6G. There will also be continued hunting opportunities for bobcat, coyote, fox, coyote and raccoon. Ruffed grouse populations also appear to be in great shape this season, and it’s been a rare day when I’ve failed to flush at least a few grouse while hunting for whitetail. Of course, grouse always seem to be around when I’m carrying a deer rifle, and conversely, deer typically appear while I’m lugging a shotgun. Fortunately, outdoor enthusiasts will soon be confronted with a variety of additional winter recreational options as ice overtakes the local lakes and the snowpack continues to grow. Winter ’s hard cap has already locked in many of the smaller ponds, and the larger lakes won’t be far behind.

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Finally, off the snide Following a prolonged drought in my annual deer hunting efforts, I finally managed to harvest a nice buck during the regular (rifle) season. While I’ve had success during the archery and muzzleloader seasons in recent years, bucks have proven to be rather elusive during recent rifle seasons. As an old fishing guest always proclaims after landing his first trout of the season, “I’m officially off the snide.” Finally, I have a right to make the same claim for the hunting season. Unfortunately, there is no great hunting tale to tell. Before heading off to the woods, I showered with scent-free soap and I made sure my hunting clothes were as scentless as possible. I also dragged pads covered with Tink’s No. 69 all the way to my stand, and I hung them a short distance away. The previous afternoon, I had watched numerous does in the same area and I knew that bucks would be likely nosing around. One by one, the does began to assemble, and eventually a buck made an entrance. Although I couldn’t see it, the does certainly did, and they continued to watch as it edged along in the cover of the thick woods. With its nose to the ground, the buck followed square on my tracks. Soon, it moved out from the treeline and into the open, directly on my footprints.

William Coats, age 14, of Keeseville, shows off the six-point buck he shot with a 20 guage at 8:30 a.m. Thanksgiving morning at the Badger Camp in Whitesville. Coats is shown here with his father, Ed. The buck was his first. Congratulations, Will!

he first time I set out to hike Jay Mountain a few years ago I remember thinking that if it hadn’t been for the cars parked along the shoulder of the road, I would have driven right past the beginning of the unmarked, unmaintained trail. Since then I have visited Jay in every season, and probably at least 10 By Shaun Kittle times, and I have never been the only one on the trail. In early November I learned the DEC had created a new, marked route to Jay’s summit ridge, and I had to check it out to see if a new path up an old, local favorite could stand up to its predecessor. The new route begins about 300 feet north of the start of the old herdpath, near the intersection of Jay Mountain Road and Upland Meadows Road in the town of Jay. The parking area, which can accommodate five cars, now sports a big brown sign with yellow letters, making it all but impossible to miss. Mileage to Jay’s western ridge isn’t indicated on the new sign, but the DEC calls it two-anda-half miles, which adds a mile to the hike. The new path starts off at a gentle grade and never really gets steep, not The telltale signs of porcupine activity can by High Peaks’ be seen on the upper reaches of the new standards, anytrail up Jay Mountain. way. Gone is the Photo by Shaun Kittle steep, eroded pitch that ascends straight upslope through a red pine forest. Gone too is the short stretch of open rock about three quarters of the way up the shoulder of Jay. I do miss that last section, as I enjoy any exciting change of scenery that involves rock scrambling, but there is plenty of that to be had elsewhere in the High Peaks. The trade-off in diverting the trail around these sections is that the new path is laden with switchbacks and is therefore much easier, no matter which way you’re going. As one fellow hiker commented: “It’s a lot easier on the legs going up and a lot easier on the knees coming down.” True and true. Several times I thought I recognized stretches of trail coinciding with stretches of the old trail. There were definitely some changes, though. Instead of going up and over a small knob the trail skirts it, and it also winds its way up to the notch between the rock outcrop at the end of Jay’s ridge instead of charging straight up. From the notch, one can turn left to clamber up a rock outcrop that marks the western end of Jay’s summit ridge, or turn right to continue on to the peak. The outcrop is a worthy destination in its own right, and almost feels like its own little summit. New trail aside, the hike up Jay still delivers on scenery. I noticed less striped maple, a personal favorite of mine, in the forests I passed through, but I did see a sugar maple bearing the peeled bark indicative of porcupine activity etched into its trunk. Mossy boulders, open hardwood forests and pre-winter icicles also lined the path. There was also the finale, the view from Jay’s open, 3,600-foot summit, which is stunning as always, but my favorite portion of the hike is still the easy one-and-a-half mile ramble along the ridge to the mountain’s peak. This part remains unchanged, which makes sense since there simply isn’t enough room along the narrow ridge to create an alternate route. The path here weaves in and out of evergreen islands, with an ever-expanding view emerging from each new expanse of open rock. The summit looms in the distance, getting closer and closer, with the view becoming increasingly expansive as elevation is slowly gained, eventually encompassing Lake Champlain, Vermont’s Green Mountains, Whiteface Mountain and too many High Peaks to count toward the south. The completion of Jay’s new trail means the mountain has become more accessible, which is not a bad thing. The thoughtful design and lack of steepness means trail erosion, and therefore the impact of the path on the surrounding forest, will be reduced, and it also means hikers can spend more time checking out the forest, and less time struggling to catch their breath.

