100 years ago, 1909


Word was telephoned to the Lewiston police station about 12 o’clock last night that there was  rough-house going on in the Hong Far Low chop suey restaurant on Lisbon street near Ash Street. Officer Gendron went to the place at once and found two men trying to run the place. The two men had been drinking and being good size were having things their own way with the Chinese proprietors and customers. One of the men showed fight when the officer went to arrest him, but was quickly put out of business and taken to the station.

50 years ago, 1959


More than 1,200  persons attended last night the fourth annual family night picnic on the school lawn under sponsorship of the Farwell Parent-Teacher Association.The picnickers lunched on hot dogs and side dishes in a carnival-like atmosphere.
The Lewiston High School Tempomen provided musical entertainment while the Maine State Highlanders put on an exhibition of Scottish music and dancing under the direction of Larry Worth of Lewiston.Invited guests included Schools Supt. and Mrs. J. Weldon Russell and family.

25 years ago, 1984

Despite some protests from citizens opposed to using foreign-made cars as police cruisers, the Auburn City Council Monday approved buying seven 4-cylinder Volvos to replace 8-cylinder Fords now used as patrol cars. City officials explained only two bids from dealerships were received, and both were from Volvo agencies — Bob Chambers of Augusta and Bates & Cunningham in Topsham. Bates and Cunningham, which proposed to sell the cars at nearly $12,000 each, was the low bidder. No local dealers or any American car dealers made an offer.


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