Looking Back on Feb. 20, 2012

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100 years ago, 1912

A team from Hutchins livery stable, driven by a traveling man, created no little excitement Saturday morning tearing through the business section of Auburn at breakneck speed. The driver was thrown from the sleigh on the bridge but was uninjured. With the sleigh on its side, the horse continued to run and was stopped near the corner of Main Street and was taken to the Bradbury stables.
 
50 years ago, 1962

Health-Welfare Board chairman Donia J. Girard topped a three-man mayoralty field in yesterday’s non-partisan city election in Lewiston, leading Dr. Norman O. Gauvreau by a slim 170-vote margin. Girard and Dr. Gauvreau will now enter a showdown runoff election March 5. Lewiston voters turned out 12,826 strong despite an afternoon northeast storm.

25 years ago, 1987

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Work crews have begun gutting the interior of the former L&A Tire Co. building at Main and Sabattus streets in Lewiston as the first step in the creation of more than 40,000 square feet of medical office space. William W. Young Jr., president of Central Maine Health Care Corp., said so far about 1 1/2 floors have been purchased by physicians even though the $3 million project won’t be complete until late fall. In addition, three buildings located at the rear of the property will he razed to provide 100 parking spaces.

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