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Posted: Friday, November 30, 2012 2:28 am

Artwork of former Dannemora inmate found at yard sale

GLENDALE, Ariz. — A recent item on Yahoo news referenced a famous former inmate of Dannemora Prison, now Clinton Correctional Facility.

Pam Dwyer of Glendale dished out $5 for a picture of a horse at a garage sale; behind that image, though, was an original portrait of John F. Kennedy dated 1961 and signed by the artist, Carmelo Soraci.

Soraci was a forger who served 21 years for passing bad checks, incarcerated at Dannemora Prison.

He is also the craftsman who made the stained-glass windows for the prison chapel, artistry that got him the job of doing the same for Sing Sing.

According to the Yahoo report, an appraiser valued JFK portrait at between $2,500 and $5,000. 

See the Yahoo report at: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/jfk-portrait-found-hidden-old-frame-150753387.html.


parking ban on

in Rouses Point

ROUSES POINT — The Rouses Point Village Office is reminding drivers that the parking ban for all vehicles on village streets between 2 and 6 a.m. will be in effect from Dec. 1 to March 31, 2013.

This prohibition is necessary to permit the efficient plowing of streets and prevent damage to any private vehicles during plowing or sanding operations, according to a news release.

Also, residents are asked to make sure that cars parked in driveways do not block the sidewalks.

Lake Placid

School Board sets meeting agenda

LAKE PLACID — A regular meeting of the Lake Placid Central School Board will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Administrative Services Center, 50 Cummings Road.

A motion to go into executive session is anticipated, with the regular board meeting resuming at 7 p.m.

Agenda items include the budget, audit and senior project.

The board is working on ways to improve communications with all the stakeholders: community members, faculty, staff and students. “To that end, in the future there may be changes to how the ‘good of the cause’ segment operates,” the school said in a news release.

Until then, this is the policy: “The Board of Education encourages public participation on school-related matters at the board meetings. To allow for public participation, a period not to exceed 30 minutes has been set aside at the end of the board meetings. As a general rule, public participation will be limited to 5 minutes total per speaker. Anyone who wants to speak should state their name and sign the sheet.”

Items for troops in Afghanistan sought

PORT HENRY — A collection box has been set up at the Moriah Town Hall for those who would like to send items to U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Suggested items include cards, letters, candy, cheese, crackers, pepperoni, boxed soups, trail mix and peanut butter. 

A group of concerned citizens in Moriah and Port Henry is behind the effort; the box will be at the Town Hall through Christmas.