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Gore mt. is an economic engine for Warren County.
Gore mt. is an economic engine for Warren County.

ORDA cuts appear less likely

The state Assembly issued its proposed spending blueprint yesterday. Democratic leaders there proposed saving the Ogdensburg Correctional Facility. They also called for full funding for the Olympic Regional Development Authority. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Senate budget plan zeroes out ORDA, cuts two North Country Prisons

New York's state Senate released its spending blueprint today and it includes a plan to zero out funding for the Olympic Regional Development Authority. The proposal would eliminate roughly 6.6 million dollars in subsidies that go to support ORDA's facilities in Lake Placid, Wilmington and North Creek. It also eliminates funding for state prisons in Moriah and in Lyon Mountain. Todd More has details.  Go to full article
Bill Demong pushing to the finish yesterday. Photo by Nancie Battaglia.
Bill Demong pushing to the finish yesterday. Photo by Nancie Battaglia.

Adirondacks' Bill Demong earns Olympic gold

Vermontville's Bill Demong gave the United States its first Olympic gold medal ever in a Nordic event as Americans posted a 1-2 finish in the Nordic Combined ski event at the Vancouver Olympics yesterday. Teammate Johnny Spillane captured the silver.
Demong surged from sixth place after the ski jump to win the 10-kilometer cross-country leg by four seconds. Bernhard Gruber of Austria, who had a head start after jumping the farthest off the large hill, took the bronze.

Demong will be flag bearer for the U.S. Olympic team at the Olympic closing ceremony Sunday.  Go to full article
Bill Demong and his Mom, Helen.
Bill Demong and his Mom, Helen.

Demong captures silver

Vermontville's Bill Demong captured a silver medal yesterday afternoon in the Olympic Nordic combined competition in Vancouver. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
Bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht, 23, from Lake Placid
Bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht, 23, from Lake Placid

Olympics: Weibrecht Bronze; Burke 18th; Demong has another shot

The Olympic buzz in Lake Placid over the weekend was all about native son Andrew Weibrecht. On Friday afternoon, the 23-year-old downhill skier claimed the bronze medal in the Super-G competition in Vancouver. He was edged by a fraction of a second by fellow American Bode Miller, who won silver. Peter Crowley with the Adirondack Daily Enterprise is in Vancouver. He spoke with Brian Mann last night about Weibrecht's win.  Go to full article
Future Olympians Lowell Bailey, Bill Demong, and Tim Burke as kids (Photo provided by Demong family)
Future Olympians Lowell Bailey, Bill Demong, and Tim Burke as kids (Photo provided by Demong family)

StoryCorps: Bailey and Burke turn Adirondack friendship into Olympic dream

This afternoon in Vancouver, North Country biathletes Lowell Bailey and Tim Burke could have their best shot at winning an Olympic medal when they compete in the 20 kilometer individual race. Bailey, from Lake Placid, and Burke, from Paul Smiths, have been friends and training partners since they were little boys. They raced together at the Torino Winter Games in 2006. Both men sat down with their former coach, Kris Cheney Seymour from Saranac Lake, to talk about their lives and their careers. Their conversation, recorded in 2008 as part of the national StoryCorps project, offered an intimate and personal look at what it means to spend decades chasing an Olympic dream.  Go to full article
Lake Placid's Andrew Weibrecht making his downhill run yesterday at Whistler. he placed 21st for the US. Photo by Nancie Battaglia.
Lake Placid's Andrew Weibrecht making his downhill run yesterday at Whistler. he placed 21st for the US. Photo by Nancie Battaglia.

Wet weather dampens mood in Vancouver, but Games go on

Lake Placid photographer Nancie Battaglia is now at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia. She's there shooting for Sports Illustrated and other magazines.

And she says the weather is confounding almost everything and everyone--including Paul Smiths biathlete Tim Burke. And she's seen Saranac Lake luger Chris Mazdzer. Jonathan Brown asked her about the mood at these games in light of the bad weather and the death of the luger from the nation of Georgia.  Go to full article

Film explores history, ideals of Lake Placid Winter Olympics

Lake Placid's Olympic heritage goes deep -- back to 1932, and through the "Miracle on Ice" 1980 games, to this month's games in Vancouver, Canada. The story of how Lake Placid developed as a winter sports resort and hosted two Olympic Winter Games is told in the documentary Small Town, Big Dreams. The film is being shown nationwide on public television this month as part of the 30th anniversary of the winter games in Lake Placid. It includes rare film footage and audio recordings from museums and private collections. Todd Moe talks with Adirondack-area filmmaker Scott Carroll about some of the people behind the '32 and '80 Winter Olympics, and whether the region could host the winter games again.  Go to full article

Panel continues work to attract winter sports to Lake Placid

Three years after securing $5 million in taxpayer funds to try and attract world-class winter sports events, including another Olympics, the Lake Placid Regional Winter Sports Committee has spent a little more than $300,000 and hasn't brought a single event to the area. But members of the committee, made-up of prominent Lake Placid resort owners and allies of former Governor George Pataki, say much of their work has been happening out of the public eye. They also say they're being conservative with the $5 million as they work on a plan to possibly bring a Youth Olympics to the Lake Placid region. Chris Knight has the story.  Go to full article
Demong and his mom Helen at the World Championships in 2009. Photo: Demong family
Demong and his mom Helen at the World Championships in 2009. Photo: Demong family

Vermontville?s Demong ready to dominate Nordic combined in Vancouver

We heard this week that biathlete Tim Burke from Paul Smiths has claimed the overall lead in the world cup rankings. Burke is part of a remarkable generation of athletes who grew up in the Adirondacks, competing and training together. At least nine North Country skiers, sledders and skaters are expected to compete this winter at the Vancouver Olympics. This morning, we profile another top North Country racer, Bill Demong from Vermontville. As Brian Mann reports, Demong's career has been shaped by a winter culture that cherished the outdoors and embraced Lake Placid's Olympic tradition.  Go to full article

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