100 years ago, 1909

An automobile party from out of town took a ride down over the steps at the end of Knox Street into the park Sunday evening. The people were riding up the street and thought that the road continued straight ahead. By the time the ladies had begun to be frightened the machine was in the park and no one was injured.

50 years ago, 1959

The case of a prowler on the roof at 30 Lake Street, Auburn, was solved early Sunday morning by Auburn police.

The occupant at that address notified police at 2:05 a.m. that footsteps were heard on the roof of the house.

When police investigated they found a big raccoon on the roof and so notified the householder.

25 years ago, 1984

Central Maine Medical Center on Thursday was awarded an Excellence in Energy Conservation award by John Kerry, director of the state Office of Energy Resources.

CMMC was one of seven Maine hospitals recognized for their ongoing effort to reduce energy consumption.

The Lewiston hospital has reduced its energy use by 29 percent since 1978, in part due to installation of a computerized energy-management system and the upgrading of patient air systems and heating and cooling systems. The hospital has saved more than $200,000 a year on energy bills, according to the Office of Energy Resources.

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