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Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

September 5, 2019
By ANDY FLYNN and MORGAN RYAN - Editor and Sports Editor ( , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, we topped off a summer hiking season on Labor Day weekend by checking out the trailheads along state Route 73 in the town of Keene, which were packed with cars, many parked illegally.

We also have a list of road closures and alternative routes for the Ironman 70.3 triathlon race in Lake Placid on Sunday, Sept. 8.

The Lake Placid Sinfonietta this week announced that Stuart Malina of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, will be the new music director of the orchestra. Editor Andy Flynn interviewed him by phone about the new job.

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As local students head back to school this week, Staff Writer Elizabeth Izzo spoke with officials at the Lake Placid Elementary School After School Program, which is in desperate need of volunteers in order to keep the program going.

Elizabeth was in AuSable Forks on Monday, Sept. 2 for the annual Labor Day parade. She took a lot of photos, many of which are included as a full-page spread.

We have a reaction story about the loss of state Olympic Regional Development Authority Board Chairman J. Patrick Barrett, of Lake Placid, who died Monday, Sept. 2 of leukemia. He was 82 years old.

Essex County officials are considering whether to join other counties in New York that oppose the so-called "Green Light Law," a controversial measure that would let people who've immigrated here illegally apply for driver's licenses.

We also have columns from Naj Wikoff (On the Scene) and Martha Allen (Martha Sez).



Some of the best young figure skaters in the world came together last week in Lake Placid for the Junior Grand Prix at the Olympic Center. Alysa Liu, a 14-year-old American, stole the show and made history in the process when she landed a quadruple lutz during her free skate performance. She is the first American female to ever accomplish the feat.

Also from the Junior Grand Prix, Lake Placid News skating correspondent Christie Sausa writes about an Indian skater who won over the crowd with her enthusiasm and obvious love of the sport.

In other sports news this week, readers will find photos and descriptions of the winners of the Adirondack Health golf tournament that was held at the Lake Placid Club.



Lake Placid News outdoors writer Justin A. Levine hiked to Giant's Washbowl, which sits on the side of Giant Mountain in St. Huberts. He describes the trail as short, steep and totally worth the effort.

Spencer Morrissey is looking ahead to hunting season in his column this week. He writes that even though it can be slightly more dangerous in the woods this time of the year, there's no reason to sit at home on the couch. He shares a few tips on how to make outings safer for everyone involved.



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