100 years ago, 1914
A Lewiston carpenter, aged 30, was pulled from the railroad track on the bridge over the canal on the Lower Maine Central, Sunday afternoon, by Policeman William P. Murphy. The train was slowed to avoid accident. According to witnesses, the man struggled with the policeman in an endeavor to jump into the canal. He was fined $3 and costs for intoxication and the costs of court for assault upon an officer. The total cost was $11.44. In other cases, five drunks were fined the usual $3 and costs.

50 years ago, 1964
Personal “thank you” notes from Jacqueline Kennedy, to those who offered their condolences after the assassination of President Kennedy, are beginning to trickle into the Twin Cities. Recently, Mrs. Chesley W. Fournier of 14 Allen Ave., Lewiston, who sent a Mass card to Mrs. Kennedy, received a note of thanks, and a picture of the late President. In Auburn, Claudette Lazure, 12, of 77 Summer St. and Gail Mongeau, 11. of 85 Summer St., also report receiving notes from Mrs. Kennedy.

25 years ago, 1989
C.P. Wight Elementary School in Auburn will not open for classes in September. The School Committee Wednesday voted 6-4 to close the four-room school in the city’s northern end. The vote came after dozens of impassioned pleas from parents to keep the 39-year-old building open. Parents said closing the small school would be a vote against the city’s neighborhood school system. School committee members Marsha Auster, Shirley Rand, John Abbott and Bonnie Lounsbury voted against closing the school. “Frankly I think if it’s closed it’s closed forever. That’s the way we should look at this decision,” Lounsbury said.


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