100 years ago, 1909

To take the place of men transferred to the new company at the Lincoln street station, Hose Company No. 4, and to fill one vacancy, six men were elected to the Lewiston Fire Department at a meeting of the Fire Commission held last evening. Lewis Bates, George Rivard and Randolph Doucette were elected to the Hook and Ladder Company, Winfield Scott to Hose No. 1 and Bernard J. Cunion and Gilbert Lapointe to Hose No. 2. All of these men were elected on six month trial.

50 years ago, 1959

Dr. Russell Morissette was recently appointed a member of the hospital committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Morissette will serve three years on the committee which is working on a manual making recommendations on care at general hospitals. The committee will hold its next meeting in October. The appointment was made by the executive committee of the Academy. 

25 years ago, 1984

Lewiston firefighters were called to Bates Fabrics late Monday night for a fire in weaving shed number five.

Firefighters responded to the scene at 11:17 p.m., but because of the volume of smoke involved, it was almost 1:30 a.m. before the units cleared from the scene.

Damage was initially estimated at between $3,000 and $5,000, but until the smoke had cleared no definite figure was available.

Police officers at the scene said no one was injured in the fire.


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