100 years ago, 1915
Pupils were dismissed from the Coburn school in Lewiston, Tuesday, in three rooms in the northwestern wing, condemned by the architects. The committee will make its report to the school board, Tuesday night, and if it is decided that it is unwise for these rooms to be used the pupils will be transferred to some other building. This affects 120 pupils and three instructors.

50 years ago, 1965
The pacers, trotters, horse-men and bettors will get a night off tonight as the result of a combination of inclement weather and shortage of horses. The combination kayoed tonight’s nine-dash harness racing card at the Lewiston Raceway. Hugh Connor, publicity director for the track, reported that racing officials felt a better card could be presented later by postponing tonight’s program. The trotters and pacers are expected to make it to the post at the usual time tomorrow night.

25 years ago, 1990
Androscoggin County commissioners voiced support for continuing rural patrols at a meeting of the county Budget Committee Thursday night. The committee heard comments from citizens, town officials and legislators representing towns in the county which do not have their own police force. A consensus to maintain the status quo concerning rural patrols appeared on the committee as members responded to inquiries. “The patrols are not going to be changed,” said Commissioner Henry R. Bernier.

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