100 Years Ago: 1923

In the electrical storm of Tuesday afternoon, the barn of Mrs. Lena Hersey was blown down and the chimney of her house was blown off level with the roof. The two story paint shop of Frank Dillingham was razed to ground and contents, wagons, sleighs, etc., are an utter loss. The telephone line was put out of commission with four poles broken. Streets are strewn with broken branches and literally green with leaves and twigs torn from trees. Trees were uprooted and thrown long distances. The Amy Hayford’s yard maples were  uprooted and blown across the street. Many large branches from the fine tree in front of Mrs. Celia Downing’s residence were twisted off, scattered about.

50 Years Ago: 1973

The hiring of a resident inspector for Lewiston’s Multi-Purpose Building was authorized last night by the committee for the center construction. Kenneth Hawkins, presently the resident inspector of the new Lewiston High School and the past inspector of the Auburn Fire Station, was selected for the post on the strong recommendations of the architect, Deane Woodward. With an anticipated Center completion date in July 1974.

25 Years Ago: 1998

Ten years after one of the most bitter labor strikes in recent Maine history, workers at International Paper’s Androscoggin Mill voted again Friday to stay union free and not allow Local 14 of the United Paperworkers International Union to represent them.

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