If arrangements can be made “The Gingerbread Man” will appear at the Empire Theater two days this week, Tuesday and Wednesday. As this attraction seems a slight “risqué,” for the solicitous moralists of Sanford, the company will not play their date in that city, but are in hopes of arranging for this city. A new opera house has been built in Sanford and “The Gingerbread Man” was to be one of the season’s events.

50 years ago, 1958

Eddie Leblanc, proprietor of the Pine Street Shell Service Station in Lewiston, reported last night the grand opening celebration top award, a pair of snow-tread tires, was won by Yves L. Nadeau of 185 Pleasant St., Lewiston. The station offered motorists a free case of a soft drink with the purchase of eight or more gallons of gasoline and the response was very gratifying, said Leblanc, pointing out that about 19,000 gallons of gasoline were sold and about 900 six-bottle cases of the soft drink were given away.

25 years ago, 1983

AUGUSTA – Cheap electricity started flowing from energy-rich Canada on Tuesday under a new contract between Maine and New Brunswick power companies, which is expected to bring about a billion kilowatt-hours a year into the state.

Central Maine Power Co. says its nine-year pact with the New Brunswick Electric Power Commission will save CMP’s 400,000 customers more than $107 million in electricity costs.

The power companies negotiated the deal early this year and the Public Utilities Commission last month endorsed it. CMP President Charles E. Monty said the contract provides for an initial purchase of 100,000 kilowatts, to increase to 150,000 in November 1984 and remain at that level through the life of the contract.

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