100 years ago, 1916
All plans are now completed for the Lithuanian Tag day at Lewiston and Auburn on Wednesday, Nov. 1, and it is expected that a large sum will be realized for the benefit of the war sufferers. The general committee is made up as follows: Mayor Brann, J. Frank Boothby, Benjamin Berman, Dr. Geo. B. O’Connell, Dr. E. Langelier, Miss M. Dailidaite, Mrs. M. Pausene, P. Jasiunas, S. Bugnovicius, M. Byronnas, Miss V. Vaiciuhte, D. Janiulionis, A. Juzokevicius and M. Cereskevicius.

50 years ago, 1966
Lewiston Public Works Department crews took away another 50 loads of Clean-Up Week trash, Tuesday, and it looks like a full week the rest of the way. The same number of truck loads was counted Monday for a two-day total of 100 loads. Clean-up week programs have been held twice annually here for the past several years, and there’s no indication that the amount of trash being picked up is diminishing, noted Public Works Department Director William R. Adams. He was asked if this could be a sign of prosperity. He said it’s possible. “It was thought that in time the trash would be pretty well cleaned up,” Adams commented. “Instead it’s apparently increasing.”

25 years ago, 1991
With up to $100,000 in back pay hanging in the balance, the Auburn School Committee and administrators union are taking their long-running contract dispute to court. The School Committee this week filed an appeal in Androscoggin County Superior Court, seeking reversal of a precedent-setting Maine Labor Relations Board ruling that the committee has acted improperly in freezing administrators’ salaries at the level that existed when their last contract expired July 1, 1990. Negotiations that began in November 1989 for a successor contract had reached an impasse when the union filed a prohibited practice complaint centered on the pay raise issue seven months ago.

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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