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Terrible accident near Christmas

December 6, 2013 Train accidents used to be a fairly common happening in Saranac Lake. On a very cold winter day my friend, the late Ed LaPoint, and I saw a train hit a milk truck at the Pine Street crossin. more »»

The Christy Mathewson House

November 30, 2013 The beautiful house located at the corner of Old Military Road and Park Avenue, although the address is 21 Old Military, is owned by Essex County Judge Richard Meyer and his wife, Gail. more »»

Olympic Winter Games review

November 23, 2013 The world is preparing to watch the 22nd Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia from February 7 to 14. The only other Olympic Games ever held in Russia were in Moscow in the summer of 1980. more »»

Famous Saranac Lake ancestors

November 16, 2013 Obituaries write the history of those who have died, but in another sense they keep history alive. Katherine Finnegan Miller died in Saranac Lake in 1901 and was married to Milo . more »»

Tales from the police blotter

November 9, 2013 Nov. 7, 1936 12:10 p.m. — Mrs. Clark, South Hope Street, called, wants police to scare kids away from the toboggan slide on School Street. more »»

A runaway team kills man

November 2, 2013 I love the stories in the old clippings from the Enterprise in the archives of the Adirondack Room of the Saranac Lake Free Librar. more »»

The real early history of the Hotel Saranac

October 26, 2013 Eleanor Munn knew everyone in Saranac Lake and, naturally, everyone knew Eleanor. more »»

Creating the Franklin County Legislature

October 19, 2013 There are three candidates running for the Franklin County Legislature from our district; Barb Rice, Ed Randig and Curt Reynolds, with a fairly compact area to cove. more »»

The rest of the story on the 1912 plane flight

October 12, 2013 In this space on Sept. 28, we told the story of a historic plane flight from the race track on the Bloomingdale Road, now the location of the BOCES school. more »»

Terrible accident in Saranac Lake, 1907

October 5, 2013 Local and family history is preserved in the obituarie. more »»

Historic plane flight in Saranac Lake, 1912

September 27, 2013 There was a picturesque race track on the Bloomingdale Road on the exact site where the BOCES School is located today. more »»

Selected short subjects

September 21, 2013 I have a couple of interesting history stories that have been hanging around my desk and it is time to fit them into this space. more »»

Murder in Saranac Lake

September 14, 2013 Again we return to the amazing newspaper clippings in the Adirondack Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library. The following was a story carried in the Franklin County Gazette, Dec. 9, 1896. more »»

More from the Kelly scrapbook

September 7, 2013 Ralph Kelly left a scrapbook in the Adirondack Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library, and the old Enterprise clippings covered everything from weddings to funerals to murders. more »»

From the Enterprise, October 1925

August 31, 2013 The old newspapers that come my way through the foresight and kindness of Enterprise readers are found many times when houses are remodeled. more »»

The Adirondack Observer

August 24, 2013 The Adirondack Observer was a tabloid size newspaper published in Saranac Lake back in the 1940s. more »»

Breaking news in Enterprise, October 1927

August 17, 2013 The entire community is ecstatic over the proposed sale of the Hotel Saranac to Fred Roedel and his family, and I predict that enthusiasm and support will continue and grow as the deal comes to... more »»

Police blotter stories

August 10, 2013 No matter how many Saranac Lake history lessons I relate here, popularity demands that we go back to the old police blotters. more »»

1899 mystery debunked by Bunk

August 3, 2013 I get a lot of feedback from this weekly column but this follow-up from my friend Phil “Bunk” Griffin is one of the best. Last week we told a story from 1899 when Dr. Robert . more »»

Man disappears in Saranac Lake

July 27, 2013 We are delighted that Ralph Kelly donated a trove of newspaper clippings to the Adirondack Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library. more »»



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