September 6, 2012

Newsmakers: Aug. 28, 2012


---- — Maegan Boulerice Cabrera, daughter of Gary and Jan Boulerice of Champlain, has received her Doctor of Medicine degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. She is a graduate of Northeastern Clinton Central High School in Champlain and received a Bachelor of Science degree in physiology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She is a resident in family medicine at Albany Medical Center in Albany.

Essex County Undersheriff Michael Badger attended a training conference at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs. Sponsored and organized by the New York State Sheriffs Association and the New York State Sheriffs Association Institute, the program provides undersheriffs with training in the latest advances in law enforcement and correctional practices and a forum to discuss current law enforcement issues and share best practices.

Adirondack Community Action Programs Inc. Executive Director Alan Jones has been elected president of the New York State Community Action Agency Board. The board brings together community action professionals from all parts of the state to support the work of community action agencies. The appointment was made official at the annual conference held in Rochester in June.

Dr. Daniel R. Lefebvre , formerly of Tupper Lake, graduated from a Fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary of Harvard Medical School in June. He will be practicing his profession at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary along with being a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty. Lefebvre did his undergraduate work at Boston University. Next he attended and graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse and then completed a one-year residency at Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia in general surgery. Lefebvre then decided to change his career path from general surgery to ophthalmic surgery. He accepted a resident position at Nassau County Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital on Long Island. Following his residency, he was accepted into a fellowship program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary of Harvard Medical School. Lefebvre and his wife, Dr. Isabelle Zamfirescu, an endocrinologist, reside with their twin daughters, Brooke and Noelle, in Quincy, Mass. Lefebvre is the son of Kathleen and Dean Lefebvre of Tupper Lake.

Three CVPH nurses have been awarded $1,000 scholarships to return to school to earn their bachelor degrees in nursing: Cheryl Fortin of the Center for Occupational Health & Wellness, Stephanie McBride of ICU and Heidi Torrance of Progressive Care. In addition, another 20 CVPH nurses will receive scholarships for their second year of work toward their bachelor’s degrees.

Ronald K. Knepshield of Port St. Lucie, Fla., was elected national president of the American Military Retirees Association at the National Convention held in Jacksonville, Fla. Knepshield will lead the 25,000-member association for a one-year term. Mary Favreau of West Chazy was elected to a second term as director on the national board. David Cook of Plattsburgh will serve a two-year term as director, and Richard Kramer of Port Kent will serve a one-year term as national treasurer.

Emily Castine  of Chazy has been appointed to the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System Board of Trustees, representing Clinton County, until the end of the year. Castine holds a Master of Library Science degree from SUNY Albany. She also served on the CEFL board from 1983 to 1997.

Thomas Wood  of Plattsburgh was one of about 100 community activists from around the country, who participated in a three-day summit in Washington, D.C., in June. The workshop included workshops with congressional and White House staff.

Plattsburgh Lions Club has recognized several members. They are Lion of the Year, John Andrews; Robert J. Uplinger Award, Bob Wyand; Presidents “Knight of the Blind” Award, Lynn Gilbert. New club officers are President Clark Foster, Secretary John Homburger, Treasurer Al Mihalek, First Vice President Bob Wyand, Second Vice President Susan Gordon, Third Vice President John Schmitt, Lion Tamer Tom Ryder, Tail Twister Jim Williams, and directors John Andrews, Bonnie Pellerin, Lynn Gilbert, Tom Wyand, Ishmael Colon, Dennis Bardelcik, Jonathan Nizel, Ron Nye, and Membership Chairman Tammy Tyler, who is also immediate past president.

The Adirondack Council has awarded its highest honor to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Conservationist of the Year Award in recognition of its work curbing air pollution from electric power plants.

Members of St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273, Peru, have elected the following officers: Grand Knight Peter Glushko, Deputy Grand Knight Tony Andrews, Chancellor Bill Allen, Warden Robert Woods, Recorder John Theisen, Treasurer Dwane Bast, Advocate Peter Keenan, Inside Guard Lynn Wilke, Outside Guard Steve LaBounty, Trustee (one year) James McCarty, Trustee (two years) Allen Dixon, Trustee (three years) Joseph Purtell and Lecturer James Bosley.

Clinton County Community Services Board elected new officers. They are Executive Committee, Chairman Dr. Wouter Rietsema, Vice Chair Theresa Bennett and Secretary Kelly Donoghue. The officers and members of the Community Services Board are appointed by the Clinton County Legislature. Other members of the boar are Stephen St. Onge (past chair), Michael Hildebran, Crystal Carter, Colleen Sheehan, Sandra Constantine andGeorge Coon. Members are responsible to contract with local providers for the provision of services to the three disability areas of mental health, addiction and developmental disabilities and more than $2 million annually to contract agencies.

David P. Gload of Keeseville was installed as district deputy to the Elks national president for the lodges in the North District of the New York State Elks Association in Austin, Texas, at the national convention.