Thursday evening the members of the Hook & Ladder Co. called on Lieut. Geo. Mottram at his home on Bartlett Street. The call was unexpected by Lieut. Mottram but not so with his wife, who was fully prepared for the boys. After all had been seated, Capt. Cronin arose and after telling of Mr. Mottram’s long connection with L.F.D., and the esteem in which he was held by the members of the Hook & Ladder, presented him with a handsome oak rocker.

50 years ago, 1959

Some Lewiston residents reported hearing an “explosion” around 11 o’clock last night and the cause of the noise was unexplained.

Police and firemen said they were not contacted in connection with any such incident and some theorized the noise might have been made by a jet plane breaking the sound barrier high in the sky over the Textile City.

The noise was heard by residents of Farwell Street and Rideout Avenue. Another party thought the noise came from the Upper Main Street area. One citizen said it made his house shake.

25 years ago, 1984

Fifty-five years after its founding, Marcotte Home, the largest nursing home in Maine and the largest nonprofit home in New England, has moved from its distinctive brick and wooden structure on Campus Avenue in Lewiston to a new adjoining steel-centered brick building known as “d’Youville Pavilion.”

The move, more than eight years in the making, will be observed officially this weekend at events opening the new $8.4 million facility.

A formal dedication will take place on Sunday. A public open house will follow the three-day dedication event on Feb. 5, at which time tours of the facility will be offered.

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