Looking Back on June 11, 2010


100 years ago, 1910

The man who ran away from the Lewiston City Farm a few days ago — and in abbreviated costume startled the people of Auburn Heights — ran away again yesterday but was soon overtaken by Supt. Labranche. Early in the morning Supt. Labranche thought that the man was dying for he had every appearance of being about to pass away. A physician and priest were summoned and were on their way when the man arose in bed and laughed. He had simply been shamming.

50 years ago, 1960

The Montagnard Band directed by Roland Gagnon will present the first of nine concerts Sunday night at Lewiston City Park. The concerts start at 7:30 p.m. and will last 1½ hours. Programs will include marches as well as popular and semi-classical music.

25 years ago 1985

The late Honorable Thomas Edward Delahanty of Lewiston was memorialized Monday in ceremonies that drew out more than 150 judges, lawyers, family and friends to eulogize a man whose career began in local textile mills and ended on the bench of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

Delahanty was the son of an Irish immigrant and working-class parents.

He was a baseball and football star at Lewiston High School, worked in textile mills to earn money for law school and later became a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation after an ulcer kept him out of military service during World War II.

He was 70 when he died Feb. 4 after a long period of failing health.