“The agitation concerning the proposed electric road from Auburn to Portland, by way of Durham, Pownal, and Yarmouth, has somewhat revived of late,” said an Auburn man yesterday, “and I have wondered why men of means have not turned their attention to this route before. It is but nineteen miles from Auburn to Yarmouth, nineteen miles of level road, and away from other roads to compete with it.

It would convenience twenty-five thousand acres of farming land with farmers different from other places. On this proposed line could be made some very pleasant summer resorts. The carrying of mail to several post offices could doubtless be secured, also much heavy express to the dealers along the route.”

50 years ago, 1959

Although Auburn police reports do not officially say so, police officers firmly believe that an eight-year-old boy who didn’t want to go to bed and called police Saturday night, definitely would end up in his bed.

Sgt. George Deletetsky was on the police desk when the telephone rang at 8:45 p.m. Saturday and a young voice asked police to come immediately to 16 Ninth St.

Patrolmen Norman O. Bolduc and Richard Burns responded.

On arrival they found that Thomas Roberge, 8, had been told to go to bed and that instead he had called police.

25 years ago, 1984

Charles Connor of Auburn has retired from the Central Maine Medical Center board of trustees after more than 30 years service to the Lewiston hospital. Connor became a Central Maine General Hospital trustee in 1953. Throughout his years of service, Connor missed only two meetings related to hospital affairs. Connor was honored recently at a reception hosted by Central Maine Healthcare Corp. directors and CMMC trustees.

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