Lake Placid, NY, Feb 25, 2011 — The Olympic region of the Adirondacks will play host to the Empire State Winter Games this weekend. This year, the event has a very different feel, largely because it's not being sponsored, organized, or funded by the state of New York.
In November of last year, state officials announced that the agency will no longer holding the summer and winter games due to New York's ongoing budget crisis. Less than 24 hours after that decision went public, local officials from across the North Country joined forces to save the games.
Chris Morris has been chronicling the story since November. He reports that for a lot of people in the Adirondacks the decision to keep the games alive was deeply personal. Go to full article