100 years ago, 1917
The soldier boys from Dover are going to be made comfortable in their quarters in the Webster grammar school if the local branch of the League for Women’s Service can do it. Also the husbands of the league women are active to this same end and together they are working it out, in harmony with the wishes of Captain Norton. “A room in the Webster school building is to be titled up comfortably for a lounging, room for the boys,” says Mrs. Ara Cushman, Jr., chairman of the League committee. “Already electric lights have been installed. Walter H. Sawyer, on his own responsibility, saw to it that the coal bins were filled.

50 years ago, 1967
A second attempt by the Auburn School Department to establish fiscal independence failed today as the Maine House of Representatives turned down a proposed amendment to a bill which would give the city a new charter. The amendment was that of State Rep. Donald J. Bernard (D) of Auburn, who has proposed a number of amendments designed to give autonomy to the School Department.

25 years ago, 1992
The abolition of the Downtown Development District goes before the Lewiston City Council again Tuesday, this time for final approval. The council on April 21 called for the abolition of the district, siding with disgruntled property owners who voiced their opposition to the district surtax. An ordinance eliminating the district from city code is up for both first and second readings Tuesday.

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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