100 years ago, 1914
The members of the Lewiston high school football squad and the coaches were guests last evening at a banquet tendered the team by Winston Miller. The affair was in honor of the election of Rupert W. Miller as leader of the 1915 eleven. The banquet was served at the Imperial Cafe at eight o’clock, “Professor” McCarthy serving the following menu: Grape Fruit, Cream of Chicken Soup, Clam Chowder, Boiled Halibut, Egg Sauce, Fried Native Chicken, Cranberry Sauce, Celery, Green Peas, Mashed Potatoes, Hot Rolls, Harlequin Ice Cream, Assorted Cake, Fruit, Coffee. The employees at the Imperial also took a hand in the entertainment, “Jack” Costello giving a dialect piece, “Lajoie at the Bat.”

50 years ago, 1964
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25 years ago, 1989
About 50 people representing the Twin Cities in state and local government, area businesses, and riverfront development have been invited to tour the International Paper Mill in Jay early next month, in what Chamber of Commerce officials termed “an effort to bring educated opinions and a spirit of cooperation to the issue of water standards for the Androscoggin.” The project is initiated by the Lewiston/Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce and supported by the Androscoggin River Committee. Last year, a water quality bill passed by both houses of the state legislature was vetoed by Gov. John R. McKernan, who promised to have an alternative proposal for water quality ready at the beginning of 1990. “Most things can be worked out when people understand the issues,” said Chamber President Jim Saunders. “We are inviting people who are interested in understanding the balance between the two extreme positions,” he said.

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