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Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

December 28, 2017
By ANDY FLYNN - Editor ( , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - This week's Lake Placid News begins with a winter theme, of course, as the temperatures plummet and ski conditions continue to improve.

On the heels of Whiteface Mountain Ski Center opening a few of its summit trails last week, Staff Writer Griffin Kelly gives us an Up Close profile of Justin Perry, the New York Ski Educational Foundation Freeride Program head coach who works at Whiteface. Perry explains that young skiers can have creative freedom with the different skiing disciplines of the Freeride Program.

As temperatures and wind chills become dangerous this week, the state Department of Environmental Conservation released tips on making your backcountry trips more safe.

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Wilmington correspondent Ed Burke stopped by the Wilmington Youth Center recently to speak with director Teresa Orsi about the center's place in the community, giving children a place to hang out and get involved.

In other news, we have two reports from the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge in Wilmington, which has been taking care of a black bear and hatching turtle eggs recently found in Tupper Lake, and we have news about the Union Tank Car Company's decision to pull its 65 rail cars from storage in the Adirondack Park.

In addition to columns from Naj Wikoff (On the Scene), Martha Allen (Martha Sez) and Frank Shatz (World Focus), we have an update from the Lake Placid Rotary Club and News Editor Andy Flynn contributed to this week's North Country at Work feature from North Country Public Radio about a man, Harry Wilson, from Olmstedville who carried mail from 1915 to 1945.



In sports this week, Senior Sports Writer Lou Reuter has updates from the Lake Placid Blue Bombers girls and boys basketball teams, and Sports/Outdoors Writer Justin A. Levine covered a recent cross-country skiing meet in Saranac Lake that featured a strong Lake Placid nordic team.



In outdoor news, Justin A. Levine recently spoke with Paul Smith's College professor Thomas Huber, who is currently pitching an Applied Mycology Program.

In the Adirondack Gadabout column, Joe Hackett heads outdoors and stumbles upon a noisy group in the snow startled and scared by a ruffed grouse. "The episode provided further evidence of the pressing need for outdoor education in our school systems," he wrote.



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