100 years ago, 1914
Are women interested in politics? Well, you just bet! It was the female of species who made the first inquiries at the Lewiston Journal office, relative to the city elections in Lewiston and Auburn Monday. Within five minutes, just as many women had called to ask news from the polls and they let no grass grow under their feet for they kept the wires hot a half hour before the voting had ceased.

50 years ago, 1964
Auburn police were notified Saturday afternoon of the finding of a U.S. Army weather parachute and instruments in a tree at Perkins Ridge. The orange parachute with an attached instrument box was spotted by Mrs. Judson Stevens, Perkins Ridge Road, Auburn, who reported its location to the police. Officer Leonard R. Johnson and Sgt. Donald R. Delisle recovered the material and took it to APD headquarters. It was later learned from an Army spokesman that the equipment is of no further use to the government and no arrangements for its return were made.

25 years ago, 1989
An appeal to convert the upper stories of the former Atherton’s Building and adjacent Mansfield Building on Lisbon Street to 33 units of multi-family housing was tabled by the Board of Appeals Wednesday night until it gets more information on parking availability at the site. City Planning Director James Lysen wrote in a memo to the Board of Appeals that “the utilization of these vacant upper floors for affordable housing units is quite consistent with the goals and objectives of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan.” However, about three owners of downtown businesses said at the meeting they were concerned that 33 families moving into the area would add to parking problems in the downtown area.


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