100 years ago,1911

EAST AUBURN —Mrs. Pearl Record who has rheumatic fever is as comfortable as can be expected although she is quite ill. Marion Thomas who has had the mumps is so as to be out. The Parsons children who have been having severe colds are better. Henry Parsons has been suffering from a bad boil on his neck. P. G. Garland is not much improved from his sickness. He is not able to sit up much. Mrs. Rodney Townsend is quite sick with a bad cold, they called a doctor Sunday.

50 years ago, 1961

One of the largest housing developments to be undertaken in this section of Maine was revealed last night at the Auburn Planning Board as Charles White and Walter Fisher of Dover, N.H., described plans to develop the large tract of land southwesterly from Bolster Street in New Auburn.

Present plans call for some 175 homes with the possibility of the tract being extended to accommodate 400 homes.

The area is to be known as the Sherwood Heights development.

25 years ago, 1986

Three Lewiston police officers will make their television debuts Saturday in a 30-second scene on Lewiston cable local programming channel, the first of several public advertisements being put together by volunteers from the Police Department.

“It’s not taking a straightforward approach. I wanted to give it a twist,” said patrolman Nelson Peters, who stars in the spot.

Peters, along with patrolman Paul Spencer and Guy Mahon, were asked to put together the spot as part of the department’s efforts to improve community relations. The three are donating their expertise on the commercials.

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