100 years ago, 1915
A movement has started for paving in Minot avenue, Auburn and a special meeting of the Auburn city government will be held Saturday evening to consider the advisability of doing this and other paving in Broad street. From Court to Elm street, Minot avenue has been finely paved and this greatly improved what is coming to be a decidedly commercial thorofare. It is the best route to the M.C.R.R. freight shed and along the avenue as far as Elm street the heavy auto trucks cannot affect the roadbed. Further on they do, as has been particularly evident during the recent rains.

50 years ago, 1965
A trio of young Lewiston-Auburn men have won high praise from a Long Island, New York, couple for saving them ”from certain death” on Moosehead Lake July 5. Mr. and Mrs. Earle E. Holt of Amityville, Long Island, were caught with an inoperative outboard motor in the middle of the fierce storm-tossed lake when the three local young men, according to Holt, turned hack in their own hasty retreat to safety in order to rescue the Holts and carry them to the safety of an isolated spot on the shore. Named as their rescuers were: Ronald R. Coulombe, Seventh St., Auburn; Robert J. L’Italien, Sabattus St., Lewiston; and Richard J. L’Italien of Hazel St.. Auburn.

25 years ago, 1990
Frank Corrao, owner of the Central Maine Civic Center, is submitting plans to the city’s Planning Board for the construction of an additional 25,000-square-foot hockey arena. The plans, which also call for a 30-seat restaurant in the existing building and an increase in the facility’s seating capacity, will be up for preliminary review Tuesday night. Many area groups have long complained that there is not enough ice in the area for all the high school and youth league teams to practice on, so that some youth leagues are allotted practice times in the early morning or late night hours.

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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