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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 »»

Things you would never know ...

September 12, 2009 ... about the year 1925, if I didn’t tell yo. more »»

News from Los Angeles — 1881

September 5, 2009 I cannot imagine how Roger Foster’s family found and held onto an original copy of the first newspaper published by the Los Angeles Times. It is marked Vol. 1, No. 1, dated Sunday morning, Dec. more »»

News from September 1964

August 29, 2009 The historical document in hand is a copy of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise dated Monday, September 28, 1964. more »»

The Journal of Saranac Lake, Lake Placid

August 22, 2009 Who can remember that 39 years ago another weekly newspaper was published in Lake Placid? The masthead read: “The Saranac-Lake-Placid Trumpet, Inc…if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall... more »»

VJ Day — Aug. 14, 1944

August 15, 2009 Roger Foster, of Saranac Lake, who most will remember as the guy running the DEC Fish Hatchery in Lake Clear prior to his retirement, has loaned me a treasure chest of Saranac Lake memorabilia. more »»

An Enterprise news report from 1962

August 8, 2009 My friend and neighbor over in Gabriels, Don Tucker, has handed me a January 1962 copy of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise. more »»

Mohawk airline takes the stick — 1961

August 1, 2009 My friend Kerry Kelly has a copy of the Enterprise from Sept. 11, 1961. He has it on loan to me under threats of bodily harm should any harm be done to that copy. More about Mr. Kelly later. more »»

Police blotters — July 1942-43

July 24, 2009 The following entries are taken verbatim from police blotters with names changed when necessary. more »»

Philip P. Smith, civilian — sort of

July 18, 2009 Last week this column covered the 34+years Army career of Chief Warrant Officer, Grade 5, Philip P. Smith who grew up at 39 McKinley Street in Lake Placid (where his mother, Pat, lives today). more »»

Don’t try this at home

July 11, 2009 Quit school, join the U.S. Army, pass the GED, earn an associate’s degree and a bachelor’s degree; become the Gulfstream III Pilot-in-Command responsible for the worldwide transportation of the U.S. more »»

The first Hanmer race — July 4, 1963

July 3, 2009 I wanna tell you … when the late William J. more »»

A tribute to Emmett Duffy

June 27, 2009 Last week, while exchanging messages with Walter Duffy, he came up with the following column by the late Bill McLaughlin that is just pure McLaughlin. more »»

The grocery clerk capers

June 20, 2009 The Chief of Police of Saranac Lake (1906) said he was not guilty but the village board suspended him anyway. more »»

Olga Petrova, the actress

June 13, 2009 When Walt Fiedler casually asked his wife Pat, “Why don’t you ask your friends at your coffee klatch (at the Blue Moon Cafe) how the avenue off Lake Street came to be called Petrova,” I?wasn’t there... more »»



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