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Navigating the best years of your life • Fall 2016 • Vol.3


JON MULHOLLAND Talks about how to get fit, keep motivated and stay safe in cold weather

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FALL RECIPIES Cozy Fall twists on cheesecake, apple pie and grilled cheese! A bone-chilling triple feature!


Ann Tracy dishes on three of her favorite books

RETHINKING HUNGER Ilene Leshinsky on what we really want when we say we’re hungry Thursday, October 6, 2016 A publication of the PRESS-REPUBLICAN

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Dr. Jon Mulholland stands in front of a painting in his new office on Latour Avenue in Plattsburgh. (Photo by Gabe Dickens)

FEATURE THE DOCTOR IS IN| 4 Dr. Jon Mulholland has an impressive list of accomplishments, including summitting Mt. Renier, multiple Ironman Marathon finishes and running across a frozen Lake Champlain twice. His chiropractic expertise has him speaking at conferences all over the world and contributing to major magazines like Muscle & Fitness (and Prime!). This issue, the good doctor sat down with us to share a little about why he got into medicine, what it was like to go to the 2012 olympic games and what we can all do to stay healthy and active in time for cold weather season. Interview by Michael Gallagher Photos By Gabe Dickens


If you ask us, there’s no hollywood gorefest that can keep up with the slow burn of a scary book. With Halloween right around the corner, Ann Tracy offers up three all-time classics that will keep you creeped out right into All Saint’s Day. By Ann Tracy


It seems a simple enough statement—”I’m hungry”—but Ilene Leshinsky has found that very often we’re really pining for something deeper and instead turn to food (or other replacements). By Ilene Leshinsky


Fall is hunting season for just about everything the Adirondacks have to offer, from deer to turkey to bear and everything in between. With a lot of older hunters are opting to keep it safe by going with hunting blinds instead of climbing into a treestand, Ed Noonan has tips for what to look for and consider if you’re looking to make the switch.

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With a chill decidedly in the air, you’ll want to keep these scrumptious recipes for Pumpkin Cheesecake, French Apple Pie and Mustard and Apple Grilled Cheese on hand for cozy autumn lunches. Courtesy of Metro Creative

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Literary Treats



This issue, Ann reviews three of her favorite Classic Gothic reads for the Halloween season and beyond—The Mysteries of Udolpho, Frankenstein and The Haunting of Hill House. Grab a blanket and a bowl of candy, turn down the lights, and get ready enjoy classic scares that will have you jumping out of your skin whenever a trick-or-treater comes a-knocking. And remember . . . it’s only a story!

Reviews by Ann Tracy

T he Mysteries of Udolpho by Anne Radcliffe

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Oxford World’s Classics, 2008, 736 pp.

Oxford World’s Classics, 2009, 328 pp.

T he Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Ann Radcliffe ( 1764-1823) was the acknowledged queen of terror in her day, and as she’s still in print and worth reading, why not bring her and two literary sisters onstage in this season of the walking dead? Her novels packed such a wallop of fear and sensibility that even major figures like Coleridge and Scott took her seriously. She is now best known for The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) thanks to Jane Austen, whose romance-reading heroine in Northanger Abbey is beside herself with suspense--what dreadful object lurks behind the black veil in the Castle of Udolpho? Radcliffe’s heroine, Emily St. Aubert, is isolated by the death of her father and the edicts of a wrong-headed aunt who sends Emily’s lover Valancourt away and herself marries Montoni, a villain who moves the family to Italy, land of ruins, bandits, forests, unlawful imprisonment, murder, and darkness impenetrable. In one scene Emily and her new uncle talk at cross purposes: she believes that they are discussing the rental of her father’s house, while he is urging Emily’s betrothal to one of his circle. The language of property does for both, which tells us a good deal about Montoni. But as in all of Ann Radcliffe’s works, and after many a fearful adventure, virtue triumphs and mysteries are resolved.

Mary Shelley ( 1797-1851) gave us so potent a cultural icon in her 1818 novel Frankenstein that any child can draw the monster’s long face, the bolts, the stitches. But in the novel there are no bolts, only skin stretched too thin, and a body too big because large parts were more convenient for the obsessed college student Frankenstein to work with. That the monster never has a name of its own is the effect of its maker’s horrified neglect. To Frankenstein his creation becomes the embodiment of the act, the sin, that can’t be undone and perpetuates itself. Though the creature has learned from books to seek friendship, love, and virtue, wholesale rejection embitters it: driven by jealousy, it takes revenge on its maker by killing his loved ones, which with some justice makes Victor Frankenstein feel like a murderer. Man and monster grow to resemble one another; we pity them both. They wrestle like twins in a womb until, after a long and oddly cooperative chase on dog sleds, Frankenstein dies and the monster vows to kill itself for grief. Frankenstein was published 195 years ago, but if you haven’t read it yet, it’s not too late.

