100 years ago, 1914
The remodeling of the Auburn Hall building as planned by the architect has been found to be too expensive and so will be abandoned by the committee on city property in Auburn. Alterations of the front will be made, however, but not on as large a scale as was planned at first. Another thing that will be done is the installation of a new heating system. It is said that members of this committee have been approached regarding the motion-picture proposition and that the hall may be repaired and converted into a motion-picture theatre.

50 years ago, 1964
Construction of a 4,000-square-foot addition to the Lewiston plant of the Diamond Machinery Co. on the River Road has been completed, with the new structure a Butler-type building which has been erected immediately behind and adjoining the firm’s main building. The new building, according to Pres. Robert L. Verreault, is being used exclusively for the production of the company’s new ultra-sonic transporter for stitching rooms. The enlargement of the plant has necessitated the hiring of several new employees, Verreault said.

25 years ago, 1989
A group of volunteer instructors learned how to use adaptive ski equipment for the handicapped Sunday at Lost Valley. The workshop, which was run by Jeff Trainor and Pat Gregoire, members of the Professional Ski Instructors Association and instructors at the Lost Valley Ski School, is designed to train the volunteers in methods of teaching people with handicaps to ski. A total of 18 local volunteers have agreed to help teach the adults and children who require the specialized instruction. The volunteers learned instruction for the blind, people with certain conditions such as cerebral palsy, people with mental retardation and amputees.


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