100 years ago, 1909

Topsham Fair loses its stipend and is thus made the scapegoat for the
sins of all the other fairs in Maine. The Sagadahoc society is
virtually sentenced to pay a fine of about $1,200 because gambling games
that had been the rounds of all the other fairs were found on the
Topsham midway. If Topsham were the worst offender there might be some
measure of justice in making it the scapegoat, but on the contrary,
Topsham fair is acknowledged to be the best fair in the state, freer
from objectionable features than the fairs at Bangor, Waterville and
Lewiston, and cleaner than many of the smaller fairs.

50 years ago, 1959

Mary I. Samways of 137 Nichols St., an English instructor at
Lewiston High School, is attending a two-day conference at New York
City of editorial advisory board members for eight publications of
Scholastic Magazine. She is a member of the advisory board for the publication “Practical
English.” The other four members of this board come from Kansas,
Oklahoma, California and Minnesota. The conference is being held at the Biltmore Hotel.

25 years ago, 1984

Greenwood and Woodstock will dispose of their trash at the Lewiston shredder plant for six months of the year under a plan approved by the
Lewiston City Council Tuesday. Facing Maine Department of Environmental Protection action, the two
Oxford County towns asked Lewiston to accept 120 tons of trash from May
16 to Sept. 14.
During other months, the towns will take their trash directly to the
Auburn Energy Recovery Facility. During those same months, Lewiston
will truck an equal amount to the Auburn facility, resulting in no
additional burden on Lewiston’s landfill.

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