100 Years Ago: 1921

The Ault-Williamson Shoe Co. of Auburn is moving factory No. 2 from the old Dingley- Foss building on Main Street into several sections of Roak Block on the opposite side of the street.

50 Years Ago: 1971

Members of the Auburn City Council will meet informally tonight to discuss the possibility of the Cushman-Hollis Building being demolished in connection with the Union Street By-pass Project. City Manager Bernard J. Murphy said he would brief council members on the meeting he and several other city officials had last week with members of the State Highway Commission. Originally the by-pass project called for a route around the big building, however, recently there has been sentiment for a change of route which would require the removal of the structure. An item pertaining to the matter is on the council agenda for the Oct. 18 meeting. Tonight’s session is scheduled at 7 o’clock in the conference room at the city building.

25 Years Ago: 1996

Twenty students in Betsy Gray’s second-grade class at Mallett School in Farmington visited downtown businesses recently as part of a study of the community. Participating in the walk were: Meghan Hoar of Temple, Chris Hall of East Wilton and Tanya Jackson of Farmington look at newspaper ads with Sun-Journal advertising representative Mike Blanchet. Gray said the students were learning which businesses provide goods and which provide services. Newspapers provide both, she said.

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