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The Enterprise, July 18, 1919

July 17, 2010 Ninety-one years ago the Enterprise was published only on Tuesdays and Fridays, but starting on July 21, it was going to be issued three times a week — but it would shrink from eight pages to si. more »»

Phil gets the last word (or something like that)

July 10, 2010 My friend Phil Lalande has been at the center of many worthwhile endeavors in Saranac Lake and Lake Placid — to name only two — first, creating a huge, successful pee wee hockey program and as a... more »»

July 4 in Saranac Lake, 1899

July 2, 2010 Let’s see if we can make this work … let’s see if we can have the biggest Fourth of July celebration in the entire North Country that will attract thousands of visitors to our fair village. more »»

SLPD blotter, 1944

June 26, 2010 The following are entries picked at random from the blotter of the Saranac Lake Police Department in June and July of 1944. Names have been changed where necessary. more »»

Martha Reben Day

June 19, 2010 Historic Saranac Lake will be honoring and commemorating the life and work of Adirondack author Martha Reben on July 10. more »»

St. Bernard’s students in Montreal

June 5, 2010 The old copies of the Enterprise are treasures of local history with “stories” that probably would not make the news today. more »»

(Check back next Saturday)

May 29, 2010 Howard's Riley's You Know What...? column will return next Saturday. more »»

Big news from Big Tupper

May 21, 2010 The Post-Standard in Syracuse carried lots of news from these parts on a page headlined “Northern New York News” and on this particular Sunday, May 21, 1944, a mere 66 years ago, almost to the day. more »»

65th anniversary of V-E Day

May 15, 2010 World leaders gathered over the past weekend to commemorate the end of the Second World War II in Europe on May 8, 194. more »»

Local names disappear

May 8, 2010 I am often asked, “Have you lived here all your life?” And my answer is always, “Not yet. more »»

An apron to honor mother

May 1, 2010 My friend Blanche Santimaw sent me a copy of a piece about aprons. What could one possibly have to say about an apron that would take up more than one sentence…well, wait until you read this. more »»

Follow-up on the S.L. bank robbery

April 24, 2010 There are many interesting bits and pieces to the noon-time robbery of the Church Street branch of Marine Midland Bank, as covered in this column last week. It happened on Dec. 6, 1979 at 11:55 a.m. more »»

Spectral Saranac Lake bank robbery

April 17, 2010 Thursday, Dec. 6, 1979 — 11:55 a.m. more »»

Anniversary of the Tupper bank heist

April 10, 2010 One year ago yesterday (Friday, April 10, 2009) a disguised robber walked into the Community Bank on Hosley Avenue in Tupper Lake; brandishing a silver handgun, he ordered everyone to the floor, too... more »»

‘Great new ski center proposed at Tupper’

April 3, 2010 This was the 8-column headline on page one of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise dated Feb. 16, 1960. more »»

What a difference 50 years makes

March 27, 2010 The aging process, at least in my life, makes the past seem like yesterday, such as the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid. more »»

Gas stations — not convenience stores

March 20, 2010 There are no more gas stations or service stations. There used to be one on every corner, and when the customer bought gasoline the service came with i. more »»

This could not happen today

March 13, 2010 One never knows what event in this strange journey of life will come back to haunt us. This is what happened to Mrs. Blanche Griswold, an acquaintance of mine, back in February 196. more »»

The 1932 gold-medal bobsled team

March 6, 2010 One more Olympic story before we close that chapter until the games are held in Russia in 2014. more »»

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 »»



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