Yesterday morning the attention of George A. Allen, agent of the Humane Society, was called to the manner in which Robert Stewart of No Name Pond Road was using his horses on Pine Street in Lewiston. Mr. Allen investigated the case. He found that Stewart’s horses were poor and lame and it is alleged that the driver had been abusing the animals. Mr. Allen ordered both horses killed and gave Stewart until Wednesday to carry out the order.

50 years ago, 1959

Health Officer Cecile Levasseur is investigating a complaint that a Lewiston waitress is afflicted with a contagious disease. This was disclosed yesterday afternoon at a meeting of the Board of Health and Welfare by Jules G. Goudreau.

The board indicated it would call on the proprietor of the place of business if the alleged condition isn’t corrected.

Goudreau used this alleged unsafe health condition in the local eatery in citing a pressing need for an ordinance amendment that would give the health officer authority to order immediate health examinations in cases where she has reason to suspect a person is a disease carrier.

25 years ago, 1984

Lewiston’s workfare program saved taxpayers more than $75,000 in 1983 by having welfare recipients clean, wash and paint public facilities – work that would be accomplished seldomly or not at all by regular city employees.

Between 65 and 70 people participate on a weekly basis in Lewiston’s 10-month-old workfare program, according to Welfare Director Beverly E. Heath. From the program’s start in May through Dec. 31, participants put in 22,442 hours work, valued at minimum wage, to qualify for general assistance payments.

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