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Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

May 9, 2019
By ANDY FLYNN and MORGAN RYAN - Editor and Sports Editor ( , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, we celebrate the 100th birthday of Ruth Hart, who has lived in this village since 1946.

Hart's family held a public party for her on Thursday, May 2 at the Crowne Plaza hotel, and dozens of people stopped by to wish her a happy 100th birthday (which was actually on May 3). We have plenty of photos from the party.

Editor Andy Flynn filed a report as part of North Country Public Radio's North Country at Work project. He spoke with Jennifer Reid and Shannon Porter at the North Elba Recycling Center about how they do their job and why it's important.

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It is school budget time - with voting on Tuesday, May 21 - and we have previews of the proposed budgets from the Lake Placid, Keene and AuSable Valley central schools. More budget hearings are coming up next week.

For this week's feature on the Lake Placid Marathon and Half, Staff Writer Elizabeth Izzo spoke with a half-marathoner from the Hudson Valley who last came to Lake Placid in 2016 to compete in the Ironman Lake Placid triathlon.

Elizabeth also gives us another story on the late Kate Smith, who has been under fire for singing a pair of songs with racist lyrics in the 1930s. A transcript from a radio show that aired near the end of World War II was recently unearthed, shedding new light on her views toward race relations in America.

Before leaving the Lake Placid News on Friday, May 3 to travel abroad, Staff Writer Griffin Kelly stopped by the Big Slide Brewery & Public House on May 1 to report on a chef-to-farmer meet and greet organized by Adirondack Harvest, a community organization that advocates for agriculture in the North Country. Read all about this unique event.

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.

And don't forget to check out the Lake Placid News Pet of the Week on page A2.



The Lake Placid High School sports teams cranked it up again this week, and the LPN staff was all over it. Sports writer Lou Reuter was on the scene to see the Blue Bombers' golf team continue its unbeaten season, while Justin Levine watched the softball and baseball teams in action over the weekend. They both got great photos and provide detailed accounts of the games.

In other sports news this week, Placid Planet started its six-week time trials series. Look for photos and full results of the opening night.



Mud season has kept the LPN outdoors writers in lower elevations, but they still somehow managed to find two nice hikes for people to consider as spring blossoms in the Adirondacks. Read all about it on the Adirondack Expeditions page.



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