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Smart vs. not-so-smart growth

October 1, 2015 In his recent letter favoring extension of the tourist train from Old Forge to Lake Placid, Keith Gorgas claimed that “one of the key components of Smart Growth is the revitalization of existing... more »»

Biking is next big thing for Adirondacks

September 30, 2015 A news story appeared recently in the New York Times about the new rail bike operation between Saranac Lake and Lake Clear. more »»

Questions for Gov. Cuomo about Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor

September 29, 2015 The state departments of Transportation and Environmental Conservation will soon decide the fate of the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor. more »»

Le P’tit Train du Nord — yet another successful rail trail

September 17, 2015 This rail trail starts about 30 miles north of Montreal and runs for 120 miles north and west with the Mont Tremblant resort area approximately midway along this route. more »»

Why doesn’t ‘Smart Growth’ include train?

September 16, 2015 To the editor: One of the key components of “Smart Growth” is the revitalization of existing railroad beds. more »»

Trail makes more sense than railroad

August 28, 2015 To the editor: Were you there? At Tupper Lake for recent hearings on the Adirondack travel corridor unit management plan, the room was dominated by trail supporters. more »»

Depot museum could be complementary

August 27, 2015 “We already have a history museum in Saranac Lake and don’t need another!” That argument has sounded in response to my recent commentary (“A centennial opportunity to tell the Saranac Lake story”)... more »»

What a rail trail means to the Tri-Lakes

August 21, 2015 Prior to my retirement earlier this year from the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, I was in a position to visit more than 100 rail trails between Maryland and Maine. more »»

19th-century man in 21st-century world

August 20, 2015 During my annual visit to the Adirondacks, I happened to see the Aug. 11 issue of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise. With amazement, I read the letter from Gene Falvo. more »»

Politically connected but still wrong

August 11, 2015 To the editor: Maybe the folks who want to destroy the railroad that connects Lake Placid to Utica, Boston, New York and the rest of the world are finally comfortable in the knowledge that they got... more »»

Dick Beamish, a historic museum already exists

August 8, 2015 To the editor: There IS a historic museum in Saranac Lake! Dick Beamish’s guest commentary in the Aug. 1 Enterprise presents a suggestion for a museum highlighting the work of Dr. E.. more »»

Come visit Historic Saranac Lake

August 4, 2015 To the editor: As vice president of the board of Historic Saranac Lake, I was puzzled by Dick Beamish’s letter to the editor recommending the establishment of a historic museum in the train depot t... more »»

A centennial opportunity to tell the Saranac Lake story

August 1, 2015 What will become of Saranac Lake’s wonderful (but sadly underused) Victorian station now that it appears certain the tourist train will be replaced with a recreational trail on the old rail corridor... more »»

The numbers just don’t add up

July 30, 2015 After reading the recent story in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise about the decision the Department of Environmental Conservation in Albany has made on the rail corridor from Lake Placid to Tupper... more »»

Rail Explorers is a great new business to check out

July 29, 2015 To the editor: What an outstanding business and attraction the new Rail Explorers in Saranac Lake is. We took it yesterday along with our son and daughter-in-law. more »»

We want the trail

July 28, 2015 To the editor: Beaver River is the only community between Big Moose and Tupper Lake; 100 percent of the residences want the trail, need the trail and wholeheartedly believe the trail would be the... more »»

What Carl didn’t tell us

July 21, 2015 On Saturday, July 11, Carl Knoch had a Guest Commentary in the Enterprise. more »»

What evidence supports a long-distance scenic railroad?

July 15, 2015 New York state has proposed expanded scenic railroad operations on 86 miles of the 119-mile Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor. more »»

Keep the train tracks

July 15, 2015 To the editor: In response to many ad-nauseum letters from Mr. more »»

Full speed ahead with new trail

July 11, 2015 As chairman of the York County Rail Trail Authority in Pennsylvania, which developed a 21-mile recreational trail that registers a quarter-million visits annually, I applaud New York state’s plan to... more »»

Thank you, Gov. Cuomo

July 10, 2015 Open letter to Gov. more »»



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