Shirley Jackson (1916-1965), most familiar for her much anthologized story “The Lottery,” published in 1959 a slim and terrifying novel called The Haunting of Hill House. “The only person in the world she genuinely hated, now that her mother was dead, was her sister,” Jackson says of her spinster protagonist, Eleanor Vance, who, tired of waiting for something to happen in her barren life, has signed on to assist with psychic research in a house that proves to be not merely haunted but vile, “born bad.” Halfway through her drive to Hill House, Shakespeare’s line “In delay there lies no plenty” comes into her head, and we remember, if she doesn’t, the poignant lines that follow: “Then come and kiss me, sweet and twenty,/ Youth’s a stuff will not endure.” It might have been a smart time to turn around. At Hill House, in the midst of wild phenomena, she tries in vain to attach herself to the colorful Theodora or the charming operator Luke. Never mind, something else wants her. Give yourselves a memorable chill for Halloween.

#THE TAKEAWAY IN A TWEET a wrong-headed aunt marries montoni, a villan who moves the family to italy, land of ruins, bandits, forests, unlawful imprisonment, murder and darkness impenetrable.

Penguin Classics, 2006, 208 pp.

#THE TAKEAWAY IN A TWEET #THE TAKEAWAY IN A TWEET though the creature has learned from books to seek friendship, love and virtue, wholesale rejection embitters it: driven by jealousy, it takes revenge on its maker by killing his loved ones.

jackson’s spinster protagonist, elanor vance, tired of waiting for something to happen in her barren life, signs on to assist with psychic research in a house that proves to be not merely haunted, but vile, “born bad.”


PRIME |FALL 2016 While many would describe their journey into midlife as “pushing 40”, Plattsburgh Chiropractor Jon Mulholland, who has consulted for athletes and parathletes for the 2010 and 2012 olympic games and is a several-time Ironman triathlon finisher, describes ihimself as “blasting into his 40s”. He shared with Prime how he got into medicine and what you should be doing to keep yourself motivated, fit and safe during the coming cold weather.

Dr. Jon

MULHOLLAND on living healthy, getting motivated and staying safe this fall and winter. Interview by Michael Gallagher Photos by Gabe Dickens

Where does your love of sports and physical activity come from? Did you grow up in a household with a lot of athletes? I’m a local boy! I lived in Elizabethtown as a young child, and moved to Plattsburgh when I was 6-7 years old. I graduated from Plattsburgh High School back in 1992. My love of sports probably comes a lot from my parents. My mother and father were both bobsledders. In fact, my father was a member of the US Olympic Bobsled Team for the 1972 Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan. I was an extremely ‘active’ child. I tried every sport imaginable. Gymnastics, soccer, basketball and baseball when I was younger. Soccer, basketball, football and track and field became my main sports by the time I competed for Plattsburgh High School. I continued to compete through my college years running multiple events for the track team. Several years ago, I was honored to be inducted into the Plattsburgh High Schools sports “Hall of Fame.” In fact, my younger sister, who is also a great athlete, is also a member of the same Hall of Fame. As an adult, I try to do some sort of workout everyday. I spent a few years doing Ironman Triathlons, I’ve finished a few ultra-marathons, and recently have been interested in Obstacle Racing. No excuse to slow down just because I’m blasting into my 40’s! What is it that first piqued your interest in medicine? What made you want to focus on sports medicine/chiropractic works?








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I actually fell in love with Sports Medicine during my junior year at Plattsburgh High. I took the first ever “Intro to Athletic Training” class taught by Mark Donnelly. Mr. Donnelly was also the physical education teacher, Athletic Trainer and the head Track & Field coach at PHS for many, many years. He was the reason I became interested in this field. I majored in Exercise Science at Ithaca College, and decided to go to chiropractic school after that. I was actually torn between chiropractic school and medical school. I think the ‘hands-on’ therapy of working as a chiropractor appealed to my personality a bit more. You’ve served as a sports medicine consultant for the New Zealand Olympic Cycling Team during the 2012 Olympics in London. Tell us a little about what that experience was like. The story actually starts in 2005. I had opened my first chiropractic practice in Elizabethtown, NY and was trying to build a good reputation among the area physicians. I was asked by a local orthopedic surgeon if I was interested in treating some of the athletes at the US Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid. At that time, they had no chiropractor ‘on staff’ and the athletes were asking to be treated. I got very familiar with a lot of the bobsled and skeleton athletes I was working with. That relationship evolved into me traveling with them a few weeks a year in different parts of the world.

