Today Scannell and Roche will open their handsome new grocery store, Main street Lewiston. The store is situated near the corner of Middle street, and has a back entrance from Middle street. Messers David E. Scannell and Edmond C. Roche are too well known in the grocery business here to need introductory or commendatory words spoken at this time.

The two smallpox cases in Auburn are doing well. Mrs. Chapman on first street, will be released from quarantine in a few days. She had the disease in its lightest form.

50 Years Ago, 1955

A new diner which will modernize the handling of lobsters and lobster products, is being constructed by Sim’s Lobster Pound on Riverside Drive, New Auburn. Excavation work for the new diner has been started and would indicate the proprietor, Charles E. Levesque, plans a much large establishment. The small diner has been moved to one side for temporary use while the new one is being constructed.

Farmers in Androscoggin County, already far behind in their planting and plowing chores because of the rainy weather that has soaked the area the last several days, are keeping their fingers crossed in hopes the climes will dry up so they can get along with their work.

25 Years ago, 1980

Hollywood – Sir Alfred Hitchcock, the master of suspense whose movies charmed and terrified audiences for more than 50 years, died of natural causes Tuesday at the age of 80. Hitchcock, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II of England last December, had been in failing health for the past year, plagued with arthritis and kidney failures. Hitchcock loved to frighten moviegoers and exercised his talent to the limit of creating chilling situations for the screen. He frequently appeared fleetingly in his own films – his few seconds on the screen becoming a trademark.

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