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Hospice is changing but still strong

February 6, 2016 High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care was founded in January 1986 by Ann and David Merkel and a dedicated group of concerned medical, clergy and community volunteers who saw the need for expanded... more »»

A lot to learn in Russia

February 5, 2016 What did Paul Smiths, New York, and Zvenigorod, Russia, have in common during January? Short days, snowpack, cold temperatures, dormant woody plants, martens, foxes, squirrels, kinglets, rivers,... more »»

Don’t argue timetables with a railroader

February 4, 2016 Tony Goodwin’s letter to the editor in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise is not accurate with regard to the timetable he quotes regarding Bob Hest’s excellent Guest Commentary. more »»

DEC should heed REDCs

February 3, 2016 The Department of Environmental Conservation has forged ahead with a compromise on the fate of the Remsen-Lake Placid travel corridor with admirable determination but without proper direction. more »»

Weak transport grid needs trains

January 29, 2016 I have read and listened to the conversations that have swirled in the media for the past four years concerning whether the railroad right of way should be converted to a trail. more »»

Rail vs. trail: a matter of perspective

January 27, 2016 As a relatively new resident of the Adirondacks, I’ve been watching with interest the debate over the Remsen-to-Lake Placid rail corrido. more »»

Trail argument doesn’t hold up

January 26, 2016 A classic “Saturday Night Live” sketch was a commercial for a product that was a dessert topping AND a floor wax! Much like the rail trail — all things to all people, or so Adirondack Recreational... more »»

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 »»

From New York Newspapers

January 25, 2016 The Albany Times Union on brutality in New York prisons, Jan. more »»

PSC after the age of charity

January 23, 2016 Yet again, in last month’s New York Times, there appeared an article about the Weills’ rescinded $20 million donation offer to Paul Smith’s College. more »»

State ignores rail bikes, which are confirmed as an attraction

January 22, 2016 The 1996 Lake Placid to Remsen unit management plan states that “Private enterprise will be provided the opportunity to develop tourist excursion, passenger, and freight rail services along the... more »»

Adirondack team and brand

January 21, 2016 I commend and salute Lake Placid, its elected officials, the Olympic Regional Development Authority and the Regional Organization of Sustainable Tourism. 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 »»

Death with dignity

January 19, 2016 I am writing this commentary because my sister would want me to. She died this past summer using the Vermont Death with Dignity Act following a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. This Wednesday, Ja. more »»

A mother’s rage over Flint

January 19, 2016 There are three things every human requires to survive: food to eat, water to drink and air to breathe. more »»

Time’s up

January 16, 2016 I’m frustrated and perplexed by the extraordinary lack of intestinal fortitude and leadership of our elected officials. more »»

Dream it

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 »»

Trump card

January 15, 2016 Along with ISIS, the biggest news story of 2015 was the ascendence of Donald Trump in the Republican race for the party’s presidential nomination. 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 »»



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