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PRIME |FALL 2016 treated the year before. By this point, he was now working with the New Zealand Olympic Track Cycling Team. They were trying to put together the best possible staff for the build-up to the London Olympics, and he thought I might be a good fit for the squad. So I ended up spending most of 2011-2012 traveling the world with their team. The tour ended up with me spending almost a month with them working in London at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. It was a great experience! It just goes to show you that if you do someone a favor, it sometimes pays off in the long run! Mobility means independence. What are some things people can do to ensure their movement doesn’t suffer going into cold weather season? Maintaining mobility is definitely not a seasonal issue! People need to do everything they can to maintain both strength and mobility all year long. People often dismiss their stiffness, weakness and general aches and pains to ‘getting older.’ As we age, we tend to sit more and workout less. The years of sitting behind a desk and sitting in a car start to take their tolls and we start to get tight and sore. If we could just maintain the activity levels that we had in our 20’s and 30’s, I think we wouldn’t see the problems we do in our 50’s and 60’s. What impact does physical fitness have on other areas of the body’s health, such as its ability to fight sicknesses like the common cold? Working out in moderation has been showing in countess studies to improve immune function. As long as you’re not exercising in excess, like a marathoner or an ironman triathlete would, working out will only decrease your chances of getting sick. If you work out regularly, you are probably also paying better attention to your general health and well-being. Athletes tend to eat better, and get more sleep than people who don’t work out. All of those habits will also greatly decrease your risk of getting sick. One of my biggest pet peeves is hearing people claim that working out in the cold weather will “make you sick.” The temperature outside has absolutely nothing to do with increasing your chances of getting sick. Contrary to what your mother may have claimed, you could probably go for a walk in the middle of winter, with wet hair, and without a jacket, and you probably won’t catch a cold! So get outside and get some exercise!

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Want to start working out, but have a hard time motivating yourself? Psych youself out by telling yourself you’re workout’s only going to last for five minutes. Mulholland says that if you can manage to exercise for that long, you’ll likely stick it out through the whole routine. “By the time you’ve changed into your workout clothes, the hard part is over.” foot for as long as you can. Keep your eyes open, and your arms to your side. If you’re really shaky, keep something close by that you can grab if you lose your balance. Once you can balance steadily for around 30-40 seconds, you can make the drill more challenging by doing it with your eyes closed. Or, if you’re not ready for that, you can keep your eyes open but balance while standing on something soft (like a thick pillow). A few minutes of practice every day can dramatically improve your balance and reduce your chance of falling this winter. Some who struggle with back, knee or joint pain might be reluctant to start an exercise routine or get active. Can you give some examples of exercises or activities that are easier on some of these problem areas? I can, but it can be a complicated issue. First, I would recommend that if you’re currently in pain, your best bet is to get evaluated by a qualified sports medicine physician, chiropractor or therapist. You need to get properly diagnosed before you start trying a new workout routine. Once you’ve been treated by a skilled practitioner, hopefully your aches and pains have been reduced or eliminated. However, if you’re still having trouble, there are definitely a few activities that are better than others. Biking (spin bike or on an indoor trainer in the winter) is low-impact and relatively easy on the joints. Swimming is another decent option. Another is weight training. As I mentioned above, as long as you’ve been properly instructed, lifting weights can be very beneficial with minimum stress to the joints. However, don’t overlook a simple walking routine. Too many people start a workout routine by trying to run.

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One of the biggest threats is falling. In the winter, the chances of a slip and fall increase dramatically. However, there are definitely a few things that people can do to minimize their risk of injury. One is to increase their strength. Every year we get older, our strength levels decrease rapidly. Unless you do something to minimize this loss of strength and lean muscle mass, you can quickly become frail and weak. The best way to maintain muscle mass and strength is through weight training. There is no need to spend a ton of time lifting weights. Don’t worry about bulking up—some lifting a few times a week doesn’t mean you’ll turn into a professional bodybuilder! Also, you need to improve your balance. The better your balance, the less likely you will fall. The good news is that improving your balance is super easy and requires no fancy equipment. I recommend that you start by simply trying to stand on one foot a few times a day. Lift one of your knees up into the air and try to balance on the other

