Looking Back on Oct. 29, 2010

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100 years ago, 1910

When Band-master Alphonse Cote of the Union Musical Band of New Auburn was ushered to the band rooms last evening to conduct the regular rehearsal, he was entirely unaware of the pleasant surprise in store for him. The band members met a little early and when Mr. Cote arrived, played the Marselleise. In a neat speech, President Eugene Reny of the Union Musical Club then presented Mr. Cote with a beautiful baton of ivory and ebony and with silver ferules.

50 years ago, 1960

Larry Charest was announced yesterday as the new hockey coach at St. Dom’s High, and he confirmed that practices are scheduled to begin immediately at the Central Maine Youth Center Monday. The appointment was revealed at the school yesterday.

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At one time, Charest was manager of Lewiston’s St. Dom’s Arena, predecessor of the present Youth Center. At St. Dom’s, he succeeds Ray Marcotte, who resigned this year after four years at the head of the school program.


25 years ago, 1985

The Auburn Housing Authority at its November meeting will vote on a resolution to restrict loitering at authority projects.

The resolve will be drawn up after project manager Chris Pare told commissioners Monday that a group of people has been frequenting the Family Development project behind Lake Auburn Townhouse.

“There are 20 to 30 guys who come into the project and just hang around,” said Ms. Pare. “They’re being rowdy, making noise, drinking beer, making remarks and taking residents’ parking spots.”

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