William B. Day of Pine street, the carpenter who received a severe shock from a live wire while at work at the dam at Deer Rips, this week, is able to be about his work as usual. His hand was badly burned.

The last piece to be built at the Deer Rips dam is now under construction. It will probably be completed in about four weeks.

Lewiston school children and teachers are wondering if the Lewiston School Board will follow the example of Auburn’s and close the schools only one day during State Fair week.

Many of the boys make considerable money every year at the Fair.

50 Years Ago, 1954

Lewiston children who have not yet picked up their bicycle license plates were reminded yesterday by Police Chief Roland C. Amnott they must do so before the end of the month. Some 200 bicycles were licensed with temporary tickets when there was a shortage of plates during the registration period, said Amnott. Permanent plates are now on file at the police station.

Five polio cases, the largest number for a single week this year, were reported in Maine last week, the State Bureau of Health said today. Two were in Bangor, one a fatal case, the only fatality from polio thus this year, Portland, Rockland and New Portland had one case each.

25 Years Ago, 1979

More than 25 people were evacuated and a larger number were turned away when the State Police were forced to close the mile 81 Howard Johnson Restaurant on the Maine Turnpike in Lewiston after a bomb threat was telephoned into the restaurant late Friday night. State Police Sgt. Haven Hutchinson said a thorough search of the premises revealed no bomb, and after 45 minute the restaurant was reopened.


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