100 years ago, 1917
Capt. William A. Paul of Auburn is expecting to be called into the military service. It will be remembered that he served as an officer during the Spanish war and the following trouble in the Philippines. For three years he was in the service as a captain and is said to have been a very efficient officer.

50 years ago, 1967
Thomas J. Adler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Adler of 873 Minot Ave., Auburn, and Susan E. James, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John James, West Auburn, will leave for New York City, June 18, to take part in the 18th annual United Nations pilgrimage for youth. Students at Edward Little High School, they were chosen by the Abou-Ben-Adhem Odd Fellows and Liberty Rebekah Lodges of Auburn,

25 years ago, 1992
The future of Pineland Center’s eventual closure may be up for grabs and the Economic Development Committee of the town of New Gloucester wants to be included. That was the focus of another discussion with state Rep. Donnell Carroll, D-Gray, Thursday. No management plan yet exists for what’s next for the 291 acre site with three dozen buildings, all except one located in New Gloucester. A plan is in the works to close the state’s largest facility for persons with mental retardation. That closing was first targeted for December of 1994, but has since been extended after public outcry.

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