To the editor:
As a resident of the town of North Elba and an enthusiastic outdoor person, I was happy to see both the boards of the village of Lake Placid and town of North Elba get off the fence and make a decision on the rail-vs.-trail issue. I endorse Dorine Peregrim's letter of Sept. 25 in your paper supporting the dual-board, positive resolution for the trail.
As Dorine expressed, removing the rail also represents a vote for being active, experiencing nature rather than passively looking through a train window at the scenery.
I am, however, surprised that our supervisor and mayor did not vote for the trail. We expect them and their boards to make decisions for us and don't need a referendum or further study. Studies have been performed and presented. Enough is enough. If one can't take a position now, one will never be able to. A lot of this "further study" business just means to me our representatives or elected officials don't want to commit to one side or another ... ever.
Congratulations to those of you who swung the vote. I would guess the vast majority of us are grateful for your stance.
Linda Friedlander (Mrs. W. John)