E. P. Davis of Lewiston is having built by Rand & Harvey, the frame-work of a large boat, 15 by 30 feet in dimensions. This he is soon to have set up on the ice at Wayne pond to be finished, and where it will be all ready for its first trip as soon as the ice melts. The boat is to have several rooms. As Wayne pond is a prolific field for the hunter and fisher, as well as being a beautiful place, Mr. Davis is being congratulated on his good times to come.

50 Years Ago, 1955

A powerful northeaster that slammed into Maine on the anniversary of the big blow of ‘52, dumped almost 23 inches of wet, heavy snow on the Twin Cities, in the worst storm to hit the area in three years. The emergency situation of Feb. 18, 1952, when 26 inches fell, was not present this time, however, as highway crews in both cities were prepared to do battle with the fast-falling flakes and kept most roads and streets open.

25 Years Ago, 1980

Money belts are being squeezed tighter and tighter, as passengers traveling by bus from Lewiston to Rumford and Farmington will soon find out. Mush to her dismay, Hudson Bus Lines, Inc., Manager Theresa Samson said today that beginning April 1, the Blue Line, which services the Lewiston to Rumford and Farmington areas, will no longer operate.

This means, she explained, that two bus drivers and one mechanic will have to be laid off and people traveling to those areas from Lewiston will have to find some other means of transportation.

The run has been in operation since about 1938, and, according to Mr. Samson, was “very profitable” about 10 to 11 years ago, when three buses traveled to those towns as many as three times a day.

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