100 years ago, 1912
 The Poland Spring House is rapidly filling with guests and the season of 1912, which began June 1st, promises to be the best ever. A great addition in the beauty of the hill is the new chapel of stone recently completed at a cost of over $30,000. The tower is especially fine and the whole is charmingly adapted to the surroundings and contrasts pleasantly with the French chateau design of the Maine State building close by. The little church is planned for the use of both Catholics and Protestants in their worship and may be said to complete the group of buildings of the Poland Spring estate as the last felt need and the final addition.

50 years ago, 1962
 Northeast Airlines today was charged with a “deliberate attempt” to discourage air travel from Lewiston-Auburn municipal airport. In a letter to the Civil Aeronautics Board prepared by Lewiston City Controller Laurier T. Raymond Sr.. as chairman of the Lewiston-Auburn Airport Committee, Raymond listed three factors that are adversely affecting service in this area, namely cancellation of flights for “mechanical failures,” newspaper advertising of limousine service to Portland for travelers wishing to board there, and the trucking of air freight out of this area.

25 years ago, 1987
The Auburn City Council’s authorization Saturday to hire a full-time zoning officer means the planning department will be able to maintain an enforcement presence in the field that has been lacking for the last few years, according to its director, Roland G. Miller. He said the number of zoning grievances from abutting neighbors has more than doubled in the past few years.


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