100 years ago, 1916
From reports in mill circles here and in other New England cities, another advance in wages is looked for within a short. time. Operatives in the Lewiston mills were granted a five per cent increase early in January this year. The new advance, it is expected, will be general throughout New England, and in some cities will take effect next Monday. Whether Lewiston mills will be included among the first to grant a wage increase could not be definitely stated by local agents last night.

50 years ago, 1966
An off-duty Lewiston fireman today was credited with playing an important part in assisting Auburn police in the apprehension of a Lewiston youth and what police said was the clearing of several cases of auto theft in both cities. Gerard Pelletier of Pleasant Street, Lewiston, said he spotted a young man drive away in a car from an Auburn parking lot. Pelletier later took the youth into custody after the young man allegedly fled the vehicle following an accident on the South River Road.

25 years ago, 1991
Although three potential sites in Durham were not chosen by the Maine Waste Management Agency as finalists for consideration as a special waste landfill, many members of the town’s Concerned Citizens group say they’ll remain active on the issue. “We’re not going to fold up and blow away … we’re just catching our breath this weekend,” said Alex Delicata. “We were awfully lucky … and we can’t forget those other people living in towns
still being considered for the landfill. The agency had named 25 possible sites, including locations in Lisbon and New Gloucester, as well as Durham, for a landfill to handle such materials as incinerator ash, sludge, asbestos and oil-spill debris generated in southern Maine.

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