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fiS E E B K ic B m% mmx aSAIÎÏ ST. -GBESTO®* IUY. 12834 m w '\O ur C entury 1978 T h e B i g N b u r n s P o l i c e c h i e f a - h e r o O r g a n p i p e s m i s s i n g ? n o a n d y e s S c H U Y L E R V I L L E A N D S A L E M M A N H U N T P a g e 4 THE JOURNAL-PRESS Established in 1842 - Washington County's hometown newspaper The Greenwich Journal The Salem Press V O L . 1 5 8 - N O . 3 9 GREENWICH* NEW YORK - THURSDAY, JULY 6,2000 I S S U E N Ö . 8 2 2 2 6 0 C E N T S On the Inside ... VFW organization meeting tonight .... page 2 Argyle Central School awards .... page 3 Salem B.O.Ë. schedules organization meeting.... page 6 Saratoga Lake wetlands protection project .... page 8 State D.O.T. presentation at town board meeting Plans for intersection improvement The Department o f Transportation is in the scoping, or planning phase o f a project to improve the intersection o f N Y S Routes 29 and 40 (adjacent to Carmody Ford-Mercury) in the Town o f Greenwich. The project is expected to extend approximately 310 meters (1000 feet) from the intersection in the easterly direction along Route 29, 190 meters (620 feet) from the intersection in the westerly direction along Routes 29 and 150 meters (490 feet) from the intersection in the northerly direction along Route 40. A presentation will be conducted by NYSDOT personnel as part o f the Greenwich Town Board's monthly meeting in the Town o f Greenwich Offices, to provide an opportunity for the department to acquaint the general public with the project, to answer ques­ tions, and to solicit public input. The Department is specifically soliciting comments on the proposed scope o f the project and comments on the projects social, economic and environmental effects This presentation is part o f the continuing efforts by the New York State Department o f Transportation to encourage public input into the devel­ opment o f transportation projects Tlie presentation will be given be­ ginning at 7:30 p m, followed by a brief question and answer session. Further information about the project may be obtained from Tom Kligerrnan or Matt Bromirski at Mew York State Depart­ ment o f Transportation, Region 1, Attn: Mr. Matt Bromirski, PE, Project Man­ ager, 84 Holland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208-3471 Anyone inteiested In sub­ mitting written comments about the project maj do so by mailing to the ad­ dress above. All correspondence should refer to: Routes 29 and 40 Intersection Improvement. Anyone -who might require sign lan­ guage interpertery assistance listening system or other help to facilitate partici­ pation, contact the above persons. The project is currently scheduled for a letting o f November 2001 and construction in the springAummer o f 2002 . Summer services being held at historic Baptist Church North Hebron Baptist Church once again will be the s i t e e f summer min­ istries sponsored by the Adirondack Association o f the American Baptist Churches o f N e w York State. The his­ toric church, built in 1826, is currently owned by the ABC NYS. Each Sunday afternoon, at 3 p.m., from July 9 through August 27, there will be a -worship service led by a preacher from a local ABC church. A variety o f musicians from the local area will play the piano and provide special music. The church is located on Big Burch Hill Road at County Route 31. Children's programs will be con­ ducted at North Hebron Baptist Church on Saturday, July 15, and Saturday, August 5, from 1-3 p.m., led by Julie Mattison o f the Village Baptist Church in Fort Edward. Children and youth from the North Hebron area, Kindergar­ ten age and 1 up, are invited to enjoy these free programs, which will include games, crafts, songs, stories and re­ freshments. The first program has the theme \In the Garden\ and the second, \Look for the Rainbow”. Parents are invited to stay and enjoy a time of refreshments and fellowship while their children are attending the program. The tentative schedule o f preachers and musicians is as follows; July 9, Rev. David Higgs from Kingsbury Baptist Church, with pian­ ist, N e llie Liebig; July 16, Rev. Kathleen D a v ie from North Creek and Minerva Baptist Churches, with pianist, Larry Jones; July 23, Rev. Michael Richards from Hartford Baptist Church, with pianist, Sylvia Johnson; July 