Lewiston Evening Journal for Dec. 31, 1942

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100 Years Ago: 1922

Postmaster Bryant announces that there will be no mail deliveries on Monday, New Year’s Day. It has been customary, he explains, to deliver to the business places, but this will not be done this year, as the stores will all be closed, and the mills have private boxes.

The general delivery window will be open for an hour and a half in the morning.

50 Years Ago: 1972

(from a Journal photo) Mrs. Polly Curtis, wife of Governor Curtis, as pictured here with Mrs. William H. Dutton of Auburn and Mrs. Henry F. Gervais, of Lewiston who are active workers in plans for an International Fair to be sponsored by the Lewiston-Auburn Young Women’s Christian Association in April. Mrs. Dunton is general chairman of the event and Mrs. Gervais heads the ticket committee. Mrs. Curtis purchased the first ticket for the event this week, remarking that she has been a member of the YWCA and lived at a residence during her working days before her marriage to the governor. The fair will be held at the Lewiston Armory April 5 and 6.


25 Years Ago: 1997

Monday’s inaugural reception at the Lewiston Armory for Mayor-elect Kaileigh Tara will be different from past ceremonies, says City Clerk Gerry Berube. The reception will be informal and free and open to the public at the armory.

Light hors d’oeuvres will be served during the hour-long event. The city will pick up the tab, which is expected to be less than $1,000.

Berube said it was Tara’s idea to keep the reception free.

“I wanted everyone to be able to afford to go, and the best way to do that was to make it free,” she said.

Receptions in the past have been formal dinners that cost people between $10 and $20 to attend, Berube said.

It gives people a chance to get together and meet members of the City Council and School Committee and not have to pay anything,” he said.

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