Looking Back on May 5, 2010


100 years ago, 1910

Lewiston’s Fire Commissioners intend to give the department a shaking up. They intend to weed out the men who have been continually late in responding to alarms who have shirked work or whose behavior has not been a credit to the department. Chief Moriarty was summoned before the board last evening and plain talk was used to him. A number of radical changes in the management of affairs was voted on last evening. Altogether, the session was a spicy one.

50 years ago, 1960

Sixteen men have taken out applications for the two new positions on the Auburn Fire Department.

City Clerk Leon H. Cole said yesterday that a number of applications has been issued from his office and that four of the applications have been returned.

Deadline for the filing of applications is 4 p.m. May 11. The written examination will be given at 7 p.m. May 25 in the Auburn City Council chambers.


The two new positions were created with the passage last month of the new city budget.

25 years ago, 1985

Lewiston’s Island Avenue pumping station will be shut down beginning at 6 a.m. Sunday so crews can tie in a new 24-inch feeder line recently installed under Center Street in Auburn to replace a section of aging cast-iron line.

The city is moving a section of the Lake Auburn feeder line from its present position along Androscoggin River to the middle of Auburn’s Center Street. The old section of pipe broke last October, leaving some Lewiston homes without water for 36 hours.