Running is an extremely difficult activity to do well, particularly if you’re overweight or have joint pain. Walking, on the other hand, can still get your heart rate up, and burn some calories, but with a much lower risk of injury. A lot of people would be tempted to roll over in bed on a dark North Country winter morning rather than get up and start moving – what words of encouragement can you give that might persuade someone to change into their gym gear? Motivating yourself during the North Country winter stinks. There’s no way to sugarcoat it. It’s dark. It’s cold. And it’s probably snowing. That’s why you can’t rely on motivation to stick to a workout routine! It probably won’t work. You have to make it simple and part of your routine. Set your workout gear the night before and leave it by your bed. Make getting changed into your workout clothes as simple as possible. Secondly, get a workout partner. If you have someone that is expecting you to show up for a workout at a certain time, you’re much less likely to bail! I don’t love running outside when it’s fifteen below, but I know that my running partner will be at my door ready to run in the morning. Skipping the run is suddenly not an option. Lastly, a lot of people ‘roll over in bed’ because the idea of doing a long workout is intimidating. Thinking about having to go to the gym for an hour or go for a five mile run is too much, so they go back to sleep. On the days that you’re struggling to get out of bed, try the following exercise: tell yourself that you only have to workout for five minutes, and then you can stop. Just five minutes. Anyone can do five minutes of exercise. The cool thing is that I’ve never heard anyone actually stopping after five minutes. By the time you’ve changed into your workout clothes, and started exercising the hard part is over. The trick is to tell yourself that you only have to do five minutes, and get your butt out of bed. •

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More over-50 hunters are opting for groundlevel deer blinds rather than climbing into a treestand. By Ed Noonan Have you ever had days that you don’t feel like climbing up in a treestand to hunt? I know I do. When that 70 th birthday came around keeping my feet on the ground was a lot smarter and easier. After all, you have to first carry the treestand and set it up. Then when it comes time to hunt you have to climb up with your back pack which is full with snacks, drinks, rain gear, and an empty bottle with a top for you know what. And then what about that 10 a.m. nap when that warm sun just wants to close your eyes. All of this can be much easier and a lot safer when you are hunting on the ground; especially the nap, sitting in rain/snow and using that empty bottle. Well let me tell you, it is a LOT easier with a good ground blind. Since I changed my hunting from treestands to ground blinds (my wife calls it acting my age) a few years ago I do enjoy the comfort and feel safer when I nod off. I am an all-day sitter and the ground blind definitely makes those hours a lot more comfortable. When I purchased my first blind I was eager and chose what I thought was going to be perfect. And it was perfect; for guns only. On opening morning of the bow season I found out that sitting on a chair inside my blind the limb touched my leg and the chair; and when I kneeled down I was too low to shoot out the window. I gave that blind to a gun hunting friend and bought what I found to be the best bow/gun blind; a hub blind. When set up the walls fabric is very tight which keeps the walls from moving that could attract and spook the deer and its design is roomier. Also it had window shaped that accommodated shooting from a chair with a gun or a bow. YOUR SET UP Do not set up your blind without first spending some time in your deer woods until you see where they are moving; and when you do try to set it up on a hilltop where it can be skylined. Once you have found significant deer signs this is when you should be setting out trail cameras. These cameras will tell you a lot about the buck/doe movements in that area. I know with your busy life, scouting and checking cameras regularly can be a problem, but your hunting success will depend on it. Trail camera technology has really changed. For instance the Bushnell Trophy Cam ID Aggressor is the trail

camera that checks on you. Its huntproven features deliver all the evidence you need to plan your perfect shot from wherever your smartphone is. And by the way, when sitting in the blind be sure to turn you cell phone ringer off. Wind direction is also a consideration as where you set up your blind; which should be downwind of where the deer are expected to come from. Try to clear the area where you will be putting up your blind. Branches, leaves etc. especially under your blind can make noise when you are getting ready to zero in on the big buck. Also make sure that the material color of your blind inside is dark. Now that we have taken care of the deer’s superior hearing and sight let take care of his nose. Every year I use two 32 ounce bottles of Hunter Specialties Scent Away. When to set up the blind is also important. If possible I try to get everything up at least 2 weeks before the hunt. This will let the deer in that area get use to it. This setting up should also include the addition of breaking up the outline of the blind. Lean some brush, broken branches etc. on and around the blind; but remember to keep the windows clear. And speaking of clearing, get inside the blind and look out every shooting window. Be sure there are no branch or bush obstructions in any of your expected shooting lanes. This is very important for you bowhunters who should also mark of the distances that you may have to be shooting. Now let’s set up the inside of the blind. You will need a comfortable and quiet chair. Sit in the chair in front of each window and aim your gun/ bow just exactly how you would do when shooting at the deer. Make sure you are sitting at the right height. For you gunners I would recommend a RedHead 3-in-1 Tripod/ Monopod Shooting Stick which you can adjust to the exact height you need when awaiting the big 10 pointer to come out from behind the tree. Lastly a ground blind does give you an opportunity to stretch your legs and squirm a bit in your seat but you still have to watch and limit your movement; and wear your camo. As a senior hunter I am quite pleased with my BlackOut x300 hub blind. There is plenty of room (90 by 76 inches hub to hub and 76 inches tall. It is made of a rugged 600D fabric shell, has a built in ground skirt that hold in scent and it comes with four exterior brush straps for those cut limbs and brush. And inside there is two pockets for gear. It is full concealment and very comfortable. When the wind blows you will definitely know this is the only way to go. Check it out at www.basspro. com.



