100 Years Ago, 1906


In Auburn there is some opposition, it is understood, to the city government granting the Lewiston and Auburn Horse Railroad the right to lay double tracks on Court street as prayed for in a petition which has already been presented to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. Just how much this opposition is can not be told at this time. It is certain that there are some of the business and professional men who believe the street is already too crowded with tracks and that another track would be a menace to the thoroughfare.

50 Years Ago, 1956

March weather can be summed up in just one word – snow.

The month was the snowiest March in the Twin Cities in more than 25 years.

Winter, and spring too, dumped more than 44 inches of snow during the month. The only March that even comes close to this record snowfall in recent years is March 1939 when more than 36 inches of snow fell.

After an unusually warm January, the area was headed for one of the lowest winter snowfalls of recent years when winter slammed the Twin Cities with a series of March storms that raised the season’s snowfall total to 95.22 inches.

25 Years Ago, 1981

It has been less than a week since the announcement of a $310,000 Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) award for the development of a mall complex on Lewiston’s Lower Lisbon Street, but one of the mall’s developers says the commercial and office space in the mall is “already filling up fast.”

The four-floor mall, which is the former site of a Maine Department of Human Services office, will feature two lower floors of commercial space and two upper floors of office space.

The mall will include a glass elevator and courtyard on the ground floor. The area above the courtyard will be cut away so that visitors and shoppers will have an unobstructed view of the the above floors, as well as a skylight on the roof.