• How would you like to live in a town that doesn’t owe a cent, has not had a debt for 25 years, but has money invested; where the tax rate is only $18.20 on $1,000; and where practically the entire commitment, over $15,000, is collected within the year it is assessed? That is Warren, if you please – pardonably proud of her history and of herself as she is today.

• It was a big day for Androscoggin Grange yesterday, and the meeting place was Auburn Grange Hall at East Auburn. Not for many seasons has there been so large a crowd at one of these meetings. The chief attraction was, of course, the presence of the National Master, N.J. Bachelder of Concord, N.H.

50 years ago, 1958

• An inventory of the estate of Horace E. Munroe, Auburn financier, who died last Aug. 31 at the age of 82 years, shows he left an estate appraised at $2,593,377.37. Munroe was for 12 years president of the Manufacturers National Bank of Lewiston and prior to that had engaged in the shoe and lumber businesses.

• The Jewish Community Center was the scene Sunday of the observance of the Jewish Purim Festival put on by the Lewiston-Auburn Hebrew School in conjunction with the hobby-town program of the center.

25 years ago, 1983

• A doctor on the staff of both Lewiston hospitals called for an end to the rivalry between them Thursday, saying the competition which may have enhanced health care in the past will harm it in the future.

• A change in how the Auburn Assessor’s Office determines the value of resident-owned boats this year is estimated to add an average of $500 in value to each boat and to add an average of $13 to $15 to each boatowner’s annual taxes, Auburn Assessor Patricia Brann announced Thursday.

• Just two weeks ago, before a bout of frenzied trading began, bullion stood at $505.70 a troy ounce. After a weeklong sell-off, gold descended to $400.50 an ounce at the close of trading Monday, but then rebounded to wind up at $430.30 Thursday.

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