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Rail-trail debate (news)

State grinds railroad ties in Lake Clear

LAKE CLEAR — The state is grinding up around 40,000 rail ties in Lake Clear this week to make way for the new Adirondack Rail Trail. The tie grinding has some nearby residents concerned; others aren’t concerned at all. The state Department of Transportation has a contract with National ...

What’s that smell?

TUPPER LAKE — There’s a smell in the Washington Street area of the Junction that’s been irritating some people living in the neighborhood. It’s coming from piles of ground-up railroad ties the state has left behind as it continues construction of a new rail trail between Tupper Lake ...

Dammed pond dries out after state removes beaver dam

SARANAC LAKE — When the state removed train tracks for its rail trail project earlier this month it also removed a beaver dam that was creating a pond near where McKenzie Brook flows into Lake Flower. Locals in the neighborhood who frequently walk along the tracks were shocked and upset. ...

Rails will be pulled from crossings starting next week

The state Department of Transportation will begin removing rail crossings on highways in Lake Placid and Saranac Lake next week, and motorists can expect minor delays. This work is the latest in the state’s project of removing train tracks from Tupper Lake to Lake Placid and converting ...

Rails will be pulled from crossings starting next week

The state Department of Transportation will begin removing rail crossings on highways in Lake Placid and Saranac Lake next week, and motorists can expect minor delays. This work is the latest in the state’s project of removing train tracks from Tupper Lake to Lake Placid and converting ...