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Harrietstown, founded 175 years ago, 1841

July 23, 2016 I am lucky to own a book, shown in the accompanying illustration, published in 1853,that covers the history of St. Lawrence and Franklin counties. more »»

Saranac Lake police blotter for July 1939

July 16, 2016 The Saranac Lake Police Officers had to answer the most mundane of calls in July 1939 … Complaint from Henry Wood, 150 Maim Street about a drunk asleep on his porch; Erin Shipiro, 12 Moody Avenue... more »»

News from the Enterprise, July 27, 1992

July 9, 2016 Jeepers, 1992 seems so recent to me, but when I did the math —?holy cow and golly me, that was 24 years ago. more »»

A great Fourth of July celebration, 1899

July 2, 2016 It is hard to believe that 5,000 people celebrated July 4th here in our fair village of Saranac Lake 117 years ago ... more »»

A whole lot of stealing going on, June 1940

June 25, 2016 The very first entry in the Saranac Lake Police Department log book for June was at 12:15 a.m., June 2. Call from State Troopers. Stolen from Bloomingdale. A 1937 Ford Pickup, half-ton stake truck. more »»

The Enterprise newsboy experience

June 18, 2016 The column here of June 4 was about news from June 1944 but included a piece about my days as an Enterprise newsbo. more »»

Random notes from the police blotter, 1944

June 11, 2016 Here I am, stuck again in 1944, running out of 1944 Enterprise copies. more »»

People in the news in June 1944

June 4, 2016 I am down to the last copies of the Enterprise from the 1940s. All of the store ads and most of people in the stories were familiar to me because I was an “Enterprise Newsboy. more »»

People in the news in June 1944

June 4, 2016 I am down to the last copies of the Enterprise from the 1940s. All of the store ads and most of people in the stories were familiar to me because I was an “Enterprise Newsboy. more »»

Memorial Day in Saranac Lake — May 31, 1944

May 28, 2016 The entire page 1 of the Enterprise on the above date was war new. more »»

Lt. Richard Talbert — Korean War hero

May 21, 2016 Today is Armed Forces Day (May 21), and I have in my possession a copy of the Enterprise carrying a story from December 1950. more »»

Church sponsors prohibition speakers

May 14, 2016 (Front Page — The “SARANAC LAKE NEWS” — May 18, 1916) The campaign to prohibit “the legal prevention of the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages in the United States” had been... more »»

Village board flummoxed by hose

May 7, 2016 (Other issues easily decided at May meeting — 1916) The Saranac Lake Village Board now holds meetings on Mondays — but 100 years ago the Board met on Tuesdays which gave them more time to recuperate... more »»

Saranac Lake news: A weekly that disappeared

April 30, 2016 (Trudeau Foundation endowment reaches $257,590.00 — Opening Exercises of Trudeau School of Tuberculosis are Cheered by Announcement of Big Sum — Dr. W. H. more »»

Saranac Lake police blotter, April 1927-1930

April 23, 2016 There apparently was not a lot going on that required police action in 1927. There were only a few entries in the Saranac Lake Police Department for the entire month of Apri. more »»

Part 3: Harrietstown airport history

April 16, 2016 The last two columns here have covered the early history of the Adirondack Regional Airport, owned and operated by the town of Harrietstown. more »»

Part two: Harrietstown airport history

April 9, 2016 Last week we covered bits of the early history of the airport in Lake Clear, owned and operated by the town of Harrietstown, which is officially the Adirondack Regional Airport . more »»

History of the Harrietstown airport

April 2, 2016 The airport located in Lake Clear is a living memorial to the men who had the foresight in the 1940s to imagine what that facility would mean to the economy of this Adirondack region in the years... more »»

Another escapade with Bill McLaughlin

March 26, 2016 The Irish are very superstitious. Maybe this column has something to do with French Mayor Rabideau organizing the first S. more »»

Adirondack Record, Friday, March 17, 1911

March 19, 2016 I missed the St. Patrick’s deadline by a couple of days but I could not resist using the above March 17 issue of the Adirondack Record published a short 105 years ago. Editor was L. E. more »»



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