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Tired of rails-to-trail whiners

June 14, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

To the editor:

As a subscriber to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, it is getting tiresome to keep reading about the whiners complaining about they want the railroad given up just so they can ride, hike or whatever their butts around. If they want to brag about trails elsewhere, I say go there and do your thing. If you want to do it here, then stop your whining and get to work doing something about having a trail alongside the railroad. You can crunch numbers any way you want to make them say what you want. Why don't you start working to raise money for the trail you want? To keep whining doesn't get anything done. A trail will not come cheap.

You are dealing with a longtime historic site of the old New York Central's Adirondack Division. This is HISTORY. How do you put a price on history? Once removed, it would never be the same if you try to put it back. Next Stop Tupper Lake now realizes the historic value that they lost when their original depot was torn down.

Stop whining and get to work if you want a trail. I care a lot about the existing historic sites we have left. Too many have been torn down. Being a summer camper and canoer for more than 40 years has given me great respect for what we already have. My advice is, if you want it, get to work, but don't destroy a historic site.

Dan Heffner, daily subscriber to the Enterprise

Wickenburg, Ariz.



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