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Should ORDA extend its reach beyond the Adirondacks?
Should ORDA extend its reach beyond the Adirondacks?

Governor wants ORDA takeover of Belleayre this year

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Governor Cuomo's spending plan calls for the Olympic Regional Development Authority, based in Lake Placid, to take over a state-run Belleayre ski area in the Catskills by the end of this year.

ORDA now operates ski mountains in North Creek and Wilmington, along with Olympic venues in Lake Placid. That makes the organization one of the region's biggest employers and a mainstay of the winter tourism season.

As Brian Mann reports, the proposal for ORDA to expand its operations outside the Adirondacks has drawn mixed reviews.

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Adirondack Bureau Chief

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