100 years ago, 1918
What might have been a serious accident was avoided this morning when the sleigh driven by Dr. George B. O’Connell caught in the car track on Pine Street and overturned. The horse did not run, and neither Dr. O’Connell nor the other occupant of the sleigh, a nurse, was hurt.

50 years ago, 1968
The Auburn Planning Board voted Thursday night to recommend the changing of the name of a section of the Harmon’s Corner Road to the Penley’s Corner Road. The change would affect that section that runs from Penley’s Corner to the Soper’s Mill Road, with the remainder of the road to be continued as the Harmon’s Corner Road. Originally, the section was known as the Cross Road, but was changed in 1961 to the Harmon’s Corner Road because of a duplication of names. There is a Cross Street in Auburn.

25 years ago, 1993
Greene Town Manager Tom Richmond will be contacting the State Department of Transportation and Maine Central Railroad this week to tell them that culverts over which each has jurisdiction need to be repaired. Selectmen and Richmond decided Monday night that these two culverts are not the responsibility of the town, as they are not on town property. Richmond also told selectmen that the town highway department crew will be focusing its efforts on cutting and clearing brush and patching roads until they are needed for snow removal.

The material in Looking Back is reproduced exactly as it originally appeared, although misspellings and errors made at that time may be corrected.


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