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Big fire at Durgan’s Night Club

October 22, 2016 When my friend Lisa McKenna-Walker, real estate mover and shaker and entrepreneur, gave me a copy of the Nov. 19, 1996 Enterprise I was very pleased to receive it ... more »»

1980: Big year for the Republican party

October 15, 2016 The headline on the Enterprise of Nov. 5, 1980, 36 years ago, was in huge block letters an inch and a half high, so only 10 letters fit in the eight column headline: “REAGAN?WINS. more »»

You are going to love these history stories ... or not

October 8, 2016 All of the history stories that follow are from the archives of the Adirondack Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library. more »»

The armory — H’town gave state the property

October 1, 2016 There’s been a number of news stories in the Enterprise about the closing of the National Guard Armory located just outside of town on state Route 3. more »»

SLPD busy with drunks in September 1940

September 24, 2016 It started right off September 1 with a guy so drunk he tried to get into a car that was not his, but he thought it looked like his car … then a guy who roomed with another guy was accused of... more »»

Making time in Tupper Lake

September 17, 2016 This copy of the Enterprise was published May 5, 1934; after reading the following story it finally occurred to me that not every village, city, county or state had to follow “daylight saving time”... more »»

News from the Enterprise, May 1934

September 10, 2016 Kids boxing and wrestling for entertainment; forest fires, new policies at Will Rogers and the surprise wedding announcement of Jack Shea, Olympic Gold Medal speed skater, to Helen Stearns, helped... more »»

Village board tackles big problem, 1938

September 3, 2016 (This makes the 2016 hotel controversy pretty small potatoes.) I told my dear readers last week that my copy of the Oct. more »»

Springing into fall: Oct. 4, 1938

August 27, 2016 It is amazing, at least to me, the amount of local news contained in this copy of the Enterprise, published a mere 78 years ago. more »»

The Baker Boat Landing

August 20, 2016 I worked at the Baker Boat Landing in the summer of 1944. more »»

SLPD blotter reports from August 1942

August 13, 2016 The month of August started off quite gently in Saranac Lake 74 years ago, according to entries in the police blotter. more »»

Harrietstown history to the present

August 6, 2016 What most people probably don’t know is that Harrietstown is the largest town of the 19 towns in Franklin County in land size. more »»

Harrietstown history in the marriage book

July 30, 2016 This is part two in the history of the establishment of the town of Harrietstown in 1841, celebrating our 175th anniversary. But of course, someplace else is always trying to upstage us. more »»

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 »»



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