100 Years Ago: 1923

Mrs. Evelyn B. Levine of Waterville, a member of the Massachusetts Bar, was admitted to the Somerset bar by Judge Philbrook. Her name was presented by County Attorney James H. Thorne. Her husband is an attorney in Waterville.

50 Years Ago: 1973

Wednesday State police were attempting to track down a white car, believed to be an Oldsmobile with an out of state license plate, in connection with an assault and robbery at a service station in New Gloucester the previous afternoon.

Bruce Hewison, 16, 9 Trask Ave., was alone in the station when the incident occurred during which he was struck by the handle of a peen hammer, was treated for scalp lacerations and released from the CMG Hospital.

Officials said two men and two women entered the station, owned by Lionel Samson, 180 East Ave., and reportedly asked directions to New Hampshire via Route 302. When Hewison turned around he was struck from behind. The weapon used was the property of the station and was apparently taken from the scene by the assailants. Before leaving, the intruders ripped the wires from the telephone.


25 Years Ago: 1998

Just when you thought it was safe to let the time run out on the meter, Lewiston police have found a quicker and neater way to issue tickets to parking violators. Parking enforcement officers this week began using hand-held computers to pull up quick information about an offending vehicle.

The good news for cops is that it will mean less paperwork and filing. The bad news for parking violators is that the gadget will alert officers if the vehicle belongs to a repeat offender.

“It has 851 scofflaws loaded right in,” said Lt. David Chamberlain. “If someone is on the list, the computer beeps.”

People whose cars or trucks are on the scofflaw list may have their vehicles towed. Other parking offenders will be greeted by bright yellow tickets on their windshields.

Once an officer enters vehicle information, the small Epson computer will log and print information about the offense, including where and when it occurred and how much the fine is.

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