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I’m Hungry! When we say we’re hungry, what is it we’re really craving?

I have a friend who tells me that she is that our lives haven’t turned out the way always hungry. That even after a filling we planned? Well that question is the subject of meal, she is hungry for more. Over the years I have respectfully disagreed with another session – oops, article! But her, that after consuming a filling meal, for now, I’m suggesting that we take a she couldn’t possibly want more to eat. more direct approach, a straighter path, However, her insistence that she’s still although maybe a more challenging one. hungry has encouraged me to look at the What actually do we hunger for? What many definitions of hunger and what we are our desires, our longings? A loving mean when we say “I’m hungry. relationship? A fulfilling career? A simpler When I was a kid, I would have agreed lifestyle? More time to travel, to read with my friend. I felt I was always hungry. a book, to paint or sew or write? More I believed I was always hungry. However, down time? Less stress? If we hunger for as an adult, and through any of the above or the eyes and training of for anything else not I think we all have a therapist, I see myself on the list, it seems to and the issue differently. me that the pursuit of hungers, cravings, Yes, I was starving. Yes, any one of them might longings . . . and I needed to be filled. be more productive sometimes they are But with food? Always and rewarding than with food? Everything I so strong we can just any distraction we know from my research might be using to fill taste them! and from my own ourselves up. experience says that my I think we all have body – most bodies – hungers, longings, (well maybe not my friend’s body) gets cravings. Sometimes they are so strong, hungry and when I feed it, does not signal we can almost taste them! When I hunger again for three to five hours. was a child, although I would not I hear many of my clients say that they have been able to articulate this then, have no willpower, no self-discipline. I hungered for a peaceful and loving They feel they don’t have what it takes home environment. When I was a young to just stop eating. I used to say the same adult, I longed for a happy and fulfilling things, use the same language to describe relationship. Now, as an older adult (in my out-of-control eating. However, I extended middle age), blessed with both, believe they are wrong. I was wrong. I crave warmer winters – and like Sandra Remember the Calgon Bath Oil Bullock’s Gracie Lou Freebush in “Miss commercial? The one that depicted a Congeniality” – I really do want world woman in a bathtub surrounded by peace. bubbles? Remember her lying back in the And sometimes if the truth be told, my tub dreamily saying, “Calgon, take me taste buds come alive with thoughts of away.”? What did she want to be taken peanut butter pandemonium ice cream away from? The stress of her life? Worry and chocolate chip cookies – and I eat about her kids? Financial problems? A them! challenging relationship with her spouse? Aging without fulfilling the dreams she Ilene Leshinsky is a licensed clinical had earlier in life? social worker with over 20 years of So many of us have used food, use food counseling experience. In her Plattsburghnow to “take us away”, to transport us to a based private practice, she works with different place, to tamp down the desire, individuals and couples who desire more the craving for a different life, one that joy and fulfillment in their lives. Ilene’s will fill us up, satisfy us, give us pleasure. BodySense program is open to women of And if it’s not food we’re using to fill the all ages who want freedom from conflict hole in our bellies – or our hearts – it’s with food, weight, and body image alcohol or drugs or sex or shopping or and who want to develop a peaceful even exercise. We have hungers, cravings, relationship with themselves. Ilene can desires, and longings. What do we do be reached at 518-570-6164, ilene@ with them? What do we do when we feel; frustrated and angry and disappointed or

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Filling 1 1/2 pounds cream cheese, at room temperature 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 2 large egg yolks 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1 cup solid-pack pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie mix) 1/2 cup créme fraîche, homemade or storebought, or sour cream 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract Directions 1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly butter an 8- or 81/2-inch springform pan. 2. To make the crust: Stir together all of the ingredients in a medium bowl until the crumbs are moistened. Press the mixture over the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Bake the crust for 10 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack. Increase the oven temperature to 425 F. 3. To make the filling: With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the cream cheese, brown sugar and granulated sugar in a large deep bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and then the egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the flour and pumpkin pie spice and beat on low speed until just combined. Add the pumpkin purée, créme fraîche and vanilla, and beat until just combined. Pour the filling into the shell. 4. Place the cheesecake on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 250 F and continue baking for 1 hour. 5. Turn the oven off and let the cheesecake cool in the oven for 21/2 hours. Then transfer to a wire rack and let cool to room temperature. Refrigerate, tightly covered, for at least 10 hours, until thoroughly chilled and set, or for up to 2 days. 6. To serve, run a knife around the side of the cheesecake and remove the side of the pan. Serve slightly chilled or at room temperature, cut into thin wedges with a sharp knife dipped into hot water and wiped dry after each cut.

