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Seeking approval for new hotel

The proposed new Ampersand Hotel on the site of the old Ampersand Hotel destroyed by fire on the night of Sept. 23, 1907, didn’t need approval from the town, the state, zoning boards or the APA. Nope, in 1922, seeking approval only from the Chamber of Commerce and the community to build ...

The roots of all evil

One late night in the summer of my 20th year, strictly on a whim, I dug out my high school yearbook and started skimming through it. When I came to my senior picture, I sensed something was different about me then. But what was it? I looked, and looked some more, and then it dawned on me — ...

Change Ironmate date, river name

An obvious Ironman solution is to offer use of the Lake Placid venue for this race on the new Juneteenth holiday come summer solstice, June 18 to 22, 2022. This would advantage this semi-low season holiday and likely give Ironman better weather than thundery July — plus the longer daylight ...

Belle Part XIII: 728 Montgomery St.

Following the break-up of the gang known in literature as The Silverado Squatters, in August 1880, the two newlywed couples comprising it went their separate ways. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson and 12-year-old Lloyd Osbourne went east, all the way to Europe. There they stayed for ...

‘Woke’ people are not the problem

A recent Adirondack Daily Enterprise guest commentary, “We cannot delicately handle history” (July 17, 2021) pushes back against “woke” people. “Woke,” per Wikipedia, is a term “originating in the United States, that originally referred to awareness about racial prejudice and ...