100 years ago, 1917
Prospects of the consequences of the police commission appointments in Lewiston in regards to the city council and the fight on the bill by the democrats turned the political atmosphere topsy-turvy Monday. It was reported that a deal had been made with the republicans to appoint policemen and fight the bill. Mayor Lemaire announced his serious intention to fight the bill to the finish. There was talk in City hall that certain overtures had been made to Mayor Lemaire by the republican leaders in regard to appointing and confirming police. At any rate, the meeting of the council Monday night was looked forward to with a great deal of joy by the democrats, considerable animation by the republicans, and positive hilarity by at least one reporter.

50 years ago, 1967
Construction of a 152-apartment housing development is expected to be started early next month off Montello Street Extension, in Lewiston, it was learned Friday night. Herman Brettman, sponsor of the Tall Pines Apartments development, said he is hopeful the groundbreaking will be held in the immediate future. Lewiston Building Inspector Charles A. Buteau issued permits Friday morning for the construction of 16 buildings, estimated to cost about $1,130,000. Formal inauguration of the project is expected late next week. The Lewiston project has been under consideration for several months.

25 years ago, 1992
The last time Johnny Bos upstaged a Joey Gamache pre-fight press conference with announcement that Gamache was about to get a world title opportunity, the flamboyant promoter and matchmaker took some flak about his timing. Well folks, Bos did it again! Wednesday’s press conference at the Ramada Inn was supposed to be a buildup for Friday night’s fight between Gamache (27-0, 17 knockouts) and “Irish” Tommy Hanks (19-8, 8 KOs) at the Portland Exposition Building, but Bos once again threw another bone to the press, announcing ‘that he is closing in on an agreement to have Gamache fight South Korean Chilsung Chun for the World Boxing title.

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