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Raisin Filling 2/3 cup raisins 6 tablespoons water 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 1/4 cup light corn syrup 1 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 2 apples (preferably a tart variety) 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch Icing 1 2 1

cup confectioners’ sugar tablespoons water tablespoon butter, softened

Directions 1. To make the raisin filling, combine the raisins, water and lemon juice in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to mediumlow and cook, stirring occasionally until the raisins are plump, about 15 minutes.

4 slices sourdough bread 2 teaspoons whole-grain mustard 1/3 large firm-tart apple (about 3 ounces, unpeeled, cored and sliced very thin 4 ounces sharp Cheddar, aged Gouda, Gruyere, or Havarti cheese, thinly sliced 1. You’ll need one large skillet and one medium-size one, preferably cast-iron (the heavier the better). Set both skillets over medium heat and let them get hot. 2. Meanwhile, butter one side of each bread slice; then lay slices butter-side down on your cutting board. Spread equal portions of mustard on two slices; then divide apple slices into two portions and lay on top of mustard. Divide cheese slices and lay over apples. Top sandwiches with remaining bread slices, buttered-side up. 2. Lay sandwiches in the large skillet. Cook until bottoms are browned, 3-4 minutes; then flip. Set the preheated medium-size skillet on top of sandwiches as a press. (If your skillet isn’t heavy, weigh it down with a water-filled kettle or a few large cans of tomatoes.) Cook until both sides are evenly browned, about 2 minutes more.

2. Separately, combine the corn syrup, flour and sugar and mix well, then add to the raisins and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until thick and syrupy, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool until the mixture is just warm, about 10 to 15 minutes. 3. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Line a 9-inch pie plate with 1 rolled-out crust. 4. Peel the apples, cut them into thin wedges, and put them in a large bowl. Separately, combine the sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cornstarch, then add to the apples and gently stir until evenly mixed. 5. Spread the apple mixture in the crust in an even layer, then spread the raisin filling evenly over the apples. Brush the rim of the crust with water, cover with the second rolled-out crust, seal and flute or crimp the edges, and cut a steam vent in the center. 6. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 1 to 2 hours, until completely cool. 7. To make the icing, combine the sugar and water and mix well. Add the butter and mix until smooth. Brush over the top of the cooled pie before serving.

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Man sentenced for attack at Boston Marathon in 2013 is likely to go through years of appeals. The execution would be carried out by lethal injection. “Now he will go away and we will be able to move on. Justice. In his own words, ‘an eye for an eye,’” said bombing victim Syd Sydney Corcoran, who nearly bled to death and whose mother lost both legs.

Michael Ward, a firefighter who came to the rescue of the attack’s victims, said: “He wanted to go to hell, and he will get there early.” Three people were killed and more than 260 wounded when Tsarnaev and his brother set off two shrapnel-packed pressurecooker bombs near the finish See TSARNAEV, Page A4




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THE BIG QUESTION PLATTSBURGH — McDonald Transit Associates of Texas has been selected to operate the Clinton County


Public Transit system, effecYogi Berra once said, “It’s tough to make predictions—especially about the future.” tive July 1. Nevertheless, some brave souls in various walks oflegislators life have it their County are given hoping Big the change, despite a best effort, all in response to our Question: higher cost, will help solve What does the economic future of the North Country look like? some nagging problems.

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tor Harry McManus (D-Area 1, Champlain) said at Wednesday night’s meeting. McDonald will replace First Transit, which has run the CCPT system for the past 15 years. “We are very excited to be part of your lovely community,” McDonald President Robert Babbitt told legislators. McDonald, formed in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1972, now operates in 32 cities across the country, including Tuscon, Ariz., and Washington, D.C., and is a finalist for a job in Cincinnati.



