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Railside trail needs to be finished

September 6, 2011
By Chuck Damp

I attended the meeting held by ARTA this past Tuesday, and although I personally support the concept of rail removal, I believe that the time is now to move forward with the side-by-side trail from Lake Placid to Saranac Lake. The town of North Elba has been working diligently and prudently to site a side-by-side trail since 2000. Have there been fits and starts? Absolutely. Are we closer now than we have ever been to getting it done? Absolutely. Would it be cheaper to build a recreational pathway without the rails in place? Absolutely.



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