Joe Hackett and the 10-point buck he shot recently Photo provided

I kept the crosshairs of my scope on its chest and steadied my aim. When it stopped and lifted its head, I exhaled and squeezed the trigger. Does scattered as the shot rang out, and the buck ran off as well. However, it piled up less than 30 yards from my watch. There was no euphoria, and there was no one around to exchange high fives with. It was a simple act that served to reassure me I still retain the skills to be a hunter. Despite the fact that my accomplishment was tinged with the bittersweet knowledge I had taken a life, I was proud of my hunting efforts. I had put in the time and I was satisfied with a handsome 10 pointer, which sported a large, non-typical rack. However, I was more excited at the prospect of enjoying fresh venison loin for Thanksgiving.

Thoughts on the Forest Preserve As part of an ongoing effort to better understand both the concept and the conception of the Adirondack Forest Preserve, I have been researching through old journals, periodicals and outdoor magazines from the era of the 1880s through the turn of the century. Many quotes ring as true in current times, as they did when first set to type in the late 1880s. It appears the battle between preservationist and land developers is as indelibly linked to the Adirondack landscape as the forces of nature. Combined, these manmade and natural forces have served to frame the land as it stands today. In March 1884, Leon Thomson, a lumberman declared, “Those that seek to create an Adirondack Park are Office seekers, aesthetics and dudes. " However, in New York at that time, political forces were working to put an end to the lumberman’s exploitation of forest resources. Arguments included social, economic and health factors. From an 1882 report to the NYS Legislature: “There were other scientific reasons for the creation of a park. The fetid quarters of the urban poor threatened not only physical health, but the mental health of the young as well. For their sake, it was important to retain the forests in order to replace the vicious debasing pleasures of the cities.” Other climatological reasons advanced the call for the preservation of forests included “the requirements of the higher civilization of the Caucasian race … that shade must be provided to avoid the action of the mid-day sun on the brain and the nervous system.” Samuel Hammond, an Albany lawyer who enjoyed camping in the Adirondacks as early as 1840, was one of the first to call for the creation of a park. He claimed the state should “mark out a circle of a hundred miles in diameter, and throw around it the protecting aegis of the constitution" to protect the land as "a forest forever." Harry Radford, editor of Field and Stream magazine, considered the savior of beaver and black bear in the Adirondacks declared in 1904, “The Forest Preserve Board has recently purchased several large tracts of forest lands within the boundaries of the proposed Adirondack State Park. Adirondackers should always rejoice at every acre of land thus acquired by the state as it lessens the chances of the land barons to ruin the beautiful wilderness and hastens the day when the Adirondack Park will become a glorious reality.” Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman living in Ray Brook. Contact him at

Shaun Kittle is a reporter at Denton Publications, editor of North Country Living Magazine and an avid outdoor enthusiast. He can be reached at

