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Rail trail success will be largely up to villages

October 14, 2016 Like it or not, the state has decided to take out the tracks between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake and use the state-owned travel corridor as a path for bike riders, pedestrians, snowmobilers and... more »»

Don’t plan rail trail details in secret

October 13, 2016 When a town, village or school board holds a budget workshop, it must, by law, announce it publicly, and anyone is welcome to come and watch how the sausage is made, so to speak. more »»

What does ARTA really want?

September 7, 2016 Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates claim ripping out tracks all the way back to Thendara for a trail will flood the Tri-Lakes with visitors, create jobs and be a wonderful thing for local. more »»

A lesson from the Emerald Isle

August 15, 2016 The “If you build it, they will come” proclamation — from the movie “Field of Dreams” — isn’t always accurate. more »»

Rails with trails understood in England

August 9, 2016 To the editor: If handling loss is a test of character, so is winning. Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates is not doing well by that test. more »»

ARTA comes off badly on Facebook

August 4, 2016 As this whole rail-trail debate simmers while the court case in Malone draws closer, I’d like to use this space to address some questions toward ARTA, which stands for Adirondack Recreational Trail... more »»

Don’t throw railroad away

June 7, 2016 To the editor: I would like to express my opinions and concerns regarding the proposal of the ripping up the rails of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad and replacing them with the Adirondack Rail Trail. more »»

Renaissance in Saranac Lake

June 4, 2016 Good news for Saranac Lake! A string of recent stories in the Enterprise indicates that our village is experiencing nothing short of a renaissance. more »»

‘The decision has been made’

June 2, 2016 “The decision has been made. It’s time to move on.” Railroad supporters have been hearing that a lot latel. more »»

Adirondack rails and trails, a synergy option

June 2, 2016 To the editor: Rails and trails can support the success each other by direct synergy. The final plan Gov. more »»

Glad to see governor OK rail-trail plan

May 25, 2016 To the editor: The town of North Elba and Lake Placid applaud and endorse Gov. more »»

Debate should move beyond bitterness

May 21, 2016 You’d think $15 million worth of railroad upgrades would be a big enough spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down, but the proverbial grapes have only gotten more sour among Adirondack train... more »»

Rail-trail plan offers various opportunities

May 21, 2016 To the editor: On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, Gov. Cuomo effectively ended the debate on the future use of the Adirondack rail corridor. As a private citizen, I’d like to share my thoughts. more »»

Delays damage troubled Adirondack economy

May 16, 2016 To the editor: New York state delays action on the Adirondack Rail Trail while the regional economy suffers. more »»

Replacing rails with trail is about economics

May 4, 2016 To the editor: A brief response to Mr. Grebe’s letter, headlined “How dumb is ripping up rails?” (Editor's note: This sentence has been corrected. more »»

Discovering the joy of bike trails

May 3, 2016 To the editor: I’m now a firm believer in “Try it; you’ll like it!” It’s never too lat. more »»

The rail trail versus reality

April 30, 2016 Anyone who thought the Adirondack Park Agency decision would end the rails-versus-trails debate was an optimist — and recent developments are making clear how flawed the “compromise” is proving to be. more »»

How dumb is ripping up rails?

April 30, 2016 To the editor: An abbreviated list of things significantly less ridiculous than the business-killing, job-destroying act of ripping up the train track connecting Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Tuppe... more »»

End the debate; build the trail

April 23, 2016 “The great experiment called the Adirondack Scenic Railroad (ASR) has reached the end of the line. While I once supported this endeavor, I now feel it is time to admit that it’s an abject failure. more »»

Who is being outrageous?

April 22, 2016 In his April 20 Adirondack Daily Enterprise Guest Commentary, Mr. more »»



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