100 years ago, 1917
Maine boys in the Second Regiment need warm clothing. This is the message which comes from Dr. B. F. Sturgis, formerly of Auburn, who is now an examining official in Massachusetts for the troops. He says that 180 boys have no sweaters and most of the 2nd Maine are lacking in warm clothing of knitted character in response to this appeal. Lewiston and Auburn friends are urged by the Red Cross workers to send at once to headquarters in the Elks Home here all the sweaters now finished. Also they ask others willing to knit sweaters or other warm articles for the boys to report at the same headquarters at earliest convenience and obtain yarn at cost. Both warm socks and sweaters are wanted as soon and as fast as possible.

50 years ago, 1967
A group of Job Corpswomen at the Poland Spring Job Corps Center have answered a call by Gov. Kenneth M. Curtis for volunteers to fill what the governor has termed a “critical” void at the Pineland hospital and Training Center. The Job Corpswomen immediately offered their services and are now doing daily volunteer work at the hospital.

25 years ago, 1992
Greater traffic volume anticipated from Auburn’s ever-expanding shopping district is raising the question whether there’s a need for overpasses at the Veterans’ Memorial Bridge. Overpasses spanning Auburn’s Center Street and Lewiston’s Main Street at the bridge will be studied, following action by the Lewiston-Auburn Comprehensive Transportation Study committees Tuesday. According to Auburn Community Development Director Roland Miller, the Lewiston intersection currently has the worst rating for an intersection from the state Department of Transportation. The Auburn intersection is rated almost as poorly.

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