Looking Back on May 14, 2010

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100 years ago, 1910

Lewiston is to get her share of the circuses this season for the third one received a license to show here yesterday. This is the Jones Brothers one-ring circus and will appear here June 4, at Lee Park. The other shows to come are the 101 Ranch and Forepaugh & Sells Brothers.

50 years ago, 1960

Marcotte Chevrolet Inc. of Auburn was low bidder on a new station wagon for Auburn City Electrician Alton C. Morrell and the concern was awarded a contract yesterday afternoon by Auburn City Manager Woodbury E. Brackett.

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Marcotte Chevrolet Inc. bid $1,763, while Auburn Motor Sales Inc. bid $1,843, and Advance Auto Sales bid $2,370. All Auburn concerns would take in trade the present panel truck used by Morrell.

25 years ago, 1985

The Lewiston Planning Board will take its first look at a proposed rezoning of land off Summer Street — including the site of Tufts Brothers Printers — when it meets Tuesday night.

Under a city planning staff proposal, an area bounded by Summer Street, Sunny Side Park, the Maine Central Railroad Tracks and the Vietnam Veteran’s Bridge right-of-way, and parallel to the Androscoggin River resource protection zone, would be rezoned from residential 8 to commercial.

The proposed change would affect property including Sunny Side Park and Riverside Cemetery, which are permitted uses in both the R-8 and commercial zones.

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