100 years ago: 1918

The estimate made Tuesday by the local boards of health of the persons ill in the two cities from the prevalent epidemic, placed the number at a little less than 600. Of that number, more than half are from Lewiston. Though it was suggested yesterday that stricter measures be taken for quarantine, neither board has as yet taken any action on that matter. M.H. Epstein, secretary of the Lewiston board,  said he did not know what could be done to carry out this suggestion. Dr. D.A. Barrell of the Auburn board said that in that city that nothing further will be done. For one thing, it would be practically impossible to put a quarantine card on every house, where the disease has made its appearance.

50 years ago: 1968

The first fall meeting of the Maine Association of Savings Bank Women will be held at Lost Valley Ski Lodge at 6:30 p.m Tuesday, Oct. 15. Carol Nash, director of the Carol Nash School Inc., Model Agency, Boston, will be the speaker. Miss Nash is nationally known as a producer of fashion shows. She will be accompanied by Torn Russell, Boston television personality.

25 years ago: 1993

Gov. John McKernan and a dozen state commissioners will take up residence in the Farmington Community Center on Oct. 27 when Farmington becomes the state capital for a day. Farmington will become the 78th capital for a day in a six-year program designed to bring state government closer to the people and show key officials people’s problems firsthand, according to McKernan’s statement. “I think it’s a good opportunity for people to meet with the governor and discuss their concerns,” said Town Manager Al Dixon during his afternoon meeting with state officials, the selectmen, the SAD 9 school board and superintendent. Dixon predicted school funding and the increasing financial burden on municipalities will change crucial issues. McKernan will begin his day in Farmington with an address to an assembly of Mt. Blue Junior High School students, according to the governor’s scheduling coordinator, Linda Frantz.

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