100 years ago, 1916
The local post offices are getting into the holiday rush. The handling of the work has been carefully planned and a better service than ever is expected. Post Master Hicks of Auburn yesterday called attention of The Sun to a way the public can help. His suggestion is that people respond promptly to door bell rings so that the post man can quickly get away and go to the next house. A momont or two at each place means a good lot of time in the course of the day.

50 years ago, 1966
Lewiston’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen last night unanimously approved a resolution that would make available a 250-acre tract of land to Lewiston residents as a municipally owned recreational center in the Upper Main Street area. The resolution was submitted for consideration by the city’s Director of Economic Development Louis C. Sarelas, who said the proposal was made on the condition that a federal grant of 50 percent is made available. The land In question is located on Upper Main Street, Lewiston, near the Greene town line and is bordered to the west by the Androscoggin River.

25 years ago, 1991
Lewiston has been scratched as the site of Maine’s first off-track betting parlor, and a Winthrop restaurant now may have the inside track for the project. Jim Harrington, chairman of the Maine Harness Racing Commission, said Thursday Davric Maine Corp., the parent company of Scarborough Downs, has withdrawn an application for a betting center at 1185 Lisbon St. But “we have every reason to believe we will receive an application for off-track betting for Winthrop” at The Branding Iron restaurant, Harrington said.

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