100 years ago, 1914
The Salvation Army industrial work was actually launched in Lewiston, Tuesday, and the team will arrive in the city Wednesday, and very soon collections of old papers, magazines, clothes, furniture, almost everything under the sun, will be made. Adjutant Clifford of Portland, who has charge of Maine industrial work, was in Lewiston, Tuesday, looking after details of beginning the work hare and J. Perks was expected to arrive in town, Tuesday evening, to undertake the management of the Lewiston work, which will have headquarters at the corner of Horton and Sabatis streets. Until a telephone is installed at industrial headquarters, anyone wishing to call the wagon or inquire about the work may telephone to Capt. Norris G. Wood of the Lewiston Salvation Army corps.

50 years ago, 1964
KENNEDY COINS ARRIVE LOCALLY (Photo Caption) A shipment of 2,400 of the new John F. Kennedy half dollars reached Lewiston today via armored car, and they are shown being delivered to the First-Manufacturers National Bank office on Ash Street by armed guards. Seen looking on as two guards with pistols in hand flank the entrance to the bank is Roger J. Lavoie, assistant vice president, and manager of the Ash Street office.

25 years ago, 1989
Lewiston City Clerk Gerald P. Berube at a legislative hearing Monday defended the city’s practice of requiring voters to go to the City Building to sign petitions to force a referendum on local issues. While Berube said he did not oppose the idea of circulating petitions outside of city hall, he told the State and Local Government Committee that city voters rejected the idea in a 1981 referendum. “The voters have spoken,” Berube said. He noted that the Maine Constitution allows municipalities to adopt their own ordinance regulating local initiatives.

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