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100 Years Ago: 1923

Belfast has a new Business and Professional Women’s club organized on Tuesday night with the next meeting to be held. Jan. 16. A nominating committee has been appointed to select officers. The organizer was Miss G. Gertrude Veazie of Bangor.

50 Years Ago: 1973

The Ruth Circle of the United Methodist Women of the Auburn Methodist Women will be entertained Tuesday evening, Jan. 16, at the home of Mrs. Lavina Wentworth and Miss Frances Wentworth on Mayfield Road, Auburn. Mrs. Byron Ames will be in charge of the program which will start at 7:30 pm.

25 Years Ago: 1998

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In the midst of Maine’s worst weather crisis in recent memory, people in the Farmington area found they could cope well with adversity. Many people have been without electricity since Wednesday or Thursday, while others have had brief periods with power and long stretches without.

Diane Berry of Livermore said “We’ve had no power since Thursday. It got to the point (Sunday) night that we bought a generator because it was too hard on the kids (ages 8 and 11). Now we have water, lights and refrigeration. That helps a lot. Before that, the kids entertained themselves by reading, playing cards and board games. They stayed pretty busy, but they can’t really go outside because there are so many limbs down everywhere.”

“We’ve used lots of candles, flashlights and I have a battery-operated Coleman lantern. That’s been a lifesaver because we have horses and had to feed them at night,” she added.

“My husband is the fire chief and the emergency management director, so he hasn’t been around at all. He’s been out helping people to make sure they are okay,” Berry said. “I appreciate all of the utility crews from out of state who are helping. They have a heck of a job to do, and we need to be patient and sympathetic toward them.”

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