100 Years Ago: 1923

The annual dance given by the seniors of Winthrop high school will be held Friday evening at the town hall with music by Douglas’ Melody Men.

50 Years Ago: 1973

Motorists making use of the newest roadway in the Lewiston-Auburn – Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge – will have to keep on driving in the dark. There aren’t any plans for the installation of traffic lights in the area, it was learned today by the Journal.

The Maine Department of Transportation will install lights along the ramps and the exit areas near Center Street in Auburn, and Russell Street in Lewiston, but the mile-long stretch of roadway between the two points will remain in the dark.

Richard A. Leuttich, deputy commissioner of the Maine DOT, told the Journal today, when we inquired, the DOT considers the roadway and the ridge to be situated in a “semi rural” area.


25 Years Ago: 1998

Mrs. Dot Cailler was elected president of the Fairlawn Women’s Association at the group’s annual awards dinner Tuesday at the East Poland clubhouse. Named to serve with her are Mrs. Dot Hopkins, vice president, and Mrs. Noella Rocheleau, secretary-treasurer.

The outgoing president, Mrs. Jean Brown, was presented a gift of appreciation by the members and after completing this year’s business program, handed the gavel to incoming president Cailler.

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