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Saranac Lake — Dec. 11, 1958

December 10, 2011 Writing this column on Monday, Dec. 5, the ground is bare and it’s 46 degrees. Obviously the weatherman can bring about a drastic change by Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, when these words are publish. more »»

12:45 p.m. Dec. 18, 1930

December 3, 2011 In this space on Oct. 22, 2011, I covered the disappearance of Pete Tanzini in December 1930 with details taken from Bunk Griffin’s website. more »»

Thursday, Nov. 20, 1934

November 26, 2011 The Post-Standard, published in Syracuse, enjoyed a pretty big circulation in this area many years ago. more »»

Football and hunting

November 19, 2011 Many years ago in November in Saranac Lake the playing fields were packed with Red and White uniforms and the streets were packed with Red and Black uniforms — no, not the Tupper Lake athletic teams... more »»

WWII headlines — 1944

November 12, 2011 My column schedule is one day late for Veterans Day, when we honor the veterans of all wars. Usually I feature stories carried in the Enterprise about local men and women who served in World War II. more »»

News from 1925

October 29, 2011 Now where else could you possibly go to find breaking news from 87 years ago? Don Tucker, a friend since we were kids, found and saved for me a couple of copies of the Syracuse Post Standard from... more »»

About Pietro ‘Pete’ Tanzini

October 22, 2011 Last week in this space we wrote about “Prohibition” (1919 to 1933) and the local connection and promised a great story this week written by Phil “Bunk” Griffin. more »»

Prohibition and Saranac Lake

October 15, 2011 There are so many stories that surface about the roaring 20’s because that decade was a time of fast cars, fast women and gangsters all brought about by the law known as the Volstead Act. more »»

Local sports from the pages of the Enterprise

October 1, 2011 Excerpts from the Enterprise sports page, Monday, September 28, 1964: “Golden Knights Tie AuSable Forks — 32-32” “The Golden Knights of St. more »»

The beloved police blotters

September 24, 2011 In my role as Harrietstown Town Magistrate I performed a wedding in Lake Placid on Saturday afternoon. more »»

Terrible auto accident — 1919

September 17, 2011 The Adirondack Daily Enterprise carried an all-caps, 72-point headline across the top of Page 1 on Thursday, Au. more »»

Two women murdered in Saranac Lake

September 10, 2011 Allen Mooney died in the electric chair at Clinton Prison in Dannemora on Tuesday, May 4, 1904, for the murders of Ellen Thomas and Viola Middleton of Saranac Lake. more »»

Death truck in the river

September 3, 2011 Searching once again through the murder/accident file in the Adirondack Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library has turned up many a bizarre story. Some will be told here in the next couple of weeks. more »»

A house is not a home

August 27, 2011 The title of this column is the title of a best selling book by Polly Adler and in that name lays this tale. The Adler name has sort of, column-wise, painted me into a corner. more »»

The Blue Line could be red

August 20, 2011 Just think about this for a minut. more »»

Saranac Lake, August 1936

August 13, 2011 Here they are, back by popular demand, the highlights and the lowlights in the routine calls to Saranac Lake’s finest as recorded in the police blotters a mere 75 years ago. 8-3-36 — 11:30 p.m. more »»

More from August 1952

August 6, 2011 I am always surprised about the response from certain columns; columns that strike me as only routine things from the past; but last week when we covered a number of items from 1952, it was the... more »»

Saranac Lake, August 1952

July 30, 2011 I hate to tell my readers this startling fact, but it is almost August already — better get the firewood drying and the haying done. more »»

More on the Hamner

July 23, 2011 I received a lot of feedback on last week’s column about the Hanmer Races, which carried this official title for the contest in the inaugural year of 1963, “Willard J. Hanmer Memorial Race. more »»

Can we revive the Hanmer?

July 16, 2011 I wish had the answer as to why the Willard J. Hanmer Memorial Race, first run on July 4th, 1963, and hitting age 50 in 2013, is just hanging on for dear life. more »»

 
 

 

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