PPR Cuomo Placid 1121

P-R PHOTO/JACK LADUKE Gov. Andrew Cuomo (center) brings smiles all around as he announces $35 million in funding over the next five years to support research and development efforts between Trudeau Institute in Saranac Lake and Clarkson University in Potsdam, along with $12 million dollars to rehabilitate the Whiteface Mountain Veteran's Memorial Highway. At the ORDA Conference Center in Lake Placid on Wednesday afternoon, he is flanked by Empire State Development President Kenneth Adams (from left), State Sen. Betty Little, Pat Barrett of the Olympic Regional Development Authority and Wilmington Town Supervisor Randy Preston. More than 250 people attended the event.