A new series of pictures are on exhibition in the Auburn library placed there through the kindness of D.A.R. These pictures are all of Alaska and as this country is now coming into prominence in more ways than one, and as several lectures have been given here recently bearing more or less upon this far away land. The series will doubtless be studied with interest by many.

The reduction in special line residence rates of the New England Telephone company which took effect in February, in all places classed as “C,” which includes Lewiston and Auburn, is good news for the many patrons of the company. Before the recent reduction the special line residence rate was $42 a year; the same service is now $36, a reduction of $6. Two party line residence rates have been reduced from $33 to $27.

50 Years Ago, 1955

The newly formed Mt. Sugarloaf Ski Corp. voted today to sell $100,000 in capital stock to apply for development of the Franklin county ski area. The organization, headed by Robert Bass of Wilton, voted to capitalize at $275,000. It will offer 10,000 shares at $10 each immediately. Plans call for a 4,000-foot T-bar lift, a lodge, two new trails and improved access road and parking facilities to be completed before the 1955-56 skiing season. The mountain is north of Kingfield on Route 27.

25 Years Ago, 1980

A Livermore landmark was destroyed by fire Sunday morning, despite efforts of the Livermore Fire Department and volunteer units from neighboring towns. Fire Chief Carleton Berry said the Turner Farms Store in Brettuns Mills was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived at the scene between 7:30 and 8 a.m. Heavy winds and freezing temperatures hampered the efforts to contain the flames and the entire structure was destroyed. Owner of the building, John Newman, said the base of his apple and eggs operations were contained in the wood frame structure that was formerly owned by C. N. Turner Co.


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