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Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

May 2, 2019
By ANDY FLYNN and MORGAN RYAN - Editor and Sports Editor ( , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, we report on the new State Police Troop B helicopter, a Bell UH-1-A Huey.

The helicopter helped state police and forest rangers rescue four teenagers on Mount Colden Tuesday afternoon, April 23. Around 4 p.m. Tuesday, a rescue team responded to four 17-year-olds who were stranded near the summit of Mount Colden. One of the teens was reported to have a leg injury, and all of the teen hikers were improperly equipped for the conditions.

We also follow up on the Kate Smith controversy. During their weekly meeting Thursday morning, April 25, members of the Rotary Club of Lake Placid decided to keep Kate Smith's name attached to their annual high school music scholarship, despite allegations that she sang songs with racist lyrics in the early 1930s.

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The Lake Placid Marathon and Half is celebrating its 15th race on June 9. We have a preview, featuring an interview with owner/operator Greg Borzilleri.

For this week's Artist Profile, correspondent Steve Lester stopped by North Country School to speak with identical twin sisters Noni Eldridge and Katie Weaver, who both teach art at the Lake Placid campus.

"We were born and raised on this property," Eldridge said. "I'm third generation, and I put both my kids through this school."

As St. Agnes Church renovates its front entrance to make it easily accessible for all people no matter their ability, two blue spruce trees that have been on the grounds for more than 50 years must come down. This past week, the congregation took a vote, and the Rev. John Yonkovig said 87% of the parishioners voted to remove the trees.

For the latest North Country at Work story from North Country Public Radio, Editor Andy Flynn visited the Tri-Lakes Humane Society in Saranac Lake and spoke with manager Lena Bombard about her work there.

In addition to columns from Naj Wikoff (On the Scene) and Martha Allen (Martha Sez), we have an update from the Garden Club of Lake Placid and a commentary from Publisher Cathy Moore about the salt problem along Adirondack roadways.



The Lake Placid News Olympic Region Sports pages highlight four big victories for the high school sports team. Look for photos and recaps of the Blue Bombers' baseball, girls lacrosse, golf and tennis teams as they secured wins during a busy early-season week.

Also is sports this week, skating correspondent Christie Sausa provides coverage of the Skating Club of Lake Placid's season-ending banquet and Paul Smith's College made school history with the first-ever eSports competition in the history of the school.



On this week's Adirondack Expeditions page, readers will find two paddling adventures. In both cases, the water was high and the current was swift.



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