A crew of carpenters are tearing down the grandstand and fence at the South End baseball grounds on lower Lisbon street, Lewiston. The most of the land is owned by the Franklin Company.

For three seasons the grounds have been used for baseball. “Pappy” Heald and his independent team first secured the land for a diamond.

Work will begin at once on the construction of a four-story tenement block for Joseph Bilodeau, a carpenter who resides at Crowley’s Junction. The exterior of the building will be lined with brick and there will be 16 flats.

50 years ago, 1958

The sidewalk on the south side of the North Bridge was reported open to travel yesterday, completing the construction project at the bridge by Bridge Division crews of the State Highway Department. The new bridge deck on the north side was completed some weeks ago and then the crew reconstructed the walk on the south side.

It is constructed of concrete-filled steel grid and replaces wooden blank walks which required considerable maintenance.

Work also has been completed on installation of the windbreak on South Bridge and about one-third of the windbreak on North Bridge was set in place yesterday.

25 years ago, 1983

Public television and concerned citizens in Lewiston-Auburn are teaming up as part of a nationwide effort to help combat drug and alcohol abuse by school-age children.

Two town meetings to view and discuss the “Chemical People,” a two-part public television special airing Wednesday and November 9 on WCBB, Channel 10, are being organized.

The first meeting will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Auburn Middle School. The television show airs from 8 to 9 p.m.. It will be preceded by a registration period and a program overview and followed by an hour-long panel discussion.

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