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Welcome home Molly and Ben! By Colin Wells WESTPORT „ For the last year and a half, Molly Rascoe, a senior at Westport Central School, has traveled to Burlington three times a week for dialysis. In July 2009, Molly was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease that impaired her kidney function, and she needed the regular blood treatments in order to survive. Now, she has every reason to hope that those long hours hooked up to the dialysis ...See Molly & Ben on page 21

More Inside Members of the Essex highway department helped trim the town Christmas tree in front of the town hall. Pictured are, from left to right: Donald Christian, Eugene Benway, Jerry Pierce and Highway Supervisor Jim Morgan. Phil Tart is holding the ladder.

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December 11, 2010

WILLSBORO Colin Wells •


hat a relief it is to have Molly Rascoe and Ben Sudduth home safe and sound after Molly's successful kidney transplant on Dec. 1. (For information about Molly's transplant, see the story in this issue of the paper.) And what a wonderful outcome not only for them but for all of us. Bravo to them and their families, for showing such determination and grit. And bravo to all of the people in town and elsewhere who helped them through this. When I sat down with both families to interview them for the story, the first thing everyone wanted to tell me was how much they appreciate all the support they've had. Ben said that lots of people stepped up to offer assistance to him in getting through the arduous task of donating a kidney. Donations of gas money (many trips to Burlington), dog watching, food—he said that it all really made a difference and wanted me to make sure everyone knew that. Brad Rascoe said the same thing. He repeatedly stressed how much easier this long struggle has been for Molly and her fami-

ly because of the support they've received all along. There's much more to write about this inspiring story, but space is limited and there are other good causes out there with noteworthy upcoming events. I'll keep readers updated in future columns. On Monday, Dec. 13, the Chamber of Commerce and the Chazy and Westport phone company will put up the annual holiday decorations on the Library Lawn. Anyone who'd like to help is encouraged to show up starting at 10 a.m., when they'll begin hanging the lights. Drop offs of hot beverages and donutlike food substances would also be much appreciated by the volunteers. And if you can help prepare the decorations, that will start at Heritage House Friday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m. Finally, don't miss the festive Holiday Singalong at the Westport Library on Thursday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m., led by the trio of Gigi Carroll, Katherine Houseal, and Susan Forney Hughes, accompanied by Mary Lu Kirsty on piano. For more information, call 962-4022.

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his coming Tuesday evening, Jim and Colleen Van Hoven will present a talk titled “Adventures in the Amazon Rainforest” at the Essex Community Church. It starts at 7:30, refreshments will be offered, and donations to the library will be gladly accepted. While we were out walking the other day, Ginny and I spotted several male bluebirds hanging out in a thicket on the edge of a hay field. There may have been females as well, but they weren’t apparent. Although they prefer a diet of insects, if bluebirds have enough fruit, like wild grapes or sumac, they can overwinter in this area. They usually fledge two broods, and the young from the second batch spend the winter with their parents. Fifty years ago, bluebirds were in a dangerous decline, mostly because non-native house sparrows and starlings were taking over their nesting sites. Today they are doing very well, thanks to a huge network of bird lovers who put out nesting boxes. In downtown Essex, the rock cutting machine is working steadily, grinding out sewer

line trenches in ledge. It sounds like a very long train going by, accompanied by clouds of rock dust. This is one machine I do not want to try operating. I can’t resist putting in my two cents on the ferry brouhaha, which is let it close. I don’t wish misery on anyone, but I don’t mind the isolation, and one can’t expect weather on the lake and human enterprises to always meet expectations. I don’t regard the ferry company as malicious, and the miniscule government subsidies they get probably keep ticket prices down. Be of good cheer, and remember it’s just this winter to get through, because the new bridge should be open next fall, and the lake will again be aswim with ferries. Amy occasionally invites Cornell professors to dinner at our house if they’re in the area, and this evening a vegetable expert will be here, along with several farmers. Cornell people are very pleasant, but they don’t crack jokes, they aren’t too amusing, but they do eat a lot. They aren’t shy about seconds and even thirds, and of course they’re all skinny as rails.

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patient will get one treatment free of charge. These are the kind of tops found on water, soda, medicine kind of bottles. If you decide to assist this person, you can leave your donation on the round table in the downstairs basement dinning room area of the Willsboro United Methodist Church; we will take them to the family collecting them. The Willsboro Heritage Society’s 2011 Calendars are available at $9 each; they are at the Drug Store and Village Meat Market. Ron Bruno has done a great job putting it together with the older pictures. Sadly we have learned of Mary Wever Hislop passing, The Wever family roots go back a long way and now there is very little to remind us of their farm presents. We also learned of the death of Bev Sodaro, she was one of our High School English teachers for several years, and later the Sodaro’s had the bowling alley. Both of these people had a strong presents in our community. Happy Birthday to: Roland Mitchell 12/6, Joseph King 12/9, Kevin Young 12/10, Jack Wintermute 12/17.



he holidays are definitely in the air. I took a walk through the village on Saturday and already so many places have outdone themselves with the holiday cheer. Thank you to all who make the season so joyously festive. My neighbor had an incredible display for Halloween and then again for Thanksgiving; we are waiting with great anticipation for their next masterpiece. I noticed one house on Route 9N even has piped in Christmas music. Speaking of Holiday music, I received an email that the boys of Cub Scout Pack 5 will be having a caroling event downtown Keeseville Sunday Dec. 12. The pack will start at the Keeseville Fire Station riding on hay agons to the Keeseville County Gardens retirement hone and then to Front Street and the downtown area. The pack is assembling at 2 at the Fire Station and should start riding and caroling at 2:30. According to Rick Weerts, the Committee Chairman the pack has grown quite a bit in the last few years

with a current membership of 37 boys. Boys are encouraged to join any time by going online to This is the time of year for traditions and while it is so easy to get caught up in the rush of things we should all remember what it is that makes the memories that we will cherish forever. It is the special little things that make the biggest differences. I encourage everyone to find something special that can be done to make a lasting memory; a simple visit to a nursing home to wish some a happy holiday; a walk through the village checking out all the lit decorations, a family reading of a Christmas classic. For me every year at this time I reread Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Sure at this point I can probably recite the whole thing from memory, but it is my tradition and something I look forward to every year. There are many great Christmas stories that deserve their moment in the spot light every year. Pick one and make it your own.

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Valley News - 5 Steven Kellogg, a world famous children’s book author and illustrator, and Andy Buchanan, a University of Vermont Vermont History Lecturer, will be presenting a reading of two children's books which Steven has illustrated Saturday, Dec. 18, at 4 p.m. at the at Whallonsburgh Grange


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December 11, 2010

A clarification road on the night of the theft. A cow was half hanging By Susan Doolittle The following items of note appeared on this date from the truck then, he said. He slowed down with the intention of helping the men of the truck reload the in the pages of our local newspapers.

