The Transylvania Times -

Don't Take Our Future


August 26, 2019

A letter appeared in the Aug. 19 Transylvania Times with the title “Don’t Take Our Land.” The basis of this outcry is the Ecusta Trail, a proposed pedestrian trail for recreational use to built on a railroad right of way that has existed over a century on the writers’ land. The trail would simply be built by its being granted the same right of way.

This would involve no transfer of ownership, no “taking of land.” (This alarmist word “take” or “taken” is used seven times within the letter.)

The writer asserts the trail would “split their land in half,” but the exis...

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