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Rails with trails, for diversity

November 17, 2015 To the editor: The Rally for the Rails was so fantastic this past weekend. I loved seeing the diversity of people who showed up in support of a rails-with-trails win-win solution. more »»

Enough already

November 16, 2015 The never-ending rails and trails debate. So, briefly, in 1968 we were among the few snowmobilers to make the trip to our camp on Tug Hill. I think we saw one other snowmobile that weekend. more »»

In support of the Rail Trail initiative

November 12, 2015 To the editor: As a small business owner, a cyclist, and a resident of Saranac Lake, I am in favor of the Adirondack Rail Trail initiative. more »»

Keep the rails

November 12, 2015 To the editor: The state’s decision with respect to the Adirondack rail line is not good news. The rail line is the only way to preserve the wild and pristine nature of the Adirondack. more »»

Why the trails are a better option

November 11, 2015 Yes the railroad did help build the entire country. It was a transition from rivers and canals and horse and buggies. more »»

Trail ideas should not be at expense of rails

November 10, 2015 To the editor: I support having the rails left in and service restored with sled trails and hiking for the athletes among our aging population for those who want to invest in sleds and expose... more »»

Trails with rails is the win-win

November 9, 2015 For the past couple of years, area residents and readers of the Enterprise have been witness to displays of intransigence and condescension by those who espouse ripping up the rails in the... more »»

Rail trails and public health

November 9, 2015 It was time to check out the brand-new Lamoille Valley Rail Trail in Vermont, in anticipation of having our very own rail trail in the Tri-Lakes area. more »»

A time to come together

November 6, 2015 Democracy works. It isn’t always pretty, but it affords citizens the opportunity to fully argue a point, after which, hopefully, the majority rules and benefits accrue. more »»

Keet accuses others of what he’s doing

November 6, 2015 To the editor: I just read through Lee Keet’s Nov. 5 commentary, “Merchants of Doubt,” and I have to admire the way he rewrites facts to suit his own ends, starting with his very first paragrap. more »»

Train, rail bikes essential to shops

November 5, 2015 In response to Mr. Banks’ recent claims in a Guest Commentary, I would like to answer one of them. I am the manager of Eco Living in downtown Saranac Lake. more »»

‘Merchants of Doubt’

November 5, 2015 I just finished reading “Merchants of Doubt,” a book about how a handful of supposedly civic-minded people used diversion, red herrings and false “facts” to stave off anti-smoking, anti-acid-rain an... more »»

Keep rails, and add trail

November 3, 2015 To the editor: I am writing in reference to the current rail/trail debacle. more »»

Go the distance with rail trails

October 30, 2015 After five years of public debate, the Adirondacks are on the verge of seeing a new rail trail that should prove to be an important tourist draw and a recreational opportunity in keeping with the... more »»

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 »»

Keep the tracks for the sake of the past, present and future

October 24, 2015 I write concerning recent comments in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise regarding the Rail Explorers business’ success and the destruction of the historic Adirondack railroa. 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 »»



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