1937 The Adirondack Record— Elizabethtown Post NORTH ELBA-The carcasses of two of the three cows stolen from the farm of Rollie Tor-rance, on the Cascade road near Lake Placid on Tuesday night of last week, have been found, and three Keeseville residents are in the Essex County jail at Elizabethtown, held to await the action of a grand jury on charges of robbery and grand larceny. The accused are Charles (Muskrat) Robare, a bootlegger during the days of Prohibition, whom troopers allege served a term in Atlanta penitentiary for violation of the “dry” law; Oliver Barbour and James Castor, all of whom were taken into custody last Saturday evening and arraigned before Justice of the Peace Nich-ols of Lewis on Sunday. It is reported that the troopers have secured a confession from the prisoners. The head and skin of one of the cattle found near Trout Pond, between Clintonville and Lewis, showed evidence that the animal had been dressed and the meat carried away. The other cow lay nearby, its throat cut. The carcass of the latter was mutilated, the meat unfit for use. This condition is attributed to the fact that the animal had fallen from the truck and had been dragged for some distance. Daniel Connors told the troopers that he came upon the cattle truck near the white birches in the Wilmington

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KEENE-A door which had burst open after impact with a boulder probably was responsible Wednesday night of last week for saving the lives of Marion and Charles Estes of Keene, whose car left the road and overturned in Cas-cade lake shortly before 6 o’clock. Miss Estes, a teacher at Keene, and her brother crawled from the machine and had just man-aged to reach the shore when notice by Harvey Waite of Saranac Lake. Although wet, they seemed to be suffering from no major injuries and were taken to their homes in Keene by Mr. Waite. Only the rear wheels were visible above the water and the lights still on the upturned car presented a weird sight in the lower of the Twin lakes which separate high cliffs in the Cascade pass. The automobile which Miss Estes was driving was purchased from a Lake Placid garage just 24 hours before the accident. When she lost control of the machine, it rolled down the bank and struck several large rocks before turning over and landing in the lake. The car, which was towed into Lake Placid, was wrecked.

To the Valley News: I’d like to make a correction to a letter to the editor published in the Dec. 4 edition of the Valley News: The banners referred to in the Elizabethtown/Lewis Chamber of Commerce's letter last week issued incorrectly stated that the banners were “handled by the county workers.” In fact, the banners were installed by Elizabethtown's Highway Department using the county lift. We apologize for this error and thank everyone for their and time and effort! Mary McGowan Admissions Director Meadowmount School of Music

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You, sir are awesome! I have been thinking and wondering how and why some people are nice, seemingly nice to everyone and others are not. What are the influences or forces that move all of us from being nice to new people we meet and more importantly, being nice, fair and kind to the people that we interact with each day. In 1859, Charles Darwin penned, ‘The Origin of the Species.” This seminal work became the basis for modern thought on the evolution of man. Among Darwin’s assumptions that gathered acceptance was “natural selection” or what researcher, Herbert Spencer called, “Survival of the fittest.” Today’s version of this phase translates to “I’m going to get mine.” The essence is essentially unchanged; I will do whatever I can to get what I want without regard to how my actions will affect others. Does this explanation explain why people can be so cruel to each other? Many prominent researchers have, ironically used the survival of the fittest concept to measure how separate we humans are from animals. In the animal world, there is no question that the fit survive, however, among humans; this exclusive motivation can be incredibly destructive. More recently researchers have found that humans are hardwired to cooperate with each other and to look out for each other. Researchers at Emory University found that very young children as young as 16 months want to cooperate with others and want to be fair with them. Some researchers feel that this is an indication of an innate, human preference for cooperating and not a learned behavior. In addition, the same research found that being nice to others really lights up the MRI machine when measuring the pleasure associated with treating others well. While most of us don’t need research results to know that treating others well really feels good, why we don’t do it more often is another question. One thing that I am sure of is that people like the fine young man that I met last week are an inspiration to us all. Maybe because they remind us that being nice really does matter. Remember, all kids count. Reach the writer at

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To the Valley News: Some of us can remember what it was like to hospitalized as a child. To replace the look of apprehension and fear with one of joy and a smile try the following. When visiting someone in the hospital I always go to the gift shop. I give the clerk a twenty dollar bill and request that they purchase some small gift, one each for a little boy and a little girl. What never fails to surprise is the response that I get. First is the apparent confusion expressed on their faces followed by a look of complete surprise. Apparently this is some new kind of compassion that is not seen nearly often enough. It usually takes a few minutes to be understood but is well worth the effort. They then want my name but I just smile and walk away. I encourage you to do this anytime but especially this time of year. If you are fortunate not to know anyone in the hospital go anyway. Do not be surprised if your reward is greater than theirs. Joe Spadaro Saranac Lake

abled our museum to develop programs and improve our facilities. Indeed, without your gifts we would not yet have opened our doors to the public. We are grateful to the volunteers who drove many miles to help with a myriad of on-site construction projects such as remodeling the facilities and building benches as well as rocking cows and horses for children to enjoy. We are also grateful to those who volunteered their time behind the scenes, whether at home on their computers, or by attending meetings in order to network with, and learn from, other museums. Thank you to those who spent long hours planning and hosting our official opening celebration and special weekend events as well as giving museum tours and demonstrations. Without the support of volunteers like you, our non-profit organization could not accomplish its mission of providing an environment where visitors can learn about the heritage of New York’s rural and farm life. Your generosity has made quite an impact. For more information about supporting the Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum located at 250 River Road, Peru, please visit our Web site at: We can also be contacted by e-mail at or by phone at 643-8052 or 569-8715. Ricky H. Laurin Chazy

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Commissioner hopes to retain APA seat By Jon Alexander

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RAYBROOK — Art Lussi’s chances of remaining on the Adirondack Park Agency Board of Commissioners are looking up. The nomination of Lussi’s potential replacement, Minerva boat-builder Peter Hornbeck, appears to be dead – and with the coming GOP takeover of the state Senate, the Lake Placid hotelier hopes he can secure another four-year term on the agency board. “To be honest, I’m not lobbying hard in Albany or around the world to retain my seat,” he said. “I just do it because I hope I’m respected and appreciated for what I do and what I stand for.” The pro-business commissioner enjoys the support of Republican state Senator Betty Little and the vast majority of local government officials. Some of Lussi’s votes as commissioner have raised the ire of green groups who would like to seem him replaced. Before his term expired last year, Lussi changed parties and registered as a Democrat in order to better his chances of keeping his seat. Lussi remained on the board as a heated battle ensured in Albany over his potential replacement. “That was a good move since we did get a Democratic governor elected,” he said. “Some friends of mine from Saranac Lake suggested it would be a good way to show my interest in staying on as a commissioner.” For his part, Hornbeck told North Country Public Radio last week that his appointment may be in real trouble. “As far as I know it’s still alive,” he told NCPR Adirondack Bureau Chief Brian Mann. “I don’t know the mechanics of things, but I haven’t been given any indication otherwise. It does look a little grim at this point because of the future Republican majority in the Senate.” Several commissioners’ terms are nearing expiration, including that of APA Chairman Curt Stiles. Stiles’s term expires in June of

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2011, while in-park Commissioner Frank Thomas and out-park Commissioner Cecil Wray are also serving under expired terms. Even as a member of the minority, Little managed to torpedo Hornbeck’s bid to serve on the APA board. Once in office, Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo can nominate whoever he wants for the coveted in-park APA seats – but the appointments must survive Senate confirmation. Hornbeck says he hasn’t heard from anyone on Cuomo’s transition team. “Nothing,” he said. “I’ve been here. I’ve put calls into people in the governor ’s office and other individuals and I haven’t heard anything back; I’m still waiting. I wish I could tell you more.” Hornbeck says that his environmental advocacy has unfairly come under attack. “My side of the argument is, yes, I’m an environmental but I’m also a business person,” he said. “If this whole process has taught me anything, it’s that there is a real relationship between the environment and the economy in the Adirondacks. The environment is the most positive thing that we have here – it’s the thing that attracts people here and it’s the physical and monetary advantage that we have over other places. There’s a real connection between business and the environment, and I think a lot of people don’t make that connection. The two sides should find some common ground and work together; it’s to everybody’s benefit.” Hornbeck says he did have a chance to talk to state Senator Little face-to-face about her concerns. “To her credit, I have talked to her extensively and expressed my views and engaged in give and take with her,” he said. “I appreciate her listening to me. I don’t have a problem with her; it’s a matter of education for people and we just need to start thinking a little differently.” Art Lussi says he has not actively lobbied for his reappointment. But he did note that he may contact Cuomo’s transition team and reiterate his desire to continue serving on the agency board. The GOP Senate takeover could affect several pending APA appointments, aside from the chairman.

