100 years ago, 1915
With the opening of the 18-hole course today, a new era will dawn for golf at Poland Spring. For nineteen years the nine-hole course has been thronged with players. The old course is now in as nearly perfect turf as a course can be, whereas the new part of the links will require some time before it will show any such firmness. But to most of the friends of Poland Spring the opening of the 18-hole course will be an event of unusual interest and satisfaction.

50 years ago, 1965
Work on the $95,000, million-gallon reservoir on the Hardscrabble Road in Auburn continues and on completion will result in better water service in South Auburn. Footings for the square reservoir, which will measure 112 feet on each side, are in place and workmen of the Herbert E. Callahan Construction Company are busy readying bases for concrete columns which will support the of the underground reservoir. The 12-foot deep facility will be partitioned in the center to make two reservoirs of a half-million gallons each.

25 years ago, 1990
Androscoggin County commissioners refused to take action that would have committed them to resuming court security services once the state pays the money owed to the county for those services, saying they would not consider the action until the money is in hand. The county laid off its court security officers July 1 because the state had not reimbursed the county since September 1989. The officers are currently being paid directly by the state in order to maintain court security.

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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