100 years ago, 1916
With the exception of a narrow passageway, the Middle street crossing of the Maine Central is blocked. A big crew of men is at work on the temporary station and it was necessary to erect a fence to guard the trench being dug across Middle street. The frequent snows have impeded the work.

50 years ago, 1966
Lewiston’s City Council doesn’t like the idea of boxing matches going on upstairs while the board is holding a business meeting in its city building council quarters. During a Tuesday night session of the board, there was considerable noise from hallways adjoining the council room as people walked by and were talking on their way to the fights on the second floor. Alderman Nicholas J. Punteri, Ward Four, was under the impression that the auditorium isn’t supposed to be rented for activities on council meeting nights. How come the boxing was permitted? he asked. On a Punteri motion, the board voted to notify the city controller that the auditorium shouldn’t be rented on nights the board has regular business meetings.

25 years ago, 1991
Eighth-grader Aaron Lewis and seventh-grader Lynn Thibault were chosen winner and runner-up, respectively, in the final competition of the St. Peter’s School Civic Oration Contest held recently in Lewiston under the sponsorship of Modern Woodmen of America. Judging contestants’ talks on the topic “Values of Importance” were Joan Paradis, David Guay and Scott Landry.

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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