• At the Androscoggin, Bates, Hill and Avon mills in Lewiston, notice was given out yesterday noon that beginning March 30, there would be a reduction of 10 percent in wages. While far as known no notices of a reduction in wages were given out at the Continental and Barker mills yesterday, it is understood that the reduction will be general, affecting alike all cotton mills throughout New England.

• TURNER VILLAGE – The proposed rural free delivery mail route is still the all absorbing topic of conversation for the entire township. The matter concerns not one part alone, but every section is interested and sides have been taken on the subject.

50 years ago, 1958

• A Lewiston resident picked the right time to return an overdue book to the local library. The book, overdue since September 1941, had run up a fine of $124.10. The book’s borrower got out of paying the sum since during National Library Week all libraries are accepting overdue books without payment of fines.

• Yesterday was a dreary day for the first day of spring. The sun made feeble attempts all day to break through the thick haze but by mid-afternoon gave up and lost itself for good. The high was 42 degrees at 1 p.m. after an overnight low of 24 at 2 a.m. The UWP Co. gatehouse showed a record high for the date of 82 in 1903 and a low of minus 2 in 1916.

25 years ago, 1983

• More than 100 people attended an open house Sunday afternoon held to officially dedicate the new headquarters of the L’Centre d’Heritage Franco-American at the University of Maine at Augusta’s Lewiston-Auburn Center in Auburn.

• About 300 children are currently in the care of the Department of Human Services in the tri-county area. About 135 foster homes provide care to those children whose situation is appropriate for a foster home. Fredericka Collins, community care licensing worker for the DHS in Lewiston, said there is a need for more foster parents and a recruitment drive is under way.

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