Looking Back on Feb. 27, 2010


100 years ago, 1910

LISBON FALLS — And now comes a chicken story. G. B. Shorey the famous local poultry fancier is boasting considerably. A hen of his marched out proudly Washington’s birthday with 11 fine chickens. Twelve were hatched but one met with an untimely death. This is believed to be the earliest and best chicken story for 1910.

50 years ago, 1960

Automobile gasoline was running down Lisbon Street yesterday afternoon.

 A leak in an underground tank at Gendron’s Shell Service, 990 Lisbon St., found about 50 gallons seeping up through the ground and it flowed along busy Lisbon Street all the way from South  to Webber avenues.

Firemen were called at 3:42 to help channel it down a storm sewer through a catch basin.

A station spokesman estimated the loss at about 50 gallons and said repairs to the tank would probably be made today. It was still leaking a little last night.

25 years ago, 1985

Concerned with a potential $1-million “unfunded liability” if the city were to pave about 15 miles of streets in existing subdivisions, the Lewiston Planning Board Tuesday moved to block the addition of any new streets to the backlog.

In a 4-0 vote, with one member abstaining and two more absent, the board approved a set of principles that would shift the burden of future street construction from city taxpayers to subdivision developers.