Looking Back on May 21, 2010


100 years ago, 1910

The third Country Store night will be held at the Empire Theatre next Tuesday evening by the Loew Motion Picture Company, when the finest assortment yet of groceries and provisions will be given to the local theater patrons free of any cost.

But one person at a time will be served so that there will be no rush or annoyance to those who go upon the stage.

50 years ago, 1960

The Lewiston Public Works Department yesterday afternoon accidentally blew up part of a city water line.

It happened near Holy Family Church on Sabattus Street where the department is installing a new sidewalk.

While blasting a piece of ledge that had to be removed for curb space, the crew also blasted a hole in a 14-inch water line. It was not known that the water line was close by. The blast ripped a 5-foot hole in the pipe. Full repairs were expected before morning.

25 years ago, 1985

Lewiston teachers, bolstered by the success of the first round of innovative grant funding, have submitted applications for the second round of the state program, Superintendent Robert V. Connors told the School Committee Monday night.

Of six school-based grant applications submitted by Lewiston teachers in the first funding round earlier this year, four were approved. Lewiston was not as fortunate in the system-based grants , where none were accepted, but Connors said he hopes to be more successful in this round.