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Little wants to chair state Senate Tourism Committee By Jon Alexander ALBANY — State Sen. Betty Little says she wants to chair the Senate Tourism Committee. With the GOP having officially seized control of the state’s upper house, Republican senators are jockeying for leadership positions. And Little said Monday she’s seeking the chairmanship of the committee because she represents a senate district largely driven by a tourism economy. “I’m beginning to look more favorably on asking for the chairmanship of tourism,” she said. “Our area is so dependent on upon it and it seems to get the short end of the funding stick.” Under the Democratic majority, Little has been the ranking Republican on both the Senate Tourism Committee and the Local Government Committee. The post would give Little even greater sway over funding levels for regionally-significant entities like the state Olympic Regional Development Authority. “I do have a leadership position, but sort of at the bottom rung,” she said. “I’m looking to do more of that.” Little has drafted a memo to incoming Majority Leader Dean Skelos seeking not only the top tourism post, but also a seat on the influential Finance Committee. Syracuse lawmaker John DeFrancisco is currently the ranking Republican on the Finance Committee. He made it a habit to challenge Democratic Finance Committee Chairman Carl Kruger. Several retirements will bump Little up in the Senate GOP hierarchy. Skelos spokesman Mark Hanson told WNBZ that no concrete choices for committee chairmanships have been made. “You’re a little ahead of the game,” he said. “Senator Little has done an outstanding job in a number of areas and we’ll be determin-

ing that as we go forward.” With Democratic Senator Suzi Oppenhiemer ’s victory over Republican challenger Bob Cohen, Republicans are expected to hold a 32-30 Senate majority come January. The majority will give the GOP it’s only statewide powerbase and allow the party to drastically influence gubernatorial appointments and the state budgeting process. Little called the GOP Senate takeover a blessing for upstate. She said that after two years primarily in the minority, Senate Republicans may be more agreeable to Democratic bills than they have in the past.


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SYRACUSE — M&T Bank, Alliance Bank and Adirondack Bank gave the most SBA-guaranteed loans in the 34-county Syracuse district of the U.S. Small Business Administration in 2009-10. M&T Bank topped all large banks with an asset size of more than $10 billion with 159 loans totaling $22.7 million. In Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties, the bank had seven loans worth $1 million. Among large community lenders, Alliance Bank, Syracuse, was the most active in the region, with 20 loans worth $1.9 million. Among small community lenders, Adirondack Bank, Saranac Lake, approved 22 loans worth $2.5 million to take the top spot. Neither was active in Jefferson, Lewis or St. Lawrence counties. In this area, Community Bank, N.A., also gave seven loans, but Watertown Savings Bank loaned the greatest amount at $1.6 million.

WESTPORT—St. Philip Neri church will host an Advent Meditation featuring Martha Gallagher, the Adirondack Harper. Gallagher will lead those in attendance in her presentation of a Quiet Celebration of Advent and the holiday season. According to Gallagher, “A Quiet Celebration is not a concert in the traditional sense. It is really closer to being meditation with music and the spoken word.” Participants are encouraged not to applaud but simply to listen and soak in the music and the message. “Both the audience and myself have the opportunity to reflect peacefully upon the spiritual aspects of Christmas”, added Gallagher. This non-denominational event will be held on Sunday Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. at St. Philip Neri church in Westport. There will be no charge to attend, but offerings will be accepted.


St. James’ Church Traditional & Angilician Worship. Father David Ousley, Rector and Rev. Patti Johnson, Decon. Services: Wed. 6 p.m. - Health & Prayer Holy Eucharist. Sunday 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist. United Methodist Church Main Street. 647-8147. Sunday 11 a.m. Worship Service. Email: Holy Name Catholic Church Rt. 9N, Main Street, AuSable Forks, 647-8225, Administrator: Rev. Kris Lauzon, Daily Masses Monday @ 5:15 p.m., Tues. - Fri. @ 8 a.m., Sat. 4 p.m., Sun. 9:15 a.m. Confessions (reconciliation) one half hour before weekend masses.


St. Matthew’s Catholic Church Black Brook, Silver Lake Rd., 647-8225, Administrator: Rev. Kris Lauzon, Masses Sun. 11 a.m. Confessions (reconciliation) one half hour before each mass.


United Methodist Rt. 9N. 834-5083. Sunday, 11 a.m. Worship Service. Pastor Rev. Joyce Bruce.


St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church Court Street. 873-6760. Father Peter Riani., Mass Schedule: Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m., Weekdays: Consult Bulletin. Thursday 10:15 a.m. Horace Nye Home. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Website: Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal) 10 Williams Street. 873-2509. Sunday, Holy Communion 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Healing Prayer Service: Every Wed. 6:30 p.m. Men’s Group: Every Fri. 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Rev. David Sullivan. All are welcome. Email: Web: United Church of Christ (Congregational) Court Street. 873-6822. Rev. Frederick C. Shaw. Worship Service: Sun. 11 a.m.; Sunday School ages 4 - grade 6. Nursery service Email:


St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Rt. 22. 963-4524. Father Joseph Elliott, Pastor. No Mass in Essex from Columbus Day to Memorial Day, closed for the Winter. Essex Community Church (Methodist) Corner of Rt. 22 and Main St. 963-7766. Rev. John E. Hunn. Sunday Worship Services: 10:15 a.m.; Sunday School; Methodist Women’s Org. - 3rd Wednesday. Pre-School Playgroup - Thursdays 10 a.m. 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 United Methodist Church Corner Harkness & Hollock Hill Rds., Harkness, NY. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Sun. School 8:30 a.m.; Worship 9:30 a.m.


First Baptist Church of Jay Rev. Joyce Bruce, Pastor. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m.


St. Brendan’s Catholic Church Saturday Mass at 4 p.m., Sunday Mass at 11:15 a.m.; Pastor: Rev. Joseph Morgan; Pastor. Rectory Phone 523-2200. Email: St. Hubert’s All Souls Episcopal Church Sunday Holy Eucharist 10 a.m., June 27 through September 12. Varying roster of priests celebrate communion each week. Keene Valley Congregational Church Main Street. 576-4711. Sunday Worship Services 10 a.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m;. Choir Wednesday evening 7 p.m. and Sunday 9:15 a.m.


