100 years ago, 1910

The committee on lights of the Lewiston city government met two representatives from Boston representing an electrical house last evening and made arrangements for the installation of a new dynamo which will have a capacity of 125 arc lights. The city still has 140 horse power that is not used and the additional dynamo will take only about 30 horse power. It will probably take several weeks for the delivery of the machine and then some time to set it up so it is not expected that the additional lights made possible by it will be installed until some time in the fall.

50 years ago, 1960

Happy Jack Drive-In Restaurant of 1185 Lisbon St. Lewiston, last night was granted permission to build an extension to its eating establishment.

Proprietors Roger and Larry Fournier told the Zoning Board of Appeals the addition will measure 24 by 30 feet and will go up on the Jones Avenue side of the diner. Abutting property owners had been notified of the hearing and permission was granted when no opposition developed.

25 years ago 1985

After 30 years of operating out of its Poland Spring studio, WMTW-TV will switch all operations to its new studio at 99 Danville Corner Road in Auburn on Wednesday.

The announcement came from General Manager Alfred Ritter, who is responsible for initiating the station’s move to the larger and more central metropolitan area of Lewiston-Auburn.

The station’s transmitting facilities will remain atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire.


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