100 years ago, 1909

Parents who were planning to start their little children attending the schools in this city this spring will be interested to know that in the bylaws of the Lewiston School Board is a clause which will prohibit this: “Pupils shall be regularly admitted to the first grade during the month of September only, it being understood that any child five years of age, or who shall attain that age any time in September, is eligible to such admission. Pupils of the proper school age and who are qualified to join existing classes shall be admitted at any time during the year, provided this shall not apply to pupils who were too young to enter in September.

50 years ago, 1959

Today is more than just April Fool’s Day to a large segment of Lewiston’s municipal working force.

Salary increases granted last week by the Finance Board become effective today – except in the case of teachers, who have to wait until a new school year starts in September.

Some city workers will be grinning wider than usual today and they have a reason.

25 years ago, 1984

Residents of an Auburn neighborhood that will soon be the location of an emergency shelter for abused women have apparently withdrawn their objections to the facility following a meeting with operators of the shelter Sunday night.

Signs protesting the establishment of the shelter, put up last week after residents learned of the plan, will be taken down, said one resident, who expressed satisfaction with the meeting.

The residential neighborhood erupted in a protest last week, with several residents complaining that the location of the shelter could expose them to danger, as well as possibly lower property values.

However, those fears were eased by Sunday’s meeting, said Mayor John J. Cleveland, who presided over the session at the City Building.

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