Looking Back on April 2, 2010


100 years ago, 1910

Many people have wondered what the small buildings being constructed near Skinner and Sabattus streets were to be used for. The buildings are being constructed by Libbey & Dingley and will be used for shelter huts and cook houses for the workmen who will be engaged on the Portland, Gray & Lewiston Electric Railway.

50 years ago, 1960

The Shell Oil Co., Boston, is expected to start work later this month on construction of a gasoline filling station at the former Langelier property at Sabattus and Russell streets, Lewiston.

The property, which formerly housed the Langelier grain business, was sold to the oil company by Odina and Mariana Langelier and stamps attached to the warranty deed indicated a sale price of $27,000.

The Langelier grain business was housed at that location about 20 years and was moved last October to a new location on Lisbon Road.

25 years ago, 1985

The Personnel Board took no action on Monday on a proposal that it certify Lewiston residents separately from other applicants for police and fire department jobs to comply with a city ordinance.

City Personnel Director Denis R. Jean offered the proposal in response to concerns voiced by Mayor Alfred A. Plourde that city residents be given preference for jobs whenever possible.

Plourde notified the Personnel Board of his concerns after receiving several complaints from citizens that residents were being ignored when job openings occur.