Looking Back on April 29, 2010

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100 years ago, 1910

It is a regrettable fact that books have been disappearing at such a rapid rate from the open shelves of the Lewiston Public Library that the librarian has reluctantly been obliged to place all the volumes in the stack-room and close it to the public. Borrowers are asked after this to pass lists to the desk attendants, who will do their best to accommodate the library patrons.

50 years ago, 1960

A lease on the four-story building at 24 Railroad St., Auburn, occupied by Panther Moccasin Mfg. Co. Inc., has been filed at the Androscoggin Registry of Deeds.

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The one-year lease, starting April 30, was given by Pauline Mersky of Portland to the shoe company of which Maurice Mersky of Portland is president. It provides for nine one-year renewals of the lease and calls for a yearly rental fee of $6,300.

25 years ago, 1985

LISBON — Lisbon Emergency Inc., a volunteer nonprofit ambulance service, is facing some tough decisions in the near future. The question of financing a new ambulance and continuing to staff the ambulance service are both important questions for the town to face.

The members are requesting a new ambulance at the upcoming Lisbon Town Meeting on May 20. Members believe if the town purchased the ambulance, charges made for calls could go back into accounts, perhaps to pay a stipend to attendants, encouraging new members and helping to reduce burnout of those already staffing the service.

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