December 8, 2012


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WESTPORT — Wadhams Free Library Wednesday night Lectures with Colin Wells to talk about his book "How the Alphabet Changed Everything Forever." 763 New York 22, 7:30 p.m. ELIZABETHTOWN — Teen/Adult Zumba, Elizabethtown Social Center, 7626 U.S. 9, 5:30 p.m. WESTPORT — Baked Ham and Scalloped Potato Dinner, Westport Federated Church, Main Street, 4:30p.m. takeouts available. $9, kids $4. WESTPORT — "Holiday Celebration" featuring the choral trio, "Ya Got Treble", The Westport Library, 6 Harris Lane, 5 p.m. ELIZABETHTOWN — Santa Claus to visit the Elizabethtown Cobble Hill Golf Course Clubhouse, Corner of Court Street, Rte. 9, 4-6 p.m. KEESEVILLE — The Keeseville-Peru Ecumenical Choir will be performing concert, St. John the Baptist Church, 1804 Main Street, 7:30 p.m. WESTPORT —ZUMBA Class, Westport Heritage House, Main Street, 6:30 p.m. $5.

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Advent Musical Meditations, United Church of Christ, 7580 Court Street, 12:15 p.m. SARANAC LAKE — SNOW Caberet, Pendragon Theater, 15 Brandy Brook Ave, 8 p.m. $12, $5 for kids. 891-1854. ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown -Westport Garden Club to host annual Green's Tea, United Church of Christ on Court Street, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. ELIZABETHTOWN — The Adirondack History Center Museum gift shop will be open during “Green’s Tea” Event for holiday shopping, 7590 Court Street,10 a.m.-2 p.m. ESSEX — The Pleasant Valley Chorale “Shout for Joy!” concert, Essex Community Church, 2306 Main Street, 7:30p.m. 873-7319.

AUSABLE FORKS — Public Swim, AuSable Valley Central School Swimming Pool, 28 Church Street, 2-4 p.m. $2, $1 for students. WADHAMS — The Essex County Veteran's Cemetery to place Holiday Wreaths on the graves of veterans, County Veteran's Cemetery, 2 p.m. County Route 8, 873-2138. ELIZABETHTOWN — The Pleasant Valley Chorale “Shout for Joy!” concert, United Church of Christ, 7580 Court Street, 3p.m. 873-7319. WILMINGTON — Village of Lights At Santa's Workshop, 324 Whiteface Memorial Highway, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. $9.95, WESTPORT —ZUMBA Class, Westport Heritage House, Main Street, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 8 WILMINGTON — Local arts & Crafts Holiday Sale, Whiteface Range Hall, 5794 NYS Rte. 86, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 946-7642. ELIZABETHTOWN — Teen/Adult Zumba, Elizabethtown Social Center, 7626 U.S. 9, 9 a.m. LEWIS — Santa to visit, Public Safety Building, 702 Stowersville Road, noon-3p.m. KEENE VALLEY — Holiday Craft Bazaar and Book Fair with Santa Claus, Keene Central School, Market Street, 10 a.m.-3p.m. 946-8317 WHALLONSBURG — Off-Beat Christmas Show, Whallonsburg Grange Hall, corner of Rte. 22 and Whallons Bay Road, 7 p.m. $6 suggested donation or $15 family.

Monday, Dec. 10 WESTPORT —YOGA Class, Westport Heritage House, Main Street, 6 p.m. $10. ELIZABETHTOWN — Teen/Adult Zumba, Elizabethtown Social Center, 7626 U.S. 9, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 12 WESTPORT — ZUMBA Class, Westport Heritage House, Main Street, 6:30 p.m. $5. ELIZABETHTOWN — Zumba Fitness Class, Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School, 7530 Court Street, 3 p.m., $8, or $20 for the Nov 28, Dec 5, 12, and 19 classes. 873-6408.

ELIZABETHTOWN — Advent Musical Meditations, United Church of Christ, 7580 Court Street, 12:15 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 15 ELIZABETHTOWN — Teen/Adult Zumba, Elizabethtown Social Center, 7626 U.S. 9, 9 a.m. UPPER JAY — Martha Gallagher concert, at the Amos and Julia Ward theatre, Intersection of Rte 9N and 86, 7p.m. WESTPORT — “Welcome to Winter Hike” at the new Hidden Quarry Trail, 1 p.m. Former Mormon Church Parking Lot, NYS Route 22/9N. AUSABLE FORKS — “Here Come the Trains!” Opening & Reception, Tahawus Lodge Center, Windows Gallery, 14234 Rte 9N, Main St., 5-7p.m. 647-8266. UPPER JAY — Storytelling at Wells Memorial Library, 12230 New York 9N, 2 p.m.

