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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 »»

Rails-to-trail would be good for business

January 18, 2016 To the editor: My grandfather E.J. Martin settled in Big Moose after working on building the Adirondack Railroad in 1892. I am a third-generation Big Moose nativ. 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 »»

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 »»

What about road crossings?

January 12, 2016 To the editor: I write about a concern of mine that has not been properly addressed in the long debate about what to do with the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor. more »»

Questions for Gov. Cuomo in the rail vs. trail debate

January 8, 2016 “I love the train!” We’ve all heard it. Most Tri-Lakes residents ride the tourist train rarely, if at all, but many still like the IDEA of a train. more »»

9 new year’s resolutions for Cuomo

January 6, 2016 Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been a leader in supporting the tourist economy of the Adirondacks. With this in mind, here are some new year’s resolutions we hope the governor will adopt for 2016. more »»

Go for it, Tupper Lake

December 12, 2015 The stars seem properly aligned for Tupper Lake, the village with one of the most attractive locations — and greatest potential — in the Adirondack Park. more »»

Bright future for bicycling

December 9, 2015 To the editor: The future for bicycling in the northern Adirondacks seems promising, given the move to establish a 34-mile Tri-Lakes Rail Trail connecting Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Lake Clear and... more »»

Users or visitors on the rail trail?

December 8, 2015 Recent Guest Commentaries by Dick Beamish and Larry Roth, authors on both sides of the rail-trail debate, refer to trail patronage in their respective commentaries without providing details on the... more »»

Rails-to-trail would be best

December 8, 2015 To the editor: I left the Tri-Lakes in 1998, except for my heart, that is. more »»

Rail trail will provide missing link

December 3, 2015 The Adirondack Park appears poised to welcome bicycling as a major outdoor activity alongside hiking, paddling and fishin. more »»

Rails are essential part of corridor

December 2, 2015 This is in response to point one of Hope Frenette’s Guest Commentary of Nov. 28, “Many reasons to build the trail.” “The tracks are supporting two businesses. Wow!” Mrs. more »»



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