100 years ago, 1915
To meet ten trains daily, to say nothing of answering a hundred and one questions and tramping from one of the cities to the other on this errand and that, Is “no fool of it job” but it is what Mrs. Harriet Wright, Lewiston’s faithful and efficient traveler’s aid secretary is doing. Formerly she met six trains each day but with the summer schedule she has increased the number to ten, some of these trains coming in at the Upper Maine Central and others at the Lower Maine. Oftentimes, too, someone will telephone that this person or that is going away or coming in on the 9.40 train and will she please look out for them. Such calls as this Mrs. Wright always responds to cheerfully.

50 years ago, 1965
The completion of renovations to the third floor annex at St Mary’s General Hospital located on the Sabattus Street side of the institution, marks the end of a four year plan of renovations aimed at updating the older section of the hospital. Sr. Manseau, hospital administrator, revealed to the Journal today that the renovated third-floor area on the Sabattus Street side will be known as Department 3-A. In order to distinguish the annex from the new wing, the four floors of the Sabattus Street wing have the letter “A” accompanying each floor number

25 years ago, 1990
Yard sale and other signs posted on utility poles are creating problems for utility workers, according to Capt. Laurier Dehetre of the Lewiston Police Department. They are illegal, too, he said. Violators are subject to fines of up to $100. “It’s been an ongoing problem,” Dehetre said. “People post signs and then either don’t remove them or remove only the sign,” leaving nails behind to pose hazards for utility workers when they climb poles.

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