OtSnffllCH FREE UBUWt UAXH I , N . Y . 1 2 8 3 4 m w O U R A D V E R T I S E R S H A V E G R E A T G I F T I D E A S F O R M O T H E R ' S D A Y S E E T H E I R S U G G E S T I O N S I N S I D E T H I S I S S U E . T H E J O U R N A L - P R E S S The Greenwich Journal The Salem Press Established in 1842 - Washington County's hometown newspaper VOL, 157-NO. 31 GREENWICH, NEW YORK-THURSDAY, MAY 6,1999 ISSUE NO. 8160 60 CENTS On the Inside .,. Greenwich hosts land use planning seminar • ■••A page 2 Easton Republicans to hold pig r o a s t ..... page 3 Argyle student honor r o ll..... page 5 Salem Evergreen Bank gets new manager ..... page 6 Saratoga seeks land use planning in p u t ..... page 10 O p e n b u r n i n g a l e r t The Department of Environmental Conservation is asking all residents of Washington County to voluntarily re frain from any open burning due to the extremely dry weather conditions. Three towns in northern Washington County - Fort Ann, Dresden and Putnam, require open burning permits issued by a forest ranger. All permits and the issuing of any permits have been suspended until further notice in those three towns. It is mandatory - there is no choice. In the rest of the county, voluntary cooperation is urgently requested. Turkey hunters Turkey hunters should be extremely careful while out hunting. With it so dry, a spark can set off a fire in short order. Smoking is probably the primary concern. John Solan, NYS Forest Ranger, reported that the dry conditions have resulted in many brush fires throughout the area. This past weekend, a 15-acre forest fire raged in the town of White Creek. Fire departments from all the surround ing area were called in to help. They were from Middle Falls, Greenwich, Salem, Easton, Cambridge, White Creek, Shushan, and Arlington and Rupert, Vermont. Last week, in the town of Argyle, a controlled bum at the Curtis farm en dangered a bam on a neighbor's prop erty, when the wind came up, blowing smoke and burning embers to endanger the bam. Help was required to extin guish the controlled bum and it was es timated over one million dollars worth of equipment was at the scene which ties up firefighting resources for the area. Fortunately, there were no other fires at the time. Volunteer - do not bum anything outdoors until further notice. F ire u n it a w a r d e d g r a n t to f ig h t a r s o n The Washington County Office of the District Attorney, Fire Investigation Unit has received a $875 grant from Factory Mutual to purchase photo graphic equipment to aid the unit's six fire investigators with collecting evi dence pointing to causes and origins of suspicious fires in the area. Paul D. Martin, fire investigator, was awarded the funds by Factory Mutual on Monday, May 3, at the Washington County Court House in Fort Edward. Also in attendance were Washington County District Attorney Robert M. Winn and fire investigators Robert Pot ter, Harold Martell, and Roy Rathbun. \The equipment will produce quality photos best suited for our purposes,” said Martin. \We also have a source of training for the equipment which will go a long way toward helping us get the most out o f it.” FM’s Arson Fund Grant Program was established in 1976. The program is designed to provide seed money to assist in the development of arson pre vention and control programs. Grants are awarded annually to fire depart ments and related agencies for investi gative tools, flammable detectors, training programs, juvenile firesetter programs and much more. B O C E S a n n o u n c e s t h i r d q u a r t e r h o n o r r o l l s The Southern Adirondack Education Center, Hudson Falls, has announced its third quarter honor rolls. Honor students must average 88 %; high honor students must earn 92% or higher. Argyle Central school students earn ing honors at BOCES were Tanya Ann Varney (Cosmetology I) and Melinda Richards (Health Occupations). Argyle’s Jamie Martindale (Culinary Arts II) also earned honors. Earning high honors from Argyle Cen tral were Kristie Chase, Melissa McIn tosh and Averi J, Morehouse (New Vi sions Health Careers Exploration); and Bethany Kelley, Molly McEachron and Jessica Montello (Office and Computer Technology I). Argyle’s Jessica Carpen ter (Health and Human Services) also achieved high honors status. Cambridge Central students earning honors were Beccy Robertson (Culinary Arts II) and Jeremy Niles (Manufactur ing and Benchwork II). Earning high honors