Looking Back on Feb. 25, 2010


100 years ago, 1910

Plans are completed for the three-story brick school building for boys which the Dominican Fathers plan to erect at the corner of Pine and Bradley streets in the spring. The dimensions of the building will be 67×90 feet. The cost of the structure will be approximately $35,000. The plans were drawn by Architect C. E. Fournier of Chelsea, Mass.

50 years ago, 1960

Arthur Lizotte, 52, and his sons Arthur Jr. 22, and Omer, 23, all of Lewiston, will hike to Rumford Thursday night to attend the National Snowshoe Congress in the Paper City Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All three have made similar jaunts to snowshoe conventions in the past. They are members of the Acme Snowshoe Club.

25 years ago, 1985

Increased patients have resulted in St. Mary’s General Hospital of Lewiston phasing in a new rate-reduction plan that will drop fees by an average of 10 percent.

The plan affects charges for rooms, nursing services, ancillary services and hospital supplies.

St. Mary’s Chief Executive Officer Andrew Riddell said the rate reduction is the second part of a two-prong attempt to contain costs. The first, a Senior Courtesy Program that waived up to $400 in out-of-pocket Medicare expenses for eligible elderly people, was not allowed by the state health-care officials.