Residents of Sabattus and vicinity will have the opportunity of witnessing a moving picture show here in the village at least once a week before long. E.A. Mason has at last made arrangements for securing films and will soon start a show in Temperance Hall. It is his intention to give a picture show on the Friday evenings when he runs a dance, which is every other Friday.

The first assembly will be held in the hall next Friday but Mr. Mason has not yet completed all of his plans for the pictures and will not start in that part of the entertainment for at least two weeks more.

50 years ago, 1959

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, a precision flying team, will appear in Auburn next Aug. 15 and 16 at the annual Maine Air Fair. The group, flying four F-100 Sabre jets, has appeared coast-to-coast and on movies and television. The Air Fair is co-sponsored by the Auburn Exchange Club and the Southern Maine Aero Club, with proceeds going to the Exchange Club’s youth scholarship fund.

25 years ago, 1984

The Auburn Planning Board Tuesday night gave preliminary approval to a 55-unit condominium project off Hotel Road.

The condominiums, to be called Old Carriage Estates, are to be built on 25.6 acres by Suncrest Development, owned by Planning Board member Franklin Goss, who did not participate in the vote.

Preliminary approval came after a lengthy discussion on whether the main street in the project should be 24 feet wide or 26 feet wide, as is required by the ordinances. The board finally voted to allow the street to be 24 feet wide, with curbing on both sides.

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