30^ Rev. Ray Lloydi, with musi­ cian, Karen Coombs; August 6. Reverends Scott and Ua Smith from First Baptist -Church o f Hudson Falls and Village Baptist Church o f Fort Edward, with pianist, Lorraine Bardin; August 13, Rev. Joyce Bruce from First Baptist Church o f Jay, with the music by Sandra LaBar. August 20, Old Home Day, Rev. Andy Kilpatrick, former pastor o f the Granville Baptist Church, with pianist N ellie Liebig; August 27, Pastor Sandra Spaulding from the Lakeview Baptist Church, with musician, Cynthia Ellinger Church history The North Hebron Baptist Church was founded in 1817 at the home of Caltb Green. In 1818 the congregation licensed their first pastor and held services in homes and the school house. The present \meeting house\ was erected in 1826 at a cost o f $ 1200 , . In 1850 a Troy cast bell was added, in 1872 the galleries were removed, the old belfry replaced, and the 12 -foot high windows added, at a cost o f $3,342. Electricity was added in 1939 The church prospered in the post- Ch.il War era with 150 members and over IOO regularly in attendance The ch urch aided in the establishment o f the Granville Baptist Church, the First Bap­ tist Church o f Whitehall, and others in the area. Services were maintained until 1970 with Joshua Crockett as pastor. In 1976 the church properties were deeded over to the American Baptist Churches o f New York State. Col. James Gambee, Miss Catharine Hicks, Harold Craig, and members o f the Hebron Preservation: Society have worked hard to maintain and restore the church building during the past 30 years. Federal Bureau auctions land for oil/gas leases Seventy-nine parcels o f federal land brought $138,050 to the U .S. Treasury through a competitive auction o f oil and gas leases conducted by the U.S. De­ partment o f the Interior's Bureau o f Land Management (BLM) on Thurs­ day, June 29, in Springfield, VA. Bo­ nus bids, filing fees, and rental revenue totaled $140,900, o f which $58,218 will be shared with the affected states. The BLM has responsibility for leas­ ing the minerals located under federally-owned land. BLM , Eastern States administers the mineral estate in 31 states east o f and adjoining the M is­ sissippi River and offers selected par­ cels at quarterly competitive auctions. Regulations require the bidding io open at a $ 2 per acre minimum. Clark Energy Company o f Shreveport, LA , paid more than $42,525 for an 80-acre parcel in Louisiana. Clark Energy Company's bid o f S525 was the highest per acre bid o f th i auction. Leases are awarded for a term o f 10 years and as long thereafter as there is production in paying quantities. The federal government receives a 12'A per­ cent royalty on the value o f the amount o f production. Also, each respective f state government receives a 25 percent • minimum share o f the bonus bids and the royalty from each lease. Forty-one parcels remained available for noncompetitive, next-day filing, 13 o f which received filings. In N e w Y ork, one parcel o f 172 acres was offered and was leased. State reve­ nues will amount to $151,000. Canal and Trail Trek From Whitehall to Buffalo The third annual Canal Cruise and Trail Trek, a 17 day journey, will begin on Friday, July 7, at 9 a m , at White­ hall Canal Harbor. The event starts at Whitehall because it is the northern gateway to the N e w York State Canal system, to Lake Champlain, theA d i- rondacks, Canada and regions o f Vermont. This is the 175th anniversary o f the state canal system. T h is event is a special effort by the New York State Canal Corporation to build awareness o f the system and to attract tourists. One hundred boaters will begin the journey in Whitehall and travel to Buffalo's Inner Harbor on the Erie Canal in the 17 days. Heritage Days at Old Fort Museum Heritage D a y s will be held at Old Fort .Museum next week, July 8 and 9. On July 8 , tour the Old Fort House Museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Relax in the cool shade while enjoying straw­ berry’shortcake. The gift shop will be open and a plant sale will be held. On July 9, Founders Day will be o b ­ served. In celebration o f the 75th anni­ versary o f the Fort Edward Historical Association's efforts to preserve their history, admission to the Old Fort House M useum will be free o f charge to all Fort Edward town, and village residents. The