The Lewiston mills are now running on about full time, and with one more rain storm at this time, no further trouble from low water would be probable. Last week the mills run 60 hours instead of 50 as previously reported, and an authority on the matter last night said that in all probability all of the mills would be able to run at least 60 hours this week. This is an average of ten hours a day and all hands are satisfied.

50 Years Ago, 1954

The 100th anniversary open house program for Androscoggin County on Thursday has been announced by County Treasurer Reynaldo O. Simpson, general chairman of the festivities.

The program for the one day affair was released today by Simpson and it bears a new seal commemorating the 100th anniversary of the county.

Invitations and programs have been sent out to the various town officials of the county.

While Simpson has headed the formation of plans for the affair, all county officers have worked with him. County employed women are serving on the hospitality committee and will serve as hostesses during the festive day.

All the women will be garbed in 1854 dress.

25 Years ago, 1979

A preliminary grant application to convert the Twin Cities bus station into an all-purpose transportation facility on Lewiston’s Main Street has been filed with the federal Urban Mass Transit Administration (UMTA).

The application – quickly assembled by Lewiston City Planner Gore Flynn and Transportation Planner Leo Hurtubise of the Androscoggin Valley Regional Planning Commission – seeks $540,000 to upgrade the present bus terminal and to provide an off-street loading dock for buses and other vehicles.

The total estimated cost of the project is $675,000.

At the present facility, buses must park on Main Street to load and discharge passengers, a situation described by Flynn as “grossly inadequate and unsafe.”

The proposal submitted to UMTA calls for the construction of loading docks on an empty lot adjacent to the present terminal to serve both intra- and inter-city buses. The terminal itself would also be rehabilitated to make it more comfortable and convenient for travelers.


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