100 years ago, 1912
The spice of days gone by flavored the October session of the Lewiston School Board Monday night. The number of typewriters which should be purchased for the commercial department of the high school was the subject of the first discussion, but this was brief. Then, the question as to whether or not the school board should pay transportation of pupils coming from the district of the Lisbon Road school was debated. The third tilt was caused by the request of W. S. Libbey Jr. for the privilege of a football team at the high school. In each instance, it was practically a case of Dr. Garcelon versus the other members of the board. Things did not seem to suit the doctor and he did not hesitate to express his opinion frequently and forcefully.
50 years ago, 1962
The 150th anniversary of the Marston’s Corner Baptist Church was held Sunday with more than 150 persons in attendance in spite of the “hurricane” weather. The featured address was presented by Dr. William N. Kerr, chairman of the church history department of Gordon Divinity School, Beverly Farms, Mass. The Baptist Church Ladies’ Trio, consisting of Mrs. Willard Harris, Mrs. Malcolm Phillips and Mrs. James Miller, sang two songs.
25 years ago, 1987
Two Bates College students caused an uproar in Auburn Sunday afternoon when they made a phony report of a robbery at a local restaurant, according to Auburn police. Five Auburn police officers, including one armed with a shotgun, surrounded the Domino’s Pizza on School Street at about 5:15 after two college roommates called the 911 emergency line and reported a robbery in progress, said Auburn Cpl. Jon Perrino. The students’ phone call was traced, and they told police they figured something was wrong at the pizza restaurant because the telephone line was busy for about 30 minutes.