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Playing monopoly with tourist trains and rail bikes

October 29, 2015 As New York state nears a decision on the best use of the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor, let’s review the option. more »»

Train, rail bikes are critical for business

October 29, 2015 To the editor: When the trains were delayed this summer, my sales plummeted, and I was looking at the possibility of closing shop. more »»

Rail biking vs. real biking

October 27, 2015 To the editor: “Rail biking with good buddies” was the headline over Chris Mele’s glowing commentary (Oct. more »»

Rail biking with good buddies

October 19, 2015 If you want to gauge who your true friends are, come up with a ridiculous idea for an adventure that requires five hours of driving (one way) to visit an attraction for 90 minutes, and then see how... more »»

What is the real pedal bike story?

October 19, 2015 To the editor: I simply do not understand the “buzz” that the pro-train folks are trying to generate over pedal bikes. more »»

Tupper Lake leads the way with trail

October 13, 2015 To the editor: Your Oct. 7 editorial (“Trail supply grows to meet demand”) came at a good time. more »»

Rail bikes are worth keeping

October 9, 2015 To the editor: I am a travel agent outside Chicago and just had clients staying in Saranac Lake because I suggested they stay there. more »»

Garcia has great character

October 9, 2015 To the editor: I would like to express my suport for Julie Garcia and her run for Supreme Court justice. I have known Julie for a long time, and she is a woman of great character. more »»

‘Speeder cars,’ rail bikes don’t make rails more viable than trail

October 7, 2015 To the editor: Will the rail bike petition demonstrate a need for millions in rail rehabilitation? Will 25 vintage maintenance-of-way “speeders” convince our governing agencies they should grant... more »»

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 »»



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