100 years ago, 1914
Will Poland had his wrist seriously injured, possibly broken, and a hospital nurse was given a severe shaking up and greatly frightened, while five other men had narrow escapes from injury Tuesday afternoon, when the old administration building at the Central Maine General hospital broke away from its supports and fell to the ground. The work of moving the old building from its former site, which has been in progress for nearly a week, had reached the last stages and in a few hours would have been completed. Now, in all probability, it will have to be razed. Just what caused the accident is considerable of a mystery, altho the general theory was that the rain of Monday night and Tuesday morning was responsible.

50 years ago, 1964
A former Lewiston-Auburn man has been cited as top shoe designer for 1964. Richard J. Barry Jr., vice president of the Bates Shoe Co., Worcester, Mass., was a resident of Lewiston-Auburn, some 35 years ago. He will receive the American Shoe Designer Award on June 23 at the annual Leather Show at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. Barry, while in this area, was employed by the Somerset and A. Sandler Shoe Companies of Auburn.

25 years ago, 1989
Bishop Edward C. O’Leary, 68, who retired for health reasons as the head of the Portland Diocese in February, is now residing at the rectory of St. Patrick’s Church in Lewiston. Those connected with the church say they feel honored to have him in the parish and they praise his down-to-earth style. O’Leary, who became Bishop in 1974, praised the friendliness of local residents during the doctor-prescribed walks he now takes around Lewiston. In other places they’ll look at you and not speak,” he said, “but here they stop and talk to you.”


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