100 years ago, 1917
Lent dawns upon the fish market in Lewiston and Auburn, with small prospect of much, if any, relief from high fish prices. Current prices are a little more reasonable than meat, but fish are high for fish, and that makes folks feel uneasy when they buy. But the fish market is not blameworthy. The bad weather is. February has been a tough patron of the fisherman. He couldn‘t get out daily, between gales and 40-below zero. This diminishes the supply, and with Lenten demands increasing, what could be the result but prices ranging high for fish.

50 years ago, 1967
Two Lewiston police officers acted as babysitters to a couple of lost horses during today’s storm. The horses were found wandering about in the vicinity of the Pond Road shortly after 10 o’clock this morning after a resident of the Old Lisbon Road area informed police the two animals were galloping across his property. Officer Donald Dick and Normand Cloutier were sent to the Pond Road to make sure the horses didn’t get away before the owner could be located. The horses were tied to a truck. The animals were found to be the property of a Pagoma Lane resident, who told police they got loose last night during the storm.

25 years ago, 1992
The Central Maine Civic Center in Lewiston is expanding its ice rink into a year-round facility to draw skaters from a wider region. Owners Frank Corrao and Roger Theriault expect to wrap up a financing package in the next month and open a second rink by the fall. The new rink will be adjacent to the current facility, doubling the amount of ice space and room to seat 500. In the summer months, the Civic Center is used for the Shriners’ Circus, the home show and other exhibitions and conventions.

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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