“Do you know,” said a Lewiston business man of Main street, this morning, “that our streets of Lewiston have two or three old-fashioned reservoirs that have never been filled up? One of them is located right out here upon Main street about half way between Middle and Park. I can remember as a boy, how the old Lewiston fire engine used to go down on Chapel street and pump up the water from the river into this reservoir for the city use. Another one of these reservoirs is located on Park street about opposite the Methodist church.”
50 Years Ago, 1954
May 1 is the date set for the Lewiston Teen-Age Road-e-o to be held on Central Ave., Roland L. Marcotte, Chairman of the Junior Chamber of Commerce event, said today. All teen-agers, boys and girls, who hold a driving permit or a license are eligible to enter this driving contest. The local winner will go on to the state contest in Bangor on May 15 to compete for a place in the national contest. One youngster from each state will take part in the National Road-e-o Aug. 10-14 in Washington, to compete for $3,100 in scholarships. The local contest is sponsored by the Lewiston Police Department. Marcotte said application blanks for the local Road-e-o can be obtained at the offices of the Lewiston, Edward Little and St. Dominic High Schools.
25 Years ago, 1979
Rumors, memos, and letters have been flying concerning possible radiation in Hershey, Pa., this week, some chocolate lovers around the country fearing the safety of those Hershey products they love. But stores in the Twin Cities and in New England in general have not dropped the products since the accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant site, located only 10 miles from the Hershey Foods Plant, which occurred two weeks ago. And not without good reason… According to the New England regional office of the Hershey Food Company, there is no problem of radiation in any Hershey product, in any of the milk used, or the water. It is the milk in the chocolate that has been the primary object of concern on the part of some. “The only question has been of milk,” said the regional salesman for Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, Paul Yarrington. He added that the company has not been buying milk from within a 40-mile radius of the plant.


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