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Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

November 2, 2017
By ANDY FLYNN and MORGAN RYAN - Editor and Sports Editor ( , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - It's Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 7, and that means we have election previews for the towns in the Olympic Region, plus an insert with all the sample ballots.

In North Elba, Brian Barrett is challenging Supervisor Roby Politi in his re-election bid. There are three people vying for two spots on the North Elba Town Council, Brian "Liam" Kennelly and incumbents Derek Doty and Jack Favro.

In Wilmington, former Supervisor Thomas Sibalski is trying to oust current Supervisor Randy Preston from his job.

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In Jay, there are races for town council, highway superintendent and tax collector.

And in Keene, we have a story about the highway superintendent race. The preview for the town council race was not completed by deadline; therefore, it will only be available on the Lake Placid News website,

Editor Andy Flynn braved the sleet and snow along with the rest of the community - including students and teachers from St. Agnes School and the Lake Placid Elementary School - to photograph Lake Placid's annual Halloween parade down Main Street. We have more than a dozen photos in the paper this week with plenty more to come next week. More than 100 photos can be seen and purchased on our CU website at

We also have columns from Naj Wikoff (On the Scene), Martha Allen (Martha Sez) and Frank Shatz (World Focus).



This week's Lake Placid News sports pages are highlighted by the Lake Placid High School boys soccer team that won it's sixth-straight Section VII championship. The Blue Bombers accomplished the feat in dramatic fashion with two playoff victories coming after shootouts.

Skating correspondent Christie Sausa writes about the Shibutanis, a brother-sister ice dance team that will compete at the upcoming Skate America show in Lake Placid.

The USA Luge team has had some trouble getting its seeding races underway, but Editor Andy Flynn reports they will finally hold the competition this week during their time in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The Lake Placid High School cross country teams were in action last week at the Section VII meet in Cadyville. The runners will vie for spots in the state meet this week in Elizabethtown.



Columnist Joe Hackett provides readers with a few tips for the hunting season on this week's Adirondack Expeditions page, while outdoors writer Justin Levine gives a summary of Bat Week.



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