100 years ago, 1916
Below is given the report of the milk inspector of Auburn for the month of July. It will be noted that nearly all of the dealers supply their customers with absolutely pure milk and that in only a very few instances does the product contain any dirt.

50 years ago, 1966
Two buildings In Lewiston’s first Urban Renewal project area were demolished Wednesday in short order under a contract awarded to Arthur F. Dumais Inc. of Lewiston. The structures were formerly known as the Bilodeau blocks on Blake Street. The buildings are among five structures that will be demolished this month to make way for a housing for the elderly project. The demolition work is under the supervision of the Lewiston Urban Renewal Authority which acquired the land under eminent domain proceedings.

25 years ago, 1991
Alden Wyman of SAD 43 (Rumford) was chosen 1991 School Bus Driver of the Year by the Maine Association for Pupil Transportation this weekend. “I’m just very pleased to have been nominated and then to find out all that went into it,” said Wyman. “It’s nice to hear all the comments made about me. It’s just a thing you do naturally every day, and I’m pleased to know that someone took notice.” Noting that Wyman was one of five finalists being considered for the award out of Maine’s 3,100 bus drivers, John Puiia, Director of Buildings, Grounds, and Transportation for SAD 43 said, “To us in transportation, it’s like winning the Super Bowl or Stanley Cup.”

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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