For sale: Fine summer cottage, stable and ½ acre of land, situated on the most delightful hill-to in town, 1½ miles from Greene Depot, easy of access. White Mountains, Lewiston and Auburn in full view. Price $325. Call quick or you will miss it. F. Cobb, Auburn.

For sale: Hard and soft wood either in 4 foot length or sawed for use. Price delivered in either Lewiston or Auburn $6.50 per cord for hard wood sawed and $4.25 for soft wood sawed. I.O. Varnum, R.F.D. No. 5, Auburn.

For sale: A saloon doing a fine business on principal st. Reason for selling, going West. Good opening for the right man. William Lamb, Dover.

Lobsters are selling at twenty cents a pound, the cheapest they have been in local markets for a year.

50 Years Ago, 1955

An attempt to tax non-returnable beer bottles and cans was defeated in the House today. The bill, presented by Rep. Winchenpaw (R-Friendship) would have given the Highway Commission an estimated $640,000 a year; most of it earmarked for highway cleanup work, its sponsor said. Winchenpaw said his bill is not a dry measure but is opposed by malt liquor lobbyists who say it would work a hardship on the “poor man” by taking his drink. The lobbyists have been “looking out for the poor man all winter.” said Winchenpaw, but that is not who is paying their salaries. Rep. Browne (R-Bangor) said the bill is “not fair.” It taxes one source of roadside clutter alone and is “unrealistic,” he said.

25 Years ago, 1980

Eight businesses and the owner of a private residence have recieved bills from the city of Auburn for excessive false calls on their private alarm systems. Police Chief Peter Mador said these are the first assessments made by the city as the result of the new policy, which penalizes alarm owners for false alarms requiring a Police Department response.


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