The deal has practically been consummated whereby the Dominican Fathers have purchased the John Z. Campbell property at the corner of Ash and Bartlett streets and which extends to the St. Peter’s Church. The price paid is said to be $16,000. It is understood that the buildings on the Campbell property will be torn down early in the spring, so that the new church can extend to Ash street.

50 Years Ago, 1954

An official of the Lewiston, Greene and Monmouth Telephone Company has issued the following figures on the new dial service now operative in the Western section of Litchfield. The work of transforming the outmoded system to the modern dial system required 11,600 feet of cable; replacing open wire circuits; the erection of a new dial office building; installation of dial phones; and direct toll communication to Augusta. Plans for the future include improved service and dial-type telephones for Monmouth and Winthrop. The dial telephone service is now available to 130 customers in Litchfield.

25 Years Ago, 1979

“It was a bad year for the hunter,” District 14 Game Warden Robert Tribou reported at the close of the three-week hunting season. In District 14, he said, 310 deer were tagged, compared to last year’s tally of 338 deer. District 14 covers Lewiston, Auburn, Lisbon, Wales, Greene, Minot, Mechanic Falls and Poland. The game warden said the weather had a lot to do with the drop in the number of deer tagged. “The weather conditions were atrocious,” he said. ” And there was no snow. The kill would have been much higher if it had snowed. The snow makes it a lot easier for hunters to track deer.” Trubou had no immediate information on the size of the herd in this area. However, he did mention that hunting is one way of controlling the size.

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