100 years ago, 1908

About 800 attended the annual concert and ball given by the Firemen’s Relief Association of Auburn in Auburn Hall Wednesday evening. The floor was so crowded with merry dancers that it was difficult to move about during some of the dances. It was the most successful event of the 17 which have been given.

F. K. Jackson was chairman of the committee on arrangements and to him especially is due much credit for the affair. Other members of the committee who labored hard with him were L. C. Smith and D. S. Adams.

The dance order included all the latest and most popular dances, and the orchestra was generous with the encores.

50 years ago, 1958

The Edwards and Kelcey engineering firm handling the $89,000 traffic-parking survey for Lewiston-Auburn has given up on the idea of a double-decker third bridge over the Androscoggin River.

Spokesman James Watt last night told members of the Lewiston Board of Mayor and Aldermen, Planning Board and Parking District that “costwise it really got a little impractical.”

He said it has been found that a single-level bridge can do “just as good a job” while a two-level affair would boost the construction costs by an “extra million dollars.”

25 years ago, 1983

Lewiston-Auburn’s Community Little Theatre placed third in a recent competition at the New England Theater Conference (NETC). The acting company won an honorable mention for the Moss Hart Memorial Award, sponsored by NETC. The New England theater group annually awards a trophy to one winner, and two plaques to two honorable mentions. The award is given yearly in the memory of Hart, who was a world-famous director and playwright.

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