The band concert given at the fish hatchery grounds Sunday afternoon was largely attended, many enjoying the ride up the Auburn-Turner electric railway.

• Beginning the first of July, the work of laying Hassam paving will commence. The past week paving blocks were laid on Chestnut Street between Lisbon and Park streets, the only section where that style of paving will be laid this summer.

50 years ago, 1958

A record number of baseball teams will be in operation this summer under the sponsorship of the Lewiston Police Athletic League. PAL President Herve J. Gendreau noted yesterday that registrations to date, numbering above 500, have made it possible to form 44 teams for the warm weather schedule. The PAL last year had 36 teams playing. Gendreau added that registrations are still coming in and that the season begins Monday.

• The Combination Window Co. and the Imperial Boat Co., Auburn’s newest expanding business concern, will open its doors today at the new company plant and showrooms at the corner of Minot Avenue and Pride Road, Auburn. The firm, owned and operated by Arthur F. Steadman of Lewiston, manufactures fiberglass boats and custom-made combination windows. The grand opening will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

25 years ago, 1983

Bill Dunlop, the Mechanic Falls sailor who set a world record when he sailed the smallest boat ever to cross the Atlantic, plans to leave Portland July 31 on a round-the-world voyage. Dunlop will leave in his 9-foot Winds Will, but will get help crossing through the Panama Canal. Dunlop sailed from Portland to Falmouth, England, in 77 days last June.

• Maine tourist groups will pick up the tab for a Soviet child’s visit to Maine if Samantha Smith, whose letter exchange with that country’s leader drew international attention, extends the invitation. The private groups in Maine have offered to pay the child’s and parents’ expenses, with the exception of the airfare, said George Stobie, director of the Maine Publicity Bureau.


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