Immaculate Conception - St. John the Baptist 1804 Main Street, 834-7100. Monsignor Leeward Poissant. Ant. Mass Saturdays - 4 p.m. - St. John’s. Sunday Masses; 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception during the winter months. Email: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Clinton Street, Keeseville. 563-6836. Sunday Service 9 a.m. Rev. Blair Biddle. Keeseville United Methodist Church Front Street, Keeseville. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Sunday School 9:45 p.m.;


Worship 11 a.m. 834-7577. Email: The Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene 124 Hill Street, Keeseville, NY. 834-9408. Pastor Richard Reese. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday Prayer Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church Rte. 22 & Interstate 87, P.O. Box 506, Keeseville, NY. 834-9620. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 7 p.m., Prayer Meeting & Bible Study - Wednesday 7 p.m.; Youth Group Sunday 7 p.m. Website: Email: Front Street Fellowship 1724 Front Street, Keeseville, 834-7373. Pastor Warren Biggar. Sunday: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Tuesday: Home Prayer Groups 7 p.m. (Call for locations). Thursday: Ladies Bible Study 2:30 p.m. in Keeseville, 7 p.m. in Plattsburgh (Call for locations). Friday: Celebrate Recovery 6 p.m.; Kingdom Kids 6:30 p.m.; Youth Group 6:30 p.m. Website: Email:


New Hope Christian Fellowship Church 207 Station St., Lake Placid, NY. A full gospel church. Rev. Richard Ducatt, pastor. Services are Sunday 10a.m. and 6:30p.m. Fellowship prayer, Tuesday 6:30 p.m. and Thursday Bible Study. Once a month covered dish after Sunday morning service. Child care available Sunday & Thursday. Handicapped accessible. For more information call 518523-3652.


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

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on Thursdays (Only when school is in session) St. Philip of Jesus Catholic Church 3746 Main Street. 963-4524. Father Joe Elliott, Pastor. Saturday Mass @ 4 p.m. & Sunday Mass @ 10 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:15 p.m.; Sunday 9:15 a.m.

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Calvary Baptist Church Rt. 86. 946-2482. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. (classes for all ages); Morning Worship 11 a.m. & Evening Service 7 p.m.; Bible Study & Prayer meeting Wednesday 7 p.m. St. Margaret’s Roman Catholic Church Mass Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 a.m. Administrator: Rev. Kris Lauzon Confessions 5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Whiteface Community United Methodist Church Rt. 86 and Haselton Rd. The whiteface Community UMC & Pastor Joyce Bryson invite you to join us for worship at 10:30 a.m. followed by a time for coffee & fellowship. Visitors welcome. Sunday School begins at 9:15 a.m. and child care for children up to age 7 is provided during worship. Church Office open 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tues. - Fri. Office telephone 946-7757. Riverside Thrift Shop located in the Methodist Barn open 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wed. & Sat. Call 946-2922 for questions concerning Thrift Shop. The Ecumenical Emergency Food Shelf and Outreach Program is located in the Rubin Sanford Building next to the church and is open Thurs. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Call 946-7757 with questions concerning our fuel assistance program. Senior Lunch Program Tues. & Thurs. 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Call 946-2922 during that time only for assistance. Wilmington Church of the Nazarene Wilmington, NY. 946-7708 or 946-2434. Marty J. Bausman, Pastor. Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship and Praise 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday - Family Night at Church 7 p.m. (Adult Bible Study, King’s Kids - ages 3-12, Teen Group ages 13-17). Email:


Federated Church Main Street. Westport Federated Church: Sunday Morning Worship Celebration at 9:00 am including Children’s Church; Bible Study at 10:15 am. Thursday evening Bible/Book study, Parsonage at 6:30 pm. Pastor Leon Hebrink, 962-8293 “Following 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 5:30 p.m. (Sept. - May) Email: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Rt. 9N. 962-4994. Branch Pres. Curtis McMillion. Sacrament Meeting 10 a.m.; Sunday School 11:20 a.m.; Priesthood & Relief Society 12:10 a.m.; Primary 11:20 a.m. - 1 p.m. St. Philip Neri Catholic Church 6603 Main St., Father Peter Riani, Pastor. Residence, 873-6760. Mass schedule: Sat., 7 p.m. (Summer only); Sun., 8:30 a.m. Weekdays: consult bulletin. Email:


Congregational United Church of Christ 3799 Main Street, P.O. Box 714. Worship and Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Pastor Jan Jorgensen, church: 518-963-4048, home: (514) 721-8420. United Methodist Church Rt. 22. 963-7931. Sunday Worship Services 9 a.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m. After school religous education program 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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ELIZABETHTOWN — This year ’s senior class at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School will present Senior Night Live! This production consists mostly of comedic skits that are absolutely hilarious. The skits included are as follows: Surprise, by Mark Harvey Levine; DMV Tyrant, by Christopher Durang; The Best Daddy, by Shel Silverstein; On the Edge,by Craig Pospisil; Small World, by Tracey Scott Wilson; and scenes from Check, Please, by Jonathan Rand. The cost is $4 for adults, $3 for students and $3 for senior citizens. Hope to see you there!

Mary W. Hislop Dec. 14, 1922 - Nov. 19, 2010 Mary W. Hislop, 87, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 at Horace Nye Nursing Home in Elizabethtown. She was born in Albany, NY, Dec. 14, 1922, the daughter of Harry and Mary Eugenia (Lyon) Wever. Burial will be at Lake View Cemetery in Willsboro with a prior announcement in the spring. Arrangements are with W. M. Marvin's Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.

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Wilmington library sends shoes to soldiers WILMINGTON — It started with an email from a medic stationed in Kandahar, Afghanistan working in the NATO Trauma Center. Dawn Hicks, from North Carolina, regularly updates friends on her days spent tending to critically wounded soldiers and her experiences in Kandahar. Judi Gould, one of the Wilmington E.M. Cooper Library Trustees, receives Dawn’s updates. In this particular email, Dawn explained that often the soldiers coming into the trauma center are stripped of their clothes and boots are cut off as they are flown by helicopter to be treated, then are transported to a longer-term care hospital. She mentioned the need for comfortable clothing and shoes, specifically Crocs, for the soldiers to wear while being transported. Gould decided to research the Crocs Company to see if they would consider donating shoes to the soldiers. What she found was quite impressive. Crocs, headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, manufactures soft, comfortable, lightweight clog-type shoes. Giving back is a strong part of Crocs culture. Since 2007, 2.5 million pairs of shoes have been distributed to impoverished areas. Crocs has partnered with non-profit organizations such as UNICEF and Feed the Children with the goal of reducing skin infections, parasites and cuts acquired through lack of foot protection by providing shoes to

those in need. Melissa Koester, program specialist in charge of Crocs giving, was contacted and reacted enthusiastically about donating to this cause. Through many varied organizations, Crocs has responded to requests specifically for our troops. In working out the details to have the shoes shipped, it was easiest to work through a non-profit organization. The Board of Trustees of the Wilmington E.M. Cooper Library, a non-profit organization, stepped up to the plate and wanted to get involved, along with Library Director, Samantha Baer. Wilmington Postmistress Merri Carol Peck agreed to receive the shipment of Crocs at the local post office and then assisted in forwarding the shoes to the APO address for their ultimate destination of the NATO Hospital in Kandahar. On Friday, Dec. 3, four large boxes containing 50 pairs of Crocs were shipped off. Additionally, because of that one email, hand-knit specialty “socks” for amputees are being made by local ladies and sent to this same hospital. Jane Peck has spearheaded this project and plans to keep knitting through the winter. “Any day we can help our troops is a good day” Peck said. Indeed, it is, agrees all those who lent a hand in making this donation happen!


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SUNY Plattsburgh hit with financial issues PLATTSBURGH — The State University of New York at Plattsburgh’s president John Ettling recently announced to students, faculty and staff the school is facing financial difficulties. The school’s deficit has reached around $4.4 million during the last four years, due to the recession and with more money being budgeted than it was collecting in revenue. At the school year ’s midway point, layoffs and aid reductions are anticipated.

