100 years ago, 1909

Hazing is to be abolished at the University of Maine. When students present themselves for registration at the opening of the coming term and year each will be presented a card reading as follows: “I, the undersigned, thereby agree, so long as I am a student at the University of Maine, to take no part in hazing.” Should a student refuse to sign the agreement he will not be admitted.

50 years ago, 1959

The August edition of “Maine Progress,” a monthly news bulletin for the Maine Department of Economic Development, devotes considerable space to the Lewiston-Raytheon Company story.

The lead article is entitled “Raytheon Comes To Maine” and tells in concise form the story behind the company’s decision to establish a 2½ million dollar transistor plant in Lewiston. The bulletin also contains five pictures taken during the July 1 “Welcome to Lewiston” program, along with an architect’s drawing of the proposed plant that will eventually employ 2000 area people.

25 years ago, 1984

Androscoggin County’s clerk of courts for the past five years will take a position as clerk of the state’s largest superior court Sept. 1.

Lewiston native Lucille J. LePitre has been named Cumberland County clerk of courts, according to Region II Court Administrator Jeffrey D. Henthorn.

Ms. LePitre has worked for the Androscoggin County clerk of courts since 1969, when she was hired as an assistant clerk. She was named deputy clerk in 1975 and became head of the department in 1980.

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