100 years ago, 1916
The Androscoggin above the dam is cleared of ice as the field extended. The amount of water coming over the falls is large, but it would take a rise of many feet to bring it over the top of the big rock at the center.

50 years ago, 1966
The regular weekly meeting of the Lewiston Finance Board was called off Monday when it was discovered there would not be a quorum. Despite this, Mayor Robert L. Couturier reported to the city building to open bids on several items for the various municipal departments. Auburn City Councilmen dispensed with the business on its agenda in an 11-minute 30- second meeting Monday night but none of the actions taken at the session aroused any debate.

25 years ago, 1991
Soaring trash disposal fees raised some eye-brows Tuesday night when the Auburn School Committee held its second budget workshop for the 1991-92 fiscal year. The school system annually hauls about 300 tons of solid waste to MMWAC, and its costs have grown from $10,000 in 1989-90 to $22,000 in this school year, with $25,000 projected in 1991-92. “Auburn is the only community I’ve seen that pays more to get paper taken away than most communities do to get rid of nuclear waste,” Ward 2 committee member Elliott Epstein remarked. Cyr noted that a paper recycling project, now being done on a trial basis with Pathways Inc., “could conceivably” result in a 20 to 33 percent reduction in the amount of tonnage going to MMWAC, if it were implemented system-wide.

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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