100 years ago, 1914
The Auburn board of mayor and aldermen met Friday afternoon to tabulate the election returns of Ward One, Auburn, to hear an insane case and to listen to the protest of the Auburn democrats in regard to the special ballots used in the supplementary election in Ward One. The board voted to ignore the protest. It is understood the democrats of Auburn will carry the matter to court if the progressive from Ward One and the councilman-elect from that ward are seated.

50 years ago, 1964
The Thorne’s Corner state road project will get underway about May 1, it was announced today by State Rep. Louis Jalbert (D) of Lewiston. All the necessary easements for the $55,000 road leveling job have been secured. The Thorne’s Corner area, long regarded by road safety officials as highly dangerous, will be lowered several feet to allow better visibility for motorists approaching the intersection from either direction.

25 years ago, 1989
Almost 97 years ago, an article in the Lewiston Journal predicted the then-new City Building would be “an everlasting satisfaction … to those who look upon it either from without or within.” But the needs for insulation and modernization through the years have altered huge windows and added partitions that obscure much of what made the building so pleasing to the eye. However, the goal of a restoration-renovation plan unveiled Tuesday evening is to make the City Building both comfortable and functional while bringing back much of the glory it once had. Some of the city councilors attending the presentation questioned the cost of the project and how long it would take. The building, a replacement for the original city hall that burned in a fire in 1890, officially opened in May 1892.


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