Looking back on Jan. 07, 2010


100 years ago, 1910

Appointing a committee to confer with the Maine Central Railroad to see what can be done to abate the nuisance of having freight cars backed across the Chestnut street crossing at the noon hour and the appointment of a committee to consider some feasible plan to enforce the law against spitting on the sidewalks were the most important things transacted at last evening’s meeting of the Lewiston City Government.

50 years ago, 1960

Lewiston’s unique and sometimes boisterous city government was described to Lewiston High School students yesterday by Adrien O. Anctil, the city’s treasurer and tax collector. He addressed two civics classes at the invitation of instructor Fred McCormick Jr. He explained how the commission-type government of the Textile City differs from most municipal governments. Anctil was accompanied by his assistant, Alfred Plourde.

25 years ago, 1985

Androscoggin Valley Community Action will begin distributing U. S. Department of Agriculture surplus cheese, butter and flour on Jan. 17.


Androscoggin County families with four members who meet income guidelines will receive 10 pounds of processed cheese, four pounds of butter and five pounds of flour. Larger families meeting income guidelines will receive double this amount.

Families receiving fuel assistance, elderly tax and rent refunds, AFDC, Food Stamps, Medicaid or Supplemental Social Security Income are automatically eligible to receive donated commodities.