100 years ago, 1916
Several henhouses in Livermore Falls have been raided in the last week, among them Hosea Pomeroy’s on Knapp Street and W. A. Nason’s on Park Street. The thieves got away with several fine birds, and Saturday night eight gallons of oysters did the disappearing act from the rear door of C. W. Moore’s store at Main and Church streets.

50 years ago, 1966
The operational life of the Poland post office has been extended for at least another year. Barbara Strout, the concerned citizen who has led a lengthy drive to retain the facility despite U.S. Postal Service plans for its closing as of Nov. 30, said Friday that a lease for use of the one-story building has been signed with the owner. Expiration date for the rental at the corner of Route 26 and Poland Corner Road is Nov. 30, 1992, Strout said. The postal service decision to retain the facility pending further study came after Alexander Lazaroff, Portland postal official, released figures showing that the Poland post office is the only one of four in the town of Poland whose income exceeds expenses. The other post offices are in Poland Spring, East Poland and West Poland.

25 years ago, 1991
Plans were disclosed today for the construction of a multimillion-dollar shopping center on Minot Avenue, Auburn. David D. Cline of Newton, Mass., developer of other shopping centers throughout New England, told members of the Auburn Business Development Corp. that the complex “will be highlighted by a malled shopping area which will feature branches of national chains and local retail firms covering the broad spectrum of consumer needs.” The proposed shopping center, to be known as Auburn Arcade, will be located on a twenty-acre parcel of land starting at the southeast corner of the intersection of Minot Avenue and the Hotel Road.

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