100 years ago, 1909

Lake Grove Park is a busy place these days. A large crew of men is at work demolishing the collapsed roll-way and carting it to the new site of Lake Auburn Boat Club house. Painters and wire men are at work for the L. A. & W. St. Ry., painting the buildings and the open air theater, trimming the trees and cleaning up the grounds in preparation for the opening of the summer season which begins June 21.

50 years ago, 1959

A 20-year lease on a new 50,000-square-foot store, to be constructed in the Northwood Park development on Main Street, Lewiston, was signed yesterday and erection of the new building is scheduled to commence as soon as final plans have been completed by the architects. The Mart, located at Lisbon and Pine streets, has taken the lease on the new building, it was announced yesterday by Charles Levin, who represents both the Sawyer Corporation and Mac Coffman, president of The Mart. Coffman said his plans are to bring to Lewiston one of the finest self-service discount department stores in the state.

25 years ago, 1984

After listening to complaints about the spread of prostitution, drugs and crime on Lower Lisbon Street, Lewiston police Chief Herve Gendreau Thursday defended his department’s actions on the troubled strip. The need for more experienced officers, increased visibility and tighter enforcement of laws already on the books were all discussed by Gendreau, the Mayor’s Lower Lisbon Street Task Force, and about 20 people who attended Thursday’s meeting of the task force. But Gendreau reminded the task force that for LPD to enforce the law, those who know about violations must come forward when they occur and not days or weeks later just to complain they occurred.

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