100 Years: 1923

Six Lewiston men were arrested Tuesday morning on bench warrants from the superior court, as the result of secret indictments by the grand jury. They are each held in $1,000 bonds. There remains but one secret indictment to be revealed.

50 Years Ago: 1973

Nearly 400 motorists were issued warnings during the first two weeks of the Auburn Police Department’s new accident reduction program FARE (fatal accident reduction and enforcement).

25 Years Ago: 1998

Mead Corp. was flooded with phone calls Thursday from landowners and others asking what its criteria are for land to build a wood chipping mill, spokesman Jeff Nevins said. The calls came one day after the Rumford paper making mill announced it was abandoning plans to build a $12 million chipping plant on its land along Route 2 in Hanover. The estimated $8 million in additional cost to answer residents’ concerns about dust, noise, traffic and light was the reason, officials said.

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