Sunday, Dec.16 AUSABLE FORKS — Public Swim, AuSable Valley Central School Swimming Pool, 28 Church Street, 2-4 p.m. $2, $1 for students. WILMINGTON — Village of Lights At Santa's Workshop, 324 Whiteface Memorial Highway, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. $9.95,

WESTPORT —YOGA Class, Westport Heritage House, Main Street, 6 p.m. $10. ELIZABETHTOWN — Teen/Adult Zumba, Elizabethtown Social Center, 7626 U.S. 9, 5:30 p.m. UPPER JAY — Quilters Gathering, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 New York 9N, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 19 WESTPORT — ZUMBA Class, Westport Heritage House, Main Street, 6:30 p.m. $5. ELIZABETHTOWN — Zumba Fitness Class, Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School, 7530 Court Street, 3 p.m., $8, or $20 for the Nov 28, Dec 5, 12, and 19 classes. 873-6408.

Thursday, Dec. 20 ELIZABETHTOWN — Teen/Adult Zumba, Elizabethtown Social Center, 7626 U.S. 9, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 21 WILMINGTON — Village of Lights At Santa's Workshop, 324 Whiteface Memorial Highway, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. $9.95,


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opening scene 72 One in a military march? 73 “Your shingle work stinks!” e.g.? 76 Litigator’s org. 77 Outfit for an outfit 79 Official commands 80 Biceps band 82 13th-century date 83 President pro __ 85 Uppity sort 86 Beach shirt 87 “Fawlty Towers” producer, with “the” 88 Old dagger 90 Cognac grade, initially 92 Reuben need 96 Spanish she-bear 98 Not really, with “only” 101 Quiet 103 Goal for a H.S. dropout 105 “Don’t take candy from strangers,” say? 109 Urgent 110 Beefeater product 112 Algerian port 113 Oct. 24, 1947 declaration 115 __ school 116 Abby and Martha’s poison of choice, in a 1939 play 118 Types 120 Asian wraps 122 Democratic donkey designer 123 Empty church basket? 128 Wineglass feature 129 Water from France 130 City west of Caen 131 Reverberations in une grotte 132 Mitty portrayer 133 Data update mechanisms 134 Partings 135 Venezia casino winner

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This Month in History - DECEMBER 8th - John Lennon, singer, guitarist, songwriter, and poet for the Beatles, was assassinated in New York City by Mark David Chapman in 1980. 10th - Wyoming, a territory of the U.S., allowed women to vote and hold office (1869). 10th - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize. (1964) 13th - The Clip-on tie is created. (1928)


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Position available in the Port Henry area. Responsibilities include: assessing individual medical needs; coordinating medical services; providing staff training on health related issues; and ensuring compliance with medication policies. RN license to practice in NY required. Experience with people with intellectual disabilities preferred. Flexible Monday through Friday work schedule. Competitive salary and exceptional benefits package. Send resume and cover letter to: Human Resources, Mountain Lake Services, 10 St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Place, Port Henry, NY 12974 24193

We are looking for a hands-on person who is interested in joining our district staff as a full-time Shop Auditor in Ticonderoga & the surrounding area. THIS IS NOT A DESK JOB. Our auditors do monthly shop inventory and work with the shop crew and management to help control loss and improve operations. If interested, please email a resume to


Behavioral Health Services North, Inc. ADVOCATE The STOP Domestic Violence program of BHSN has a full time Advocate position available with flexible hours at our Westport, NY office. Duties include: assisting victims of domestic violence by providing supportive counseling, safety planning, occasional transportation and advocacy within Essex County. Some public education and event coordination are provided by the person in this position. Good communication skills are required. Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree preferred. Must be at least 23 years of age to apply. Valid NYS driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license for at least three years and reliable transportation a must. Training provided. Background checks will be conducted. Qualified candidates should submit letter of intent, resume and 3 references to: BHSN-HR 22 U.S. Oval, Suite 218 Plattsburgh, NY 12903 Email: BHSN is an equal opportunity employer.


