Looking Back on March 6, 2010


100 years ago, 1910

J. H. Chase of Elm Street, Auburn, a Lewiston businessman, was operated upon at his home Saturday afternoon for appendicitis. Yesterday, his condition was reported to be favorable.

• While attending church yesterday, the Honorable D. J. McGillicuddy of Lewiston suffered a slight attack of indigestion. He quickly recovered, however, and remained through the service, later walking to his home on Main Street. Last evening, he was feeling in his usual good health.

50 years ago, 1960

A 17-year-old St. Dominic’s High School senior won the district American Legion oratorical contest held last night at the Alden M. Gayton Post home.

Robert Doucette, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Doucette of 223 Pine St., was awarded the district plaque. His high school received the county cup, which it will hold for one year.

25 years ago, 1985

GREENEThe word in the plastic industries here is expansion, as the state’s only manufacturer of printed polyethelene bags is planning to increase its main building by 150 percent and eventually its workforce by 20 or more.

Management at Maine Poly intends to apply to this town’s planning board next Monday night for a 12,000-foot addition onto its building on Route 202, an expansion which would make room for five big new machines. It also would allow Maine Poly to continue the rapid growth it has experienced in the past three years.