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Editor's preview of this week's Lake Placid News

October 26, 2017
By ANDY FLYNN - Editor , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, Editor Andy Flynn caught up with a two-man television news crew from Dallas-Forth Worth to talk about their recent stay in the Olympic Village.

Anchor/Reporter Brian Curtis and Photojournalist Nefty Gonzalez of KXAS-TV NBC5 News spent four days in Lake Placid gathering stories about seven Olympic hopefuls with a Texas connection trying out for the USA Bobsled & Skeleton team at Mount Van Hoevenberg. They also visited venues such as the Olympic Jumping Complex and 1980 Rink in the Olympic Center's Herb Brooks Arena. The stories will air leading up to their coverage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Both Curtis and Gonzalez will be headed to the games to cover Texas athletes.

Staff Writer Antonio "Tony" Olivero gives us a front-page Eye on Education feature about Lake Placid students who are doing hands-on research at the Uihlein Maple Forest's stand of sugar maple trees near the community garden on Old Military Road. These trees are special; they produce extra-sweet sap for syrup.

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Tony writes a story about 71-year-old pilot Bob Rose, who gave our reporter a one-of-a-kind flight over the High Peaks Wilderness Area in his yellow 1949 Piper Clipper airplane, taking off from Marcy Field in Keene.

Tony also gives us reports from the North Elba town board and Lake Placid village board. North Elba will be making final improvements to the new toboggan chute on Mirror Lake, and the village will soon be hiring a justice to replace Bill Hulshoff, who recently resigned.

The News has a few reports about the controversial rail-trail proposal between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake, with two stories about the Tupper Lake angle and an important vote at a recent Saranac Lake village board meeting.

Correspondent Steve Lester filed a new Artist Profile this week, a feature about AuSable Forks artist Susan Cassevaugh. She has many stories to share.

In addition to columns from Naj Wikoff (On the Scene), Martha Allen (Martha Sez) and Frank Shatz (World Focus), Annoel Krider says people should think about bringing dogs to work in the Our Animals, Ourselves column.

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