Hochul proposes $92.5M for ORDA in next state budget

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Gov. Kathy Hochul wants to carve out $92.5 million for the state Olympic Regional Development Authority in the state's 2024-25 fiscal year budget. The funding for ORDA was announced Wednesday, Feb. 1 as part of the governor's second-ever executive budget. The proposed $227 billion spending ...

Empire State Winter Games begin with cowboy theme

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LAKE PLACID -- The 43rd Empire State Winter Games opened on frozen Mirror Lake Thursday evening, Feb. 2 and welcomed some 2,200 athletes competing in the three-day sports event, deemed the nation’s largest annual multi-event winter sport competition. The opening ceremony featured ...

Let the games begin

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LAKE PLACID — After wrapping up the 2023 FISU Winter World University Games less than two weeks ago, this village is already focused on its next big winter sports event: the 43rd Empire State Winter Games, which began at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 with the opening ceremony at the Mirror Lake ...

The big chill

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LAKE PLACID — The National Weather Service on Wednesday, Feb. 1 issued a wind chill warning for northern New York and Vermont from 1 a.m. Friday through 1 p.m. Saturday. It includes Essex, Clinton, Franklin, Hamilton, St. Lawrence and Warren counties. Meanwhile, some outdoor recreation ...

EYE ON BUSINESS: Time to spare

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LAKE PLACID — When husband-and-wife team Tom and Kylen Anderson started looking for a new business venture in Lake Placid about a year ago, the former Bowlwinkles building at 2750 Main St. was right up their alley. Now, the Andersons and local business partner Rob Kane — general manager ...

A screaming good time

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LAKE PLACID — North Elba Park District Manager Butch Martin confirmed Wednesday, Feb. 1 that the Lake Placid Toboggan Chute on the shore of Mirror Lake will open for the season on Sunday, Feb. 5, the day after a wind chill warning from the National Weather Service expires. Some local ...