It has been suggested by a prominent Lewiston Republican that it would be a good thing if late electrics were run to Lisbon Falls, Sabattus and around the local lines Tuesday night so that all interested in the return from the elections could go to City Hall and hear them. There will be ample accommodations there for every one. Besides the telegraph connections, a telephone will be installed.

50 Years Ago, 1954

The price of tea has gone up a the wholesale level and should be felt today in the retail stores it was disclosed last night. The price has already advanced about eight cents a pound to the wholesalers. This was said to be true in all the major companies whose products are familiar items on Twin City store shelves. The increase is expected to bring the retail price of half-pound packages of loose tea to 75 to 77 cents at retail and for tea bags to $1.13 a hundred. A spokesman said the price of tea has increased in the major producing markets in India and Ceylon and transportation costs also have risen.

25 Years Ago, 1979

A private in the Lewiston Fire Department braved the heat from a Lowell Street apartment building fire early Sunday morning to rescue a 9-year old boy trapped by the swirling flames. Pvt. Robert Young’s heroics were under scored by those of his firefighting comrades who alertly extinguished two other fires on Knox Street – both believed to have been set deliberately – before they could cause serious damage. The Lowell Street fire was reported at 1:42 a.m. and the Knox Street mishaps at 1:24 and 2:13 a.m. Sunday. Deputy Chief Clifton Smith of the LFD said Young entered the building at 42 Lowell St. and grabbed the child from his parent’s first floor bedroom. The boy was identified as Harold Small Jr. None of the occupants of the building’s six apartments were hurt.


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