The generally peaceful town of Rumford Falls was thrown into a state of extreme excitement at dusk Wednesday evening by an attempted murder and suicide which occurred right on the business street of the town. As the result, Edward Sculley is dead and his widow is suffering from an ugly bullet wound in her left arm.
50 Years Ago, 1954
The Lewiston Board of Mayor and Alderman last night selected the River Road property of Ovila Truchon as the new site for the Lewiston dump after a lengthy discussion and protests from many residents of Grove St., who voiced their opinions against the locating of the dump in their area.

The River Road site was selected by a 7-0 vote after a motion to that effect was made by Ward Two Alderman Roger Baril. Alderman Baril referred to a Public Works Board letter recommending the River Road site since the Stein & Co. Inc. proposal for incineration no longer was being considered by the board. Baril said the PWB and Director George J. Maher had devoted considerable study to dump sites and he said he felt this matter has been kicked around too long.”

Baril said his own personal check of both the Truchon and Milliard sites convinced him the former is more desirable because it is a shorter haul from the center of the city it will be less costly to install water line there and it is in a less populated area and away from the city’s main arteries.
25 Years ago, 1979
Thousands of area auto racing fans, many from as far away as New York, Connecticut and Canada will converge on Oxford Plains Speedway in nearby Oxford Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock to celebrate racing’s Rites of Spring. To give the day an extra special meaning, the Speedway is opening with a fan favorite, a 100 lap Open Competition race worth $1,300 to the winner. The total for Easter Sunday’s work for 36 racers will go over the $8,000 mark, and this season the point fund money won’t be skimmed off the top to be returned later. The point fund itself totals $20,000, favoring racers who compete in the entire eight race series. This brings Oxford’s Grant Total for the Open Comp series in 1979 to $118,665, including the $40,000 Oxford 250 set to run this year on July 14th and 15th.

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