Looking Back on May 7, 2010


100 years ago, 1910

A very interesting and largely attended hearing was held at the aldermen’s rooms at the Lewiston City Building yesterday on the petition of the municipal officers for a change of location of the state road in Lewiston from Sabattus Street to Main Street.

State road commissioner Paul D. Sargent, W. D. Haley of Gardiner and Mayor Morey of Lewiston sat as commissioners to hear the case.

50 years ago, 1960

 Fire, caused by sparks from the Wilson Road Dump, swept over about an acre of grass and brush around the Auburn dump and city gravel pit yesterday afternoon and gave Auburn firemen a stiff battle for nearly three hours. Sparks from this fire also started another fire in the woods about 100 feet from the main fire.

Crews of three Auburn trucks battled the fire which was fanned by a stiff breeze. Firemen succeeded in surrounding the main fire, driving this back and extinguishing the second blaze. This second fire burned over about a quarter acre.

25 years ago, 1985

GREENE — The Associated Shoe Executives of Maine will tour the Romada Moccasin Factory in Greene Friday at 6 p.m.

Rick Sturgis, Romada’s general manager, will conduct the tour of the facilities. After the tour, the meeting will reconvene at the Homestead Restaurant in Lewiston.

After the meal, scholarships will be presented to three children of shoe working parents in Maine.