100 years ago, 1909

Two men were arrested by the Lewiston police Monday forenoon for desertion from the United States Army. They both enlisted from this city about six months ago and it is reported that they have been in the city for a week or more. Notice was received that the men were wanted Monday forenoon and by going out into the park both men were easily taken in charge and within a few minutes were taken to one of the forts in Portland.

50 years ago, 1959

City building workers were voted a long holiday weekend last night by the Lewiston Board of Finance. H. George Poulin, president of the Lewiston Municipal Administration Association, which represents the city employees, asked in a communication to the board that city building offices be allowed to close Friday in observance of the July 4 holiday which falls the next day. The letter pointed out that the Public Works Department personnel will be having a day off, that state offices will be closed, that most shops and mills are on vacation this week, and that closing should not present any inconvenience to the public.

25 years ago, 1984

For the next four or five days many viewers tuning in to WCBB Channel 10 won’t find it at all because the station will be on standby power while a new antenna is installed at its Litchfield transmitter. The new antenna, which arrived Friday, is part of the station’s $1.5 million capital-improvement program, WCBB spokeswoman Nancy Briggs said, and its installation will mean that viewers beyond a 20-mile radius of the transmitter will miss it.

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