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Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

February 22, 2018
By ANDY FLYNN and MORGAN RYAN - Editor and Sports Editor (news@lakeplacidnews.com) , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid News caught up with U.S. Olympic alpine skier Tommy Biesemeyer, of Keene, who injured his Achilles tendon during a training run before he was able to compete in the downhill race at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Correspondent Naj Wikoff interviewed Biesemeyer by phone while recovering from surgery in Colorado and asked him about his future plans and continued Olympic aspirations. Naj also caught up with Biesemeyer's parents, Tish and Bob, who are now home from their trip to the Olympics.

The Lake Placid Film Forum will be moving from a June schedule to the fall, as was announced this week by the Adirondack Film Society at the Palace Theatre. Naj was there and has all the details.

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Staff Writer Griffin Kelly stopped by the Lake Placid Pub and Brewery for this month's Eye on Business feature. He spoke with co-owner Chris Ericson about branding his beer.

Yet another person is running for the 21st congressional seat currently occupied by Rep. Elise Stefanik. Saranac Lake native Dylan Ratigan, who currently lives in Lake Placid, announced his candidacy on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Harrietstown Town Hall.

The News also has a page worth of photos from the recent Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival, submitted by local photographer Alicia Brandes.

In addition to columns from Martha Allen (Martha Sez) and the Lake Placid Rotary Club, we continue The Road to Easter column from members of the Lake Placid clergy, who are giving messages about Lent. This week, the Rev. Derek Hansen, pastor of the Adirondack Community Church, asks the question, "Is it possible to limit screen time for the kids?" This week's North Country at Work profile from North Country Public Radio features a story about a man who makes maple syrup in Potsdam.

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SPORTS

With week 2 of the Pyeongchang Games coming to an end, the Lake Placid News sports pages are filled with Olympic happenings.

Bobsled takes center stage this week as the men's and women's two-man competitions took place at the Olympic Sliding Center in South Korea. Elana Meyers Taylor and push athlete Lauren Gibbs will be bringing home a silver medal to their home track in Lake Placid, while Justin Olsen overcame an unexpected surgery to compete.

Lake Placid residents Tim Burke and Lowell Bailey were in action at the Alpensia Biathlon Centre in Pyeongchang, competing in the mixed relay. The duo hopes to turn in a better finish when they wrap up the Olympics on Friday, Feb. 23 with another relay.

The local high school sports seasons are winding down, as Lake Placid's nordic and alpine teams competed in sectional meets last week. The Blue Bombers will be well-represented at the state meet Feb. 26-27 at Bristol Mountain in Canandaigua.

Also look for a photo of a young NYSEF jumper who placed first in two different competitions in Salisbury, Connecticut.

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OUTDOORS

Outdoors writer Justin A. Levine saw that rain was in the forecast last week so he hit the closest trail before all the snow melted. He brings readers along on a ski along Bigelow Road in Bloomingdale.

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