100 years ago, 1913
A grass fire that swept over fully 60 acres of land in the vicinity of East Avenue and the Sabatis Road caused no little concern in that section of Lewiston, Friday. The fire swept thru Broadview cemetery, blackened some of the stones, burned a few wooden markers and swept on, burning fences and one outbuilding. The damage will not be large, but at one time, it was doubtful just where the fire would end. Two crews were sent out from the central fire station and a number of citizens joined the fight against the flames. The fire was under control by three o’clock.

50 years ago, 1963
La Survivance Francaise Society honored 15 students of the parochial schools of Lewiston and Auburn for their proficiency on the French language. Receiving the awards were Shirley Sarazin, St. Mary’s School; Nathalie Theberge, Sacred Heart; Jacqueline Beaudoin, St; Joseph’s Children’s Home; Lisa Rancourt, Holy Family; Theresa Picard, St. Louis; Suzanne Lacasse, Holy Cross; Lizet Turmenne and Susan Cote, St. Peter’s; Michael Nadeau, Holy Family; Roger Morin, St. Peter’s, Donat Veilleux, Holy Cross; Paul Lamontagne, St. Louis; Henri Toutain, St. Mary’s; Gaetane Lachance, St. Peter’s; and Thomas Verville, Sacred Heart.

25 years ago, 1988
The Lewiston School Committee on Monday night agreed to have a city road moved in order to build the proposed alternative vocational education school, bringing the school one step closer to reality. Before the school board can buy the five-acre lot for the new school, Cottage Road, which now runs through the property, must be moved.

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