100 years ago, 1917
City Clerk Charles P. Lemaire announces himself as a Democratic candidate for mayoralty nomination in Lewiston. He is the first of either the Democratic or Republican party to declare himself. “Yes, I am a candidate for mayor and will enter the Democrat caucus with full confidence of winning the nomination,” said Lemaire Monday. I have taken this step after the persistent request of hundreds of citizens. If nominated and elected, as I expect to be, I shall do all in my power to give the citizens of Lewiston an honest and business-like administration.

50 years ago, 1967
(Photo Caption) OVER SEVEN TONS OF LEAD — This keel, seen being hoisted by a crane onto a truck for delivery to an East Boothbay Harbor shipyard, was made in Lewiston. Weighing over seven tons, it is 14 feet long, two feet high, and 20 inches wide, made entirely of lead, by the Lewiston Brass Works Inc., of South Avenue. Lewiston. It is one of the largest ever made in this area, according to Joseph A. Legendre, president of the firm.

25 years ago, 1992
A prominent retired contractor and former legislator was recognized Saturday night as the Mechanic Falls Citizen of the Year. The annual award was bestowed on Daniel J. Callahan Sr. by the Mechanic Falls-Minot-Poland Post 150 of the American Legion in recognition of Callahan’s long-term commitment to community service. A World War II Navy Seabee veteran, Callahan worked in general construction before and after the war and then in 1953 he and his brother, Fred, founded Callahan Bros. Inc., based in Mechanic Falls.

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