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’32 Winter Olympics 80 years later, Part 2

January 21, 2012 The following stories about preparation for the 1932 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid are taken from copies of the front pages of The Lake Placid News of Jan. 15-22, 1932. more »»

80th anniversary: ’32 Winter Olympics

January 14, 2012 You Know What .. more »»

Part II: Battle of the Bulge

January 7, 2012 This battle was the biggest battle the Allies fought in World War II. Last week in this space we told about Sgt. George “Vin” Callaghan, father of Bob Callaghan of Lake Clear. more »»

The battle of the bulge (a local perspective)

December 31, 2011 George Vincent Callaghan was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army; a member of 289th Infantry Regiment who fought through the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. more »»

‘Twas the day after Christmas — 1958

December 24, 2011 The Enterprise published a weekly winter tabloid sheet in the late ’50s, “The Shussboomer,” edited by Marge Lamy who was then editor of the Lake Placid News. more »»

Lake Placid loses bid to Denver

December 17, 2011 What was I doing on De. more »»

Saranac Lake — Dec. 11, 1958

December 10, 2011 Writing this column on Monday, Dec. 5, the ground is bare and it’s 46 degrees. Obviously the weatherman can bring about a drastic change by Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, when these words are publish. more »»

12:45 p.m. Dec. 18, 1930

December 3, 2011 In this space on Oct. 22, 2011, I covered the disappearance of Pete Tanzini in December 1930 with details taken from Bunk Griffin’s website. more »»

Thursday, Nov. 20, 1934

November 26, 2011 The Post-Standard, published in Syracuse, enjoyed a pretty big circulation in this area many years ago. more »»

Football and hunting

November 19, 2011 Many years ago in November in Saranac Lake the playing fields were packed with Red and White uniforms and the streets were packed with Red and Black uniforms — no, not the Tupper Lake athletic teams... more »»

WWII headlines — 1944

November 12, 2011 My column schedule is one day late for Veterans Day, when we honor the veterans of all wars. Usually I feature stories carried in the Enterprise about local men and women who served in World War II. more »»

News from 1925

October 29, 2011 Now where else could you possibly go to find breaking news from 87 years ago? Don Tucker, a friend since we were kids, found and saved for me a couple of copies of the Syracuse Post Standard from... more »»

About Pietro ‘Pete’ Tanzini

October 22, 2011 Last week in this space we wrote about “Prohibition” (1919 to 1933) and the local connection and promised a great story this week written by Phil “Bunk” Griffin. more »»

Prohibition and Saranac Lake

October 15, 2011 There are so many stories that surface about the roaring 20’s because that decade was a time of fast cars, fast women and gangsters all brought about by the law known as the Volstead Act. more »»

Local sports from the pages of the Enterprise

October 1, 2011 Excerpts from the Enterprise sports page, Monday, September 28, 1964: “Golden Knights Tie AuSable Forks — 32-32” “The Golden Knights of St. more »»

The beloved police blotters

September 24, 2011 In my role as Harrietstown Town Magistrate I performed a wedding in Lake Placid on Saturday afternoon. more »»

Terrible auto accident — 1919

September 17, 2011 The Adirondack Daily Enterprise carried an all-caps, 72-point headline across the top of Page 1 on Thursday, Au. more »»

Two women murdered in Saranac Lake

September 10, 2011 Allen Mooney died in the electric chair at Clinton Prison in Dannemora on Tuesday, May 4, 1904, for the murders of Ellen Thomas and Viola Middleton of Saranac Lake. more »»

Death truck in the river

September 3, 2011 Searching once again through the murder/accident file in the Adirondack Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library has turned up many a bizarre story. Some will be told here in the next couple of weeks. more »»

A house is not a home

August 27, 2011 The title of this column is the title of a best selling book by Polly Adler and in that name lays this tale. The Adler name has sort of, column-wise, painted me into a corner. more »»



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