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Comments on rail trails

November 18, 2013 As someone who is an avid bicycle rider, cross-country skier and hiker, I want to weigh in on the discussion about the possible conversion of the existing railroad corridor to a multi-use... more »»

ARTA isn’t seeing reason

November 15, 2013 To the editor: I have spoken on the issue of the rail-vs.-trail debate in the Adirondacks. Since then, I am baffled by the lack of compromise that Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates is showin. more »»

Trail advocates, stop the distortions

November 13, 2013 How unfortunate that once again, trail advocates resort to distortions to make their case. David Banks posted some questionable statements in another publication and was challenged. more »»

Train advocates, stop the attacks

November 7, 2013 How unfortunate that once again, train advocates have chosen to personally attack trail advocates and news media in online responses to recent reporting on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. more »»

Beware of ARTA’s numbers

November 6, 2013 As a resident of western Pennsylvania, I offer comments to my northern neighbors based on the unique position of having owned a retail business 100 feet from a trail, and having lived and raised a... more »»

A rail trail — by popular demand

November 5, 2013 Perhaps the oddest criticism yet directed at those who want to create a recreational trail on the old Adirondack railroad line from Lake Placid to Old Forge came from Bill Branson in his Sept. more »»

Bring back train

November 5, 2013 To the editor: The return of the train will bring more tourists to all areas affected. Check the results of other areas across the country, and see for yourself the result. more »»

Makings of a successful rail trail

November 4, 2013 So, how does one rid themselves of a pesky tourist railroad and get a successful rail trail at the same time? The makings of such are easily accomplished with minimal effort on the end of the trail... more »»

Disappointed by rail/trail vote

November 4, 2013 To the editor: I was disappointed to see recent vote by Tupper Lake town board against the railroad. more »»

If removed, rails will never return

November 4, 2013 To the editor: I am a former New Yorker who returns regularly to the High Peaks region for vacations. more »»

Trail beats rails as a quality-of-life booster

November 2, 2013 To the editor: There has been a lot of commentary and opinion regarding the rails-to-trails initiative, most all of which has focused on the economic benefit that one option or another brings to th... more »»

Save your tokens, boys

November 2, 2013 To the editor: During the past two years, while advocating the conversion of the existing rail tracks through the Adirondacks to a rail trail, I would occasionally hear an argument that went... more »»

A rail trail for the economy

October 29, 2013 To the editor: A major reason for Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates’ advocacy for the 90-mile Adirondack Rail Trail linking Lake Placid with Old Forge is the economic benefits it will bring t... more »»

Leadership lapse

October 28, 2013 Mayor Paul Maroun’s comments, as reported by Shaun Kittle on Oct. 24, deserve a response. more »»

ARTA seeks a true compromise

October 23, 2013 James Pierson’s commentary of Oct. more »»

Cyclists would come to rail trail

October 23, 2013 To the editor: This weekend as I walked through our small town in Westchester, I could hardly get down the street since there were so many bicycles and riders who had stopped at the local deli. more »»

Rail-trail debate forgets Ad’k mandate

October 14, 2013 To the editor: In this rail-trail debate, the issue of wilderness and conservation has been pushed onto the back burner by the unfair generalization of an “elitist” agend. more »»

Ripping up tracks would take decades

October 10, 2013 Local governments in the Tri-Lakes area seem to be in a big hurry to pull up the tracks on the Adirondack railroad corridor to make way for a brand-new trackless recreational corridor, judging by... more »»

A way to keep rails, develop trails

October 9, 2013 I previously expressed an opinion for cooperation between the polarized parties concerning the Adirondack travel corridor debate. more »»

 
 

 

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