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Editors' preview of this week's Lake Placid News
May 18, 2017

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LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, the community says goodbye to 20-year-old Saige Borden, who died after her canoe capsized in Lake Placid lake Friday, May 12. Our news team covered the initial report, impromptu balloon-release memorial and Mass at St. Agnes Church. She will be missed by many.

Staff Writer Antonio "Tony" Olivero was busy, as usual, covering bobsled pilot Steven Holcomb's celebration of life at the Lake Placid Conference Center, Lake Placid Central School budget vote and annual Pancake Breakfast at North Country School (Eye on Education feature).

We also have updates from the state Adirondack Park Agency, Adirondack Rail Trail, North Country Community College graduation and Tail O' the Pup restaurant in Ray Brook, which is opening for the season this week with new ownership.

For his On the Scene column, Naj Wikoff was in the audience at Rep. Elise Stefanik's town hall-style forum at Mountain Lake PBS May 8 and gives a report from various local residents who were in attendance, inside and outside of the building.

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SPORTS

And just like that, the high school spring sports season is just about over. Between two weeks of spring break and a stretch of rainy conditions, the season seemed to pass in a blink of an eye.

For Lake Placid's golf and girls tennis teams, it was a great shortened season. Both teams made it through the regular season unscathed and are in excellent position to make more noise in the postseason.

Also on this week's Lake Placid News pages, you can read about the baseball and softball teams as they make their way into the sectional playoffs. Both have a history of success when it comes playoff time.

Lake Placid resident Bill Whitney has spent his spring preparing for yet another endurance race. He is getting ready to run the half-marathon at the Lake Placid Marathon on June 11. It would be a another notch in a career that has included Ironman and Tinman triathlons and this year's Boston Marathon.

Something else to look for in this week's LPN is an interesting story by Lou Reuter, who was fortunate enough to spend time with Steve Holcomb's father who was in town for the memorial service. Holcomb's dad shares several anecdotes about his son.

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OUTDOORS

On the Adirondack Expeditions page, outdoors writer Justin Levine questions whether the statewide PFD laws should be more localized to better reflect the climate differences in different parts of New York.

In his column, Joe Hackett describes fishing as the great equalizer. The fish don't discriminate based on age, race or gender. All they see is the food that is put under their noses.

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