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Gore Mountain is an anchor for Warren County's winter economy. Photo: Gore Mountain website
Gore Mountain is an anchor for Warren County's winter economy. Photo: Gore Mountain website

Comptroller: Olympic authority needs "fiscal balance"

A new report issued this week by New York's state Comptroller office is aiming fire at the business and accounting practices of the Olympic Regional Development Authority.

That's the state-owned enterprise that operates sports and tourism venues in the Adirondacks and Catskills.

The audit found that ORDA is losing money and is often forced to borrow cash to pay for basic operations.  Go to full article
Gov. David Paterson
Gov. David Paterson

Governor proposes deeper cuts and state-worker furloughs

Governor David Paterson recommends one-day-a-week furloughs for state workers until the state budget, now nearly one month late, is completed. The governor is also cutting spending and raising revenues by $620 million, and asking the legislature to act immediately on his budget. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Joe Martens (Source: OSI)
Joe Martens (Source: OSI)

Despite claims, ORDA officials knew about Martens nomination

Last month, the Lake Placid News reported that top officials at the Olympic Regional Development Authority were blind-sided by Governor Spitzer's appointment of a new ORDA chairman. In mid-May, Spitzer chose prominent environmental activist Joe Martens to head the ORDA board. The name was sent in a public document to state Senators. In June, ORDA officials said they were never informed of the decision and hadn't been officially notified. But as Brian Mann reports, several top ORDA leaders were told of the nomination.  Go to full article

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