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

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