B y Krystle S. Morey

Residents and landowners have offered mixed reactions to a proposed plan to link 33 miles of a recreation trail between New York and Vermont.
Questions about “engineering, education and enforcement” were raised at a recent public forum.
These issues are the framework for planning, said Paul Cummings of the Chazen Companies, hired by the local Rails to Trails Committee to engineer a design a proposal to link the trail.
At the Oct. 18 forum at the Slate Valley Museum in Granville, Cummings and his colleagues found that there’s still work to be done.
“I hear addressing enforcement and I hear liability can take care of a lot of the concerns,” Cummings said at the forum. “As far as privacy and noise, there are design solutions that we need to think about.”
Local landowners and recreators sounded off on a plan that could possibly be used to connect the former D&H Rail Trail, establishing one continuous path from Salem to Castleton, Vermont.
The group of about 40 people was split on the desire to connect the trail, regardless of the plans presented at the forum.
Several landowners whose properties neighbor the proposed trail shared a range of concerns including noise from snowmobiles, liability and trail users disrespecting property lines.

This is only a preview of the story published in the Granville Sentinel. To read the full story, pick up a print copy of this week’s paper at the newsstand or read it online here.



Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , ,

Lakes Region Freepress – 07/13/18


North Country Freepress – 07/13/18


518 Wheels – 07/12/18

518 Wheels 7_13_18.pdf-web.pdf

County tax sale July 28

Whitehall tax auction, Washington County

By Matthew Saari One hundred twenty three Washington County properties will be going to auction on Saturday, July 28. Every […]

Group discusses Catholic ‘school’

Resurrect Whitehall

By Matthew Saari To help restore Whitehall to its former glory, one of the ideas floated by a group of […]

Audit faults village

Granville Village Board

By Krystle S. Morey After thumbing through Granville’s financial records, state officials say the village has some work to do. […]

Granville school board picks new president, vp

Granville School Board

By Krystle S. Morey Fasten your seatbelts and hang on. That’s the advice newly-elected Granville Board of Education vice president […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 07/06/18


North Country Freepress – 07/06/18


518 Wheels – 07/05/18

518 Wheels_7_6_18.pdf-web.pdf

State program to help feed local students

Granville High School

By Krystle S. Morey For the next four years, students of Granville Central School District will eat breakfast and lunch […]

Village to spend $64,000 on comprehensive plan

comp plan

By Matthew Saari Since taking office, getting a comprehensive plan for Whitehall has been a primary goal for Mayor Phil […]