100 years ago, 1909

At a well attended meeting of the Lewiston and Auburn Marketmens association held in the Lewiston Board of Trade rooms last evening, it was unanimously decided to go to Peaks Island on the annual outing this year. The date for the excursion has been fixed, Wednesday, August 18.

Outside of determining the place where the day would be spent, little business of public interest was transacted at the meeting last night.

50 years ago, 1959

Chimney cleaners working in Lewiston must obtain municipal licenses effective today from City Clerk Lucien Lebel or practice their craft elsewhere.

The license, at a fee of $2, is authorized in one of seven ordinance changes going into effect today and was instituted as a means of regulating chimney sweeps after city officials received complaints about some over charging and alleged improper work.

25 years ago, 1984

Music Line readers will notice something different about the issue due to hit the streets later this week — a lot more pages, a lot more pictures and greater focus on the national music scene.

The reason is simple: after three years in Maine, Music Line publisher Wayne Koss said he is going nationwide.

The concept has been well-received by major artists, Koss said, and added that the stars have their publicists working with him, as do the major recording companies — Columbia, CBS, Warner Bros., Geffen.

The size of the operation won’t be changed much in spite of the change, because so much of the work will be done by the publicists themselves, Koss said. For now he will continue to work alone out of his Auburn home.

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