100 Years Ago: 1921

The fireworks exhibitions, in connection with the State Fair, will be furnished by the Schenectady Fireworks Company, of Schenectady, New York. Each night will feature the Battle of Argonne. This great spectacle is replete with thrilling action from start to finish and abounds in novel pyrotechnic features. A complete change of entirely new and original set pieces will be shown each of the three evenings.

50 Years Ago: 1971

An exhibit of the work of contemporary artist Lester Goldman opened last night at the Hildreth Gallery at Nasson College, Springvale. A preview reception for the artist was held Monday. The exhibit of Goldman’s recent paintings and drawings will remain at the Gallery until October. Goldman’s work has appeared in several Maine shows this year.

25 Years Ago: 1996

Taxes are due on Sunday, which means a rush the day before. But city officials are prepared to make the most of it with an open house. The Auburn City Building will be open 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, for anyone waiting until the last minute to pay taxes. But taxes don’t need to be due to have a reason to drop by. “People this time of year come in and pay their taxes and think ‘Well, what exactly do I get for my taxes?’ This might be a good time to give them an idea” said City Manager Patricia A. Finnigan. Several city offices will be fully operational Saturday, open to any residents wanting to register a vehicle, license a dog. register to vote or get a hunting license. In addition, city staff will be on hand to answer questions, give tours and talk informally with taxpayers.

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