100 years ago, 1916
The watering trough on Minot avenue, Auburn, a short distance from Court street, was ordered removed following the granting of the petition of Wolf Kushelevitz that it be removed. Mr. Kushelevitz is erecting a building in the rear of Packard’s store which is at Minot avenue and Court street.

50 years ago, 1966
Lewiston and Auburn voters streamed to the polls in what appeared to be record-breaking numbers for a non-presidential election today. They kept the booths occupied almost constantly at all polling sites despite threatening skies and cold temperatures. A midafternoon check of the polls showed nearly half of the expected 23,000 voters in the cities had already cast their ballots and the high turnout of the day was still to come.

25 years ago, 1991
Androscoggin County will apparently get no charter. With all but two of the county’s 14 communities reporting, vote totals early Wednesday showed the charter was losing by margins ranging from Lewiston’s “no” vote of 4,330 to 3,646 to Wales’ negative vote of 193 to 145. The county recorded one tie vote: Durham’s 431 on each side. The charter had won in no community. Yet to report were Turner and Mechanic Falls. Some of the county’s Charter Commission members, who have been meeting since February 1990 to draft it, blamed the apparent loss on an 11th-hour campaign of opposition that took them by surprise.

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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