100 Years Ago: 1921

The brick walls of the new Y.M.C.A  building are climbing steadily skyward.

50 Years Ago: 1971

Mayor Robert W. Clifford of Lewiston spoke briefly at the cornerstone laying ceremonies for the new Lewiston Comprehensive High School and then he put the cornerstone in place. Other dignitaries at the Friday ceremony included Dr. Keith Crockett, assistant commissioner for the State Department of Education; William Rocheleau, chairman of the Comprehensive High School Building Committee; Thomas Anthoine Jr., chairman of the Lewiston Board of Education and Joseph Deschenes, superintendent of schools.

25 Years Ago: 1996

While forecasters early Friday evening were predicting that the brunt of Hurricane Bertha would miss Maine, disaster relief workers were taking nothing for granted by preparing emergency shelter locations throughout the state. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Gray early Friday evening were forecasting heavy rains Saturday with an average accumulation of three inches around the state accompanied by wind gusts of up to 40 mph or higher. As of 8 p.m. Friday night, no watches or warnings had been issued in Maine. Yet American Red Cross officials were taking no chances Friday night, announcing locations for families that may be evacuated from their homes if Bertha takes a turn for the worse.

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