100 years ago, 1917
One Lewiston hardware store sold seventeen automatic revolvers, Saturday, and attributes this big sale to the war declaration. The Maine Legislature, on the other hand, has just made the carrying of revolvers illegal.
50 years ago, 1967
Trucking companies with terminals in the Lewiston-Auburn area are expected to operate Monday despite the national situation between truckers and the teamsters unions. But after Monday, there is a question mark. A spot check in the L-A area Sunday night failed to disclose any lock-out plans by trucking companies, and a union official said teamsters union members in this area are not planning any strike action.
25 years ago, 1992
Out on River Road in Lewiston there are now two landfills: one empty and brand-new, one old and full. On Thursday, a small ceremony with dignitaries marked the opening of the new landfill, five years and $3.5 million in the making. “I went to work on this in 1986,” said Public Works Director Christopher Branch after the ribbon cutting. The city hired a consultant for the project in 1987, submitted an application to the Department of Environmental Protection in January 1989, got approved in October 1990, and began construction in May 1991.
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