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Don’t privatize this public asset

February 2, 2016 To the editor: “They’re a great asset to locals and tourists already in the region, but accomplish very little to bring in new visitors to grow the economy. more »»

The NY Central never averaged 45 mph

February 1, 2016 To the editor: Robert Hest’s letter of Jan. 29 must be challenged on several important points. In particular, M. more »»

Urge APA to accept rail-trail compromise

January 30, 2016 To the editor: I feel it is critical for Tupper Lake’s future as a travel destination that the Adirondack Park Agency approve the proposed option on the table for the C-7 travel corridor that leave... more »»

Weak transport grid needs trains

January 29, 2016 I have read and listened to the conversations that have swirled in the media for the past four years concerning whether the railroad right of way should be converted to a trail. more »»

Rail vs. trail: a matter of perspective

January 27, 2016 As a relatively new resident of the Adirondacks, I’ve been watching with interest the debate over the Remsen-to-Lake Placid rail corrido. more »»

Don’t take train away from the handicapped and old

January 27, 2016 To the editor: Why would New York state want to shoot itself in the foot and inhibit economic development by limiting rail access to our marvelous Adirondacks? Let the advocates of rail removal... more »»

Railroad leader wants it all

January 27, 2016 To the editor: I am writing in response to Adirondack Railway Preservation Society President and Skaneateles resident Bill Branson’s recent Guest Commentary (Jan. more »»

Trail argument doesn’t hold up

January 26, 2016 A classic “Saturday Night Live” sketch was a commercial for a product that was a dessert topping AND a floor wax! Much like the rail trail — all things to all people, or so Adirondack Recreational... more »»

Let’s roll on a bike trail in Tupper-Placid corridor

January 26, 2016 To the editor: “Cycling tourism” in North America is a booming industry. Hundreds of industry professionals attended the National Bicycle Tourism Conference in San Diego last November. more »»

Economic impact of rail trails

January 25, 2016 I write to share my thoughts and conclusions following significant research concerning the economic impacts claimed by those who support removal of the rails between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid to... more »»

State ignores rail bikes, which are confirmed as an attraction

January 22, 2016 The 1996 Lake Placid to Remsen unit management plan states that “Private enterprise will be provided the opportunity to develop tourist excursion, passenger, and freight rail services along the... more »»

Trail access logistics and liability

January 20, 2016 Nearly all the rail trails in my area prohibit motorized use of any kind. Trail managers here strive to avoid mixing motorized off-highway vehicles, biking and pedestrian use of the trail. more »»

What’s wrong with this picture?

January 18, 2016 To the editor: This 1996 Skandic work sled is narrow enough to survive running between the rails, but not many do and it’s a challenge. more »»

Rails-to-trail would be good for business

January 18, 2016 To the editor: My grandfather E.J. Martin settled in Big Moose after working on building the Adirondack Railroad in 1892. I am a third-generation Big Moose nativ. more »»

Time’s up

January 16, 2016 I’m frustrated and perplexed by the extraordinary lack of intestinal fortitude and leadership of our elected officials. more »»

Dream it

January 16, 2016 I am writing to encourage the public and government officials to support the preservation and continued operation of the north end of the Adirondack Scenic Railroa. more »»

What were they thinking?

January 13, 2016 In a stunning reversal, the town board of Harrietstown has voted for keeping the rails in place on the sadly underutilized travel corridor that runs through the Tri-Lakes are. more »»

Bicyclists = wallets on wheels

January 12, 2016 I have yet to hear an argument that gives me any hope that many people will actually travel to Tupper Lake from Utica on the proposed extension of the tourist train from the sout. more »»

What about road crossings?

January 12, 2016 To the editor: I write about a concern of mine that has not been properly addressed in the long debate about what to do with the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor. more »»

Questions for Gov. Cuomo in the rail vs. trail debate

January 8, 2016 “I love the train!” We’ve all heard it. Most Tri-Lakes residents ride the tourist train rarely, if at all, but many still like the IDEA of a train. more »»

 
 

 

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