Looking Back on May 9, 2011


100 years ago,1911

The large ice house of the Lake Auburn Crystal Ice Company, situated on the Auburn bank of the Androscoggin River but 100 feet from the Maine Central railroad bridge, was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon. The ice house was valued at $5,000, with insurance of about $4,000. There were 5,000 tons of ice in it, but what percent of this can be saved is not known.

50 years ago, 1961

Paul Jalbert of Mary Carroll Street, a barber at Fred’s Barber Shop, 79 Broad St., won two awards last weekend at the New England Barber’s Show at Boston. He received the awards in the “conventional haircut contest” and for “creative hairstyling.” It was the first time one barber won both awards.

25 years ago, 1986

Displeased with progress toward negotiation of a 1986-87 contract, Lewiston Teachers Association members Thursday “ceased all voluntary activities,” President Patricia Lemaire said.


First effects of the action came at Montello School, when instructors didn’t show at a science fair and a student/teacher basketball game. Students found a note explaining why the teachers weren’t there.

LTA members are angered the School Committee wants to give larger pay raises to new teachers than to experienced instructors, Lemaire said.