For the past few nights the buildings of the city have been lighted with power supplied from its own dynamos and everything has been running smoothly and the plant is giving entire satisfaction.

About two months ago, the committee on street lights decided that an arrangement could be made whereby the property of the city could be lighted from the reserve power at the electric station.

The buildings which are now lighted by the city power are the City Hall, the Carnegie Public Library, the Armory, the engine house on Ash Street, the hook and ladder house on Park Street and the city stables.

50 years ago, 1959

The annual poll tax canvas gets under way today in Lewiston. Off-duty members of the police and fire departments will conduct the annual home canvas to obtain information for poll tax purposes and also to make a census of dogs and new-born babies.

The canvas is expected to last about two weeks and will be conducted under the supervision of the Board of Assessors.

25 years ago, 1984

A decision on whether or not the city of Auburn will receive a clay mining permit from the Department of Environmental Protection will be rendered by the DEP commissioner, and not by the Bureau of Environmental Protection Board, officials said.

The city of Auburn recently requested permission from the DEP to mine clay on four acres of land in Danville near John Martin’s. The clay would be used to line the leachate collection liner at the city ash landfill.

Teco Brown, of the DEP, said the commissioner “has a maximum of 60 working days from the time of the application to make his decision.”

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