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Your Community Is Proud Of Your Honor Roll Achievements ELCS Honor Roll Grade 6 Principal’s List (95-100%) Tess Andrade, Coby Schaefer, Madison Sussey High Honor Roll (90-94%)Myra Adams, Emma DeMuro, Jamison Decker, Samuel Huttig, Sierra Jacques, Kris Mazzacone Honor Roll (85-89%) Rishabh Bisht, Anthony Celotti, Thomas Celotti, Brent Crowningshield, Kayla Helsel, Paige Mullin Grade 7 Principal’s List (95-100%) Emma Disogra High Honor Roll (90-94%) Montana Baker, Colden Blades, Trevor Brooks, Sarah Howard, Jazmin Wright Honors (85-89%) Abby Cassavaugh, Jeffrey Drummond, Damien Gay, Elsa Koop-Angelicola, Natalie Martin, Wesley Putnam, Koby Rider, Charlotte Shepard, Lenore Sicola Grade 8 Principal’s List (95-100%) Sage Allott, Robert Plante, Kyra Schaefer High Honor Roll (90-94%) Dominic DeMuro, William Tomkins, Tamara Wescott Honors (85-89%) Jasmin Barnes, Keturah Colburn-Burdo, Caleb Denton, Alyssa Fields, Kayle Hagey, Parker LeClair, Leigh Mitchell, Zac Noka-Bailey, Chantel St.Denis, Isaiah Turner, Tiffany Welch, Thea Wescott, Wesley Whalen Grade 9 Principal’s List (95-100%) Shonna Brooks, Megan Rushby, Corinne White, Katie Whittemore High Honors (90-94%) Glendon Apthorp, Bridgett Blood, Abigail Burdo, Jacob Egglefield, Logan Guerin, Hugh Harwood, Rheanon Martin, Austin Morris, Zoe Reusser, Lily Whalen

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ccording to a study released by The Outdoor Foundation, more than 137 million Americans participated in outdoor recreational activities last year. That figure represents nearly 50 percent of all Americans, age six and older. However, the study failed to illustrate the growing inactivity crisis among our youth and the alarming disconnect that has been occurring nationwide between children and the outdoors. In less than a generation, the United States has become a very mobile and consumptive nation. The average American household now has at least two cars in the garage, and often three. There are also about 2.7 cell phones per household and we use them more often than our landlines. Over the same timeframe, the average number of bicycles owned has shrunk dramatically,

nationwide. In the 1960s, 60 to 70 percent of students who lived within two miles walked or took a bike to school. Now, it’s down to less than 9 percent and bike racks have been replaced by student parking lots. As one student recently explained, “Bikes are fun, but not for school. If you’re 16 and still riding a bike to school ... well, it’s just not too cool.”

Digitally inanimate Today’s young men and women are aptly described as the “Digital Generation.” They came of age at a time when the world was connected as never before. With the advent of computers, the Internet and cellular phones, today’s youth are encapsulated and ensnared by a technological bubble. Childhood has changed dramatically. Today’s kids consider radio an ancient technology. As explained to me by an earphone-

wagging fan, “Why wait for a DJ to play a song I like, when my iPod is already full of them?” Modern day children are extremely wellconnected. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation study reveals the average kid consumes 2.5 hours of music each day, as well as nearly five hours of TV and DVD movies, three hours of Internet and video games, and just 38 minutes of old-fashioned reading. The report did not even consider the time kids spent on the phone or texting and yet the average kid is currently connected for a combined 11.5 hours per day. The burgeoning demands of “wired play,” which are often accomplished alone or with just one other kid, leave little time for Junior to ride a bike, take a hike or go skiing or sledding. Is it any wonder we are becoming an obese nation? You can’t throw a snowball or ride a sled on a Wii. This growing inactivity crisis among America’s youth and the quiet disconnect between youth and the outdoors may have serious consequences unless it is addressed in the near future.

What are we doing? Although The Outdoor Foundation’s 2010 report revealed increases in a number of recreational pursuits last year, there were also significant decreases, especially in activities they have been tracked for more than a decade. The Outdoor Foundation worked with its partners in the Physical Activity Council to measure participation in 117 diverse sports, fitness and recreational activities. In total, 77 per-

cent of Americans age 6 and older, or about 217 million people, participated in at least one activity. However, this still leaves 33 percent or 64.6 million people who are inactive, even in the broadest definition of activity. The report revealed the major activity increase has been in running/jogging, which is up 39.8 percent over the past decade. Activities including day hiking/8.4 percent, trail running/16.0 percent percent and snowshoeing/17.4 percent experienced similar increases. On the flip side, activities reporting a decade long decrease include BMX bicycling/-43.6 percent, canoeing/-7.6 percent, freshwater fishing/-6.3 percent, flyfishing/-17.1 percent and scuba diving/-36.7 percent It is estimated nearly 151 million Americans took part in at least one high calorie activity. This number drops to 78 million people who claim to be frequent participants in high calorie activities, less than one-third of the nation’s population above the age of six. More than half of the adult population is sedentary; they do not participate in any physical activities. Although three-quarters of all student age respondents reported they took part in PE at school regularly, only about onethird participated in outdoor activities, team sports or cycling. Better than half (55.6 percent) of all school-age children reported being nonactive outside of PE class. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at

Snowmobile safety courses designed to keep people riding, says instructor By Jeremiah S. Papineau MORRISONVILLE — Robert Robare has been teaching snowmobile safety courses offered by the state Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation for more than 30 years and what he wants most of all is for people to be safe when heading out for a leisurely ride on the trails. “Before you ride, there’s a lot of things you need to know,” said Robare. “That’s what we talk about with the course. It’s a safety program where we talk about everything from A to Z.” The state-certified course goes over the history of snowmobiling and how it’s changed over the years, said Robare. The background on the sport, he added, gives context to how people are able to enjoy riding today, and underscores how safety measures and laws have been put in place to keep people out of harm’s way. “We talk about how snowmobiling started out with an old Model T with skis on it, then we talk about what are the laws — what you can and can’t do, where you can ride and where you can’t ride and so forth,” explained Robare. “There’s some that take even the adults by surprise.” One of the main ways to stay safe on your

snowmobile, said Robare, is knowing your machine before you even get on it. “We talk about knowing how to maintain your snowmobile and about preparing it for the season,” he said. “We talk about properly starting your snowmobile and all the things you need to do before you even ride.” That includes even preparing oneself for harsh riding conditions like below-freezing temperatures and harsh winter winds. “We talk about how to dress properly in layers and in something that’s waterproof,” said Robare. “We also talk about planning, like telling someone where you’re going and when you’re going to return.” Considering more than 80 percent of the trails in New York State traverse private property, said Robare, another thing he focuses on in his course is operator courtesy. “Riding is a privilege,” said Robare. “That’s why we talk about courtesy. Sure, you can litter on these trails, but don’t be surprised next year when they’re closed.” Robare also emphasized New York State law requires youths between the ages of 10 and 18 must first complete a certified snowmobile safety course in order to operate a snowmobile on any property other than that owned by their parents or guardians. “Unfortunately, a lot of people are out there breaking the law,” said Robare.

