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Trail not railway makes sense

The idea of building a separate trail alongside the tracks from Placid to Tupper, as the railroad people now propose as a “compromise,” is totally impractical from both a financial and environmental standpoint.

You may disagree with our preferred use of this travel corridor, and you may feel as some (but by no means all) Tupper Lakers do that the best future for the corridor is to continue the train from Saranac to Tupper. That’s fine, especially if you can provide solid facts to back up your position. But to impugn the motives of an organization that is devoted to creating a rail-trail that could only improve the economic condition of the region is irresponsible, shoot-from-the hip editorializing.

Dick Beamish

Founding member, ARTA

Saranac Lake

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