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Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

June 6, 2019
By ANDY FLYNN and MORGAN RYAN - Editor and Sports Editor ( , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, we start off with a very sad story about a fire in Wilmington Saturday, June 1 that claimed the life of 37-year-old Brittany Talley-Barney.

The tragedy came as a shock to the Wilmington community, which banded together as they always do to raise money to help the family. There were some heroes during the fire; Barney' boyfriend Alex was rescued from the fire by Darin Forbes, who works at a nearby business, ADK Pizza & Pasta.

This weekend is the 15th running of the Lake Placid Marathon and Half. We have a preview of the event and a list of road closures to help keep traffic moving and runners safe during the Sunday race.

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Editor Andy Flynn and Staff Writer Elizabeth Izzo stopped by the Lake Placid Community Day and Picnic Sunday, June 2 at the North Elba Showgrounds. They put together a story - which includes information about the adult and teen Lake Placid North Elba Distinguished Volunteers of the Year, Bob Hanna and Maeve Daby - and plenty of photos.

For this week's We are Lake Placid podcast interview, Andy caught up with Mary Dietrich, Sibyl Quayle and Roger Catania at Community Day to talk about the Educational Opportunity Fund for the Lake Placid Central School District.

In other news, the Lake Placid village board passed a new fireworks law, three new officers began working at the Lake Placid Police Department on Monday, June 3, the Lake Placid and Saranac Lake school districts may merge their boys hockey and Alpine ski teams next year, and the Adirondack Daily Enterprise was honored on June 1 as the Newspaper of Distinction among New York's small newspapers for 2018 by the Associated Press.

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

Don't forget to check out this week's Pet of the Week on page A2.



Wilmington welcomed its annual bike invasion weekend as bicycles of all kinds hit the trails, roads and back roads of the region. Racing action kicked off Friday with the Uphill Bike Race to the castle near the top of Whiteface Mountain and continued Saturday with mountain bikers taking on distances of 50 and 100 kilometers.

Meanwhile in Keene Valley, trail runners were dashing up and down mountains during the Great Adirondack Trail Run. Full results of the races are published on this week's Olympic Region Sports page.

On the high school sports beat, LPN sports writer Lou Reuter tells the story of tennis phenom Sonja Toishi. The Lake Placid High School freshman won the Section VII boys tournament to earn a spot in the state tournament in Flushing, Queens.



Adirondack Expeditions columnist Spencer Morrissey helps readers sort through what can be a very overwhelming experience when buying trekking poles. He believes it will be worth the effort.

Justin Levine got out on the water last week. He found an easy half-day trip that included loons and a feeling of remoteness.



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