100 Years Ago: 1923

Members of the Auburn city council expect to get an offer of $100,000 for Auburn hall and at least $31,000 for the Hampshire and Troy street properties. One of them said today that tenants have been notified they are “tenants at will” from now on, as authorized by the council at the special meeting deciding to sell the property to augment school construction funds.

50 Years Ago: 1973

Fewer farmer’s wives are milking the cows and gathering the eggs these days. Gardening? Canning? The little lady in gingham is more likely to be wearing a pants suit, studying, traveling, directing plays or, frequently, working in town.

25 years Ago: 1998

(Associated Press photo) Former U.S. Sen. George J. Mitchell of Maine, who negotiated peace talks in Northern Ireland, receives a hood for his honorary degree at the University of Massachusetts commencement Sunday in Amherst, Mass. Helping Mitchell with his garment is Faculty Marshal Lewis C. Mainzer.

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