News reports say only five NNY communities took the time to apply for the Downtown Hunger Games. Watertown, Ogdensburg, Massena, Potsdam and Canton.
Missing are some the region's most vibrant communities in Plattsburgh, Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. These are smart people in these towns.
The $10M grant will leave other communities feeling empty as they likely pitched their application to their constituents and it's kind of humbling to get nothing.
If those five places are it, I'd say the college towns are out, and the two troubled River communities would have the edge.
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