The “Northern Lights” were quite brilliant early last evening in the north and east and attracted considerable attention. One Auburn man called up The Sun to say that his rooster woke up, saw the lights, and believing that morning was approaching, began to crow lustily.

50 years ago, 1959

The Lewiston city building was running short of coal last night as winter-like, nose-nipping winds buffeted the city while the mercury stood well below the freezing mark.

Only a small pile of coal was left in the basement bin and some observers were wondering if it would be sufficient to last until a new load arrives this morning. City Controller Laurier T. Raymond said, when contacted last night, that the small coal supply was brought to his attention during the afternoon and that he ordered a new delivery for today.

Raymond said he was told the existing supply would last until morning.

25 years ago, 1984

Lewiston’s efforts to develop a district-heating system took two steps forward the past two weeks with the hiring of a project manager and consideration of which of four engineering firms should do a detailed study of the system.

The city has retained Charles Wallace of Brunswick as a technical-resource coordinator for the DHS project, according to Development Director Robert Faunce.

Faunce said he expects the project to move rapidly after the engineering firm is selected and a contract signed sometime during the next five weeks.

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