100 years ago, 1918

The local changing of time, in accordance with the daylight saving plan, was not unaccompanied by an error here and there, laughable and otherwise. Ninety-nine out of a hundred Lewiston-Auburn people are in hearty accord with the plan. One well-known Lewiston man says that he would like to see the clocks stay an hour ahead, instead of changing bank in October, while another writes that he would like to see the clock set two hours ahead through the summer months and then change back to the one hour advance in October — or whenever the days begin to shorten sufficiently to warrant it it. Most people. according to reports, made the change without incident.

50 years ago, 1968

(Photo Caption) Morton “Mort” Holbrook retired today after more than 41 years service with the Lewiston Sun-Journal as a Linotype operator. He was presented with a suitcase by Gerard Berube on behalf of his fellow workers who are shown with him. Holbrook, who lives at 102 Nichols St., Lewiston, stated that he plans to take a short break and then do a little traveling.

25 years ago, 1993

Durham selectmen at their meeting Tuesday night gave Fire Chief Bill St. Michel the go-ahead to do a little “horse-trading” for needed work at the fire station. St. Michel suggested that the two overhead doors that are being replaced at the fire station could be traded for other work that needs to be done. He said there had already been some interest expressed on what was going to be done with the old doors. Selectmen said they thought it was a good idea and Board Chairman Robert Tupper, who is also a local contractor, said he would be interested in trading work for the doors. On a vote of 2-0 with Tupper abstaining, selectmen gave the fire chief the green light to proceed.

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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