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HELP WANTED NOW ACCEPTING!!! - up to $1000 WEEKLY PAID IN ADVANCE!!! MAILING BROCHURES or TYPING ADS ONLINE for our company. FREE Supplies! Genuine Opportunity. PT/FT. No Experience Needed!

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WANTED TO BUY BUYING/SELLING: GOLD, gold coins, sterling silver, silver coins, diamonds, fine watches (Rolex, Cartier, Patek, Phillippe), paintings, furs, estates. Call for appointment 917-696-2024 JAY BUYING EVERYTHING! FURS, Coins, Gold, Antiques, Watches, Silver, Art, Diamonds."The Jewelers Jeweler Jack" 1-917-696-2024 By Appointment. Lic-Bonded. BUYING NY & VT GINSENG Paying $600/lb-$900/lb, depending on age and condition. Call or email John if interested. 603-306 -4675 BUYING/SELLING: GOLD, gold coins, sterling silver, silver coins, diamonds, fine watches (Rolex, Cartier, Patek, Phillippe), paintings, furs, estates. Call for appointment 917-696-2024 JAY CA$H PAID- up to $26/Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Hablamos Espanol. 1-800 -371-1136 RECORD COLLECTOR would like to buy record collections and sheet music. Cash Paid! Please Call 518-846-6784. WANTED TO BUY Wanted: Will Pay up to $15.00 for High School Yearbooks 1900-2012. Any School/Any State. or 214514-1040 WANTED: WILL Pay up to $15.00 for High School Yearbooks 19002012. Any School/Any State. or 214514-1040 WANTS TO purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 YEARBOOKS UP to $15 paid for high school yearbooks 1900-2012. www. or 214514-1040

HORSE BOARDING Saranac Lake 19 min from LP. Large Indoor & Outdoor Riding Ring, Private Trail system. Full or pasture board. Competitive Rates. Call or Text 518-302-6227

96 COLONY 14X80, Mobile Home, 3br/2ba, master bathroom has jet tub, deck, gardens,appraised at $23,000 but selling at $20,000 obo 518-5725468.

REAL ESTATE WANTED HORSEBACK LESSON PROGRAM Saddleback Ranch. Saranac Lake. All season. Complete Horsemanship. No Pressure setting. English & Western. Indoor Ring & Trails. Call or Text 518-302-6227

NORTHERN LAND, Wanted for home building, 3 to 50 acres within 25 miles of Plattsburgh. or call 518 563 2849

SINGLE-FAMILY HOME COMMERCIAL PROPERTY WESTPORT: OFFICE SUITES. Fully furnished w/ cubicles, desks, computer & phone hook-ups. 720 sq. ft. Lake views. Contact Jim Forcier @ 518962-4420.

FARM NEW YORK STATE Farm, HUNTING LAND/CABIN BARGAIN - 3 Acres w/ "Cozy Cabin" - $19,995 or $157/month;5 Acres w/ Adirondack Style Cabin $29,995 or $236/month. State land close by, greathunting, fishing & snowmobiling. Call 1-800229-7843 or visit WWW.LANDANDCAMPS. COM. 20% down, 8.49% rate, 15 years.

MORRISONVILLE, NY , 3 BR/1 BA Single Family Home, 1,056 square feet, built in 1979, New roof, kitchen, bath & water heater. Full basement. $99,500 OBO. MAKE ME MOVE! 518-4209602

HEWITT PONTOON BOAT Lift, model# 1501, sits on the bottom of the lake. Make an Offer. 518-891-2767 Leave Message on Mail Box 1.



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CARS 1952 DESOTO White/Blue, no rust, small Hemi,, great project car. Serious inquires only. $3500. 518-962-4688 1980 OLDSMOBILE 4 door Cutlass, good transmission, body, 4.3L/260, 8 cyl., 97K, rear brake fluid line leak, must tow away. Asking $750. 518-563-2509 Leave Message. Call: (518) 563-2509 HYUNDAI ACCENT 2010, never been driven in snow, very good shape, well maintained, 68,000 miles, DK Blue Black Interior, am/fm CD, air, auto, front wheel drive, great tires, new battery, new wiper blades, 38 mpg., $7600. 518-873-1067 no call after 8pm.




