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Future Olympians Lowell Bailey, Bill Demong, and Tim Burke as kids. Photo provided by the Demong family
Future Olympians Lowell Bailey, Bill Demong, and Tim Burke as kids. Photo provided by the Demong family

Sochi marks end of era for Olympians Demong, Burke, and Bailey

This week marks the end of an era for the North Country. For more than a decade, three young men from the Adirondacks, Bill Demong from Vermontville, Lowell Bailey from Lake Placid and Tim Burke from Paul Smiths, have been chasing medals at the Olympics.  Go to full article
Peter Sr., Peter Frenette, and Jennie Frenette at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. Photo: Frenette Family
Peter Sr., Peter Frenette, and Jennie Frenette at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. Photo: Frenette Family

Family's Olympic dream means sacrifice, extra jobs

For North Country athletes hoping to reach the Winter Olympics this February in Russia, these next few weeks can be nerve-wracking.

Coaches are still deciding who makes the team and who will watch from the sidelines.

Staying in the competition can also mean serious financial pressure for families struggling to support Olympic-caliber athletes.  Go to full article

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