The Lewiston Corn Roasters enjoyed the glorious weather of Saturday afternoon by taking a tramp up the Switzerland Road and building their camp-fire alongside the Androscoggin. To be sure, roast corn was out of the question but baked potatoes, bacon, hot coffee and other goods made up a feast worthwhile. Among those who participated in the October picnic were Miss Carrie A. Bradford, Mrs. C. E. Norton, Mrs. W. L. Haskell, Miss Elizabeth W. Garrish, Miss Susan Jordan and Mrs. E. C. Pierce.

50 years ago, 1958

Auburn police expressed the opinion yesterday that the monkey which has run loose in both Lewiston and Auburn since the World of Mirth show here last summer apparently is heading for warmer southern climes.

The monkey was first reported in Lewiston, then on the Auburn side of the Androscoggin River. The next report came from the Sixth Street area and yesterday the animal was reported on the Hackett Road. Auburn police have received numerous reports since the monkey crossed the river from Lewiston and each report placed the animal further south.

25 years ago, 1983

TURNER – A concentration of police forces on a 10-mile stretch of Route 4, from the Auburn line north, resulted in at least 32 traffic citations over the weekend, most of them for speeding and operating under the influence of intoxicating liquor, according to two officers involved.

Eight State Police units, the State Police “Bat (Breath-Alcohol Testing) Mobile, six Androscoggin Sheriff’s Office cruisers and an ASO transport van were used Friday night in the efforts, said State Police Cpl. Percy Turner.

Route 4, said Androscoggin Deputy Sheriff Ricci Brown, is not only the state’s second busiest road – it’s also Central Maine’s most accident-prone highway.

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