Friday, November 28, 2014

Addie Russell with the help of the Cape Vincent Dems-CFG challenged those who they do not think have the right to vote. John Byrne counters with challenges that make a point.

Judge McClusky is expected to rule on challenges to 310 ballots brought forward by attorneys for Mrs. Russell and Mr. Byrne. There were 233 challenges in Jefferson County, according to Democratic Election Commissioner Babette M. Hall. More than half of those challenges — 149 — were made to ballots from voters registered in the town of Cape Vincent, where Mr. Byrne is a councilman.

Acquisition of Cape's Hotel Roxy agreed, "that the bank’s ownership and stewardship of the Roxy Hotel would remain within the spirit for which the grant was intended, which was that the building be rehabilitated and the hotel open."

Watertown Savings Bank acquires deed for Cape Vincent’s Roxy Hotel

Part-time residents who choose to vote in Cape Vincent pay their taxes and contribute to the community.

Part-time residents choose to return to Cape

Let me start by explaining that the part-time residents who vote in Cape Vincent are by no stretch of the imagination all from Rochester.
And let us all understand that by no stretch of the imagination are they “outsiders” as members of the Cape Vincent Democrat-CFG political union would like you to believe when they try to convince you that part-time residents of Cape Vincent do not have the right to vote in “their town.”

Read the rest......

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Family brag time.

 Jaqlin Medlock-Photography.

Dona Wiley dances with CelloPointe, a joyful collaboration of contemporary ballet, New York choreographers, and world-class musicians. Peter Wiley, a grammy nominated cellist with the Beaux Arts Trio and the Guarneri Quartet, inspired the formation of CelloPointe in 2010. Through a duet Peter performed with his daughter, Dona, who is a highly acclaimed, professional dancer on the East Coast, the stirring mélange of live, on-stage ballet and chamber music recitals was created. One of the musicians accompanying the dance is Dona's Brother  David Wiley. David is the cello teacher at the Harmony program at the United Palace of Cultural Arts in New York City.

Cape Vincent Community Food Pantry gives thanks.

Today is Thanksgiving 2014. The volunteer members and Board of Directors of the Cape Vincent Community Food Pantry give thanks for the generosity of all who have provided the food and cash donations as well as the facility that has made their efforts possible. During the month of November the Cape Vincent Food Community Food Panty served 98 Cape Vincent residents. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving day.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

How to spot a snowy owl.

RWiley Photo

When traveling Route 12E  between Cape Vincent, NY and Watertown, NY keep a watchful eye on the utility poles, especially in the areas of the open fields. Last winter, during nearly every trip to Watertown, I would spot as many as three, sitting on the poles between Chaumont and Limerick.

This snowy is likely a female. Only the males become completely white, especially the older ones.
For females coming from the Arctic to Cape Vincent in the winter, it is a deserved vacation since they lay a clutch of eggs numbering up to 11.

Village of Cape Vincent meeting dates.

Meetings held at the

village office - community house

127 E. Joseph Street
Tue Dec 09 @ 5:30PM - 
Village Board Meeting
Tue Dec 16 @ 7:00PM - 
Planning Board Meeting
Tue Dec 23 @ 5:30PM - 
Village Board Meeting
Tue Jan 20 @ 7:00PM - 
Planning Board Meeting
Tue Feb 17 @ 7:00PM - 
Planning Board Meeting

Town of Cape Vincent will hold public hearing on December 4.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town Board of the Town of Cape Vincent shall hold a public hearing at the Cape Vincent Recreation Park on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 6:00pm with a special meeting to be held immediately thereafter. The purpose of the hearing is to consider alocal law #4 and #5 to establish a subdivision and lot-line adjustment law.
A full text of the local law is available for inspection at the Town Clerk's Office during normal business hours and on the Town's website. All persons wishing to be heard on this issue should be present at the date time and place aforestated or have submitted written comments in advance. Any persons requiring special accommodations to attend and participate in such Hearing shall notify the Town Clerk at least three (3) business days prior to the date and time of the public hearing.
Dated: November 21, 2014 BY

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cape Vincent Snow Sculpture Contest starts December 1.

RWiley photo

I built this one at the Great Wall of China. It doesn't count because entries have to be from the Village and Town of Cape Vincent.

Cape Vincent's annual Snow Sculpture is sponsored by the 
 Vincent Chamber of Commerce.
It runs from December 1 through March 1.

The winner will receive a cash prize.
Call the Chamber at 654-2481 to a have a picture taken for the judges. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

I always wanted to write for J. Peterman.

K.Wiley Photo

At the end of the day, I found myself at a 13,600 foot overlook, wearing my sun-protecting canvas hat, size 7-1/4,  available  in waterproof  white, looking down on the 98 degree city of LePaz, Bolivia, wondering which of the hotels had oxygen tanks in their rooms.

I still believe in Santa and he and the Mrs. are coming to the Cape.....

Town of Cape Vincent shrub willow will help power Fort Drum.

RWiley Photo

This large field of commercial shrub willow, in the vicinity of the Village of Cape Vincent sewage treatment plant, is one of the many large plantings that have changed the look of the countryside. After last week's weather, I am already looking forward to the bright green the willow will bring to the spring.

RWiley Photo
 The wind and the willows.
Cape Vincent shrub willow, just over a year old, looks skinny. But,  it will branch out  and appear stronger after its first cutting.

Often, on a clear day, while driving to Watertown you can look to the southeast and see a large column of smoke rising in the vicinity of Fort Drum.

And, when you are bird watching or just taking a scenic drive through the Town of Cape Vincent, you will notice large fields of shrub which do not appear to be wild, but obviously cultivated. Planted just a little over a year ago, Cape Vincent's shrub willow is now around six feet high and is becoming a prominent feature of the fields.

The limbs should be ready for their first harvest about four years after planting. Harvesting will be done in the winter when the ground is hard. Just the limbs will be harvested and in the spring they will be replaced by rapid growth supported by  a substantial and thirsty root system. It is expected that harvesting can be repeated every three or four years and it is expected that six or seven harvests will be accomplished before re-planting. This means a field of shrub willow will be productive for approximately 20 years.

Cape Vincent's shrub willow will be used to help power Fort Drum and you can read about the ReEnergy biomass plant at this link.

Town of Cape Vincent farmer supports President Obama's immigration reform. Congressman Owens, "Legislative action to deport illegal immigrants supported by Republicans, by contrast, would cause major economic injury in the north country."

Owens: president’s program boon for immigrant labor