100 years ago, 1918
Five arrests charging single sales of liquor were made in Lewiston Wednesday under the direction of Fred Tarbox of the bureau of criminal investigation of the Attorney General’s department at Augusta. Franklin H. Fisher, assistant attorney general, stated to the Lewiston Journal that “It was simply Lewiston’s turn in the statewide enforcement campaign.” It just happened, he said, that the wheel of fortune had turned to Lewiston in the progress of the investigation, and there was no special significance in the arrest being made at this time.

50 years ago, 1968
Nearly 40 Edward Little High School students left Monday, Feb. 19, by bus on a trip to New York City and Washington, D.C. In both cities they will visit places of current and historical interest. Harry Jones of the faculty is sponsoring the trip and Mrs. Jones will accompany her husband to act as a second chaperone.

25 years ago, 1993
The price is right, so Lewiston is hauling trash to Mid-Maine Waste Action Corp. in auburn for disposal — but steering clear of any commitment to the historically troubled plant. To save thousands of dollars and extend the life of Lewiston’s landfill, the City Council this week approved short-term waste shipments to MMWAC at $31 to $35 per ton. With a unanimous vote Tuesday, the council authorized Public Works Director Chris Branch to direct solid waste to the Auburn facility for approximately six months.

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