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Students file out of the George Moore Building and across the front lawn of the ClintonKeith Community the 2015 Spring Commencement some routes to be eliminated Tyo College campus en route Dr.toMark Davey Nate Wilson Kristy Kennedy ceremony in the William H. Forrence Center gymnasium Friday evening in Plattsburgh. Following the close of the spring semester, 241 students were eligible for or canceled at the last minute. graduation with a total 249 degrees and certificates being awarded. Additionally, 53 students be graduating summa cum laude, magna cum laude and cum “I think that County Administraas a Deputy local, I’m pretty optimistic about the economic KEITHwill TYO laude; 34 are Phi Theta Kappa honor society members, and 10 are Clinton County Presidential Scholars. Brown “It’s saiddefi that, future oftor theRodney area,” adding: nitely going to take some work EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT, addition to the driver from ourinlocal leaders.” Wilsonshorthopes to see “progressive infraSUNY COLLEGE AT PLATTSBURGH age, First Transit had manstructure development.” A agement problems in recent AL MEDI The North Country is, he noted, a “protected area” in that its The perspective of education was addressed by Keith Tyo, ExA SOCI years, resulting in reports seesincorrectly fewer highs and lows, ecutive Assistant to the President at SUNY Plattsburgh, as well as economyfiled and account- but experiences little overall Dr. Mark Davey, District Superintendent of Champlain Valley Edu- growth. ing, personnel, procedural tion Most of thescheduling growth that he does see is in the Adirondacks. Places cational Services. and issues. r genera and Lake Placidcontract see increases in non-resident homeBY LOHR MCKINSTRY 612-worker staff. Wadsworth. Transit’s Tyo began by addressing the inherent challenges of the question like KeeneFirst How ou nnected co ends on June 30, the of the area and set up vacaPress-Republican “It’s a nice investment in ys owners who are drawn to theand beauty . itself. “That is a great question, and one that we would all like sta PROJECTS GAS CONVERSION ital world the mill,” she said. “It’s a he said, whether in terms of five, 10, or 20 years from tion homes, county sought proposalsorinretirement a second residences, homes. Such people answered,” in the dig Among the projects being worked on at the International Paper mill often become TICONDEROGA — The The papermaker is com- project that is really impornational thesearch. new clients of businesses like Wilson’s Appliance now. biggest maintenance event pleting $43.5 million in proj- tant to us. We are about to They received four plans; in Ticonderoga are: He does not expect to see large corporations moving to the area. Centers. in decades is underway at ects, including conversion commission the (naturalfrom McDonald, one from • Conversion of the power boiler and lime kiln to burn natural gas. “That’sone the dominant source of growth for us—people from out “However, and institutes of the North Country Higher International Paper’s Ticon- of the power boiler and lime gas) decompression unit.” the colleges First Transit and two that did • Equipment installed to ensure boiler MACT (maximum achievable of the area who are building.” However, he added that Clinton Education, Research and Development Consortium are working to deroga mill. kiln to burn cheaper natuIP is contracting with NG not meet specifications. control technology) emissions reduction compliance. County sees of such growth. create Vt., future job •opportunities in the North Country,” he said. More than 600 contractors ral gas in addition to more Advantage of Milton, Thelittle county will pay McDonThin Stock system for color transition efficiency for paper proAs to ald what$197,000 he hopestotooperate see for the cited theduced initiatives the North are working onsite during costly fuel oil, according to for daily deliveries Tyo of comthefuture, Wilson returned to the by PaperofMachine No. 8. Country Regional Econominfrastructure the annual shutdown, aug- Ticonderoga Mill Commu- pressed natural gas. for one development. year with an ic Development •Council, as well as other programs such as theme ofsystem Control-system upgrades in pulp state and power departments. mented by the mill’s own nications Manager Donna See CONVERT, Page A4 NY and SUNY 2020. He believes that through such See SERVICE, Page A4 would help local entrepre“More infrastructure development START-UP programs, new public-private partnerships are being developed neurs and builders make investments in this area.” which will promote education and training for the local workforce, generate new business opportunities, and lead to job creation. We're on facebook! KRISTY KENNEDY “I believe we need a well trained workforce to meet the needs Like us at and let us know what you think of the new magazine! VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING, of those business leaders contemplating establishing businesses in OF COMMERCE the agony Northfor Country,” Tyo said. “The local development agencies, NORTH COUNTRY CHAMBER Jeffrey been catastrophic.” That’s a particular BLAZE: Plenty of and colleges and others entities each have an important him because his school brother,districts, JefKristy Kennedy, VP of Marketing for the North Country Cham‘JUST A SHELL’ mutual aid turns out frey and wife, Roxanne, livedendeavor.” role in this ber of Commerce, brought Roxanne the perspective of tourism to her predicFace value, it was bad there. Sterling’s He also expressed excitement over the accomplishments thus far tions about the region’s economic to help contain fire enough. future. But the flamesand had other home the partnerships that he sees being established “as we try to The past two years were “record-setting,” she said. In particular, on Church Street Flames raced from the targets in mind as well, as two suffered such as historical attractions she cited growth in “core strengths,” the North Country’s economic future.” attached garage into the pine trees behindplan the for garage damage involving the War of 1812 and the Underground Railroad. Such attic of the home, wreaking — maybe 40 feet tall — caught BY SUZANNE MOORE in the growth is about “telling our story,” Kennedy said. havoc there and damaging fire and sprayed sparks News Editor on the DAVEY DR. MARK blaze that She also identified agritourism as an area of growth. As it continthe kitchen and livingroom, neighboring buildings. destroyed DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT, ROUSES POINT — It took Rouses Point Volunteer Fire ues to grow into a cultural phenomenon, this is “a huge feather in SHUTTERS MELTED CHAMPLAIN VALLEY EDUCATIONAL SERVICES our cap,” Kennedy said. their no more than 5 minutes for Department Fire Chief Mike attached the first firefighters to get to LeBlanc said. The initial goal, LeBlanc The Adirondack Coast Wine Trailon now features seven wineries, with garage the garage fire at 57 Church St. More destruction resulted said, was to protectDr. theDavey Ster- cited growth in manufacturing for the region as highlights this feature of the region. Thursday cause forthe optimism and said: “CV-TECH is poised to support this more on the way. New signage here on Thursday night. from smoke and water, he said. lings’ home, as well as all Breweries are another area of expansion. For example, Valcour night. He expressed his pleasure at the Council on Occupational And that’s something to “The whole back is gone,” exposures aroundgrowth.” it. accreditation for CVES; this national accreditation will Brewing Company will be opening at the Old Stone Barracks in really be grateful for, Village Sterling said of the home. “It’s “We had a goodEducation turnout,” he Plattsburgh, in what Kennedy cites as a merging of history and agriCode Enforcement Officer Clif- just a shell sitting there.” said, “a lot of helpopen from mutual up new opportunities for financial aid for nontraditional stutourism. There is also growth in locally produced hard cider. “We’re ford Sterling said. He’s sure it can’t be aid.” dents. “Had they not, it could have salvaged. See BLAZE, Page A4that for years, we have had high-quality graduates who known for our apple orchards,” Kennedy pointed out. 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BOSTON — A jury sentenced sealed after 14 hours of deliberaDzhokhar Tsarnaev to death tions over three days. It was the Friday for the Boston Marathon most closely watched terrorism bombing, sweeping aside pleas trial in the U.S. since the Oklathat he was just a “kid” who fell homa City bombing case two under the influence of his fanati- decades ago. cal older brother. The decision sets the stage for Tsarnaev, 21, stood with his what could be the nation’s first | hands head slightly execution of a terrorist in the Navigating the best years of your life • Fall 2014folded, • Vol.1his bowed, upon learning his fate, post-9/11 era, though the case




