100 years ago, 1910

About 10 o’clock Monday evening, four of the five Chinamen from the Chop Suey House on Lisbon Street came into the Lewiston police station to make a complaint against a young Lewiston man for an alleged assault.

Officer Dostie located the assailant on Lisbon Street. He was brought to the station and booked for intoxication.

It is alleged that the man, after trespassing, took offense at the objections of the proprietor and picked up a block of stone and threw it at him, striking him in the forehead and cutting a bad gash.

50 years ago, 1960

Norman Parks of Oak Street, East Auburn, got special services from the Hudson Bus Lines Saturday morning to get to his job in Lewiston, when his automobile would not function. Because of no bus service on the 6 a.m. run on Saturday, Parks was stranded and when his situation was explained to the bus company, a special car was sent to get him to work. 

25 years ago, 1985

Lewiston Recreation Director William C. Milliken warned the City Council Wednesday that unless the roofs of two wings at the Memorial Armory are repaired by next winter, the roofs could collapse if too much snow builds up on them.

“Something must be done before the 1985 winter season,” said Milliken. He said a recent engineering study by Harriman Associates revealed that the roof supports for the Central Avenue building’s north and south wings have deteriorated and must be reinforced.


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