100 years ago, 1909

The Lewiston dog officers, William Conley and Arthur Gagne, have been very busy the past week and have killed nearly 20 dogs upon which the taxes were not paid.

•Complaints are being made because of the number of hens in Perryville which have recently been killed by dogs. One man whose flock was down to four lost three the other day and he says that the surviving member is suffering great mental pain if not physical because of the big death rate.

50 years ago, 1959

The Berry Paper Co. of 49 Lisbon street, has won an Award of Merit from the Lead Pencil Manufacturers Association for its exhibit last February in connection with National Pencil Week. Announcement of the award came from Clyde T. Nissen, association vice president.

•The Paisanets held a meeting at the Sons of Italy hall Tuesday evening, when plans for a spring dance were made and Mrs. Beverly Masselli was named chairman. The affair will be held Saturday evening, May 16.


Miss Rosena Capano was named chairman of the group’s June outing. Serving of refreshments and a social hour followed the business session.

Hostesses were Mrs. Winnie Magno and Mrs. Viola Diorio.

25 years ago, 1984

The aging owners of the Day’s Jewelry store chain, which includes a store on Lewiston’s Lisbon Street, say they will sell their business soon because it is becoming too much for them to handle.

“It’s breaking my heart, but I’m 80 and my brother is 76 and we have no children who can run the chain,” said Sydney A. Davidson, who runs the business with his brother David.

The eight stores are located in Portland, Biddeford, Augusta and Berlin N.H., as well as Lewiston.

The chain was established in 1914 by Harry Davidson, the father, and grew to include 25 stores throughout Northern New England. The Vermont stores have closed and only one New Hampshire store is open.

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