from Cambridge were Jesse Lorber (Career Exploration Program); Marshall P. Andrew and Randy Bates (Heavy Equipment Operation and Maintenance II); Kailyn Alexander (Nurse Assisting); and Jessica Hallock (Office and Computer Technology I). Greenwich Central students earning honors were Nicole Sloan (Cosmetology II), Holly Nessle (Culinary Arts I), and 4-H Sheep Clinic Burglary charged The 4-H Youth Sheep Clinic will be held at the Washington County Fair grounds May 14 -16. The 4-H Sheep Advisory Committee has scheduled an agenda to provide in formation on sheep knowledge, feeding the animals, sheep nutrition, show manship and practice. There will be other activities such as woodworking, cookie making, games and a fun show. Animals do not have to be Vet checked prior to the clinic but all animate will be checked for any health problems before being unloaded. Meals will be provided at the 4-H food booth. There is a charge to cover expenses and a small fee is charged for the woodworking project. C o n s e r v a tio n f u n d s a v a ila b le in W h ite C r e e k W a tersh e d Farm applications for federal funds through the Environmental Quality in centives Program (EQIP) will be officially taken for the White Creek Watershed in the Town of Salem from April 1 to May 31. EQIP was established in the 1996 Farm Bill to address significant agricul tural natural resource problems. It is de signed to \maximize the overall environmental benefit per dollar ex pended by the program\. EQIP pro vides financial, educational and technical assistance to eligible farmers on a voluntary basis. Conservation practices that are determined to be beneficial to the overall protection of the wateshed may be eligible for cost of sharing of up to the 75 percent rate. Through the work of a local Work ing Group, a priority watershed area in Washington County was targeted. This area begins at the mouth of the White Creek where it meets Black Creek in the southwest corner of the town. The watershed boundaries are shown on the adjacent map. Agricultural producers within the geographic boundary are eligible to apply to the program. Washington County will receive $74,200 in fiscal year 1999. This finan cial assistance will be provided to eligible dairy farmers and agricultural producers. Farmers in the watershed should contact the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Greenwich to apply for the program. Also, please know that the USDA Farm Bill programs such as Wetland Reserve, Conservation Reserve, Foi- estry Incentive Program and Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program are now being offered countywide. S p r i n g h a s s p r u n g Photo by Tony Basile This April foal frolics in a Greenwich pasture as the world turns green around him. The Appaloosa foal is the pride and joy of a lucky young girl who wishes to keep her name and the location of her foal confidential. PROCLAM A T ION W H E R E A S , by an act of Congress and a Proclamation of the President of the U n ite d States, the w e e k of M a y 9-15 has been designated as N a tio n a l H istoric Preservation W e e k , and WHEREAS, Washington County is fortunate to have a wealth of historic resources still remaining, several of which are on the National Register of Historic Places, and W H E R E A S , this Board of Supervisors has demonstrated a deep concern for the preservation of the County's historic resources by publishing \A il Introduction to Historic Resources in W ashington County, N e w York\ by appointing an /Advisory Council on historic Preservation and fay maintaining and preserving the covered bridges remaining in the County. N O W , THEREFORE, I, Peter J. Telisky, C h a irm a n of the W a shington C o u n t y Board of Supervisors, hereby declare M a y 9 - 1 5 ,1 9 9 9 as H isto ric Preservation W e e k in W a shington County and urge the citizens of this County to maintain the tradition o f pre serving our heritage. Peter J. Telisky, Chairman Washington County Board of Supervisors Dated: A p ril 16, 1999 C a r t o o n A p p r e c ia t io n W e e k M A Y S ™ IS CARTO O N ISTS OAV,AND BLONDIE W ILL REA D TH E COM ICS TO -, M E AS SHE DOES EVERYDAY/ Local cartoonist Paul Fung has informed us that the National Car toonists Society is urging all fun- loving people to enjoy Cartoon Ap preciation Week (May 3-9) and to remember especially Cartoonists Day, May 5. Cartoonists Day commemorates the May 5,1895, debut of Richard Felton Outcault’s Hogan's Alley, in the New York Sunday World. This instantly- popular art form featured a large cartoon panel with amusing actions, worded captions, and an easily identi- fiable, recurring main character, known as the \Yellow Kid.