LISBON FALLS – Androscoggin Tribe No. 31 had a very interesting meeting Tuesday evening. One of the features of the evening was a “town meeting” which caused considerable amusement. The matter of building a sewer on Main street commencing at a point near George Foster’s residence and continuing up the road to a point near Higgins Corner, opposite the residence of W. H. Douglass, caused quite a controversy, and the article was voted down. It was voted to purchase an automobile for the use of the fire chief in answering fire alarms. It was also voted to erect a public library on the corner of Lisbon and Pleasant streets.

50 years ago, 1958

AUGUSTA – Gov. Muskie flew to Washington Tuesday to participate with eight other governors in a discussion with President Eisenhower on his proposal to extend the benefit period for unemployment compensation. The Maine Employment Security Commission executive board recently urged Gov. Muskie to call a special session of the Legislature to extend the benefit period, now 26 weeks, to 52 weeks.

• The Maine Highway Commission said it will open bids soon, probably on April 30, on a new Tukey Bridge in Portland, the state’s first six-lane structure, expected to cost more than $3 million. Completion is planned for 1960 and the present bridge will be used during construction.

25 years ago, 1983

• WASHINGTON – The Senate, working on a $165 billion bailout plan for the troubled Social Security system, voted Friday to add a strict prohibition against paying benefits to illegal aliens.

AUGUSTA – Egg in your beer? Nope! Egg on your face? Guess again. It’s eggs with your burgers! Congresswoman Olympia J. Snowe, R-Maine, is urging the McDonald’s hamburger empire to give Maine’s poultry industry an economic boost by using Maine-produced brown eggs during a promotion in May. McDonald’s plans to give a half-dozen eggs to each customer who orders an egg or chicken product during the month.


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