100 years ago, 1915
A resident of Augusta who is a student for the priesthood at Quebec, on the way to take a train in Lewiston, Wednesday, became violently ill on the Lewiston bound trolley car at Skinner street and was taken to police headquarters and treated by Dr. Dumont. It was thought that over-study affected his mind.

50 years ago, 1965
A spokesman for the Bates Manufacturing Co. indicated Tuesday night the five-cent offer made to a union negotiating committee earlier in the day will not be increased a penny between now and the April 15 contract deadline. The Textile Workers Union of America, on the other hand, will ask its members to stay off their jobs after the deadline without a better wage offer. H. L. Gosselin, assistant to the president of Bates Manufacturing Co., told The Sun, “We have made our offer and no further meetings are planned.”

25 years ago, 1990
Although Lewiston recently received a $500,000 grant from the state for its proposed recycling program, it will be several months before anything gets under way. The grant from the Maine Solid Waste Management Agency covers only part of the approximately $1.4 million startup cost for the program, and much work needs to be done before residents can start recycling through the city. “The next phase is the design of the facility,” said Lewiston Solid Waste Superintendent Eileen Johnson. “We hope to finish that up about the beginning of June, then go out to bid in July.”

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