Snowmobile safety course instructor Robert Robare goes over a list of things to check on a snowmobile before taking it out onto the trails. Robare will be teaching his next state-certified course later this month at the Town of Plattsburgh Office Building. Photo by Jeremiah S. Papineau

The Town of Plattsburgh Recreation Department will sponsor Robare’s next state-certified snowmobile safety course which will be held over two days, Monday, Dec. 27, and Friday, Dec. 31, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. The course will be held at the Town of Plattsburgh Office Building, 151 Banker Road, Plattsburgh, and will be open to any Clinton County youth

between ages 10 and 18, who wishes to complete the course and receive a safety certificate. There is no fee for the course. Participants must attend both sessions. Those wishing to take the course must register prior to Wednesday, Dec. 22, by calling the recreation department at 562-6860, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Ben Sudduth and Molly Rascoe share a fist bump during an assembly in her honor at Westport Central School Nov. 30.

Pictured, left to right, are Emily Rascoe, Megan Sudduth, Mallory Sudduth, Molly Rascoe, and Ben Sudduth.

Photos by Julie Rascoe

Molly and Ben From page 1 machine are a thing of the past. On Dec. 1, Molly underwent a successful kidney transplant at Burlington’s Fletcher Allen hospital. Molly’s new kidney began functioning almost immediately, and her recovery has gone smoothly. She came home Dec. 5, two days earlier than expected. She and her family are overjoyed at the successful outcome, though Molly’s doctors caution that there is still a chance that her body might reject the kidney. “The next two to three weeks will be critical,” Brad Rascoe, Molly’s father, said shortly after Molly returned home. “After that, the chances of rejection go down. We’re hoping for the best, but we have to be very careful for a few weeks.” To lessen the chance of rejection, he explained, Molly is being given medication to suppress her immune system. “She can go to a movie, but if someone’s coughing near her she’ll have to leave. She’s looking forward to seeing her friends again, but she won’t be able to go back to school for at least a month or so.” Molly, whose positive attitude throughout her illness has impressed everyone who knows her, has her eyes on the slightly longer term. Westport girls shine at basketball, and Molly, a dedicated athlete, is no exception. “I’m going to be on the team,” she said, smiling. “I’ll probably sit on the bench, but my goal is to play in a game before the end of the season.” If Molly does get to play in a game, it’s likely that Ben Sudduth will be sitting in the bleachers cheering her on. Sudduth, whose own daughters Mallory and Megan attend WCS with Molly and her sister Emily, donated the kidney that’s now working inside Molly. Sudduth has been a volunteer firefighter and EMT for decades, and is currently captain of the Westport Emergency Squad. He still remembers a call to the Rascoe home when Molly suffered seizures from her illness in August 2009. He said that after years of focusing on just keeping people alive and getting them to the hospital, “I’m grateful that now I’ve had a real chance to actually fix somebody.” “For the rest of my life, I’m going to feel good about doing this,” he continued. “I highly recommend that people think about becoming a donor.” People are born with two kidneys, he pointed out, but only need one. Studies have proven that kidney donors are just as healthy and live just as long as those who keep both kidneys. “There’s thousands of sick young people waiting for kidneys. Most anyone can do this,” he said. He urged those interested to call Kate Devine, Fletcher Allen’s pediatric transplant coordinator, at (802) 847-4291.

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The Rascoe family, Brad, Emily, Julie, and Molly, during an assembly in her honor at Westport Central School Nov. 30. Photo by Carol Schwoebel

The day before the transplant, the school and the community gathered in the school gym for an emotional send-off hosted by Molly’s fellow seniors. Each elementary class presented Molly with a “Get Well Soon” card, and well-wishers had a chance to express public appreciation for Ben Sudduth’s selfless act. Molly’s cause was taken up by a number of local organizations, including the Christopher Emmet Hallowell Fund, the Adirondack Polo Club, the Pull Tabs for Molly campaign, the Westport Education Association, and the Westport Fire Department and Emergency Squad. In Vermont, Molly and her family benefited from the assistance of Ronald McDonald House and Child Life of Vermont Childrens’ Hospital. “First and foremost, we’re so grateful to Ben,” Brad Rascoe said after Molly was home. “We’ve had such strong support from the whole community, and he was the icing on the cake. Molly’s attitude from the beginning has been that she just did what she needed to do. But with the tremendous amount of support that we’ve received from people in Westport and neighboring communities, that made it so much easier.”

Keene Honor Roll 2010-2011 High Honor Roll First Quarter (90.0 GPA or higher) Grade 7 Liza Amirault, Amanda Bruha, Justin Haverlick Grade 8 Frances Eisinger, Haley Garno Potter, Harrison Joannette, Maeve Peabody, Miranda Runyon, Jesse Summo Grade 9 Peter Craig, Olivia Jaques, Katie Woltner Grade 11 Emma Gothner, Anna Kowanko Grade 10 Samuel Balzac, Jeffrey Bruha, Victoria Patenaude, Jackson Van Wie Grade 12 Dylan Boyle, Kayla Hebert, Lucas Peduzzi Honor Roll First Quarter (85.0 GPA or higher) Grade 7 Eden Cencebaugh, Dustin Hall, Vanessa Heald, Trey Hulbert, Brianna Joannette Grade 9 Patricia Auer, Christian DiMarco, Tucker Geiger Sarah Kaltenbach, Kari LeClair, Maxx Sturges, Gabe Warner, Kaleb Wisher Grade 11 Evan Cencebaugh, Ryan Odell, Everett Renderer, Alexis Smith Grade 8 Rachelle Goff, Evella Plumley, Sodie Stoner Jordan Swiridowsky, Mallorie Timon, Colton Venner Grade 10 Cassandra Day, Christianna Fabiano, Megan Hall, Sadie Holbrook, Athena Pepe Grade 12 Jessica Caner, Jamie Kaltenbach, Derick McCoy, Stephanie Shackett

Molly after the surgery enjoying mac and cheese with her favorite nurse, Pat Delaney. Photo by Julie Rascoe

Westport Honor Roll 12TH GRADE Will Adams, Nancy Armitage, Taylor Atwell, Dakota Benway, Cassidy Carroll, Fred Conway, Parker Crandall, Liam Davis, Aisleigh Frum, Alexander Frum, Christopher Golembeck, Emile Goss, Leanne Hoskins, Rosemary Kelley, Charles Looby, Ashley Magoon, Alexa Melendez, Joel Mitchell, Elizabeth Peasley, David Quaglietta, Molly Rascoe, Kevin Russell, Christina Sherman, Brittney Spadafora, Hillary Viens 11th Grade Karin Dorsey, Erika Estus, Emily French, Jonathan Magoon, Austin Martin, Willa McKinley, Alexis Mitchell, Tabitha Murcray, Delaney Sears, Allison Sherman, Bridgette Smith, Dorie Souris, Megan Sudduth, Ellexus Vaughn 10th Grade Rachel Abrahamsen, Harry Hudson, Jack Newberry, Ashley Quaglietta, Gabriel Schrauf, Malibu Sprague, Charlotte Staats, Evan Viens 9th Grade Christopher Clark, Ryan Davis, John Doyle, Robert King, Felicia Kurth, Hannah Looby, Sarah Looby, Jesse Misarski, James Moricette, Emily Rascoe, Brendee Russell, Dustin Schoenfeld, Owen Schoenfeld, Macey Sprague, Moira Steele, Megan Sudduth, Tyrel Tryon, Cheyenne White