\ Outcauit went on to create Buster Brown, a genuine mod em comic strip featuring a naughty central character and dialogue enclosed within word balloons. \Cartoon Appreciation Week offers a chance for cartoonists throughout the industry to be recognized locally and nationally for the positive influence and laughs the} have provided for so many years in films, books, newspa pers, magazines, and other commercial art,\ explains Ken Alvine, cartoonist, publisher, and educator. Additionally, during Cartoon Appreciation Week, May 9 marks the an niversary ofthe first American newspaper editorial cartoon. ^ €*• S h a m a n ic jo u r n e y in g a t w ild life s a n c tu a r y Jessica L . Perkins (Office and Computer Technology II). Bailey Perkins of Greenwich earned high honors in New Visions Health Ca reers Exploration. Patricia Curtis of Salem Central earned honors in Cosmetology I. High honors students from Salem were Brooks Dawson (Conservation II); Cindy Gorman (Horticulture/Landscap ing I); and Jessica L. Kramer and Jessica Rogers (Horticulture/Landscaping II). Robert Russell (Culinary Arts II), Michael Kaiser (Groundskeeping and Equipment Maintenance I), and Krystal Keefer (Office and Computer Technology II) were Schuylerville students earning honor roll status. Ariel Wander (New Visions Health Careers Exploration) was a Schuylerville student achieving the high honor roll. Named to the honor roll for an adult program was Shushan’s Holly M. Heuser (Machine Tool Technology I). A high honor adult student was Lisa Holmes of Greenwich (Culinary Arts I). Nursing honors Darlene Hildebrandt of Argyle was named to the honor roll in the practical nursing program at B O C ES. High honors in practical nursing went to Cassandra Glacy of Argyle and Kelly Moore of Greenwich. According to the Washington County Sheriffs office, two Hartford men were arrested and charged with Burglary 3rd degree. The arrests stem from an April 14 break-in of the Hartford Central School during which $400 was taken. Arrested were Steven Mitchell 18, and Davy Arlo Anderson, 17. They were arraigned before Kingsbury Town Justice, Michael Feeder. Mitchell was remanded to the Washington County jail in lieu of $2500 bail. Anderson was released to the Alternative Sentencing program. The incident was investigated by In vestigator David Pollock and Deputy Donald Jett of the Washington County Sheriffs Department. Harassment charged A seventeen year old Greenwich youth was arrested on April 28 for harassment. It is alleged that the youth threat ened a male teacher that he would shoot everyone and bomb the BOCES school located on Dix Avenue in Kingsbury. He was arraigned in front of Judge Michael Feeder, Kingsbury town jus tice and committed to the Salem jail in lieu of $1000 cash or $3000 bond. The investigation was handled by Investigators David Pollock and Terry Allen of the Washington County Sheriffs Department. Welfare fraud Diane M, Ackley, 43, of Hudson Falls, was arrested on April 29 for one count of Welfare Fraud, 4th degree, a Class E Felony. It is alleged that she received food stamps over a two year period and failed to report her income. She was arraigned in front of Judge Malvuccio, Justice in the Town of Fort Edward. She was remanded to the Washington County Jail in lieu of $2500 cash or $5000 bond. The investigation was conducted by Investigator Pollock of the Wash ington County Sheriffs Department and Kathryn Binck of the Washington County Department of Social Services. May Fest at BOCES The Southern Adirondack Educa tion Center is holding a May Fest and Community Awareness Day on Satur day, May 15. They will be hosting the Red Cross Bike-a-Thon as well. The events will get underway at 9 a.m. at the Center on Dix Avenue in Hudson Falls and continue until 4 p.m. There will be numerous activities for all ages. The Culinary Arts program is coor dinating the Bike-a-Thon to benefit the Red Cross. It will be either a 25 mile or a 50 mile ride, beginning and ending at SAEC. The students will provide a post-ride barbecue and party. From 1 - 3 p.m. W C K M will broad cast live; from the center. E n e r g y s e r v i c e s o f f e r s a i d Energy services of the Washington County EOC