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Only one out of thousands

February 27, 2010 There has been only one person — ONE?— out of the thousands and thousands of athletes who have participated in the Olympic Games, Summer and Winter, to win a gold medal in both seasons and in... more »»

What was happening 67 years ago?

February 20, 2010 The following entries are taken from copies I made of the Saranac Lake Police Department “blotters” in February 1943 and are published verbatim…except in some instances the names are changed for... more »»

Anniversary of the 1980 Olympic games

January 30, 2010 We will hear many times about February 2010 being the 30th Anniversary of the XIII Olympic Winter Games held in Lake Placid … and as well we should. more »»

More phone book history

January 22, 2010 Judging from the response from last week’s column about names and places listed in the 1956-57 New York Telephone Company book, it ranks right up there with columns taken from the old police blotters. more »»

Old phone books as history books

January 15, 2010 I have on loan from my friend Holly Chabbott a 1956-1957 telephone directory from the New York Telephone Company covering the communities of Lake Placid, Tupper Lake and Saranac. more »»

I was almost the CEO of Ben & Jerry’s

January 9, 2010 A way back in 1994, Ben & Jerry, the famous ice cream makers, decided to hire a CEO for their huge and still-growing company. (The company began in a renovated gas station in Burlington, Vt. in 1978. more »»

The end of the decade

December 26, 2009 This week's column is a collection of photos. more »»

Christmas at the Hotel Saranac

December 19, 2009 There was a special Christmas tradition for employees at the Hotel Saranac established in the late 1940s by General Manager Harold Cox. more »»

The National Guard Armory

December 12, 2009 There was great hope for use of the “new” armory built on State Route 3 just outside the corporate limits of the village of Saranac Lake in the late 1950’s. more »»

Sgt. Bernard Brown

December 4, 2009 There have been many stories written about Sgt. Bernard Brown, a Saranac Lake police officer (before he joined the service), a U.S. Marine and a hero of World War I. more »»

News from Tupper Lake, 1970

November 20, 2009 Not many newspaper columnists have their own editor to take control of that weekly e-mail and whip it into shape; perfectly positioned illustrations and photos, no dangling participles and always 10... more »»

The last round from The Journal

November 14, 2009 When these old newspapers come into my possession, it’s tough to leave them because the news from past years seems to prove the old adage that the more things change, the more things stay the same. more »»

Remembrance — Veteran’s Day

November 7, 2009 The Enterprise of 65 years ago carried mostly news about World War II. more »»

Vignettes from The Journal

October 31, 2009 More stories from “The Journal of Saranac Lake and Lake Placid, a newspaper edited by Fred Ellers and Bill McLaughlin in the late 1960s and early 1970s. more »»

News from Lake Placid, 1970

October 24, 2009 My neighbor, Jeff Wood, who lives up the road a piece out here on Route 86 in the Town of Harrietstown, was remodeling a house and found 25 copies of The Journal of Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. more »»

From the Enterprise: Oct. 2 and 11, 1944

October 17, 2009 First, I want to respond to those readers who asked about a story in last week’s column regarding a woman and a soldier — yes, the woman’s name, Betty Jones, was fictitious. more »»

Halloween in Saranac Lake, 1944

October 9, 2009 The Saranac Lake Police Department was kept busy around Halloween in October 1944, but most of the hijinks recorded in the blotter were pretty mild by today’s standard. more »»

The curfew in Saranac Lake, 1944

October 3, 2009 The village of Saranac Lake looked a little different in 1944. more »»

Police report for September 1930

September 26, 2009 This column, back by popular demand, contains stories from the old copies of the police blotter in Saranac Lake. Some of the names are changed to protect the innocen. more »»

More news from 1924

September 18, 2009 … but not from the National Geographic Magazine, as was last week’s column, but from the New York Evening Post and the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle of May and October, 192. more »»

 
 

 

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