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CD CHANGERS By Nora Pearlstone ACROSS 1 Post-commencement fliers? 5 Skirmish 9 Polite address 13 Freedom of speech inhibitor 19 Snack with several eating options 20 Grimm bad guy 21 Adolescent woe 22 Shopping with a mouse, say 23 Athlete’s illegal plan? 26 Check up (on) 27 Put to work 28 Whom a physician should heal? 30 TV Batman Adam 31 Dost speak 32 Kenyan tribe 35 Businesses 37 Credits (to) 40 It’s nearly bisected by the Missouri R. 41 Caesar’s 601 44 Inevitably short story of a track event? 47 It’s not wall-to-wall 49 Hopping desert rodent 51 Cross-country need, perhaps 52 Put on the tube 54 Until now 55 Sign of a slip 57 “SNL” producer Michaels 59 Endure 60 Handful 61 Deceive 64 Winans of gospel 65 Asian celebration 66 Leave no room in

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Derrières? This, in Spain Distress letters Restaurateur Toots Exams for sophs or jrs. Warm lining Influence Publishing crime Place Milan’s __ alla Scala Dept. in charge of rural development Author Tarbell Brain Does without Contented furnace part? Dogpatch’s Daisy __ Children’s author Blyton Cutting tool handy in tight crevices Football play also called a sweep __ man Rumor starter? General Mills brand Do some home improvement Film set at the Bates Motel Island state Pass receiver’s nightmare? Delphic medium Failed ’80s gridiron org. Go (toward) What kings and courts do Civic or rec follower Allot, with “out” Line on a horse “__ Death”: “Peer Gynt Suite No. 1” movement DOWN Sets of regulations Olfactory lure Energized Dirties Stick-in-the-mud Some NFL blockers

Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit, 1 to 9

7 Gallery display 8 “__ durn tootin’!” 9 20th-century Canadian composer André 10 __-deucy 11 Therapy subject 12 Seth of “SNL” 13 Dangerous links game? 14 365 días 15 Shines 16 Take a shine to 17 Spanish liqueur 18 Took off 24 Nobody at all 25 Steaming mad 29 Russian auto 32 Longtime Olivia NewtonJohn label 33 Rainbow paths 34 Tired partner? 36 Barely make, as a living 38 Bridge star Omar 39 Caught in a net 41 Where authors exhibit unedited work? 42 Overused word at the nursery 43 Disney president Robert 44 Designated area for Southern dialogue? 45 Tummy muscles 46 Costner links film 48 Classified charge 49 Bridges of “Starman” 50 “... __ saw Elba” 53 Coral phenomena 56 Chariot ending 58 Earthy tone 62 One weber per square meter 63 Above 67 Reluctant 69 Charmed snakes? 70 Notes after mis 71 Mark of disgrace 73 “Swan Lake” outfit 74 Tram car fillers 76 Conceal 79 How AA members com-

plete their program 81 News bit 82 City east of Tempe 83 City employee who helps with the dishes? 85 ChapStick, e.g. 87 A, to Fauré 91 Changed the locks? 92 “He was white and shaken, like __ martini”: Wodehouse

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Filly’s father Lager alternative Barnyard brayer Jerk Right-on Swedes’ neighbors Victim of Hercules Tan shades Financially struggling, with “in” 110 Boxing ring borders

111 Prefix with -aholic 112 Wonderland tea party attendee 113 McGregor of “Big Fish” 115 Skillful 116 Some profs 118 Mer land 120 Discoverer’s shout 121 Miffed, with “up” 122 Tiny amount


13th - The Clip-on tie is created. (1928) 15th - The Bill of Rights are enacted, amending the U.S. Constitution (1791) 15th - Gone With the Wind premiered in where else but Atlanta, Georgia. (1939) 15th - Infamous band leader Glenn Miller died in a plane crash over the English Channel.(1944)


ADIRONDACK CRYPTOSOLVES are items of interest about the Adirondacks. In the puzzles, the correct letters have been replaced by different ones, and the same code is used throughout the puzzle. Clues are: short words, the most frequently used letters of e, t, a, o, n, s, and i, and the popular word endings of ing, tion, and ed. Enjoy the challenge, relaxation, and satisfaction of solving these Adirondack puzzles. Good luck! © 1998 Nancy A. Douglas

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SCUBA GEAR includes BC (small), regulator, gauges, boots, storage bag $295. 518597-3775

MONTGOMERY INDUSTRIAL Commercial Lawn mower, 14V Twin, good mowing deck, needs drive belt, tube for 1 tire. Runs great. $150 OBO. 518-963-8930 Ask for Adam.

MUSIC CLARINET, VIOLIN, FLUTE, TRUMPET, Amplifier, Fender Guitar $75 each. UprightBass, Cello, Saxophone, French Horn, Drums, $189 each. Others 4-sale 1516-377-7907 GUITAR LESSONS Shawn Parrotte 518-593-2243


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WANTED AKC F Alaskan Malamute, 21 mnths. Family friendly, good w/ cats & some other dogs. $800 OBO (518) 643-2124

DOG CRATE, Pea fowl, Guinea fowl & Suffolk lamb. 518-643-9757. SELL YOUR DIABETES TEST STRIPS. We buy Any Kind/Any brand Unexpired. Pay up to $16.00 per box. Shipping Paid. Call 1-800267-9895 or

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WEIGHTLOSS MEDICATIONS Phentermine, Phendimetrazine etc. Office visit, one month supply for $80. 1-631-4626161; 1-516-754-6001;

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LOGGING LAVALLEE LOGGING is looking to harvest and purchase standing timber, primarily Hemlock & White Pine. Willing to pay New York State stumpage prices on all species. References available. Matt Lavallee, 518645-6351.

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ESSEX COUNTY announces a vacancy for Part Time Social Worker at the Horace Nye Nursing Home. Salary $17.65/HR, Applications accepted until December 13th, 2010. For applications contact Essex County Personnel, 7551 Court Street, PO Box 217, Elizabethtown, NY 12932 (518) 873-3360 or at ESSEX COUNTY announces a vacancy for Per Diem Registered Nurse at the Horace Nye Nursing Home. Salary $22.02/HR, Applications accepted until December 13th, 2010. For applications contact Essex County Personnel, 7551 Court Street, PO Box 217, Elizabethtown, NY 12932 (518) 873-3360 or at

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ESSEX COUNTY announces a vacancy for Supervising Public Health Nurse at the Public Health Department. Salary $25.96/HR, Applications accepted until December 15th, 2010. For applications contact Essex County Personnel, 7551 Court Street, PO Box 217, Elizabethtown, NY 12932 (518) 873-3360 or at spx

THE TOWN of Essex is currently seeking applicants for the following appointed positions for the year 2011. Town policy states that employees must live in the Town of Essex. Please send a letter of interest to Sharon Boisen, Supervisor, Town of Essex, PO Box 355, Essex, NY 12936 by 12/26/10. Animal Control Officer; Deputy Highway Superintendent; Deputy Supervisor; Deputy Town Clerk; Clerk to the Supervisor; Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator; Water Superintendent; Assistant Water Superintendent; Code Enforcement/Zoning Officer; Historian; Planning Board Secretary; Youth Commission; Audrey Hoskins; Town Clerk.

Spherion has been a leading recruiting and staffing agency since 1946. We are staffing for manufacturing positions in Champlain and Rouses Point, NY. $8$10/hr, salaries vary from company to company. Please apply online at http:// and enter order ID 1001483809 or visit us at 7061 Route 9, Plattsburgh, NY or call 518-825-2060.

THE TOWN OF ESSEX is currently seeking applicants to fill the remainder of the term, ending 12/31/11, for the position of Town Councilperson. Please send letter of interest to Supervisor Boisen, Town of Essex, PO Box 355, Essex, NY 12936. Applicant must reside in the Town of Essex. Applications must be received by 12/26/10. Audrey Hoskins, Town Clerk \

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2009 NISSAN MURANO S AWD, 4 Dr., Auto, Air, Fully Equipped, 28,482 mi.

