Looking Back on December 19

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100 years ago, 1914

Work has been started on renovating a part of the Cooperative store in Sabattus for the use of the post office. This will be located in what was the meat room. W.H. Huen, the new postmaster has not definitely decided whether he will move his present business into the rest of the store or not. With the removal of the post office from its present location, Edwin Woodside will go out of the dry goods business. His closing out sale has already begun.

50 years ago, 1964

Gov. Reed officiated at the opening of a new ski area at Poland Spring Friday in the first of two such dedications scheduled in as many days. The Poland Spring facilities include a 1,700-foot T-bar lift, snow-making equipment, snack bar, pro and rental shop, warming hut and first aid station at the top of the slope. In addition to ski facilities, ice skating, toboggan runs and horse racing on the ice at Middle Pond are planned as part of the winter activities at the resort.

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25 years ago, 1989

Two people were arrested on Oliver Street Tuesday and charged with possession of stolen property after they pulled into the driveway of an Auburn police officer to fix a flat tire. Sgt. Daniel Blanchard said a man and a woman pulled their car into the driveway at the home of Officer Norman Bilodeau to repair a flat tire. He said Bilodeau asked the couple for identification, which they would not produce. Bilodeau then called the police. Officers responded and searched the car. They found items allegedly taken in several recent burglaries. The man and woman were apparently living in their car, Blanchard said. Police found empty beer bottles, trash and pots and pans in the car.

The material in Looking Back is reproduced exactly as it originally appeared, although misspellings and errors made at that time may be edited.

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