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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 »»

What was happening 67 years ago?

February 20, 2010 The following entries are taken from copies I made of the Saranac Lake Police Department “blotters” in February 1943 and are published verbatim…except in some instances the names are changed for... more »»

Anniversary of the 1980 Olympic games

January 30, 2010 We will hear many times about February 2010 being the 30th Anniversary of the XIII Olympic Winter Games held in Lake Placid … and as well we should. more »»

More phone book history

January 22, 2010 Judging from the response from last week’s column about names and places listed in the 1956-57 New York Telephone Company book, it ranks right up there with columns taken from the old police blotters. more »»

Old phone books as history books

January 15, 2010 I have on loan from my friend Holly Chabbott a 1956-1957 telephone directory from the New York Telephone Company covering the communities of Lake Placid, Tupper Lake and Saranac. more »»

I was almost the CEO of Ben & Jerry’s

January 9, 2010 A way back in 1994, Ben & Jerry, the famous ice cream makers, decided to hire a CEO for their huge and still-growing company. (The company began in a renovated gas station in Burlington, Vt. in 1978. more »»

The end of the decade

December 26, 2009 This week's column is a collection of photos. more »»

Christmas at the Hotel Saranac

December 19, 2009 There was a special Christmas tradition for employees at the Hotel Saranac established in the late 1940s by General Manager Harold Cox. more »»

The National Guard Armory

December 12, 2009 There was great hope for use of the “new” armory built on State Route 3 just outside the corporate limits of the village of Saranac Lake in the late 1950’s. more »»

Sgt. Bernard Brown

December 4, 2009 There have been many stories written about Sgt. Bernard Brown, a Saranac Lake police officer (before he joined the service), a U.S. Marine and a hero of World War I. more »»

News from Tupper Lake, 1970

November 20, 2009 Not many newspaper columnists have their own editor to take control of that weekly e-mail and whip it into shape; perfectly positioned illustrations and photos, no dangling participles and always 10... more »»

The last round from The Journal

November 14, 2009 When these old newspapers come into my possession, it’s tough to leave them because the news from past years seems to prove the old adage that the more things change, the more things stay the same. more »»



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