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January 1947: Local girls have ski try-outs

January 16, 2016 It didn’t take me long to guess the name of one of the local girls who would be trying out for this ski team — Natalie Bombard Leduc — a junior at the Saranac Lake High School who was involved in... more »»

Enterprise sports page — Feb. 17, 1932

January 9, 2016 (... And not a mention of the just concluded 1932 Olympic Games) --- My 84-year-old partial copy of the Enterprise consists of only four pages, page seven is a sports page of a 12-page edition. more »»

The frogs are out — prohibition is in

January 2, 2016 Frogs Predict Mild Winter,The Enterprise, Ja. more »»

Just before the crash of 1929

December 26, 2015 In the Enterprise dated Jan. 9, 1929, there was no hint, of course, in the local or national news of the financial disaster about to hit the country. A few months later on Tuesday, Oct. more »»

Christmas at the Hotel Saranac

December 19, 2015 There was a tradition of Christmas celebrations at the Hotel Saranac, which I reported on in a column in this space in December six years ago. more »»

A foot of snow in December — 45 years ago

December 12, 2015 A big snowstorm started at 3 a.m. Dec. 17 accumulating up to 12 inches but the wind was blowing and The Enterprise story reported snow drifts of 20 inches. more »»

More breaking news from Nov. 14, 1934

December 5, 2015 I hardly ever find many copies of newspapers from the 1930s, so this copy of the Syracuse Post-Standard carrying a page of regional news is a real treasur. more »»

In the middle of the Depression, 1934

November 28, 2015 The following edited, short stories are from the Syracuse Post-Standard dated Wednesday, Nov. 14, 1934. more »»

Police ‘complaint book’ not the blotter, 1926

November 21, 2015 (Dates, but no time of day — most entries not signed by officer) Nov. more »»

Veterans Day — Bill Harvey in WWII

November 14, 2015 The late William Armstrong Harvey graduated from Yale University in October 1946 — finishing his education after flying 25 combat missions over Europe in a B-17 bombe. more »»

Franklin County Solons agree on budget

November 7, 2015 I have mentioned here previously that the Syracuse Post-Standard used to have a full-time reporter stationed in Saranac Lake. Way back on Nov. more »»

Halloween and hunters, 1934

October 31, 2015 I mentioned last week that I received an unusually large file of old copies of The Enterprise and a few copies of the Syracuse Post-Standard from Greg Peacock. more »»

Lots of news from Lake Placid — 1941

October 24, 2015 I guess it is fitting that in a treasure trove of old newspapers given to me by my pal Greg Peacock, the Enterprise edition of Thursday, Sept. 25, 1941, had a lot of Lake Placid news. more »»

November 1980 election was huge GOP sweep

October 17, 2015 Wow! The Enterprise dated Nov. 5, 1980, had a screaming headline in huge block letters, and those 10 letters covered the entire eight-column width of page 1: REAGAN WINS. more »»

Crime wave in Saranac Lake, October 1939

October 10, 2015 Piggy bank robbed 10-2-39, 10 p.m. more »»

Biggest Saranac Lake High School reunion

October 3, 2015 The reunion was held in August 1987 covering the classes from 1935 through 1941. Here is a quote from the Enterprise of Aug. more »»

Spectacular car crash in the Notch

September 26, 2015 The body of Patrick (Patsy) Ezzo has never been found since his new two-door Pontiac catapulted over the low wall in Wilmington Notch, rolled over high in the air and landed on its roof in the icy... more »»

The Enterprise from Sept. 9, 1944

September 19, 2015 The page 1 stories during World War II were never local stories but about the major battles of the war. more »»

The real news 76 years ago in Saranac Lake

September 12, 2015 Saranac Lake police had their hands full at the beginning of September, as you will see by this first entry on Sept. 1. 9-1-39, 3 p.m. more »»

Saranac Lake village news, Nov. 27, 1896

September 5, 2015 The following news from Saranac Lake was carried in a newspaper entitled “The Adirondack”, my faded and tattered copy was Volume I, Number 8, published by the Adirondack Publishing Company. more »»



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