April 30, 2013

Newsmakers: April 30, 2013


---- — David Endersbee, son of Paul and Kathy Endersbee, formerly of Plattsburgh, has been made a partner in the law firm of Zuckert, Scoutt and Rasenberger LLP, Washington, D.C. The firm specializes in aviation, administrative law, transportation security, foreign and domestic airlines, foreign governments, airports and manufacturers.

Endersbee graduated from Seton Catholic Central School in 1992, Colgate University in 1996 and George Mason University School of Law with a juris doctorate. He is admitted to practice before the District of Columbia Bar and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit. He lives in Manassas, Va., with his wife, the former Julie Furnia, who lived in Jay, and two daughters.

The Sunmount Developmental Disabilities Office has elected several local people to its board, including Gilbert Duken of Plattsburgh, who will serve as president, and Jane Dumoulin of Cadyville, secretary. Other area people serving on the board are Carolyn Smith of Massena, Dr. Richard Bossert of Queensbury, the Rev. William Cuthbert of Potsdam, Paul Maroun of Tupper Lake and Wayne Rogers of Malone. Sunmount DDSO serves Franklin, Essex, Clinton, Hamilton, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties.

The Boquet River Association has elected new officers. They are Laura Newmark of Elizabethtown and Daphne Hallowell of Westport, as at-large directors. Other at-large directors are Becky Bosley of Lewis, Tom Clark of Lake Placid, Matt Foley of Wadhams, Bruce Misarski of Wadhams and Vic Putnam of Willsboro. AJ Longware of Lewis serves as president, Bob McGoldrick of Wadhams is vice president, Schell McKiknley of Lewis is treasurer and Anita Deming serves as treasurer. Town council appointments include Jeff Clock of Willsboro, Kathy Linker of Lewis and Anita Deming of Elizabethtown. At the annual meeting, the Friend of BRASS Award was presented to Dr. Gary Chilson of Elizabethtown for his countless hours of volunteer work including collecting samples for 21 weeks at the Willsboro Constructed Wetland pilot project site. BRASS is a membership-based, volunteer-oriented organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of water and life in the Bouquet River watershed.

Northern Adirondack Central School and Saranac Lake Central School have received the 2013 School Safety Excellence Award from the Utica National Insurance Group. The schools are two of 121 districts and boards of cooperative educational services in the state to receive the honor, which provides property and liability insurance to more than 300 school districts in Upstate New York. NACS has been awarded the distinction eight times and earned titanium-level distinction this year. Saranac Lake is a six-time recipient of the award and also earned titanium-level distinction.

Donna Fulkerson of Saranac Lake has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System. Fulkerson received a bachelor’s degree in writing, magna cum laude, from Hamilton College, and a master’s and Ph.D. in English and literature from Washington University. She has taught at Paul Smiths’ College, St. Francis University in Pennsylvania and Ohio Northern University. She has volunteered on the Community Store Board, the Saranac Lake Free Library Board, as a library assistant at St. Bernard’s School in Saranac Lake and on the Women’s College Scholarship Club as a member, vice president and corresponding secretary.