100 years ago, 1915
The campaign against gambling machines for money or for checks representing money, was given added impetus Monday by Chief McCarron of Lewiston, who ordered patrolmen to make extra efforts to locate every machine of this kind in their districts. Sometime ago Chief McCarron ordered that all such machines should be seized and several arrests were made and fines in one case running as high $100 were imposed. Monday he learned from rumors and complaints that the machines had been placed on duty again and he made it plain to the patrolmen that there is to be no letup in the campaign against the machines.

50 years ago, 1965
(Photo Caption) FESTIVAL OF FAITH CHOIR — This massed choir, representative of 18 churches, 14 of them in Lewiston and Auburn, another group a loyal choral society, presented a concert of familiar hymns and inspirational music at Bates College Chapel Sunday afternoon.

25 years ago, 1990
A Massachusetts firm bid low and won a contract to replace the bridge carrying Young’s Corner Road over Lapham Brook in West Auburn. In all, 13 contractors vied for the job, which begins about 200 feet west of the current bridge and extends east for one-tenth of a mile. While work is taking place, Young’s Corner Road will be closed to traffic in the vicinity of the bridge for up to two months during July and August. The bridge project caused some controversy last fall when city councilors debated constructing a temporary span over the brook which feeds into Taylor Pond. Councilors were concerned about emergency vehicle access to the homes on Young’s Corner Road as well as to Lost Valley Ski Area.

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