gift shop will be open. Committee meeting A meeting o f the Intercounty Solid Waste Coordinating Committee has been scheduled for today, Thursday, July 6 , at 9 a.m. in the Board o f Super­ visors' large conference room, Wash­ ington County Municipal Center Building B, Fort Edward. The Bi-County Ad H o c Committee for Bum Plant Negotiations will not be meeting. Pataki reports Governor George E. Pataki has an­ nounced that the number o f individuals receiving welfare in N e w York State has declined more than 50 percent since January 1995. There are now 813,053 receiving temporary assistance, the lowest since 1967. The reduction o f the caseload means a savings o f more than six billion dollars. A majority o f fam ilies leaving w e l­ fare are finding employment and not returning to public assistance rolls. Child support enforcement has re­ sulted in an increase in collections o f 62 percent, one billion dollars. The legislative session in both houses, in the final hours, passed the governor's SAVE (Safe Schools Against Violence in Education) legislation. The sum o f $12.9 million has been received by the state from the Federal Disaster Recovery Initiative funds for the counties that received substantial damage as a result o f natural disasters in 1998. WEATHER This past week it seem ed w e could expect a drenching shower around 4 - 4:30 in the afternoon. M onday was drizzle, rain and wet most o f the day. So the 4th has come and gone. Temperatures and conditions for the past week follow: Date Conditions H igh Low June 28 Sunny 86 59 29 Sun and shower 78 62 30 Ptly sunny, shower • 74 60 J u ly 1 Sunny 80 54 2 Sunny 82 60 3 Cloudy, rain 82 62 4 Overcast 80 68 Where is it? Bulletin Board .................... ........................ 8 Classifieds .......... . .................................? Crossword P u z z le .......... . ........ * .............. 4 Editorial Features » ................................... 4 Legail Notices ............................. 7 NEW CO........................................................4 Sports....,......................................................3 V icinities- Argyle .................... * ................... 3 C a m b ridge .................... ....................... 7 Cossayuna...; ......................................... 6 E a ston............................... . .....................2 Greenwich..................................... . ....... 2 Jackson ................................................ . 6 Salem .............. ........... . .......................... 6 Schuylerville ...............................8 Shushan . ................................................ 6 West H ebron ......... . .............................. 6 The Fourth o f July celebrated j in Argyle and in Salem with parades Republican Congressmen-Rick Lazio and John Sweeney marched in the A rgyle Fourth of J u ly parade and worked the crowd. Sweeney is running for reelection as this area's member of the House of Representatives. Lazio, who represents New York's Second Congressional District,.is his party’s nominee for the United States Senate seat being contested in November. Greenwich was a sleepy little town on Tuesday, July 4, but both Argyle and Salem were busy with Indepen­ dence Day activities. Several thousand people were in Argyle in the late morning to view the annual parade there. The parade, with a theme o f \New Beginnings 2000,\ w a s delayed in stepping off by about twenty minutes and it almost ground to a halt as two marchers, Republican candidate for the United States Senate Rick Lazio o f Long Island and Con­ gressman John Sweeney, stopped fre­ quently to greet and shake hands with many o f the people lining the parade route. Salem kept to its five o'clock step o f f for its multi-div ision parade which featured a host o f area fire department personnel and equipment and... Con­ gressman Sweeney. Veterans of the Korean W a r served as the Argyle parade’s grand imrsksfa. One o f Argyle's \Future Fire / Rescue\ pesonnel. S I An Argyle parade bagpiper. Left: The oldest band around: the Cam b ridge Band in Salem's J u ly 4 parade: Right: A lso in Salem's parade, a M e ttaw e e . R iv e r Theatre Company character. Salem Fire Department members with their old ladder truck - on the way to the firemen's carnival.

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