100 years ago, 1909

One heat prostration by the heat Friday forenoon has been the only serious result of the present hot wave. The victim was Patrick Hannifin of Ash Street, who keeps the cigar store at 28 Ash Street, a well known man in this city. He was taken to his home at 30 Ash Street and restoratives applied. Yesterday afternoon he was able to be out on the street and in his store, but was still feeling the effects of the prostration.

50 years ago, 1959

Lewiston City Clerk Lucien Lebel said last night that he has received from the Secretary of State a copy of the law passed by the 99th Legislature on the operation of voting machines. Lebel is studying the law, which will take effect in September, to familiarize himself with the regulations of the machines. Lewiston has budgeted the money for five machines and it is expected that they will be used in the next special state election Oct. 12. The law provides that the city clerk shall have custody of the voting machines and shall be responsible for their storage and maintenance.

25 years ago, 1984

The Auburn Appeals Board will hear a request on Tuesday from Scott Thayer Auto Sales of 54 First Ave. to expand a variance granted last December.  The variance granted last year allowed car sales on the lot but limited the number of cars to 30. Since late December the establishment has been selling cars, but Thayer has told city planners he finds it difficult to make a profit and needs to sell more to survive. He’s asking that the maximum number of cars be increased from 30 to 50.

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