Looking Back on Oct. 30, 2010

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100 years ago, 1910

An intoxicated man on Main Street Lewiston, Sunday evening caused a hubbub before he was taken by police. He was found in the rear of the Empire Theatre. He was unable to give his name or address. He raved around, danced and jumped and shouted loudly. The men could do nothing with him and fearing that he might fall into the river the police were called. Officer Shea was near by and took the fellow to the station.

50 years ago, 1960

Auburn was comparatively free of pre-Halloween pranks last night but pumpkins were rolling down Goff Hill.

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Police received a complaint last night that three large pumpkins had been stolen from the porch at 69 Cleveland Ave., and a short time later Patrolman Gustave A. Tardiff found the remains of six pumpkins which had been rolled down Goff Hill.

The patrolman reported the journey had been too much for the pumpkins and they had been thoroughly broken.

25 years ago, 1985

A Biddeford-based energy-recovery firm announced plans Tuesday to build a $1.2-million wood-chipping plant next to Lewiston’s shredder plant off River Road.

Officials of Fuel Technologies Inc. told the City Council Tuesday that the nine-acre site’s central Maine location would be able to serve two new wood-chip-fired boilers now being built or planned. The City Council voted unanimously to authorize City Administrator Lucien B. Gosselin to negotiate with FTI to lease the land.

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