100 years ago, 1912
“Lewiston is the worst governed city in New England,” Dr. Hallock told the Chamber of Commerce last evening and by comparison made it evident that there were few worse outside its boundaries. The remark was evidently unlooked for, but instead of the silence that might have been expected, was greeted with laughter and applause. Dr. Hallock’s speech was the feature of a lively meeting of the Chamber, which endorsed one cent letter postage in one resolution among several introduced. The attendance was large. Dr. L.H. Hallock, pastor of the Pine Street Congregational Church, speaker of the evening, gave some of his traveling experiences and observations in the West, interspersed with anecdotes that kept his audience in a pleasant mood.
50 years ago, 1962
Extensive renovations are underway at Auburn police headquarters in a general revamping of the police facilities. Under the direction of Chief Alton E. Savage, police officers have been engaged in moving files and lockers from one of the present offices to another. The revamping program was undertaken to provide improved interrogation quarters. A part of the present general desk office will be walled off to provide two rooms for this purpose.
25 years ago, 1987
The staff at two Auburn elementary schools was beefed up Wednesday night after parents complained that overcrowded classrooms were hurting the education of their children. The Auburn School Committee voted unanimously to add a teacher assistant to Washburn and Sherwood Heights elementary schools. Members also voted to have school principals and parents review a school policy that regulates the ratio of teacher to students.