Lewiston Daily Sun for Jan. 24, 2023

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100 Years Ago: 1923

Many farmers are harvesting ice in the North Auburn vicinity. There was no school Friday as the high winds made traveling dangerous. The men with their teams have been very busy trying to keep the roads passable.

50 Years Ago: 1973

Mrs. Arthur Dodge gave a delightful talk before members of the Auburn Art Club when they met Monday afternoon at the Kate J. Anthony House in Auburn.

Mrs. Dodge, who is a member of the Theater Guild, reviewed several plays she has seen, some new, some by road companies and some old ones brought back for presentation. She pointed out that Neil Simon is the only current playwright.


The very first play she reviewed was “Sleuth,” a very clever English mystery, which won the Tony award in 1978 and which now has been made into a movie. Others included “The Great God Brown” which was produced 46 years ago, and revived in 1950, “Six Rooms with a View,” “Godspell,” a musical based on the Book of Matthew, and “Twigs.”

Hostesses for the afternoon were Mrs. F. Farrington Abbott and Mrs. Quenton Whittier, Miss Margaret B. Jordan and Miss Helen Percival.

25 Years Ago: 1998

Central Maine Power Co. crews began working on the last 1,000 customers still without power Friday night just about the same time a fast moving storm began to batter the state.

As it stands right now, the snow has had no adverse effects on our efforts,” a CMP spokesman said at about 8:30 pm. Friday. “Hopefully it will stay that way.”

The 16th day of cleanup from the ice storm that hit the state Jan 7 saw a number of homes and businesses without power drop below 1,400 for the first time in three weeks.


Crews and power company officials remained optimistic about getting the work completed over the weekend while casting wary eyes at the skies.

“While the forecast for this weekend’s storm isn’t as severe as the last one,” sald CMP spokesman Mark Ishkanian, with so many damaged trees in the area, there is still potential for new outages if icing and high winds develop.”

Stormy weather predicted Friday night into Saturday had power crews particularly concerned because wet, icy precipitation could weigh down more tree limbs and power lines.

“The snow is going to eventually change to sleet and freezing rain.” said Augie Sardinha. a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Gray. “But we’re going to get maybe four to eight inches of snow before that happens.”

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