100 years ago, 1916
The Kora Arab Patrol informal dancing party will take place New Year’s evening at Kora Temple in Lewiston. The committee announces that special electric cars will leave the temple after the dance for all parts of the city.

50 years ago, 1966
(Editorial) Present traffic congestion and projected patterns of traffic between Auburn and Lewiston serve as the best arguments in favor of a third bridge connecting the two communities. This is a matter which long has been under discussion and for which we have given continuing support. State Representative Louis Jalbert, Lewiston Democrat, plans to submit a bill to the incoming Legislature calling for a $5.4 million bond issue to finance a third bridge, the primary purpose of which would be to relieve the bottleneck now existing because of the heavy use of the North Bridge. We feel it is especially significant that the State Highway Commission appears to be in favor of the proposed structure, as well as the location, near Boxer Island, to connect Main Street, Lewiston, with Center Street, Auburn.

25 years ago, 1991
If you live within three-fourths of a mile of a bus stop but can’t get there because of a physical disability, the bus stop soon will be coming to you. Starting Feb. 3, Hudson Bus Lines will offer a “route deviation option,” on its eight existing transit routes to better serve the disabled. “It’s an idea that’s been developed by the Maine Department of Transportation in consultation with the Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments,” explained Joe Kott, transit coordinator for the council.

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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