Looking Back on August 8


100 years ago, 1915
Henry E. Packard of 120 South Main street, Auburn, knows a thing or two about hens and how to make them pay. He has brought to this office an egg that measures 8 and one-quarter by 6 and one-half inches in size. It was laid by a year-old hen that is half Rhode Island Red and the other half Black Minorca. This takes the lead up to this time. Mr. Packard has but 18 hens in his flock but he finds them profitable. He believes in selling eggs by weight.

50 years ago, 1965
Work in the Lewiston City Council Rooms, reportedly something to do with the installation of a buzzer to the police department, was going on today. City Hall maintenance Director, Romeo (Butch) Bouchard, was reluctant to reveal what the project involved, when questioned by a newsman who found that the doors to the chambers were locked although there was some noise emitting from there. “The Street Light Department is doing some electrical work,” Bouchard finally commented. Mayor Robert L. Couturier, just before presstime, was not available for comment, but it was reported by others in the city building that the work involved the installation of a buzzer, in order that a police officer may be summoned if needed,

25 years ago, 1990
Superintendent Robert Pelletier informed the Sabattus School Committee Wednesday evening that the Sabattus Elementary School’s maintenance account is overdrawn by 30 percent, or $305. Pelletier said he has asked the head custodian not to make any further repairs to the school building. “The townspeople voted the cut out” of funds from the budget, Pelletier said. “The budget was very low to begin with.” He said the school department receives more bills than usual in the summer months.

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