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Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

November 23, 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, Ironman 70.3 Lake Placid triathlon coordinators publicly thanked a number of EMS workers and volunteers for saving an athlete's life in September.

Race Director Greg Borzilleri and members of his team, including Medical Director Tracey Viola, gave away certificates Nov. 15 at the Lake Placid Beach House and explained how exactly the life-saving story unfolded. Groups honored included the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service, Saranac Lake Volunteer Rescue Squad, AMC Lake Placid and North Country Life Flight.

The Lake Placid Village Board approved a request from the 2019 Winter International Children's Games for a Jan. 8 parade on Main Street. The games will be held in early January. We also have coverage of an ICG technical commission's recent visit to inspect venues and lodging accommodations.

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The state Olympic Regional Development Authority opened the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center last weekend, Nov. 17, in anticipation of the official opening day on Friday, Nov. 23. The nordic ski center at Mount Van Hoevenberg opened on Nov. 17 as well.

For this month's Eye on Education, Staff Writer Griffin Kelly spoke with Lake Placid Central School District Superintendent Roger Catania about the school board's recent decision not to have a school resource officer in the district, for now.

Griffin also recently sat down with Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism CEO Jim McKenna, Adirondack Daily Enterprise Managing Editor Peter Crowley and local certified public accountant Doug Hoffman to talk about ROOST's mission and finances.

In addition to columns from Naj Wikoff (On the Scene) and Martha Allen (Martha Sez), we have an update from the Rotary Club of Lake Placid.

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SPORTS

The winter sports seasons are starting to rev up for the United States teams. This week's Olympic Region Sports pages include previews of the U.S. alpine and luge teams, as well as early-season results from the international skeleton tour. Of particular local interest was the selection of Tommy Biesemeyer to the US Ski Team. The Keene native is coming off an injury he sustained the day before his first Olympic event in February.

Also get a sneak peek at USA Luge's new uniform, which was designed by a local graphic artist.

Two Northwood School soccer players were selected to play in an elite all-star game. Their photos appear in this week's LPN.

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OUTDOORS

Adirondack Expeditions writer Justin Levine describes some of the changes that will be occurring with Embark magazine. The free publication will be bigger and more colorful.

Outdoors columnist Joe Hackett returns this week with some healthy advice for readers who are feeling down in the dumps: Go for a ski.

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