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Railroad research was insufficient

February 5, 2016 To the editor: I am writing to acknowledge that my earlier research on train speeds from Utica to Lake Placid was incomplete. 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 »»

Correction on train times

February 3, 2016 To the editor: So I must ask this: If a newspaper prints facts claimed by a person which are able to be proven completely false, then when is a retraction or correction printed or issued? In... more »»

Let’s get on with the corridor compromise

February 3, 2016 To the editor:  A recent correspondence with the tourism director for the town of Webb has me befuddled. more »»

Open Tupper Lake to snowmobilers

February 2, 2016 To the editor: We are writing today to offer our support for the removal of the rails and ties between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid. This would undoubtedly be a huge tourist attraction for us here. more »»

Writer misrepresents rail-trail study

February 2, 2016 To the editor: The Adirondack Daily Enterprise Guest Commentary “Trail argument doesn’t hold up” by Larry Roth blatantly misrepresented the state’s analysis for a 34-mile Adirondack Rail Trail. Mr. more »»

Don’t privatize this public asset

February 2, 2016 To the editor: “They’re a great asset to locals and tourists already in the region, but accomplish very little to bring in new visitors to grow the economy. more »»

The NY Central never averaged 45 mph

February 1, 2016 To the editor: Robert Hest’s letter of Jan. 29 must be challenged on several important points. In particular, M. more »»

Urge APA to accept rail-trail compromise

January 30, 2016 To the editor: I feel it is critical for Tupper Lake’s future as a travel destination that the Adirondack Park Agency approve the proposed option on the table for the C-7 travel corridor that leave... 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 »»

Don’t take train away from the handicapped and old

January 27, 2016 To the editor: Why would New York state want to shoot itself in the foot and inhibit economic development by limiting rail access to our marvelous Adirondacks? Let the advocates of rail removal... more »»

Railroad leader wants it all

January 27, 2016 To the editor: I am writing in response to Adirondack Railway Preservation Society President and Skaneateles resident Bill Branson’s recent Guest Commentary (Jan. 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 »»

Let’s roll on a bike trail in Tupper-Placid corridor

January 26, 2016 To the editor: “Cycling tourism” in North America is a booming industry. Hundreds of industry professionals attended the National Bicycle Tourism Conference in San Diego last November. 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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

What’s wrong with this picture?

January 18, 2016 To the editor: This 1996 Skandic work sled is narrow enough to survive running between the rails, but not many do and it’s a challenge. more »»

 
 

 

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