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North Elba: Tear up the RR tracks

An Adirondack Scenic Railroad train pulls into the Lake Placid train station from Saranac Lake.

An Adirondack Scenic Railroad train pulls into the Lake Placid train station from Saranac Lake. Photo by Andy Flynn.

— Yet, when the vote came, Favro joined Miller and Rand in voting in favor of the resolution, while Politi and Councilman Derek Doty voted against. Both Doty and Politi said they agreed with the resolution, but the timing wasn’t right.

“It’s not that I don’t like it; it’s just the timing of it,” Politi said, adding that it could take years to remove the tracks and that this resolution may slow down the progress of building the rec path between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. “It would delay things dramatically.”

“I’m a strong proponent of the bike path,” Doty said. “I believe we can still have both (the tracks and the bike path).”

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