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Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

March 14, 2019
By ANDY FLYNN and MORGAN RYAN - Editor and Sports Editor ( , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, we start by celebrating science in our local schools.

First up is the annual Science Slam at the Keene Central School, which was held on Thursday, March 7 and covered by correspondent Martha Allen. We have all the results plus many photos taken throughout the evening.

At the Lake Placid Middle-High School, Staff Writer Griffin Kelly stopped by to speak with leaders of the robotics team - affectionately called the Robolympians - about winning a silver medal this past weekend at the New York Tech Valley regional FIRST competition at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy. FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. We also have a page full of photos from the event taken by Alicia Brandes.

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Griffin also gives a firsthand account of trying the sport of Nordic skating for the first time. John Dimon, former competitive speedskater and owner of the Human Power Planet Earth bike shop in Saranac Lake, taught our reporter the basics of Nordic skating on Mirror Lake.

In environmental news, the Paul Smith's College Adirondack Watershed Institute recently released a report on the water quality of lakes in Hamilton County after studying the waterbodies for two-and-a-half decades. The report looks at 21 lakes in the central Adirondack county, including notable ones such as Blue Mountain Lake, Indian Lake, Piseco Lake and Lake Eaton.

In political news, we have an update on the Jay town board elections.

In higher education news, North Country Community College recently released the results of a survey about keeping its pool and found that residents would like to see more programs offered at the pool at hours that are more convenient to them. The college announced at the end of 2018 that it was looking at whether to keep the pool or convert the space in the Sparks Athletic Complex to add more locker rooms, a fitness and studio space, and offices to the facility.

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



The Lake Placid High School boys and girls basketball programs recently finished up successful seasons, and in this week's Lake Placid News readers will find out which postseason awards were doled out to the Blue Bombers.

Former Blue Bomber Scott Schulz returns to the sports pages of the LPN this week after he took second place in the prestigious Junior National Championships held in Anchorage, Alaska. Schulz moved away from Lake Placid in order to pursue a cross-country skiing career, and it seems to be paying off.

Two other Lake Placid athletes - Nina Lussi and Duncan Segger - are also making waves on world and national levels. LPN sports reporter Lou Reuter writes an in-depth feature about Lussi as she returned to international competition after recovering from a heartbreaking injury. Segger, the News reports, won a gold medal in doubles luge at the USA Luge National Championships in Park City, Utah.



On this week's Adirondack Expeditions page, columnist Spencer Morrissey brings readers to a part of the Adirondacks that not many of us have visited. Outdoors writer Justin Levine, on the other hand, highlights a trip along one of the most traveled routes in the High Peaks.



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