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You Know What …? (local history), by Howard Riley

Big news in Lake Placid —well, sort of

Newspaper all over the country began to shrink years ago as the price of newsprint went up, so the Lake Placid News lost 5 inches. It reminds me that maybe the space question is what inspired former Publishers Jim Loeb and Roger Tubby when they paraphrased the following from the New York ...

Power rates and village budget

The village was getting set to have a public hearing on the budget. Power rates were being cut and there were some great deals on used cars. I wish my buddy Hawkeye (a.k.a, John Hawkinson) was still around to read the Wiley Motors advertisement elsewhere on this page. But I know Tim Heath, ...

How about some local sports?

The Enterprise sports page was loaded with local stories and included a couple of bylines — Brian McCarthy on the first story below and Jim Stowell on the next one. It’s too bad at that time that most reporters didn’t use their bylines. There is a third story after that with a great lead ...

The miracle on water

The Miracle on Ice happened in 1980 in Lake Placid during the Olympic Winter Games when the young USA team beat the Russians …and the Miracle on Water is going to happen in Saranac Lake in July 2022 — the “Willard J. Hanmer Memorial Guideboat Race”! That’s if Sue Dyer and her ...

Grant for start of Trudeau Foundation

Right from the “horse’s mouth,” as the saying goes, meaning “from a reliable source on the best authority,” so the saying fits perfectly with this information about the Trudeau Foundation. It is the lead story on page one of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise dated Tuesday, Feb. 8, ...

Village manager quits Aug. 4

That headline fits this ancient quote: “the more things change, the more they stay the same,” so said French writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr back in the 1800s. The headline, copied from the Aug. 4, 1949 edition of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, was not much different from 2022, when ...