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 »»
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 »»
January 16, 2016 I’m frustrated and perplexed by the extraordinary lack of intestinal fortitude and leadership of our elected officials. more »»
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 »»
9 new year’s resolutions for Cuomo
January 6, 2016 Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been a leader in supporting the tourist economy of the Adirondacks. With this in mind, here are some new year’s resolutions we hope the governor will adopt for 2016. more »»
Go for it, Tupper Lake
December 12, 2015 The stars seem properly aligned for Tupper Lake, the village with one of the most attractive locations — and greatest potential — in the Adirondack Park. more »»
Bright future for bicycling
December 9, 2015 To the editor: The future for bicycling in the northern Adirondacks seems promising, given the move to establish a 34-mile Tri-Lakes Rail Trail connecting Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Lake Clear and... more »»
Users or visitors on the rail trail?
December 8, 2015 Recent Guest Commentaries by Dick Beamish and Larry Roth, authors on both sides of the rail-trail debate, refer to trail patronage in their respective commentaries without providing details on the... more »»
Rails are essential part of corridor
December 2, 2015 This is in response to point one of Hope Frenette’s Guest Commentary of Nov. 28, “Many reasons to build the trail.” “The tracks are supporting two businesses. Wow!” Mrs. more »»