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ORDA has new chairman, but he's a familiar face

The former chairman of the New York State's Republican Party is taking the helm of the state Olympic Regional Development Authority. Pat Barrett sat in as chair of ORDA's board of directors during their meeting on Tuesday. According to the Albany Times Union, Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to name Barrett to fill the post permanently. Chris Morris has details.  Go to full article

Book review: "The Air We Breathe"

National Book Award winner Andrea Barrett will be reading and signing copies of her new book, The Air We Breathe, Thursday night (7 pm) in the library at Paul Smiths College. Betsy Kepes has a review of Barrett's novel, set in the pre-World War One "cure culture" of the Adirondacks.  Go to full article
Debate rages over funding for Gore Mt. and the Ski Bowl
Debate rages over funding for Gore Mt. and the Ski Bowl

ORDA president says North Creek money needs "pro-active" review

Earlier this week, the Olympic Regional Development Authority's board of directors reopened the debate over how to spend $5.5 million slated for the North Creek ski bowl. That action infuriated Johnsburg town supervisor Bill Thomas, who says the fund should be used to connect the ski bowl to the state-run ski center at Gore Mountain. But the interconnect project has been delayed by an environmental review. Some ORDA board members believe that there might be better uses for the money. ORDA board president Patrick Barrett grew up in St. Regis Falls and owns property in Lake Placid. He was chosen to lead the development authority by former Governor George Pataki, who made the appointment just a week before leaving office. Barrett spoke yesterday with Brian Mann, about this controversy and about his vision for ORDA.  Go to full article

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