100 years ago, 1913
It is rumored that Michael Brownstein, Lewiston, a Lisbon street pawn broker is negotiating for the lease of the property, known as Island Park, near the Lewiston falls, for a summer amusement park. This land is owned by the Union Water Power Company, and in the absence of the superintendent, Walter L Sawyer, the treasurer, Wallace H. White, was consulted concerning the transaction. So far as Mr. White has been informed, no transaction has been made.

50 years ago, 1963
The Puritan Chevrolet Company, Inc., of 675 Main St., Lewiston, was sold to a Somersworth, N.H., resident today. The building, shop tools, equipment, and other fixed assets were sold by George H. Davis, president and treasurer of the Puritan Chevrolet Inc., to Leslie M. Emerson, 52, who has been a Chevrolet dealer for 17 years. The new firm will be known as The Louis Chevrolet Co., after the founder of the Chevrolet, Davis said. The sale culminates nearly a year of negotiations. The new owner, a married man with five children, sold his interests in the Emerson Chevrolet Co., located in Somersworth, to his partner, James Ringer, prior to taking over the Lewiston firm. Emerson has acquired all the fixed assets, less the accounts receivable, and used cars.

25 years ago, 1988
PHOTO CAPTION — New voting machines. Lynwood Andrews of Chicoine Avenue places his ballot into the new computer ballot tabulator at the Auburn Police Station this morning. Elaine DuBois, warden, looks on. This was the first election in which Auburn used the computer ballots. The City of Lewiston was using them for the third time today.


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