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November 1980 election was huge GOP sweep

October 17, 2015 Wow! The Enterprise dated Nov. 5, 1980, had a screaming headline in huge block letters, and those 10 letters covered the entire eight-column width of page 1: REAGAN WINS. more »»

Crime wave in Saranac Lake, October 1939

October 10, 2015 Piggy bank robbed 10-2-39, 10 p.m. more »»

Biggest Saranac Lake High School reunion

October 3, 2015 The reunion was held in August 1987 covering the classes from 1935 through 1941. Here is a quote from the Enterprise of Aug. more »»

Spectacular car crash in the Notch

September 26, 2015 The body of Patrick (Patsy) Ezzo has never been found since his new two-door Pontiac catapulted over the low wall in Wilmington Notch, rolled over high in the air and landed on its roof in the icy... more »»

The Enterprise from Sept. 9, 1944

September 19, 2015 The page 1 stories during World War II were never local stories but about the major battles of the war. more »»

The real news 76 years ago in Saranac Lake

September 12, 2015 Saranac Lake police had their hands full at the beginning of September, as you will see by this first entry on Sept. 1. 9-1-39, 3 p.m. more »»

Saranac Lake village news, Nov. 27, 1896

September 5, 2015 The following news from Saranac Lake was carried in a newspaper entitled “The Adirondack”, my faded and tattered copy was Volume I, Number 8, published by the Adirondack Publishing Company. more »»

A renowned Lake Placid graduate

August 29, 2015 (Editor’s note: This column by Howard Riley was initially run on June 21, 2008 in the Enterprise. more »»

Saranac Lake police blotter notes, 1939

August 22, 2015 Can you imagine that readers as far away as Lake Placid are clamoring for reports from these ancient police logs? They even keep count of when the last one was published here and claimed there was... more »»

The Philadelphia Eagles in Saranac Lake

August 15, 2015 This column is continued from last week so here is a brief recap. more »»

The Eagles landed in Saranac Lake — Aug. 5, 1946

August 8, 2015 Many of the stories carried in this space are under assignment given to me by readers who are friends, neighbors and relatives. more »»

WWII stories from Saranac Lake, Aug. 4, 1944

August 1, 2015 This is one of the last of my trove of copies of the Adirondack Enterprise from the 1940s. more »»

Lt. Edelberg leads attack to St. Denis

July 25, 2015 Last week I was fortunate to have a tour of the Hotel Saranac with Fred Roedel, as the entire North Country cheerleads his restoration of that historic building. more »»

Art Niederbuhl in Navy training

July 18, 2015 The Enterprise in the early 1940’s was filled with stories of World War II on the front page; never a local story on page one in any copies I have; pages two and three were filled with stories of... more »»

Big golf tournament in Lake Placid

July 11, 2015 “LAKE PLACID, JULY 5 (AP) — A field of 96 tees off in the qualifying round of the men’s state amateur golf tournament, one of three state links championship events being staged here this week. more »»

Favor Smith ties for first at Lake Placid track — July 12, 1944

July 4, 2015 What better way to report on the history of this region than to have access to old copies of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise? I am lucky to have been associated with the Enterprise in one manner or... more »»

Seniors graduate, June 1945, Saranac Lake

June 27, 2015 The Enterprise carried a story on June 26, 1945 about the upcoming graduation at the Saranac Lake High School. Attorney F. Ferris Hewitt, was President of the Board of Education. more »»

Saranac Lake police blotter — June 1939

June 20, 2015 I believe the reason so many readers comment to me about how much they enjoy these old police stories is because it tells about a more simple time when we had twice as many people and half as many... more »»

Men and women — job opening at LP post office

June 13, 2015 The rules for the post office job in Lake Placid in 1934 wouldn’t fly today but many of the page one stories from that time could be plucked from today’s headlines. more »»

Enterprise files are gone

June 6, 2015 Many of the Enterprise files were destroyed many years ago when Publisher Jim Loeb hired some newsboys to “clean” the big file room in the basement of the Enterprise building at 76 Main St. more »»



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