For two nights now the streets of Lewiston have not been lighted. This was due Sunday night to the fact that when the water wheel was started up, the gearing broke and the power could not be turned on. A crew of men worked Monday repairing the break and it was supposed that everything was fixed up by Monday evening. The wheel was started and everything appeared to be working finely. At about 10 o’clock the gearing broke again and the streets were again in darkness. Today, the crew will again attempt to make the repairs which will last.

• The pool room on Park Street, Lewiston, run by Mr. Crosby was “put to the bad” yesterday morning by the proprietor’s mother, who appeared with a shot gun, smashed the windows of the place, while the patrons fled, fearing she might shoot. An examination of the gun, however, revealed that it “wasn’t loaded.” No one was injured.

50 years ago, 1958

One of Lewiston’s leading establishments will close soon for a rebuilding-modernization project. President-Treasurer Emilio J. Vangeli of Steckino Hotel Inc. said last night that the establishment will close June 9 and plans are to reopen late in August.

PHILADELPHIA – Don Newcomb tells you in two words what he thinks is mostly wrong with the Dodgers: “No Campanella.” “What’s the use of kidding. You can talk all you want about the Coliseum, about old age that’s catching up with the team, about the failure of the guys to hit. But the real truth is that without Roy Campanella, we’re just another ball club. He was the heart and soul of the team. He was the difference. Everybody on the club knows it. You just can’t take the best pitcher in baseball off a team and be the same.”

25 years ago, 1983

The Maine department of Transportation will hold an informational meeting Thursday on Auburn’s planned Center Street partial reconstruction project. The project will consist of widening the street, adding a fifth lane in the center to be used for traffic making left turns, and installing two new traffic lights. Construction is expected to begin in the fall.


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