100 Years Ago, 1906

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The H. J. Willard Co. of Portland, one of the largest automobile dealers in Maine, have opened a branch auto station at 48 Ash St. in Lewiston. A large stock of machines will be carried and an expert will be at the station to demonstrate and give instructions about the use and care of the machines. Special classes in automobiling will be conducted for ladies. The company handles the following well known automobiles, Peerless, Winston, Packard, Franklin, Cadillac and Buick. A handsome catalogue published by the Willard Co. will be sent free to any one interested in automobiles.

50 Years Ago, 1956

An investment of $650,000 to expand educational facilities at Lewiston High School will begin to show dividends in a matter of days.

Soon students at the high school, more than 1,000 strong, will be able to relax in their own auditorium, and before final ranks are passed out and seniors pick up their diplomas, work on a spacious, brand-new gymnasium will be finished.

An open house, scheduled to be held later this month, will give citizens an opportunity to view these results of the Textile City’s biggest educational expansion program in years.

25 Years Ago, 1981

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Thursday was the big day for the income section of the state Taxation Bureau in Augusta as the returns poured in. An estimated 50,000 last-minute returns were processed in two days.

For the first time since school officials can remember, Lewiston schools will open for business this fall before the long Labor Day weekend. The news came at Tuesday evening’s School Committee meeting, during which the 1981-82 school calendar was accepted by the committee.

School Superintendent Robert Connors told the committee that school officials and representatives of the Lewiston Teachers Association were in support of starting the school year on Sept. 1. Labor Day is Sept. 7.

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