A team owned by Mr. Bourtoin, the proprietor of a livery stable on Lincoln Alley, and driven by William Carignan, was left standing in front of the Lewiston post office for a few minutes while the driver mailed a letter. When he returned the team was nowhere to be found. He made inquiries and learned that two men had been seen to get into the team and drive away. The case was reported to the police station, and later the team was found on upper Pine Street. It is not known who the two men were that took the team.

50 Years Ago, 1955

There’s a book store in Gray that runs itself much of the time. The owner is the Rev. C. Weston Jones, who sells religious books in a shop above the Auburn Trust Co., branch bank. There’s a sign on a metal box on a table saying: “Come in. Browse around. Take what you want. Prices are found inside the front covers of books. Please note titles taken and put money in tin box. Thank you.”

25 Years Ago, 1980

The Waterford Historic District has been entered on the National Register of Historic Places according to Earle G. Shettleworth Jr., director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission whose staff prepared the nomination. This designation identifies the district as being a significant part of the nation’s historic and cultural heritage which ought to be preserved.


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