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Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

December 7, 2017
By ANDY FLYNN and MORGAN RYAN - Editor and Sports Editor ( , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - Santa is coming to town this weekend, and the Olympic Village is hosting its annual three-day bash, the Holiday Village Stroll, from Friday, Dec. 8 to Sunday, Dec. 10.

In this week's Lake Placid News, we have a preview of all the holiday happenings, including many of the weekend's highlights.

We also have a special report on the community's battle with road salt and its effects on the health of Mirror Lake. "Battle" may be too strong a word, as it is the governments' choice to use it for road maintenance in the winter; yet, the village and town continue to explore alternatives to road salt, especially near Mirror Lake.

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In other news, Staff Writer Griffin Kelly gives us two exclusive features this week. In this month's Eye on Education, he visited the Lake Placid Elementary School to speak with staff and students about the grants they wrote to improve their school. In the Up Close profile, he spoke with 2005 Lake Placid High School graduate Brian Milone about his 45-day trip to California this fall to help victims of the wildfires north of San Francisco.

We also have news about Cape Air's planned flights from Lake Clear to White Plains, a movement to get the state to hire more forest rangers in the Adirondack Park, and a sculpture North Country School students have created for Saranac Lake.

In addition to columns from Naj Wikoff (On the Scene), Martha Allen (Martha Sez) and Frank Shatz (World Focus), we have Yvona Fast's latest recipes and tips in the North Country Kitchen.



Winter has arrived. Well, at least as far as the local sports scene is concerned.

This week's Lake Placid News sports pages are full of action, with World Cup and local high school sports featured prominently throughout. Mount Van Hoevenberg hosted a Para Bobsled World Cup event, while the U.S. luge and biathlon teams were busy competing in Europe.

Our weekly Winter Sports page has a nice write-up and photos by Senior Sports Writer Lou Reuter describing the SLP girls hockey team's second straight victory of the season. Justin Levine provides readers a report of the girls basketball game against Keene, as well as an update on the boys hockey team.



Outdoors Writer Justin Levine took a stroll out to Mud Pond and was surprised by the beauty and wildlife he saw along the way.

Columnist Joe Hackett uses his space to describe the anticipation of sportsmen who recently wrapped up the hunting season and are eagerly waiting for some snow so they can get back into the backcountry.



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