Peter Fahey of Lewiston was shot by John A. Doherty of Auburn in public streets of Auburn near Hampshire and Turner streets at noon Thursday – one shot out of three taking effect and leveling Fahey to the earth.

Many people saw it for it happened at the hour when the streets were busiest. None could prevent it for it happened too quickly. Those nearest were appalled and almost paralyzed by the sight, their only remonstrance being: “Stop him for God’s sake. He’s shooting a man.”

As Fahey lay under the surgeon’s care half an hour later, he kept saying over and over, “He was jealous of me, if I am saying my last word, he was jealous of me. He was jealous of his wife and me, I know he was.”

50 years ago, 1958

An expert on Maine’s mineral deposits, Stanley Perham of Trap Corner, West Paris will be Thursday noon’s speaker at the weekly meeting of the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club at the Dewitt Hotel.

• Gordon’s Hobby Shop, Lewiston’s newest business concern, will open for business at 165 Main Street Thursday morning. Operated by Mr. and Mrs. Lester Gordon of 340 Lake St., Auburn, the store is at the site of the former Frangedakis Restaurant. Gordon said the shop will stock a full line of model and arts and crafts supplies.

25 years ago, 1983

The fate of a new police facility in Lewiston is in limbo once again. City officials were told Friday that the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) decided not to fund a proposal to renovate the former Coca Cola building into a new station.

The EDA’s decision continues an almost 50-year-long debate between city fathers over how the city should improve its police facility, now located in the basement of Lewiston City Hall.


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