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Editors' preview of this week's Lake Placid News
October 12, 2017

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LAKE PLACID - This week's Lake Placid News features a fairly new history project called Digital Abraham, which is cataloging the burials at the North Elba Cemetery so a searchable website can be produced with the results.

David Genito and Cindy Smith are heading up Digital Abraham and recently acquired the Old White Church, or Trinity Chapel, next to the cemetery. Calling the chapel home, they are now raising funds to fix the roof before restoring the inside of the building.

For this month's Giving Back profile, Staff Writer Antonio "Tony" Olivero spent time talking with Betsy Richert, who led an effort to install dog waste stations at popular walking routes in the hamlets of Keene and Keene Valley.

Tony was busy covering much of the news in Lake Placid this past week, including a sewage spill in Mirror Lake, a visit from the World Union of Olympic Cities, town of North Elba Supervisor Roby Politi's decision not to participate in a debate prior to his re-election run, controversy surrounding village Justice Bill Hulshoff's resignation, and more.

Outdoors Writer Justin A. Levine stopped by the Olympic Sports Complex at Mount Van Hoevenberg Sunday, Oct. 8 to check out how well the state's parking ban at the Cascade and Pitchoff mountain trailhead on state Route 73 was going over the weekend. The state closed the trailhead for four days, rerouting hikers to a temporary trailhead at the Mount Van Hoevenberg cross-country ski lodge.

For the Arts page, correspondent Steve Lester stopped by the Jay Craft Center to speak with owners Cheri Cross and Lee Kazanas about their pottery work.

We also have columns from Naj Wikoff (On the Scene), Martha Allen (Martha Sez) and Frank Shatz (World Focus).

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SPORTS

Lake Placid athletes turned in strong performances on their home jumps last week at the Flaming Leaves Festival at the Olympic Jumping Complex. Nina Lussi was the top female jumper and held on to beat Gabby Armstrong in the skiing portion of the nordic combined competition. Look for a story and photos from Lake Placid News reporter Justin Levine on this week's sports pages.

Also in sports this week, readers can catch up on the local high school fall sports seasons and get a look at how Lake Placid skaters fared at the regional figure skating championships held in New Jersey.

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OUTDOORS

On the Adirondack Expeditions page, outdoors writer Justin Levine describes the negative impacts a tent caterpillar outbreak may have on maple syrup producers in the area.

Columnist Joe Hackett is ready for hunting season, which begins this weekend with the muzzleloader season getting underway.

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