Don’t use false accusations about our motives or disparage our efforts to do something great for my community of Tupper Lake. I live here. I raised a family here. I have several successful businesses here.
Don’t tell me I’m doing this to support Lake Placid. How would you know? You never asked me. No, you are only listening to one side of the story and only to a few voices. I, on the other hand, have received many positive comments from my fellow Tupper Lake residents in support of my efforts and so I plan on continuing my efforts to educate the community about this trail. This Rail Trail effort has nothing to do with the ACR project. All it can do is be of a benefit to them. Because of my businesses I am well aware of what owners and buyers of million dollar properties are interested in and it is not riding a train.
Extending the train service is like the old definition of crazy: doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.
Editor’s note: Assistant Managing Editor Andy Flynn grew up in Tupper Lake and maintains close personal and business ties to the community, including having served as a board member of the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce in 2010.