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Why not both rails and trails?

June 30, 2014 I know this is supposed to be an opinion piece, but I’m going to ask a few questions instead. more »»

Rail trails connect people with nature

June 19, 2014 To the editor: I am writing to support the Dick Beamish commentary of June 13 for an Adirondack Park multi-use trail, and to add the health-enhancing component of green spaces to his economic... more »»

Boosting winter tourism

June 18, 2014 I read with great interest Matthew Turner’s article about increasing winter tourism. more »»

Sick of repetition by trail advocates

June 18, 2014 To the editor: In response to the column by Dick Beamish of the Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates, “Big chance to boost our economy,” June 13: I have to ask how many times are we going to hea... more »»

Big chance to boost our economy

June 13, 2014 My wife and I recently returned from a biking vacation in the southwest corner of Virginia with an acute case of trail envy. more »»

Adirondack Rail Trail is a great opportunity

June 13, 2014 To the editor: My wife and I have had the good fortune to travel by foot and bike a lot in the past several years, nationally and internationally. more »»

A message from train mascot Bubba the Bear

May 31, 2014 To the editor: Hi, I’m Bubba the Bear. I’ve been working on this train as a volunteer for nearly 13 years. more »»

Railroad: ‘economic lifeline’ to Park

May 22, 2014 In 1972, Charles Montooth, a transportation consultant and member of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Taliesin Architects, said, “We should look to the future by saving and improving what we already... more »»

More people want rails and trails

May 8, 2014 There is a way to have both a scenic railroad AND a system of trails that could attract tourists to the Adirondacks, whether they want to hike, bike, snowmobile or simply see the beauty of the regio... more »»

Failing to reach our potential

April 18, 2014 With the future of the Lake Placid-to-Old Forge recreation trail hanging in apparent limbo, I feel compelled to comment on the failure of our public officials to seize on one of the greatest... more »»

Being led astray

April 16, 2014 Tony Goodwin’s Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates letter in the Enterprise of April 5 contains some troubling statements. They’re troubling because they lead people astray. more »»

False advertising

April 16, 2014 To the editor: Having read more than 95 letters and columns written by nine Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates officers and directors (truly unfettered access to the public and policy makers... more »»

A hard look at rail/trail figures

April 10, 2014 Advocates of converting the Adirondack Scenic Railroad to a trail have made quite a number of claims about how it would be cheaper to create this trail than to restore it as a railroa. more »»

Rails hampered snowmobile season

April 5, 2014 An odd but successful winter — thank you very much. Now you must have noticed? After a December tease, it was almost the end of January before we were totally busy. more »»

Responses to rail advocates’ objections

April 5, 2014 To the editor: As we look forward to a long-overdue state review to determine the best use of the 120-mile Remsen-Lake Placid rail corridor, opponents of the conversion have continued to raise some... more »»

Failed logic on ripping up rails

April 2, 2014 So not much has changed since the first of the year insofar as any word from New York state about the future of the travel corridor. And like everyone else, we, too, are disappointed by that. more »»

All railways are needed

March 18, 2014 To the editor: Railroads move America. From the Redwood Forest to the New York island, from the Adirondacks to the Bakken, they are all the same. more »»

ARTA argument is puzzling

March 17, 2014 An op-ed by Adirondack Recreation Trail Advocates’ Lee Keet, “Yes, we need rail service to Lake Placid,” Feb. more »»

Train robberies to continue

March 13, 2014 Another spring season will soon be upon us. more »»

More of the story

March 3, 2014 To the editor: Because of the controversy generated by the rail-vs. more »»

 
 
 

 

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