TO THE EDITOR: The state of New York has recently agreed to review its management plan for the rail corridor connecting Old Forge to Lake Placid through the Adirondack Park.
This rail corridor has not been used for passenger or commercial freight service for several decades, and the tracks are in need of major rehabilitation.
Now that the management plan is being reviewed, the time has come to voice your support for the removal of the rails and the conversion to a multi-use recreational trail that could be used year-round by bicyclists, runners, walkers and snowmobilers.
This rail trail would complement the natural beauty of the region and allow many people to experience the Adirondacks in a new way.
It could be done at relatively little cost and would provide significant economic benefit to the region. The time has come to make this vision a reality.
A detailed proposal for the construction of the Adirondack Rail Trail has been released by the Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates and is available at www.thearta.org.
Written comments to the State Department of Transportation may be submitted by Sept. 25th and e-mailed to NYSTravelCorridor@dot.ny.gov.
Also, please contact Assemblywoman Duprey and Sen. Little and urge them to support the creation of the Adirondack Rail Trail.
TO THE EDITOR: The Adirondack Humane Society Shelter is hosting an open house and animal reunion from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.
This will be a wonderful opportunity for people to tour the facility and for people who have adopted animals from the shelter to bring their former resident dogs to gather and celebrate their love of animals
Since the Humane Society Shelter opened, we have placed an estimated 5,200 animals into loving homes and have been responsible for the spaying/neutering of more than 3,500 animals.