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NY sets hearings for Adirondack rail corridor use
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - State transportation and environmental officials have scheduled four public meetings about the future of the 119-mile railroad corridor that runs from Remsen in Oneida County to Lake Placid in the northeastern Adirondacks.
A group called Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates is pushing for removal of the old rails and construction of a multi-use trail. Backers of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad want the rails renovated to extend the tourist train route.
The meetings are as follows:
-Webb town offices in Old Forge from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 9;
-Department of Environmental Conservation headquarters in Ray Brook, 1-4 p.m. Sept. 10;
-State office building in Utica, 1-4 p.m. Sept. 16;
-Wild Center in Tupper Lake, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 17.
Comments can also be e-mailed by Sept. 25 to NYSTravelCorridor@dot.ny.gov.