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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 »»

It is not ARTA that has trouble seeing reason

November 19, 2013 To the editor: In his recent letter to the editor, Mike Jankowski made some points about the unwillingness of Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates to compromise on the issue of a shared right of... more »»

Comments on rail trails

November 18, 2013 As someone who is an avid bicycle rider, cross-country skier and hiker, I want to weigh in on the discussion about the possible conversion of the existing railroad corridor to a multi-use... more »»

ARTA isn’t seeing reason

November 15, 2013 To the editor: I have spoken on the issue of the rail-vs.-trail debate in the Adirondacks. Since then, I am baffled by the lack of compromise that Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates is showin. more »»

Trail advocates, stop the distortions

November 13, 2013 How unfortunate that once again, trail advocates resort to distortions to make their case. David Banks posted some questionable statements in another publication and was challenged. more »»

Train advocates, stop the attacks

November 7, 2013 How unfortunate that once again, train advocates have chosen to personally attack trail advocates and news media in online responses to recent reporting on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. more »»

Beware of ARTA’s numbers

November 6, 2013 As a resident of western Pennsylvania, I offer comments to my northern neighbors based on the unique position of having owned a retail business 100 feet from a trail, and having lived and raised a... more »»

A rail trail — by popular demand

November 5, 2013 Perhaps the oddest criticism yet directed at those who want to create a recreational trail on the old Adirondack railroad line from Lake Placid to Old Forge came from Bill Branson in his Sept. more »»

Bring back train

November 5, 2013 To the editor: The return of the train will bring more tourists to all areas affected. Check the results of other areas across the country, and see for yourself the result. more »»

Makings of a successful rail trail

November 4, 2013 So, how does one rid themselves of a pesky tourist railroad and get a successful rail trail at the same time? The makings of such are easily accomplished with minimal effort on the end of the trail... more »»



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