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Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

August 2, 2018
By ANDY FLYNN and MORGAN RYAN - Editor and Sports Editor (news@lakeplacidnews.com) , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, we enter the third week in a row of major sporting events, this time with the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament.

Staff Writer Griffin Kelly spoke with village, police and lacrosse officials about how rowdy the tournament may be this year, given some of the complaints in the past about participants partying too loudly in their rentals houses. The tournament started on Monday, July 30 and ends on Sunday, Aug. 5.

This week we say goodbye to two Lake Placid residents who made huge contributions to the community: Reg Clark, 89, and Don Edgley, 85. We have stories that explain how they gave back to Lake Placid organizations and made this a better place to live.

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Griffin also spent some time this week with John Nicholson for our monthly Adirondack Living feature. Nicholson recently left his job as the communications director for North Country School/Camp Treetops to become the managing director at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake.

In other news, the village and town are coming closer to establishing regulations for vacation rental homes, North Country Community College President Steve Tyrell recently announced that he will leave his position after the upcoming school year, the New York State Public Service Commission is kicking the Spectrum cable service out of the state, Essex County approved storm-related upgrades for Jay, and a former state Olympic Regional Development Authority financial executive was charged with grand larceny in the third degree after allegedly using ORDA credit cards to make more than $6,300 in personal purchases.

In addition to columns from Naj Wikoff (On the Scene) and Martha Allen (Martha Sez), we have updates from the Mirror Lake Watershed Association and Lake Placid Garden Club and another review of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta's Sunday Symphony Series from correspondent Steve Lester. In this week's North Country at Work feature from North Country Public Radio, we feature two researchers from the Paul Smith's College Adirondack Watershed Institute who recently conducted a water-quality monitoring trip on Upper Saranac Lake.

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SPORTS

The Summit Classic Lacrosse tournament is underway at the North Elba athletic fields in Lake Placid, with teams from far and wide competing for titles in various age groups. Lake Placid News sports writer Lou Reuter provides readers a rundown of what to expect.

The Over Hill and Dale race held a revival of the old days with its running and swimming event on Saturday, July 28. Check out a photo of the uphill start on page A13.

Also in sports this week, reporter Justin Levine got in touch with Matt Mortensen, a two-time luge Olympian who recently announced his retirement, at his home in Connecticut. Readers will also find stories about the Para-bobsled world championships coming to Lake Placid in 2019 and a review of the ice dance competitions that were in town last week.

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OUTDOORS

With the amount of people who have hiked all 46 of the Adirondack High Peaks growing at what seems like an astronomical pace, one would think it impossible for someone to complete the task in a unique way. However, outdoors writer Justin Levine caught up with a Rochester man who is thought to be the first solo, unsupported thru-hiker of all the mountains.

Columnist Joe Hackett describes how he found a gold mine of berries just outside the back door of his house. He also tells a story of a bass being found in the Cold River.

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