5 ACRES BORDERS FOREST, use Deer Creek, $16,900. 7 acres, 2brooks, $19,900. Financing. 1-888683-2626 LAND WANTED LAND and FARMS WANTED. Serious Cash Buyer seeks investment property, 200 acres and up, with or without mineral rights. Brokers welcome. for imediate confidential response, call 607-563-8875 ext. 13 or email

STONE HOUSE IN LEWIS at 8619 Route 9, recently remodeled, full dry basement, 2 car garage with walk up loft, laundry room with new front load washer and dryer, all appliances stay, large stone fireplace, will help with closing cost. Call 518-873-2120 to see.

2005 WHITEHALL SPIRIT rowing/sailboat. Classic boat, rare find. Must sell! Asking $6400 OBO. 845-868-7711

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H O U S E A L ASSOCIATES, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 9/25/12. Office in Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 25 Sam Spear Rd., Westport, NY 12993, which is also the principal business loca-

Name: ________________________________________________________________ Address: _______________________________________________________________ Phone: ________________ E-mail (Required): __________________________________ Amount Enclosed:________Card #: _________________________ Security #: _________ Exp. Date: ___________________ Signature: __________________________________

FURNISHED PARK Model with attached room, Voyager Resort, Tucson, Arizona #6-256. Prime corner lot with 3 fruit trees, and a 1995 Buick Roadmaster. Go to www.forsalebyowner for pictures and details. Ad Listing #23927596. $23,950. Call Karen Armstrong 518-563-5008 or 518 -569-9694.

(518) 499-2886 • Ask for Joe

tion. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. VN-11/3-12/8/12-6TC20692 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF JIM GRANT PRODUCTIONS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/31/12. Office location: Essex County. Princ. office of LLC: PO Box 613, Lake Placid, NY 12946. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to James W. Grant at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Create, produce and market exercise videos. VN-11/17-12/22/126TC-20739

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Deadline: Friday at 4pm Mail to: The Classified Superstore PO Box 338, Elizabethtown, NY 12932 Fax: 518-873-6360 • Phone: 518-873-6368 • Email: 20648


----------------------------CUPOLA HOUSE ON LAKE CHAMPLAIN, LLC Articles of Org. filed Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 10/26/2012. Office in Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2278 Main St., PO Box 99, Essex, NY 12936. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. VN-11/17-12/22/126TC-20742 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: HALTI-USA, LLC AKA HALTI USA, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the

Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/13/2007. Office location: ESSEX COUNTY, 114 Polarity Way, Lake Placid, NY 12946. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the National Registered Agents, Inc. 875 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 501, New York, NY 10001 Purpose: For any lawful purpose. VN-11/17-12/22/126TC-42164 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF IRWIN FARM LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/06/12. Office loca-

tion: Essex County. Princ. office of LLC: Rt. 1, P.O. Box 80, Whallons Bay Rd., Essex, NY 129369706. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity. VN-11/24-12/29/126TC-42176 ----------------------------FFH I, LLC, ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH SSNY ON 10/12/12. Office Location: Essex County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to:

The LLC, 2296 Saranac Ave., Lake Placid, NY 12946. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act. VN-12/1-1/5/13-6TC42199 ----------------------------THE STEVENS COTTAGE LLC, ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH SSNY ON 10/17/12. Office Location: Essex County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 2296 Saranac Ave., Lake Placid, NY 12946. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act. VN-12/1-1/5/13-6TC42198 -----------------------------

NORDIC SUN ENTERPRISES, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 11/16/12. Office in Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 808, Lake Placid, NY 12946. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 2830 Wilmington Rd., Lake Placid, NY 12946. VN-12/8-1/12/13-6TC42242 ----------------------------THE TOWN OF ESSEX will hold the year end meeting at the Town Hall on December 27, 2012 at 9 AM for the purpose of paying bills and for

any other business to come before the Board. Audrey Hoskins, Town Clerk VN-12/8/12-1TC42239 ----------------------------THE TOWN OF ESSEX is seeking applicants for Councilmember to fill the recently vacated term which ends 12/31/13. Please send letters of interest to the Town of Essex PO Box 355, Essex, NY 12936. Letters must be received before 12/14/12. Audrey Hoskins, Town Clerk VN-12/8/12-1TC42240 ----------------------------The Classified Superstore


