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Trail beats rails as a quality-of-life booster

November 2, 2013 To the editor: There has been a lot of commentary and opinion regarding the rails-to-trails initiative, most all of which has focused on the economic benefit that one option or another brings to th... more »»

Save your tokens, boys

November 2, 2013 To the editor: During the past two years, while advocating the conversion of the existing rail tracks through the Adirondacks to a rail trail, I would occasionally hear an argument that went... more »»

A rail trail for the economy

October 29, 2013 To the editor: A major reason for Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates’ advocacy for the 90-mile Adirondack Rail Trail linking Lake Placid with Old Forge is the economic benefits it will bring t... more »»

Leadership lapse

October 28, 2013 Mayor Paul Maroun’s comments, as reported by Shaun Kittle on Oct. 24, deserve a response. more »»

ARTA seeks a true compromise

October 23, 2013 James Pierson’s commentary of Oct. more »»

Cyclists would come to rail trail

October 23, 2013 To the editor: This weekend as I walked through our small town in Westchester, I could hardly get down the street since there were so many bicycles and riders who had stopped at the local deli. more »»

Rail-trail debate forgets Ad’k mandate

October 14, 2013 To the editor: In this rail-trail debate, the issue of wilderness and conservation has been pushed onto the back burner by the unfair generalization of an “elitist” agend. more »»

Ripping up tracks would take decades

October 10, 2013 Local governments in the Tri-Lakes area seem to be in a big hurry to pull up the tracks on the Adirondack railroad corridor to make way for a brand-new trackless recreational corridor, judging by... more »»

A way to keep rails, develop trails

October 9, 2013 I previously expressed an opinion for cooperation between the polarized parties concerning the Adirondack travel corridor debate. more »»

Facts yes, name-calling no

October 4, 2013 In his Sept. more »»

Town didn’t hear train side

October 4, 2013 To the editor: Please allow me to comment on your recent article regarding the Harrietstown board’s resolution to the state to remove the railroad tracks. more »»

Rails deter snowmobilers

October 4, 2013 To the editor: I don’t have strong feelings either way concerning the removal of the tracks, but I can relate a personal experience that does not seem to have been a part of the discussion thus fa. more »»

Time for a break

October 4, 2013 To the editor: Would it be too much to ask that we take a break from rails-to-trails and discuss what we’re luring all these tourists to? All I would ask is, everyone who has an opinion on... more »»

Respectfully giving reasons to keep rails

October 2, 2013 To the editor: I’m not going to write at length again about the reasons I believe the railroad tracks through the Adirondacks should not be torn up, but I would like to address several issues raise... more »»

Rail trail could be as good as Quebec’s

October 2, 2013 To the editor: My wife and I just had a very enjoyable bike ride on a rail trail in Lacolle, Quebec — 90 minutes from here. more »»

Try a rail-trail compromise

October 2, 2013 To the editor: Regarding the large number of letters printed by one faction or the other expressing sometimes contorted views pro or con on the rails-or-trails issue, I personally have reached the... more »»

Confident in the railroad

October 2, 2013 To the editor: My name is Bradford Paulson. more »»

Trail would be better than train

October 2, 2013 To the editor: Years ago my wife and I camped along the Cape Cod bikeway (ex-railroad) and had a very enjoyable experience riding our bikes along the converted rail be. more »»

Most good for greatest number of people

October 1, 2013 To the editor: New York state now has the opportunity to do something of lasting value for Adirondack residents and visitors by converting the 90-mile section of rail corridor between Lake Placid... more »»

Railroad is critical asset

October 1, 2013 To the editor: The Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates appear to be part of a common alliance between environmental causes and local recreational trail concerns. more »»



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