100 years ago, 1915
Some of the chimney-straighteners from Perryville, who have strayed up Sabattus street these good automobiling days, are getting worried over the tilting chimneys noticed in that hitherto quiet locality. They say that it might be possible for honorary members to be admitted from the vicinity of Nichols street. were application made in the right spirit and for the sake of the fund of information of chimney-tilting which has been acquired by the Perryville club.

50 years ago, 1965
Traffic over the North Bridge was tangled at the peak periods, Wednesday, by work being done on the bridge by telephone company crews. The crews had a section of the bridge blocked off near the Lewiston end so that traffic moving from Auburn into Lewiston had to narrow down from two lines into one. This also resulted in traffic congestion reaching from Court and Turner streets in Auburn to Lincoln and Main streets in Lewiston. At the peak traffic hours of 4 and 5 p.m. North Bridge was packed solid with four lanes of cars except for the area on the southerly lane near the Lewiston end.

25 years ago, 1990
The Lewiston Fire Department hopes to begin charging a fee for false alarms, which accounted for 22 percent of the calls for service in 1989, the department’s chief told City Council as it began reviewing details of the proposed budget for 1990-91 Thursday night. The police department already has a policy under which people are charged for false alarms, and Bates College instituted a similar internal policy last year, which cut down significantly on the number of false alarms received from the college.

The material in Looking Back is reproduced exactly as it originally appeared, although misspellings and errors made at that time may be edited.


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