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MOTORCYCLES 1989 YAMAH Virago runs good $1250; 2003 Hyosung runs good, $2000. Please call 518-962-4394 2002 HARLEY DAVIDSON FATBOY 2002 Harley Davidson Fatboy Beautiful! 20K miles, Pro Charger Supercharger, air ride suspension, 95 ci, many, many options. Trailer available. $15,000 2002 HONDA VTX 1800, mint condition, many extras, $4500. 518-492-2348 2010 HONDA STATELINE 1200 Miles, Black, 1312cc $8,500 518-569-8170

2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTSTER 883 Mint condition. 11,000 miles. Many extras incl. new battery, removable luggage rack, back rest & windshield. 518-946-8341. $4,500 WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLE KAWASAKI 1967-1980 Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, ZIR, KZ1000MKII, W1-650, H1-500, H2-750, S1-250, S2-350, S3-400 Suzuki GS400, GT380, CB750 CASH PAID. FREE NATIONAL PICKUP. 1-800-7721142, 1-310-721-0726

TRUCKS 2000 RANGER 2000 Ranger XLT 4x4 Super Cab, camper top, liner, tonneau cover, 6 cyl., auto, AC, stereo, 130K, Asking $3595. 518-576-9042

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NEW 2013 F150 SUPER CREW 4X4 XL #HSP591 91 • 5. 5.0L 0LL VV8, 8, 6 SSpd. pdd. A Au Auto, utoo, Sy SSync nc SSystem, ysste t m m,, A Air, irr, Power Wind Windows/Locks/Mirrors W Wi ind ndow o s/ ow s/Lo Lock Lo c s/ ck s/Mi Mirr r orrs rr

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* Requires trade-in of 1995 or newer. 1 Requires FMCC credit approval. All customers may not qualify. Offers end 1/2/13. See dealer for incentive programs.


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Court Street, Elizabethtown, NY

2012 Dodge Journey SXT - Stk. #AM301A, Blue ................... $22,988 2009 Dodge Journey SXT - Stk. #AN71A, Black..................... $17,988 2009 Dodge Journey SXT - Stk. #AN275A, Tan...................... $15,988 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT - Stk. #AN51A, Gray ....... $18,988 2010 Chrysler Town & Country Touring - Stk. #AM288A, Red ... $20,988 2009 Chrysler Town & Country Touring - Stk. #AM336A, Gray .. $17,988 2007 Chrysler Town & Country Touring - Stk. #AM323A, Brown.. $11,988 2007 Chrysler Town & Country Touring - Stk. #AM334A, Green .. $10,888 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE - Stk. #AM335A, Gold ......... $8,488 2010 Jeep Patriot Sport - Stk. #AM303A, Red........................ $13,988 2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude - Stk. #AM351A, Blue................. $20,988 2007 Dodge Durango SLT - Stk. #AM292A, Blue ................... $13,788 Dealer #3160005

Prices good until 12/3/12. Photos are for illustration purposes only.


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BRAND NEW 2013 $$20,485 ,




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2005 Dodge Durango SLT - Stk. #AN35A, Black..................... $10,988 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo - Stk. #AM332A, Blue....$14,988 2007 Toyota Highlander - Stk. #AM302B, Silver..................... $17,588 2007 Jeep Compass LTD - Stk. #AM178A, Tan....................... $13,988 2011 Chrysler 200 LTD - Stk. #AM226A, Gray .......................... $21,988 2012 Chevy Malibu LT - Stk. #AM280A, Silver ........................ $21,988 2011 Chevy Impala LS - Stk. #AN41A, Silver ........................... $15,788 2010 Honda Accord LX - Stk. #AM313A, Blue ........................ $15,988 2011 Dodge Challenger RT - Stk. #AN68A, Orange .............. $29,888 2009 Chevy Cobalt LS - Stk. #AM352A, Blue ............................. $8,988 2010 Chevy Silverado LS - Stk. #AM219A, Black................... $19,988 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited - Stk. #AN21A, Silver ........ $16,988 ad d i rond d ackk a to com

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