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Why we sued the state to get the tracks made safe

June 30, 2015 As president of the Lake Colby Association, I want to clarify why we chose to file a suit demanding repairs and inspections before trains try to cross our causeway. more »»

Wrong move on rail corridor

June 27, 2015 An open letter to Dawn Klemm (New York State Department of Transportation) and John Schmid (New York State Department of Environmental Conservation) Re: public comment, proposed 2015 Remsen-Lake... more »»

Oh good, another railroad-grade trail

June 23, 2015 To the editor: Each time we take a trip, I take pics of the local rail trail. They are everywhere. Found this one a couple of weeks ago on a beautiful May day near Greer, Arizona. more »»

DEC is right — rail with trail isn’t possible

June 22, 2015 To the editor: In today’s front-page story, representatives of Trails with Rails Action Committee complain that the Department of Environmental Conservation too summarily dismissed their plan for a... more »»

State strikes a good rail/trail compromise

June 20, 2015 The great Adirondack rail/trail debate has been the Park’s most divisive dilemma of the last few years. more »»

Is Adirondack Scenic Railroad expansion a good public investment?

June 17, 2015 New York state has called for converting the 34-mile section of rail corridor connecting Lake Placid and Tupper Lake into a year-round recreation trail that will be a major tourist destination and... more »»

The glass is half full

June 16, 2015 It is now over five years that Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates and the towns and villages along the way have tried to get something, anything, done with the virtually abandoned Remsen-Lake... more »»

Lessons from the Lehigh Gorge

June 11, 2015 I’ve enjoyed bicycling and backpacking in my native Pennsylvania since I was a Boy Scout in the 1950s and early 1960s. more »»

Rails-to-trails thoughts

June 10, 2015 I am writing this from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, where I have done a lot of researching and hiking on rail trails throughout our region for a story that I had recently published. more »»

It’s past due

June 6, 2015 The Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan amendment process has been in committee for over six months now and past the deadline for the promised proposals, and still, you would... more »»

Rail trails enhance quality of life

June 5, 2015 In anticipation that plans may soon be announced by New York state regarding the best use of the 90-mile rail corridor between Lake Placid and Old Forge, I’d like to comment on a rail-to-trail... more »»

Rail/trail decision due soon

May 21, 2015 By the end of June, the state is expected to make a decision about the best use of the historic rail corridor through the Adirondack Park. more »»

Keep the scenic railroad; rail trails are a pain

May 18, 2015 To the editor: The National Association of Reversionary Property Owners has been involved with ownership of railroad rights of way for 30 year. more »»

Rails-to-trails sounds great for Adirondacks

April 29, 2015 To the editor: My youngest daughter graduated from Falconer in 1986. That winter we took a trip to Paul Smith’s College, and I was amazed at how beautiful the area was, even snow-covered and col. more »»

The rest of the story

April 21, 2015 As a Adirondack Scenic Railroad advocate, I have noticed each month and recently a lot of activity by the Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise about how the... more »»

Government should support passenger rail

April 21, 2015 To the editor: I am a digital subscriber to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and a former New Yorker who remains a regular visitor to the High Peaks region. more »»

What I learned from Southern rail trails

April 17, 2015 To the editor: My wife and I returned recently from a trip to Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Virginia to ride some of their many bike trails. more »»

Another rail trail success story

April 16, 2015 What we could have here in the Adirondacks and the Tri-Lakes area was brought home to us when we visited South Carolina recently to ride our bikes on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. more »»

Bike trail would be big boost for local economy

April 14, 2015 To the editor: Your news stories and editorial on the need for revitalizing downtown Saranac Laker have been enlightening and on target. Only one element has been missing in your coverag. more »»

 
 

 

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