Looking Back on May 11, 2010

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100 years ago, 1910

Over 40,000 brook trout fry were shipped to West and South Paris from Greene Lake Monday in charge of an employee of the U. S. Fisheries Department. They were destined for Pennesseewassee Lake, a tributary of Androscoggin River and Washburn Pond.

50 years ago, 1960

The local measles outbreak has had a marked effect on the size of classes in the Lewiston public school system.

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“We’ve got some classes with less than half there,” Schools Supt. J. Weldon Russell remarked last night, during a brief school board discussion of a school nurse report.

More of the children absent from classes are down with German measles, he explained.

Reported to the Lewiston Health Office last week were 107 cases of measles among the younger age group. Many other measles cases go unreported weekly, officials pointed out.

25 years ago, 1985

The Maine Department of Transportation will open bids Wednesday for the reconstruction of a section of Pond Road in Lewiston.

The work involves a section of roadway that begins at Grove Street and extends .87 mile southwesterly to Sheffield Street.

The new roadway will be 36 feet wide curb-to-curb, made up of two 12-foot travel lanes and two 6-foot paved shoulders.

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