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Building the Saranac Lake Free Library, 1909

March 1, 2014 Among a folder full of historic Saranac Lake papers, given to me by my friend Greg Peacock, is the original contract for the erection of the first building for the Saranac Lake Free Library on Main... more »»

Saranac Lake police blotter, Feb. 1932

February 22, 2014 It was pretty quiet in Saranac Lake in February, 1932 but there are always funerals. The police provided service to three funerals in February. Feb. 4, 11 a.m. more »»

Albert Einstein again

February 14, 2014 It always amazes me that the famous physicists, Albert Einstein spent so much time in Saranac Lake. more »»

Saranac Lake winter life, 1913

February 8, 2014 Winter Life is a magazine published by the Adirondack Enterprise, 100 years ago, in 1913 and now re-issued by the Enterprise. It is on sale at the Enterprise office for 5 bucks. more »»

Saranac Lake history document

February 1, 2014 The Adirondack Daily Enterprise has re-issued a 1913 publication entitled Winter Life which is on sale at the Enterprise offices for $5. more »»

Saranac Lake police capture escaped con

January 25, 2014 Two Saranac Lake police officers had their hands full one summer night in 1948 when they were alerted by officials at Wallkill State Prison near Highland about an escaped convict who may be heading... more »»

George Delcour pardoned by Governor

January 17, 2014 Part 2 of 2 --- This is a brief recap of last week’s column: The Governor of New York at the time, Nathan Lewis Miller, gave a full pardon to George Delcour who had been convicted of killing a polic... more »»

George Delcour pardoned by governor

January 11, 2014 Part 1 of 2 --- I wrote a two-part series here on July 6 and July 13, 2013 about George Delcour killing a Lake Placid Police Officer and wounding a second officer in July, 1907. more »»

First wedding of the new year

January 4, 2014 (Enterprise Headline — Jan. 2, 1906) “The first wedding of the new year in Saranac Lake was Tuesday morning when Miss Jessie Finegan became the bride of John J. Glynn. more »»

Train wrecks were big news

December 28, 2013 There were many, many trains daily in and out of Saranac Lake, dead-ending in Lake Placid where a turntable was located. Train-car accidents are a big part of the history of this area. more »»

A huge Christmas present for Saranac Lake

December 21, 2013 There was applauding and hooting when Gov. Andrew Cuomo arrived at the Down Hill Grill in Saranac Lake yesterday afternoon (Sunday, De. more »»

Accidents on the bob run

December 14, 2013 Following a knee replacement last March I was lucky enough to have Kerry King as my physical therapist right here at the local hospital. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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