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Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

December 12, 2019
By ANDY FLYNN and MORGAN RYAN - Editor and Sports Editor ( , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, we take a look at the biggest environmental threat to Mirror Lake - road salt.

A new study - co-authored by AuSable River Association Science and Stewardship Director Brendan Wiltse and Adirondack Watershed Institute researchers Elizabeth Yerger and Corey Laxson - shows that road salt distributed during the winter has disrupted the natural spring mixing cycle and created low-oxygen conditions that reduce the habitability of the lake for its lake trout population.

Lake Placid will again host a World Cup for bobsled and skeleton this weekend at Mount Van Hoevenberg, and we have a preview for anyone wishing to stop by and see all the action. Between Friday, Dec. 13 and Sunday, Dec. 15, there will be racing for men's and women's skeleton, women's bobsled and four-man bobsled.

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The Holiday Village Stroll celebrates its 10th year in Lake Placid this weekend with a packed schedule that includes the arrival of Santa Claus and the Jingle Bell Run/Walk around Mirror Lake. We have a preview of the family-friendly activities.

We have an update on the Quality Inn project on Saranac Avenue. Developers are planning to tear down the existing 92-room hotel and replace it with one that has 191 rooms. They would rebrand the hotel under the Hilton Tru-Homewood Suites banner.

For this month's Eye on Education feature, Staff Writer Elizabeth Izzo spoke with some of the Lake Placid Middle School eighth graders who took a class trip to Washington, D.C. in October.

In political news, state Sen. Betty Little announced last week that she is ready to retire when her current term ends on Dec. 31, 2020, and North Elba town Supervisor Roby Politi - who did not run again this fall - attended his final board meeting Tuesday night, Dec. 10.

In other news, we have reaction to the passing of 87-year-old Ursula Trudeau of Saranac Lake and a report from the Beers and Beards competition at Lisa G's restaurant, which was held Saturday, Nov. 30.

In addition to columns from Naj Wikoff (On the Scene), Martha Allen (Martha Sez) and outdoor writer Spencer Morrissey (Swimming Through Trees), we have a story about Lake Placid jeweler Mike Beglin by Editor Andy Flynn for North Country Public Radio's North Country at Work project.



The Lake Placid High School winter sports seasons opened with a flurry last week. Check out the Lake Placid News's Winter Sports page for a recap of each of the games and color photos of some of the action.

Lake Placid resident Duncan Segger once again staked his claim as a rising star in the USA Luge program when he and doubles teammate Dana Kellogg captured their first Junior World Cup gold medal last week in Koenigssee, Germany.

Also on this week's sports pages, readers will find a thorough review of the World Cup bobsled and skeleton event that took place on Mount Van Hoevenberg outside of Lake Placid. Kaillie Humphries had quite a debut performance competing in a USA sled.



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