can assist Washington County residents who qualify, who are having trouble with high heating bills, need insulation installed and/or fur- naces checked. Contact the services at A < 383 Broadway in Fort Edward. - WEATHER J P It would seem that the dry spell may \ be broken. Monday night and Tuesday ( H f J i l *\ brought rain to the area. Outside burning should not yet be resumed and thoughts of conserving water shouid be on everyone's mind. Temperatures and conditions for the past week follow: Emery Vaillant will offer An Intro- Date Conditions High Low Auction to Shamanic Journeying\ at Aprj| Dionondehowa Wildlife Sanctuary and 28 Sunny 60 33 School in Shushan on Sunday, May 9, 29 Sunny 63 30 fr°m * ‘ ^ P m- He will explore the 30 Sunny 69 35 universal use of the drum in early cul- jyjay tures to access nonordinary reality. ] Sunny 78 38 Building on the discovery of anthro- 2 Sunny & warm 78 40 pologists that shamans around the 3 Filtered sunshine 75 44 world used repetitive sound to alter 4 Rain overnight & consciousness and engage in healing most of day 68 42 and \seeing” this workshop will intro- ____ _ duce participants to the technique of shamanic journeying. The word \shaman\ means \one Y * 7 i • - i t i who sees in the dark\. While the word W H e r e I S l l • is specific to the Tungus people of Bulletin Board ........................... . ......... 8 Siberia, its meaning is as wide as Cards of Thanks ................................... 9 humanity. Classifieds... ..... . .................................. 9 The gift 0f journeying was highly rosswor uzz e ................................ regarded among tribal peoples who ' f Ca Ur6S..............................s o knew from experience that hidden Legal Notices................................... 8,9 ^ ^ Letters*............... . ..... . ............ * ........... , . NEW C O ................................................4 quandaries. Sports.....................................................7 Emery Vaillant is a lifelong student Vicinities- Df shamanism who has studied with Argyle ...... ........................................ 5 Michael Hamer and Sandra Ingerman. Cambridge ...................................... 5 j-[e j,as a healing practice in White Easton . ............................................. 3 Creek primarily focusing on the spirits Fort M iller ................ . ................. . 5 nature ^ reached through sweat Greenwich ................................... ,3 iocjgej vision quest, journeying, sculpt- Hebron ..................................... . ...... jng water-worked wood, and woodland Jackson ........................................ 7 1 solitude. Salem...........................................7 Schuylervilie .................... . ............10 It is recommended that those attend- Shushan .................................... * ..... 7 ing the May 9 workshop bring a blanket West Hebron ............. . .................... 7 to lie on, a kerchief to cover eyes and, if West Rupert...................» ................ 7 available, a drum. On Sunday, May 16, from 1-5 p.m., Tracey Besmark will present \The Soul's Healing Voice\ designed to guide participants back into harmony with their own innate ability to freely express their soul's song and voice. Tracey Besmark has been doing shamanic healing for seven years. She is a graduate of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies' Three-Year Program taught by Michael Hamer. Tracey, with her partner Emery Vaillant, teaches about core shamanism and conducts healing sessions using soul retrieval, extraction healing and other techniques. Soul voice retrieval is her specialty. It is recommended that those attend ing bring a blanket or back support, a drum or rattle if available, an eye- covering and a pen with notebook. Ex perience with journeying is a prerequi site for this workshop, which can be fulfilled by attending the May 9 workshop. Other workshops in early May at DWS&S include the \Deep Ecology Walk” Saturday, May 8 ,1-5 p.m., when a sanctuary guide will lead a small group around the grounds listening to rocks, finding plant allies and just being still on the land. May 12, \Expanded Reiki\ will resume from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. For stu dents of Reiki at all levels, the series wili cover supplemental and combined methods developed by Bonnie Hoag in her ten years of working with the ancient healing technique.