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

The ice storm of ’98 — 25 years ago

A tough story to retell because, no matter how many awful details we can include, it will not come close to the magnitude of the devastation it caused in Canada. Every newspaper, every wire service, every television station, including Martha Foley on NPR covered the story ... Jan. 5-10, ...

Corrections on the corrections, etc.

The last three weeks have been disturbing, to say the least, because of mistakes in my column. But as the saying goes, “even people with paranoia have real enemies.” I have no enemies at the Enterprise, where I have worked since 1942, so I have been blaming the gremlins for the errors. ...

A tribute to Charlie Green

“Thank Goodness” that the beautiful Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery has maintained the space at 52 Main St. that was once the location of the Charles Green Market. Back then the address listed in the telephone book was 49 Main St. Charles Green was named Citizen of the Year in June ...

A really big bear killed near Tupper

The lead, page one story in The Journal dated Oct. 22, 1970 was telling about a 700 pound bear shot near Tupper Lake. “The recent shooting of one of the largest black bears ever recorded in the Adirondacks might have gone without notice if Saranac Lake alert taxidermist, Jack Taylor, had ...

‘Journal’ entries from November 1970

We summarized the history here last week of the “The Journal,” a weekly newspaper with headquarters in Lake Placid, edited by Fred Ellers and Bill McLaughlin. We are going to give it another shot along with publishing the Harrietstown voter enrollment for 1938, graciously on loan to ...

First edition of The Journal

I mentioned and quoted from The Journal a few weeks ago … a weekly newspaper published by the Saranac-Lake-Placid Trumpet, Inc., every Thursday at 245 Main St., Lake Placid. Now, thanks to my pal King Bunk and to my friend and neighbor, Jeff Wood, who lives down the road apiece from me and ...