A six-horse team, dragging a huge heavy wagon, and on the wagon a great steel casting, making their way out Main Street, Auburn, Wednesday morning was a substantial reminder of the new dam and powerhouse at Littlefield’s, which will add 1,400 horse power to the electrical resource of the two cities.

This week will be commenced the laying of concrete for the powerhouse which will shelter the electrical equipment. Work on the dam is progressing rapidly. By the middle of the autumn the water will probably be surging through the wheels.

50 years ago, 1958

Two young boys relented to the point of self denial yesterday in an effort to make atonement for a bad deed. The youngsters last Friday night were trying out their air rifle but made a poor choice of targets. As a result they broke seven panes of glass in an Auburn Recreation Department building at Moulton Field.

Auburn Recreation Director Harry Jones Jr., reported yesterday the boys came bursting happily into his office to report one of them had sold his bicycle to pay for the broken windows. “I think they learned their lesson.”said Jones. “I wish we had more boys like them who would adopt the same attitude. We appreciate what they have done.”

25 years ago, 1983

PORTLAND – At least one supermarket chain is interested in expanding to sites along the Maine coast where New England’s largest food retailer must sell property, having been accused of monopolizing the market.

“Our real estate committee is looking into these areas.” said Howard Davis, northern division merchandising manager for Shaw’s Supermarkets.

A superior court judge this week approved a consent decree negotiated by the state and Hannaford Bros. Co., which obligates Hannaford to sell five stores in three cities: Belfast, Rockland and Ellsworth.


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