100 years ago, 1917
F. Leclair of 178 Middle Street and Amedee Caottette of 13 Hill Block have recently completed a table, the top of which is inlaid with a replica of the American flag. So accurate is the work that at a short distance it appears as if the design was painted on the top. The two young men have worked on this particular piece during their spare time for the past ten months. Everything, including the carving of numerous designs, was done by hand. The table includes 619 pieces, pine and birds-eye maple.
50 years ago, 1967
The mess, bother and problems associated with the painting of crosswalks, stop bars and school zone markings may be eliminated in the future in Lewiston, according to Lt. Herve Gendreau, head of the traffic Division of the Lewiston Police Department. Lt. Gendreau says he is recommending to Police Chief Joseph H. Farrand and the Police Commission that a new material known as “striping powder” be purchased to replace the presently-used spray paint. It is applied by a spray gun or striper and sets tack-free and track free in 30 seconds. The track-free aspect would prevent the tire tracks that now result when drivers cross wet paint.
25 years ago, 1992
Anne Wood, the sole certified health care provider in the Auburn school department, is responsible for ministering a wide range of medical treatments and advice to more than 4,500 students. The Auburn school department let its other two school nurses go last year. According to Barbara Eretzian, assistant superintendent of schools, the city is compelled by state law to retain at least one full-time school nurse.
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