Eugene Connors, familiarly known as “The Mayor of Greene,” was arrested last evening near Sabattus and College streets and taken to the police station from which place he had departed but a few hours since. He was before court Monday morning and paid the fine imposed for intoxication. This will make it the second offense for Connors. After being locked up Connors kept up a continuous flow of talking until well along in the early morning hours.

50 years ago, 1959

The Polar Company at 144 Howe St. is celebrating its 25th anniversary this week.

The company, which is now Maine’s largest distributor of paint and allied products, started in 1934 in a small store.

The business has grown steadily over the years. An addition was made to the store in 1938 and several additions have been made since. The store is now 100 by 50 feet with retail and wholesale sales handled on the ground floor and warehouse facilities in the large basement.

Starting as a one-man operation, the company now employs 10 persons. The staff has over the years built a reputation of know-how in answering problems and explaining applications of the various products.

25 years ago, 1984

Two large old buildings atop the hill at the historic Poland Spring complex, both dating back to the 19th Century, were destroyed by fire early Sunday morning.

Fire Chief Ernest Fitts said state fire investigators will continue their probe into the cause of the blaze Monday morning.

The probe could not continue until the ruins had cooled enough to permit investigators to examine the debris. Both buildings are owned by Poland Spring Inn proprietor Mel Robbins who is vacationing in Florida.

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