100 years ago, 1918

Recruiting is still going on at the Lewiston Armory for the Third Maine Infantry, National Guard, State of Maine. There is a medical examiner in attendance each evening and it is expected that drilling will be started next week. About 60 have applied for enlistment.

50 years ago, 1968

Auburn’s young people will play a key role in the program as the All-America City reception is held April 5 at the Edward Little High School gymnasium-auditorium, it was learned today. ELHS Principal Alfred N. Savignano said students from that school will be responsible for presenting the musical part of the program, which will feature an address by Maine Gov. Kenneth M. Curtis and the presentation of the All America City Award to Auburn by representatives of Look Magazine and the National Municipal League.

25 years ago, 1993

Purchasing a home may become easier for some low-income families due to the implementation of the Lending Opportunities and Neighborhood Stabilization program, a partnership between the City of Lewiston and eight area banks. City officials and area bankers gathered at City Hall Friday to formally kick off the loan program, which offers financing below market interest rates to qualified low- to moderate-income borrowers to purchase, renovate and occupy a one-to four-unit property in the city’s downtown area. At Friday’s presentation, Mayor James Howaniec said “three-quarters of the city is made up of safe, clean, and well maintained neighborhoods.” But, the mayor said the “serious problem of blight in the inner city tends to define Lewiston to out-of-towners.”

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