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Writing’s on the wall for Adirondack tourist trains

April 7, 2015 To the editor: The Saratoga-North Creek Railroad has announced it has been losing over a million dollars a year on its tourist trai. more »»

Railroad would be needed for another Lake Placid Olympics

April 2, 2015 To the editor: After reading the Enterprise’s good editorial on promotional ideas to help Lake Placid regain its Olympic stature, I suggest you don’t limit this vision to just Lake Placid but... more »»

Times have changed

March 12, 2015 I’ve worked in the tourist excursion industry for 35-plus years. What I’m about to tell you is not a guess. It’s cold, hard facts. The world outside most rural areas is moving at breakneck speed. more »»

A trail to better life, health

February 25, 2015 New York has an opportunity to create a multi-use trail through the Adirondacks that would be a wonderful addition to the constellation of upstate multi-use trails, including the Erie Canalway Trail... more »»

Railroad is an obstacle in Tupper Lake

February 2, 2015 To the editor: Here it is, Jan. more »»

Take another look at Saranac Lake museums

January 23, 2015 To the editor: I am writing in response to Dick Beamish’s recent Enterprise Guest Commentary, in which he states that the Saranac Lake train station is “a building just begging to become a small... more »»

Over 30 days and counting

January 19, 2015 To the editor: The Adirondack Rail Trail or rail restoration for the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor is a matter of debate in the media, with both — perhaps three — views in contest, but here is... more »»

Lessons from the Swamp Rabbit Trail

January 16, 2015 For the past 30 years, a rail-to-trail movement has been sweeping the country. more »»

The pot calling the kettle black

January 14, 2015 I appreciate the opportunity to respond to ARTA directors concerning recent commentary appearing in this colum. more »»

Confronting history on two wheels

January 6, 2015 For good reason, the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor that runs through the Adirondack Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. more »»

No, we can’t have both trail and railroad

January 6, 2015 To the editor: I’m puzzled. The Enterprise is usually (and commendably) quite rigorous in demanding accuracy in Guest Commentaries. more »»

Response to Tony Goodwin

December 19, 2014 In the Dec. more »»

What is going on?

December 18, 2014 For four years my volunteer colleagues and I have been trying to get the state to make some productive use of the mostly abandoned rail corridor connecting Old Forge and Lake Placid. more »»

Lessons from the Virginia Creeper

December 15, 2014 What was he thinking? State officials recently held four meetings (following the four similar meetings they held a year ago) to elicit more public input on the best use of the underutilized... more »»

Train one way, bike back

December 12, 2014 I support restoring the “railroad through the Adirondacks” from Utica to Lake Placid, otherwise known as the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor. more »»

A poor alternative

December 12, 2014 In the debate over the best use of the Adirondack travel corridor from Remsen to Lake Placid, railroad advocates have repeatedly stated that we can have both a tourist train and a recreational trail... more »»

State’s rail/trail findings dubious

November 29, 2014 I am writing in the belief that the state has not conducted a professional evaluation of the rail-to-trail options and has presented an indefensible recommendation based on conjecture, bias and a... more »»

Neither DOT nor DEC did its homework on railroad

November 21, 2014 Last fall, the New York State Department of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Conservation held a series of “listening sessions” to determine whether the unit management plan for th... more »»

State favoritism toward trains?

November 18, 2014 Should the old Adirondack rail corridor be converted to a year-round, multi-use recreation trail? Should it be rehabilitated for an extended tourist train? Or should we split the difference and buil... more »»

 
 

 

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