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The economy is on the rebound. The labor market is not. While Clinton County’s unemployment rate has dropped from a high of 11.3% in January of 2011, to 6.1% in the last report, a significant part of this drop has been because workers have taken jobs below their skill level or have given up and withdrawn from the labor force. At the national level, there will be a shortage of 5 million workers by 2020. How do we reconcile these two facts? For the first time in the lifetime of many Americans, there is a significant gap between the skills the workforce can provide and the skills employers demand. Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce predicts that the majority of 55 million jobs that will become available over the next decade will require some post-secondary training or education. Yet, our nation’s high schools, community colleges, four year institutions, and techNow, perhaps nical schools are not engaging sufficiently to develop more than at any a plan to meet the changing time since the demands of the labor force. Half a century ago, three creation of the GI quarters of the middle class Bill after World population could earn a War II, we have middle class existence with only a high school educacome to tion. By the next decade, recognize that it almost three quarters of all middle class jobs will is good require some post-secondeconomics to ary training or education. Some of the emerginvest in our ing jobs will arise as baby workforce. boomers retire. Jobs in sales and in management is still the largest job creation category, these sectors are growing at the slowest rate. Our economy increasingly needs employees for the healthcare, education, and technical professions. These jobs require training in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. But while demand for these so-called STEM skills is growing rapidly, the supply of graduates is not. Industry and government has recognized this problem. IBM, based in Armonk, New York, recently sponsored an initiative in New York City to prepare high school students for the training they will need upon graduation to fill these STEM jobs. Their Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program has now come to the North Country. In 2013, New York Governor Cuomo announced a program for New York State that will allow participating high school students to also earn college STEM-related credits while they complete their high school degree. The Governor provided $4 million in incentives for such education centers, with the goal of creating one such P-TECH in each of the state’s ten regional economic development districts. Peru High School was chosen for the Adirondack P-TECH effort. The program is designed to facilitate a close relationship between participating high schools and colleges. In this case, Peru High School and Clinton Community College have forged a unique partnership that will allow Peru High School students to specialize in Industrial Technology, Computer Technology, or Renewable Energy programs that CCC has developed. At the same time these students take college level courses, they are also learning the various soft and workforce skills they will need to succeed in college and beyond. This program goes well beyond Peru High School and Clinton Community College, though. To ensure that students complete their Kindergarten through Year 14 education ready to succeed, each student is assigned a community mentor from various regional industry and non-profit partners. These partners include SpencerARL, Swarovski, Camoplast-Solideal, ETS, Fujitsu, Bombardier, Nova Bus,

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