Lake Placid officials: Empire State Games back on for winter

(AP) - Local officials say the Empire StateGames are back on this winter with help from community leaders inthe Lake Placid area, the home of

LAKE PLACID - (AP) - Local officials say the Empire StateGames are back on this winter with help from community leaders inthe Lake Placid area, the home of the games. Organizers of the Olympic-style amateur athletic contests wereshocked Tuesday when state officials told them they were beingcanceled because of budget cutbacks. Now Lake Placid village Mayor Craig Randall says local leadersrallied to keep the winter event going and it will be held fromFeb. 25 to 27 at Olympic Regional Development Authority venues. Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors Bureau President Jim McKennasays Thursday they're confident of raising enough money frombusiness sponsorships across the state to support the contests. Thestate Division of the Budget projected the event would have costtaxpayers $150,000. The future of the summer, senior and games for the physicallychallenged remains uncertain.

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