100 years ago, 1916
Edward P. Swett, a well known real estate dealer in this city who recently bought the Roll-Away, Main street, Lewiston, plans to reopen the place in a few days as a “winter garden.” There will be cabaret features and dancing every night, music being furnished by Barrett’s orchestra. The place was opened as a roller skating rink about a year ago. It was closed last Saturday. It will remain closed until next Saturday so that the necessary changes may be made.

50 years ago, 1966
It’s that time of the year again when Christmas shoppers in Lewiston are reminded that the one-arm bandits — the parking meters — must be fed, even during nighttime shopping. Lewiston Police Chief Joseph H. Farrand issued the reminder Friday night. stating that the city traffic ordinance is specific on this. The ordinance, it was noted, requires that parking meters in Lewiston must he fed from 9 a.m. until 9 p in. for seven weekdays preceding Christmas. That seven-day period starts Saturday. The provision excludes Sunday. The usual procedure is for meters to be fed daily from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., except for Mondays when the meters must be fed from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

25 years ago, 1991
The Twin Cities and Lisbon are expecting their fair share of an $11.5 million federal grant that will reimburse them for money spent to repair public property damaged by Hurricane Bob. According to Deputy Finance Director Denis Rodrigue, who is coordinating the disaster reimbursement for Auburn, the city should receive about $170,000. “Pettengill Park was hit the hardest,” he said. “The ballfields damage was initially $55,000 but came in $14,000 greater. The silt in the pond was $10,000 and realignment of the fencing was about $2,200.”

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