One Auburn boy at least has learned that it is an ill wind which does not bring some good, for yesterday he had an order from the City Marshal cashed at the treasurer’s office for $1.00 having found twenty nests of the brown tail moth Wednesday. The children have been busy the past two days looking for nests. As the city pays a bounty of five cents for every nest, the youngster intends to make a good thing out of it. The nests should be taken to the police station where they are inspected and an order is given by the Marshal to the finder.

50 Years Ago, 1955

There is a possibility the City of Auburn may be interested in the buildings of the Maine Baking Co. on Minot Avenue as a new city building and library. City Manager Bernal B. Allen has suggested to councilmen that they view the premises and familiarize themselves with the structure. He said he considers it wise for the the councilmen to examine the plant in the event it is stripped of bakery equipment and sold as a bare building. According to Allen, the setup of the plant would be ideal for a new city building and library and that the location is not too far from the business heart of the city.

25 Years Ago, 1980

Lewiston’s proposed new bus terminal will be the topic of a public hearing Monday night. The hearing starts at 7 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Center on Birch Street. According to Lewiston-Auburn Comprehensive Transportation Study (LACTS) Director William Eaton, the hearing is designed to give the public a final opportunity for input. The new facility will be housed in the old Greyhound bus terminal on Main Street. Eaton hopes the actual rehabilitation work can begin by late summer. Once finished, the one-story building should blend in well with the rest of the neighborhood. Greyhound bus services will remain there and Eaton indicated there was a possibility Continental Trailways bus company might also locate in the building.


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