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A hard look at rail/trail figures

April 10, 2014 Advocates of converting the Adirondack Scenic Railroad to a trail have made quite a number of claims about how it would be cheaper to create this trail than to restore it as a railroa. more »»

Rails hampered snowmobile season

April 5, 2014 An odd but successful winter — thank you very much. Now you must have noticed? After a December tease, it was almost the end of January before we were totally busy. more »»

Responses to rail advocates’ objections

April 5, 2014 To the editor: As we look forward to a long-overdue state review to determine the best use of the 120-mile Remsen-Lake Placid rail corridor, opponents of the conversion have continued to raise some... more »»

Failed logic on ripping up rails

April 2, 2014 So not much has changed since the first of the year insofar as any word from New York state about the future of the travel corridor. And like everyone else, we, too, are disappointed by that. more »»

All railways are needed

March 18, 2014 To the editor: Railroads move America. From the Redwood Forest to the New York island, from the Adirondacks to the Bakken, they are all the same. more »»

ARTA argument is puzzling

March 17, 2014 An op-ed by Adirondack Recreation Trail Advocates’ Lee Keet, “Yes, we need rail service to Lake Placid,” Feb. more »»

Train robberies to continue

March 13, 2014 Another spring season will soon be upon us. more »»

More of the story

March 3, 2014 To the editor: Because of the controversy generated by the rail-vs. more »»

For Cuomo, rail trail makes sense

February 28, 2014 Gov. Andrew Cuomo has demonstrated an appreciation for both the natural wonders of the Adirondack Park and for the economic potential of increased tourism in the region. more »»

Yes, we need rail service to Lake Placid

February 25, 2014 We clearly need to rethink intercity trains in this country, but services like Amtrak’s are drained of capital trying to maintain old, no longer needed or used routes. more »»

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 »»



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