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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 »»

Rail-trail plan fits with master plan

December 1, 2015 The joint state task force of state Department of Environmental Conservation and Department of Transportation has recommended the installation of a world-class rail trail connecting the Tri-Lakes... more »»

For a rail trail, civilly

November 28, 2015 It is unfortunate that a civil discussion about the rail/trail at times deteriorates into personal Facebook insults and attacks expressed by a few individuals. more »»

Many reasons to build the trail

November 28, 2015 I would like to address Gail Brill’s recent concerns, as expressed in her letter of Nov. 23 (“Many reasons to keep the rails”). * The tracks are supporting two businesse. more »»

Many reasons to keep the rails

November 23, 2015 To the editor: Now that the decision to remove the 34 miles of rails between Tupper and Lake Placid has reached a fevered pitch, I feel the urgency to again state my views on this issu. more »»

Join or die: Save the rails

November 20, 2015 Galen Halasz, 10, of Saranac Lake, drew and submitted this cartoon, seen first belo. more »»

 
 

 

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