Sun Journal for Jan. 11, 1998

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100 Years Ago: 1923

It has been reported that Roy Mower, former chief of Auburn Police has been offered a position on the Liquor Squad of Sheriff Murray.

50 Years Ago: 1973

The building committee for the Lewiston Comprehensive High School viewed furniture Wednesday night and instructed Architect Dean M. Woodward to write up specifications. The furnishings viewed included two types of desks various departments said they wanted, teachers working areas and desks to be used in various parts of the building. Photos of other items needed in the school were shown on a projector. Woodward explained that he wanted a general idea of the kinds of furnishings the committee wanted, so he showed them samples in the largest quantity. With the general guidelines from those pieces he could write up specifications needed in the which is expected to be in operation in the fall.

25 Years Ago: 1998


Maine’s largest electricity source can’t see the light at the end of the blackout.

Residents and business owners plunged into darkness by the recent ice shouldn’t expect to see their power restored anytime soon, say Central Maine Power Co. officials.

“We’re not getting out of the woods for a very, very long time,” said Gail Rice, a CMP spokeswoman. There’s even bad news for those who have regained power, “They could lose it again,” Rice cautioned.

In the greater Lewiston-Auburn area — one of the three hardest-hit regions remained without electricity Saturday morning, down from a peak of 42,000 on Friday. But by nightfall, the number had climbed back up to 36,000, as more trees and limbs snapped, downing utility poles and power lines. Rice said.

Lewiston’s electric district extends north to Hartford and Livermore, east to Leeds and Sabattus, south to Gray and west to Poland and Mechanic Falls. By 9:30 Saturday night, the number stood at 34,000.

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