First wedding of the new year

(Enterprise Headline – Jan. 2, 1906)

“The first wedding of the new year in Saranac Lake was Tuesday morning when Miss Jessie Finegan became the bride of John J. Glynn. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father Waters at St. Bernard’s church.

“There were present only the immediate relatives of the bride and groom. Miss Nellie Finegan, cousin of the bride, was the bridesmaid and C. S. Benson of New York was the best man. The bride wore a traveling gown of plum colored broadcloth with hat to match and carried a prayer book.

“Immediately after the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride’s parents Mount Pleasant Farm on the Harrietstown road. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Finegan and is one of the most popular and esteemed of the fair young ladies of the region. She is well and favorably known throughout the village.

“Mr. Glynn, at first a resident of Albany, has been making his home several months of the year in the Adirondacks where he has been a popular and invaluable member of the staffs of faithful attaches at Paul Smith’s Hotel and Riverside Inn. For several winters Mr. Glynn has been connected with the hotels of the Florida East Coast Company at Palm Beach.

“The newly wedded couple departed Tuesday for New York where they will spend a few days after which they will go to Palm Beach to remain throughout the winter.”

State troopers get a raise -?1936

“New York State’s police force will be increased under provisions of a bill signed by Governor Lehman.

“The measure, included in the Governor’s 60-point anti-crime program, also provides for increased salaries to certain officers in the department.

“Both provisions will require a total expenditure of $375,000.

“The increased personnel will, among other things, give to each of the six troops an inspector with the rank of lieutenant to be district supervisor of the ‘Scotland Yard’ division at an annual salary of $2000; boost the number of sergeants from 13 to 16 at $1,100 annually and the number of privates 63 to 75 at $900.

“The law also will increase the salary of the Deputy Superintendent George P. Dutton from $5,000 to $5,500; create an office of chief inspector with the rank of Captain to supervise the bureau of investigation, the police communications system and the training school at $4,000 annually; provide for three inspectors as assistant supervisors at $2,500 each and increase from five to seven the number of staff sergeants at $2,000.”

Flying discs spotted

((Enterprise story – July 1947)

“The first report of ‘flying discs’ in the Saranac Lake area was made today when Mrs. Irving Grossman of Kanuka Camps, Lake Clear, described ‘two squadrons of saucer-like objects emitting an acetylene-like flame’ sailed over her camp Thursday night.

“Mrs. Grossman and friends were sitting on the porch of her cottage when they saw what first appeared to be shooting stars. Instead of falling, the ‘stars’ continued their flight until they passed overhead. ‘They were quite clear’, Mrs. Grossman averred, ‘everyone on the porch saw them.’

“Mrs. Grossman, a summer resident here from New York City was badly shaken from the experience. ‘I didn’t believe the stories I read about those discs’, she said. ‘Now that I’ve seen them myself I have to believe it.'”

Heat wave hits New York

(Enterprise – March 19, 1910)

“New York City will never forget the torrid weather which prevailed on the last Tuesday in March this year. On that day it was 82 degrees above zero in the shade and the humidity was high as well. At 6 p.m. the heat fell to 77 degrees, and at midnight it was 70. Women wore white gowns in the impossible task of trying to become cool, and the men donned straw hats. It was one of the most dreadful days New Yorkers ever had to struggle through.” [The reporter apparently added a little tongue in cheek humor to that story.]