100 years ago, 1914
L. B. Allen, who conducts a moving picture house In New Auburn, returned Monday night from Springfield, Mass., where he has been on business connected with moving picture matters. When asked regarding a rumor to the effect that they are about to build a moving picture house where the Dan F. Long restaurant stands on Lisbon street, Lewiston, Mr. Allen’s partner, H. G. Hewey of Lewiston, said, Tuesday morning, that the land been leased but that plans and specifications for the theatre have not been completed. These plans, it is understood, will provide for a modern, fire-proof building.

50 years ago, 1964
More than 300 loads of waste and rubbish were picked up last week by the Auburn Highway Department during the annual observance of “Clean-up, Paint-up, Fix-up Week.” Roland Saucier, acting superintendent of the Auburn Highway Department, said Sunday night his department still has some pick-ups to make the first part of this week to complete the work. Calls were so numerous that not all of the pick-ups could be made last week. An average of 70 loads a day were picked up by AHD crews for the better part of the week, Saucier reported, and these included about 40 junk cars which were hauled off by department trucks.

25 years ago, 1989
Quarter-Pounder made it to the Lewiston-Auburn dog pound, which means he has a good chance of living happily ever after. Someone recently abandoned the tiny black and brown puppy outside the McDonald’s restaurant in Lewiston, hence his name. But on Thursday the week-old puppy, probably a pug-chihuahua mix, was curled up on a blanket at the shelter of the Lewiston-Auburn Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Hotel Road and had already had four people inquire about adopting him. Gail Goodwin-Gerry, manager of the local shelter, said the shelter finds homes for about 75 percent of the animals it takes in.

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