Within a few weeks workmen will commence tearing down the buildings on Main Street now occupied by Ernest Bauer’s bakery, J.A. Ashton’s barber shop and G.L. Adams’ confectionery store and on this site will be erected a large three-story brick building which will be occupied by the Mohican Company, a grocery concern which does business on a large scale and has over 100 stores at the present time all over the eastern part of the United States.

50 years ago, 1959

That joint session between the Lewiston Board of Mayor and Aldermen and Health-Welfare Board over the controversial waitress incident will be held at 5 this afternoon at the city building, it was reported last night.

Ward Six Alderman Paul A. Couture, highly disturbed about the published reports which alleged a local waitress was a disease carrier, criticized the H-W Board at Thursday’s council meeting and called for the joint session to learn what was behind the issue. The waitress was later cleared of the allegation and Couture has described it as one of the biggest insults ever brought against a person.

25 years ago, 1984

Lewiston’s preliminary plans for a 33.1-megawatt hydroelectric system would keep the city’s 120-year-old canal network running, something a utility company’s hydro plan would not do.

The city’s plans, unveiled Wednesday, would meet goals of assisting industries that use the canal to generate low-cost power while preserving the historical and aesthetic value of the canal. The plans include building a new 2.4-mw facility at Gully Brook, refurbishing or replacing five smaller turbines in the canal system and building a new 23.1-mw plant at the site of the city’s Pumping Station on Island Avenue near Lewiston Falls.


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