Looking Back on May 15, 2010


100 years ago, 1910

It is thought by some that the band of gypsies which passed through Turner Wednesday on its way to Waterville also made a stay in Sabattus some time Thursday night, for a repetition of the chicken stealing at Turner occurred. Eugene Drinkwater lost several fine hens on that night and the thief has not been discovered. No gypsies, however, have been seen in this community for some time.

50 years ago, 1960

A public hearing on proposed traffic changes in Auburn will be held tonight at the regular City Council meeting and City Clerk Leon H. Cole said last night he has made arrangements for the meeting to be transferred to the Webster Junior High School auditorium if it becomes necessary.

The proposed changes, particularly those pertaining to no parking on Court Street, have caused considerable comment in some circles and Cole made the standby arrangements in the event a large number of citizens shows up at tonight’s session to voice opinions on the changes.

25 years ago, 1985


The Central Maine Camaro Club will hold a Car Wash Festival Saturday, with proceeds to be donated to the United Way of Androscoggin County’s Abused Children’s Fund.

The event will take place at the Market Place on Upper Main Street, Lewiston, according to club spokesman Ron Nichols.

Fifty businesses and individuals are co-sponsoring the Car Wash Festival, and radio station WLAM will broadcast live from the Market Place throughout the day.