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Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

October 10, 2019
By ANDY FLYNN and MORGAN RYAN - Editor and Sports Editor ( , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, Staff Writer Elizabeth Izzo spent some time in the town of Keene checking out the High Peaks trailheads this past weekend and at the town board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

The town board is working on tackling the problem of hikers parking along roadways at or near popular trailheads. Despite parking bans, many hikers are still parking their cars illegally. This past weekend was extremely busy. Check out Elizabeth's reports on this ongoing situation.

We have a report on former state Assemblyman and Lake Placid native Chris Ortloff, who was released from federal prison on Oct. 4. Ortloff, 72, was sentenced to 12-and-a-half years in prison in 2010 after being arrested two years prior in a State Police sting operation that ended with him arriving at a Colonie hotel for pre-planned sex with preteen girls - who were fabricated by police investigators.

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The Lake Placid Central School Board of Education recently adopted a resolution choosing October as "Anti-Bullying Awareness Month" in the district. Elizabeth spent time with Superintendent Roger Catania to see what that means for students.

In Lake Placid village news, Justice David Chapman recently resigned, prompting a discussion among board members whether the village actually needs a village court. And Mayor Craig Randall announced at the Monday, Oct. 7 meeting the names of 15 people who will serve on a task force that will help put together a comprehensive plan for Main Street.

A number of stories came out of the first-ever "Adirondack Oktoberfest" on Friday, Oct. 4, with a celebration held at the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center hosted by the state of New York and attended by many local officials. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul made a number of announcements, including the presentation of a plaque honoring former Wilmington Supervisor Randy Preston, who died this past summer. The plaque will be placed at the summit.

The Adirondack Mountain Club last week announced that Michael Barrett will replace retiring Neil Woodworth as the group's executive director.

Editor Andy Flynn has another installment from North Country Public Radio's North Country at Work Project. He recently spent time with Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation Executive Director Nina Schoch at Little Green Pond near Saranac Inn watching a family of loons.

In addition to columns from Naj Wikoff (On the Scene) and Martha Allen (Martha Sez), we have updates from the Garden Club of Lake Placid and Zonta Club of the Adirondacks.



The Lake Placid Classic half marathon and 10K road race has become quite a fall tradition in Lake Placid over the years. Saturday, Oct. 12 will mark the 49th running of the race that starts at the Olympic speedskating oval and finishes at the North Elba Show Grounds.

The Lake Placid boys and girls team kicked it up last week. The girls broke out of a losing streak with a 4-0 victory over Ticonderoga and the boys beat Boquet Valley and tied in a Section X crossover game against Massena.

In other sports news in this week's Lake Placid News, the USA Luge team started its competitive season in Norway, while local golfers were battling it out in the Flaming Leaves Tournament at the Lake Placid Club.



Lake Placid News Outdoors Writer Justin A. Levine gives a rundown of a few things to consider as hunting season gets underway. DEC is cautioning to put safety first.

Outdoors columnist Spencer Morrissey writes about an unseasonably warm fall trip to Tomany and Ely mountains in the Arietta region of Hamilton County.



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