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Contentious impasse on rail vs. trail

February 25, 2014 Thank you, Jim McCulley of Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates, for revealing important information about the Adirondack Scenic Railroad and their operations on the 120-mile, state-owned... more »»

Snowmobilers getting fewer

February 21, 2014 As a strong railroad enthusiast who has been following this debate at a distance, I have to admit to being discouraged at some of the statements from the trail people that have been, at least in my... more »»

‘... the rest of the story’

February 18, 2014 The recent Guest Commentary critical of the Adirondack Railway Preservation Society and its finances was a deliberate attempt by Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates and writer Jim McCulley to... more »»

ARTA hits the repeat button

February 12, 2014 Nineteen times. Nineteen letters and columns from the same writer on the same topic in the same paper. It’s like living a print version of the movie “Groundhog Day. more »»

Open letter to state Sen. Little on rail trail

February 8, 2014 To Sen. Betty Little: Eight municipalities have passed resolutions asking the state to immediately begin construction of the Adirondack Rail Trail on the unused rail corridor north of Old Forge. more »»

Railroad’s auditors question its viability

February 3, 2014 Over the past several years, I have written a number of letters questioning the ridership, viability and taxpayer support of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad and its parent, the Adirondack Railroad... more »»

DEC commissioner strikes a chord

January 30, 2014 Words of wisdom can be found in the latest issue of the Conservationist magazine, published bimonthly by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. more »»

Something’s missing in rail/trail debate

January 23, 2014 Is it just us, or is there something missing from the discussion of rails and trails? Why is the discussion of trails limited to one rail bed (of many within the Park) rather than exploring the... more »»

Snowmobilers staying off the tracks

January 13, 2014 To the editor: Thursday Jan. 9, 40 days into the legal season to use the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor as a snowmobile trai. more »»

DOT should seek truth on rail corridor

January 6, 2014 Passionate debate at times leads to emotion that can become the story and overshadow the important points and counterpoints that need to be considere. more »»

Rail side seems most reasonable

January 4, 2014 To the editor: As a former resident of Syracuse, I have spent some time skiing and camping in the Adirondacks. Though I now live in Woodstock, Vt., I enjoy Mountain Lake public televisio. more »»

Omission on rail/trail story

January 2, 2014 To the editor: Thank you for the entertaining and informative Year in Review supplement in your Dec. 27 Enterprise issue. more »»

What’s wrong with this picture?

December 24, 2013 To the editor: As the state decision on the unit management plan for the Adirondack travel corridor draws near, one look will tell you what the answer should be. more »»

ARTA writer’s defensiveness is insulting

December 18, 2013 To the editor: David Banks has done it again with yet another black-is-white, white-is-black piece (Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Dec. 13, 2013) concerning the trail-vs.-rail debate. more »»

New York state must step in

December 13, 2013 To the editor: Train advocates have used local media to launch repeated personal attacks against advocates for an inexpensive Adirondack Rail Trail that could bring thousands of visitors to our... more »»

‘Can’t we all just get along?’

December 12, 2013 To the editor: As a lifelong property owner immediately adjacent to the railway ROW (right of way), I never cease to be amazed at our zero-sum mentalit. more »»

ARTA directors absent in condemning locomotive vandalism

December 10, 2013 The opening sentence of the Guest Commentary by David Banks on Nov. 7 (“Train advocates, stop the attacks”) is both interesting and ironic. Mr. more »»

Another big year for Adirondack Rail Trail

December 6, 2013 As we approach the end of the third year in the Great Adirondack Debate over the best use of our historic rail corridor, it’s encouraging to see how far we’ve come in a relatively short time. more »»

Train isn’t as attractive as trail

November 27, 2013 To the editor: To all those who want to see an expanded tourist train from Saranac Lake to Tupper Lake and beyond: Have you ridden the Lake Placid to Saranac Lake train? I have, and I found it... more »»

ATVs on rail trail — an issue but not a problem

November 20, 2013 In the debate over the best use of the Adirondack rail corridor, one frequent objection to removing the rails is that all-terrain vehicles will then be able to “run wild” on the corridor. more »»



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