100 years ago, 1916
Mrs. Azarie Vincent Jr.’s claim of $25 against the city of Lewiston, was tabled by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen in special session, last evening. Mrs. Vincent alleged that on May 2, while at Lewiston City Hall, her dress was torn and damaged by a defective seat. City Solicitor Clifford, to whom the claim was referred, said the city was liable if the seat was defective.

50 years ago, 1966
A large electronic computer center to serve all divisions of Bates Manufacturing Co. Inc. is being constructed in Lewiston, it was announced Tuesday by H. L. Gosselin, assistant to the president of the large textile firm. The computer center, according to Gosselin, will be located in the so-called Bates field house on Locust Street in Lewiston and will utilize some 4,200 square feet of floor space. Alterations to the building are under way and it is expected that the latest in IBM data processing equipment will be in operation in several weeks.

25 years ago, 1991
There’s a difference between judgment and legislative decisions, says Auburn City Attorney Curtis Webber, and that’s where you draw the line when it comes to discussing issues outside the public forum. Webber was responding to a story appearing in Wednesday’s Sun-Journal where he advised members of the Planning Board not to discuss a case outside the confines of public meetings. “It’s important that you resist any lobbying by neighbors,” he told them Tuesday evening. The case, concerning a request for a mobile home park at Garfield and Stevens Mills roads, elicited an unusual amount of public outcry from area residents.

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