Looking Back on May 4, 2010


100 years ago, 1910

In the Lewiston police court, a man pleaded guilty to the charge of assault, the complainant being a stranger in Lewiston. According to the testimony of both of these gentlemen, their condition Monday evening was not as steady as was proper, and their memory of that evening’s events was somewhat dulled.

Phillips pleaded guilty to intoxication and each respondent was fined $5 and the cost of prosecution.

50 years ago, 1960

The Lewiston Police Commission last night agreed to find out the cost of putting up a used traffic light at Thorne’s Corner.

Ward Two Alderman John Lavertu appeared at the meeting to make the request and pointed out that some equipment and lights would be available when the present work is completed to make Lisbon Street one-way in accordance with the new traffic pattern.


The commission agreed that a light has been needed at Sabattus Street and the Old Greene Road “for years” but told the alderman there is no money in the budget. Lavertu said by using one of the old lights as a blinker, the work could be done for only the cost of labor and some cable — probably $50 to $60.

25 years ago, 1985

The Captain Daniel Holland House in Lewiston has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places, according to Earle G. Shettleworth Jr., director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, whose staff prepared the nomination.

This designation indicates that the property, located at Holland and College streets, is deemed worthy of preservation and protection as part of the nation’s historic and architectural heritage.