100 Years Ago: 1923

Wall to wall carpeting, air conditioning and huge picture windows are but a few of the many comfort features in the new $3 million Bates College Library which will be ready for use in the Fall. A preview showing of the nearly completed facility was given to members of the news media and wives of Bales trustees this morning by Miss Iva Foster, head librarian at the college.

50 Years Ago: 1973

More than 200 Lewiston sixth-graders graduated from the DARE program Monday. But if their peers from Dover, N.H., had any effect, some local kids may have a role in promoting drug resistance beyond DARE. Youth-2-Youth, a student drug prevention group from Dover Middle School, visited Montello School to perform skits encouraging students to continue their drug, alcohol and tobacco-free ways beyond the sixth -grade program.

25 Years Ago: 1998

The cause of the $30,000 fire in the Zelia Blouin building, a four story block on Lower Lisbon street, that turned six families into the street and badly damaged stock in three stores in the building Friday evening, is still a mystery. The fire was discovered at 8:55 P. M. by Emile Bilodeau who lives on the second floor directly above the L. and M. grocery store. Before he had time to sound the alarm the entire sawdust-stuffed wall was in a mass of flames. Firemen fought the flames until midnight.

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