100 years ago, 1916
The French bakers of Lewiston and Auburn have increased the price of bread from 8 to 10 cents a loaf, the increase becoming effective yesterday. They include Simard, Bernier, Reny and Laliberte of Lewiston and Dupont and Jodoin of Lewiston. It is expected that the American bakers will hold a meeting next Saturday and that a similar increase will result. The greatly increased cost of materials is given as the reason for the new schedule.

50 years ago, 1966
A Lewiston woman was cheated out of more than $3,000 Thursday afternoon by a man who employed a scheme Lewiston police said has been used in several states across the country. The fraud involved withdrawal of a large sum of money from a bank with the understanding that it was being done for a bank examiner. Police said late Thursday night they have a description of the man but no arrest had been made.

25 years ago, 1991
The middle school at the Buckfield Junior-Senior High School held the annual lobster bake Friday morning at the culmination of their study unit on the ocean. This is the third year for the lobster bake and students organized a jewelry sale fundraiser to help offset the cost of the food. On Friday, students paid $1 for their lobsters and teachers and visiting parents paid the full price of $2.50 for their meal. Greenwood Orchards of Buckfield donated 12 dozen ears of corn and the home economics class baked blueberry muffins for the middle school students. Earlier this year the seventh grade students spent some time in the classroom studying lobsters and lobstering and the eighth-graders have just completed an entire multi-disciplinary unit on ocean studies.

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