Looking Back on March 22, 2010

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100 years ago, 1910

The second annual bowling tournament at the Lewiston & Auburn Bowling Alleys will be held the week of April 17 and will be open to any bowlers in the state. The prizes offered will be 75 percent of the net receipts. The prizes will accordingly depend upon the number of entries. This tournament is for the best 10-string total, each man to bowl his 10 strings in succession. All games rolled must be in accordance with the playing rules of the New England candlepin game.

50 years ago, 1960

Edwin W. Adams will be speaker at a meeting of the Androscoggin Historical Society at 7:30 tonight at the Davis-Wagg Museum in the county building, Auburn.

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Mr. Adams’ subject will be “Androscoggin’s Own College” and he will recall the birth and growth of Bates College and its impact on the life of the community.

25 years ago, 1985

A Bangor developer plans to convert the former Peck’s Department Store in downtown Lewiston into executive apartments and commercial space under a $5-million development plan announced Tuesday.

Donald T. Cohen, president of 1912 Associates Development Corp., has signed an agreement to buy Peck’s, located at Main and Lisbon streets.

Cohen plans to convert the four-story building into 60 to 70 one- and two-bedroom apartments.

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