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

Local gov’t, natural disasters, football

Son-of-a-gun ­— Mayor Peacock and Strack admit error (no, no, not Jerry) over “mutilation” of property and parking lot assessment, storms were lashing the country … but also on a happier note, just look at the picture honoring the JV football team. The young woman reporter by the ...

Town news dominated page one

Why does 18 years ago seem to me more like 18 months ago? Maybe it’s because I have been around for so long. So, here I go again, backing into a story. Before the news of town business in Santa Clara, Harrietstown, Tupper Lake and Keene read on — remember, this is October ...

Book review

Usually the only books that I care to review are my own. But now my friend Jim Ellis, big man in politics and education for so many years, has published a gem of a book, “Len’s Boys,” with his collaborator Carol Payment Poole, about Tupper Lake men in the service in World War II writing ...

Park name honors Ken Garwood

Thanks to Justin Garwood, Ken Garwood’s grandson, the park at the corner of Broadway and Ampersand Avenue has been officially named and blessed by a unanimous vote of the village board under Mayor Jimmy Williams as “Ken Garwood POW Park.” It must have been a year ago that Justin called ...

I want you to ‘Meet the Town’

A unique, maybe I could say, clever format would fit the description of a small (5-inch by 6-inch) publication that contained every single fact and figure that anyone would ever want to know about Saranac Lake. Meet the Town was first published in 1927 by Thomas W. Sheridan with a circulation ...

Tragedy hits Lake Placid

Lake Placid was stunned and numb with grief — as was most of the North Country — when word was received here 65 years ago that their beloved mayor, Dr. George C. Owens, 84, had drowned in a boating accident. Drowned along with him was Lake Placid resident Tom Martin, 68, and Dr. Owens’ ...