2009 TOYOTA YARIS S 4 Dr., Auto, Air, Fully Equipped, 20,576 mi.

2009 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5S 4 Dr., Auto, Air, Fully Equipped, 16,226 mi.

2008 NISSAN ALTIMA COUPE 2.5S 2 Dr., Auto, Air, P/Sunroof, Fully Equipped, 23,596 mi.

2008 NISSAN ALTIMA COUPE 2.5S 2 Dr., Auto, Air, P/Sunroof, Fully Equipped, 9,926 mi.

2008 NISSAN ROGUE SL AWD, 4 Dr., 4 Cyl., Auto, Air, Fully Equipped, 35,571 mi.

2008 SATURN VUE XR AWD, 4 Dr., V6, Auto, Air, Fully Equipped, 47,725 mi.

2008 NISSAN TITAN CREW CAB PRO 4X 4 Dr., 4x4, V8, Auto., Air, Fully Equipped, 33,995 mi.



4 Dr., Sedan, Auto., Air, Fully Equipped, 43,822 mi.

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2008 NISSAN VERSA 1.8S HB 4 Dr., Auto., Air, Fully Equipped, 43,347 mi.

2008 NISSAN SENTRA 2.0 4 Dr., Auto, Air, Fully Equipped, 44,060 mi.

2008 NISSAN SENTRA 2.0S 4 Dr., 6 Spd., Air, Fully Equipped, 18,279 mi.

2008 NISSAN TITAN LE KING CAB 4x4, V8, Auto, Air, Leather, Fully Equipped, 44,209 mi.

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TRUCK OR VAN FOR SALE 1997 CHEVY Silverdo. 2wd, ext. cab w/cap. All power sunroof, 6 new tires, 6 chrome wheels, 76,000 miles. Good condition. Blue. $5,500 OBO. 518-891-3753 2000 FORD Ranger XLT 4x4, Black, Auto, 80,100 miles. Power steering and brakes. Newer tires. Recent tune-up and inspection. Asking $7300. Cash only. Call 518-576-9791 2004 FORD F250 pick up with plow. 61,829 miles. Good condition. $15,000. 962-8966. 2006 4WD D ODGE DAKOTA CLUB CAB. SLT & Tow package, V/8 auto, 76,000 miles, ex. cond. Must sell $13,500. 570-5371


4x4, V6, 6 Spd., Air, Fully Equipped, 25,638 mi.

2007 NISSAN FRONTIER KING CAB SE Longbed, 4x4, 4 Dr., V6, Auto/Air, Fully Equipped, 23,475 mi.

2007 NISSAN FRONTIER KING CAB XE 4x2, 5 Speed, Air, Cruise, Bed Liner, 52,120 mi.

2007 NISSAN FRONTIER KING CAB SE V6, Auto, Air, Fully Equipped, 57,834 mi.


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2006 FORD FOCUS ZX4 SES 4 Dr., Auto, Air, P/Sunroof, Fully Equipped, 63,086 mi.

2006 NISSAN PATHFINDER S 4x4, 4 Dr., V6, Auto, Air, Fully Equipped, 30,573 mi.

2006 NISSAN PATHFINDER SE 4x4, 4 Dr., V6, Auto, Air, Pwr. Sunroof, Fully Equipped, 58,818 mi.

2006 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 S 4 Dr., Auto, Air, Fully Equipped, 41,992 mi.

2005 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 REG. CAB 4x4, Auto, Air, Bedliner, 27,936 mi.

2002 CHEVROLET CAVALIER 4 Dr., Auto, Air, 65,161 mi.

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SHADE FIR LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/14/10. 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, 646 Lake Ave., Montrose, PA 18801. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act. V N - 11 / 6 - 1 2 / 11 / 1 0 6TC-62730

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Limited Liability Company (“LLC”) Name: Essex Adirondack Coast L.L.C. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on 7/14/10 Office Location: Essex County. The “SSNY” is designated as agent of the “LLC” upon whom process against it may be served. “SSNY” shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at: PO Box 245, Essex, NY 12936 VN-11/13-12/18/106TC-77027 ----------------------------WHITNEY WAY, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 11/9/2010. Office in Essex Co.

SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 571 Mt. Whitney Way, Lake Placid, NY 12946, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. VN-11/27-1/1/11-6TC77061 ----------------------------GOLDMAN PEAKS, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 11/9/2010. Office in Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 23801 Calabasas Rd., #2026, Calabasas, CA 91302. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 359 Roscoe Rd., Eliza-

bethtown, NY 12932. VN-11/27-1/1/11-6TC77062 ----------------------------NRFS, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/27/2010. Office in Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1698 Front St., Keeseville, NY 12944, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful VN-12/4-1/8/11-6TC77095 ----------------------------THE TOWN OF ESSEX is soliciting sealed bids for contractor repairs to the Town Hall, 2313 Main Street. Work includes light fixtures, thermostats, insula-

tion, and general carpentry repairs. All work must meet applicable codes. Davis-Bacon wages and USA made materials are required. Contractor is expected to begin work immediately upon award. Payment will be made after approval of the Town Code Officer. Site visits may be arranged by calling 963-4287 or at the Town Hall Mondays through Thursdays, 8:30 to 3:30. Bids are due by 12/17/10, 3pm, at which time bids will be opened. Bid award will be made at the year end Town Board meeting. The town reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Audrey Hoskins, Town Clerk V N - 1 2 / 11 / 1 0 - 1 T C 77125

----------------------------TOWN OF KEENE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY given that a Public Hearing will be held by the Town Board of the Town of Keene, Essex County, New York, at the Keene Town Hall, in the Town of Keene, New York, on the 14th day December, 2010, at 6:45 PM, upon a proposed Local Law entitled “Town of Keene Local Law #3 of 2010, A Dog Licensing and Control Law”. All interested persons in the subject matter of said proposed Local Law are invited to attend and give comment and testimony pertinent thereto. Copies of the proposed Local Law may

be obtained from the Town Clerk of the Town of Keene at her office in the Town Hall, Keene, Essex County, New York, during regularly scheduled business hours. Ellen S. Estes, Town Clerk Town of Keene Dated: November 30, 2010 V N - 1 2 / 11 / 1 0 - 1 T C 77118 ----------------------------LEGAL NOTICE The Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Willsboro will hold a special board meeting at 7pm, on Tuesday, December 21st, 2010, at the Town Hall. A Public Hearing will be held at this meeting to hear the request of: 4874- Matthew & Kris Coonrod; 293 Farrell Road; RL-1/RL-3; detached garage in

the front yard Members of the public are urged to attend to express their opinions or Send written comments to the Secretary. Ashley R. Walker Clerk (CEO Secretary) Town Offices of Willsboro NY Email: m Phone: (518) 9638933 V N - 1 2 / 11 / 1 0 - 1 T C 77122 ----------------------------THE ELIZABETHTOWN TOWN BOARD will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on Dec. 21, 2010 at 6:45 RE: NEW DOG LAW Dated Dec. 6th 2010 Debra Brooks Elizabethtown Town Clerk V N - 1 2 / 11 / 1 0 - 1 T C 77196 -----------------------------




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Valley News 12-11-2010  

Valley News, a Denton Publication. Denton Publications produces eight community weekly publications in northern New York state and Vermont....

Valley News 12-11-2010  

Valley News, a Denton Publication. Denton Publications produces eight community weekly publications in northern New York state and Vermont....