100 years ago, 1916
The work of organizing the 189 employees or the Lewiston division of the
Lewiston, Augusta and Waterville Street Railway, was begun at two meetings held at Lewiston City Hall, the first at 7:30 last night and the second at 12:30 a.m., today. Of 95 who attended, 88 signed the enrollment. This action followed official acceptance of the report of a special committee, representative of the five divisions. which was appointed at the Auburn meeting, favoring the organization of a local affiliated with the Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees of America.

50 years ago, 1966
Androscoggin Home Health Services, a newly chartered group whose aim is to provide regional administration for a home nursing service in Androscoggin and neighboring counties, held its first organizational meeting with a full board of directors Wednesday night at the Social Security Office on Lisbon Street.

25 years ago, 1991
When Lewiston’s parks and recreation director needed help redesigning Cedar Street Park, she called in the experts: local residents. “Before we make any decisions on how the park should be designed, we want to know what the public wants,” said Maggie Chisholm, director of Lewiston Parks and Recreation Department. Thursday afternoon Little Canada residents came out in force to the park just across the South Bridge to share their ideas on its redesign. As area kids ate doughnuts and drank soda and juice, they stood on benches painting, drawing, talking, twisting, turning, trying to explain what they wanted in their dream park.

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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