After years of delay, it now looks as tho Lewiston and Auburn might, before long, have a fire alarm system adequate to the needs of a community of 40,000 people.

The long-agitated question was brought up at the December meeting of the Lewiston Fire Com. Friday evening. It was stated that the present three circuit system is far too small for these cities.

An eight-circuit repeater would take care of emergencies and would meet the requirements of Lewiston and Auburn for years to come. Lewiston would use five circuits and Auburn three. At present Lewiston has two and Auburn only one.

50 years ago, 1958

Dr. Raymond C. Sirois will open dentistry offices at 156 Sabattus St. this week and plans to specialize in dental work for children and young adults. The Lewiston native, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Sirois of 414 College St., was graduated from the Temple University of Dentistry last June. He married the former Claudette Nadeau of Lewiston and they have two children.

25 years ago, 1983

Participants in the 1983 Androscoggin Triathlon are being urged to attend a planning meeting for the 1984 event at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the activity room of the Lewiston Multi-Purpose Center at 145 Birch St.

Triathlon Committee Chairman Carol Tracy, in a letter sent this week to all previous Androscoggin Challenge triathletes, notes that the committee will be seeking comments and suggestions from the attendees in an effort to bring further improvements to the event. The 1984 Androscoggin Challenge is scheduled for June 10.

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