Looking back

100 years ago, 1909
All arrangements are now completed for the entertainment of the Boston business men who will arrive at Lewiston lower M.C.R.R. station at 1 0’clock this afternoon. They will be met by local boards of trade, Merchant’s Association and other representative citizens of the two cities. A platoon of police and the St. Cecilia band will be in attendance. Col. George M. Kavanagh will officiate as marshal. The party will be escorted to the city building where a public meeting and reception will be held. All are invited to attend.

50 years ago, 1959
A 17-pound togue, too large for the fisherman’s net, was caught Saturday in Lake Auburn by Durwood Russell of Sabattus. The fish, which measured 33 inches long and 20 inches in girth, put up a 45-minute battle before Russell was able to bring it alongside and have a fellow angler scoop it up for him. Russell was trolling off Pine Point, using sewn bate and heavy spoons.

25 years ago, 1984
In a move related directly to economic factors, the Maine Secondary Schools Principal’s Association decided this week to move the site of the Maine schoolboy hockey playoffs from Lewiston’s Central Maine Youth Center to the Cumberland County Civic Center and Orono’s Alfond Arena.
The decision will put the Maine Interscholastic Hockey League (Class A) and the Southern Maine Interscholastic Hockey League (Class C) playoffs in Portland. The Maine Schoolboy Hockey Association (Class B) playoffs will be held at the University of Maine-Orono.
The CMYC has been the location of the high school hockey playoffs since March of 1980.


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