100 years ago,1911

A number of people in Auburn have been fooled lately by a man who represented himself as a farmer. He wore a pair of overalls and carried a basket in the bottom of which was a little hay. In this were some eggs which the “farmer” guaranteed to be fresh from the farm. Unwary purchasers were not long in finding the true state of affairs and housewives will now be on the lookout for the “farmer.”

50 years ago, 1961

Hundreds of Lewiston youngsters and adults are expected to attend Sunday’s annual Police Athletic League winter carnival at the Central Maine Youth Center.

It will be free of charge to everyone, the PAL reminded residents last night. Donations will not be asked.

The program will start at 1 p.m. after a 20-minute concert by the Scarlet Cadets drum and bugle corps, and will include skating exhibitions, races and hockey games. A highlight of the program will be the crowning of a queen.

25 years ago, 1986

The Lewiston Board of Appeals unanimously granted a conditional-use permit Monday to allow two local developers to construct a private, 700-seat hockey rink in the Lewiston Industrial Park.

Attorney Ronald P. Lebel told board members that the $700,000 facility would be an appropriate addition to the park. The arena would be located at 52-56 Westminster St., off Lisbon Street.

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