100 Years Ago: 1923

Sheriff Murray’s liquor deputies seized a nearly new seven- passenger Buick sedan and 50 -gallons of alcohol at about 1:30 this morning on the Danville Road.

When the deputies stopped the car, the occupants did not wait to discuss the goods and the road questions, but jumped through the door and ran across the field disappearing into the woods before the deputies could catch them. The automobile bears a Massachusetts number.

50 Years Ago: 1973

Another Merry Christmas from the town of Lewiston. This year, once again persons who shop in the downtown area will not have to put any money in the parking meters from 6 to 9 pm on the seven weekdays prior to Christmas, except as usual on Monday.

The city council passed an ordinance in March 1970 which stopped the practice of “tagging” shoppers when they had not put any money in the coffers on the nights before Christmas.


Gerald Berube, the city clerk, said the procedure was stopped due to the pressure from downtown store owners who had to compete with free parking at the malls.

25 Years Ago: 1998

Dr. Gerald Morin, a retired Lewiston surgeon was honored by Androscoggin Home Health Services for his service as a member of the agency’s Professional Advisory Commission. Morin was a member of the commission from 1993 to 1998.

The Professional Advisory Commission is an important and valued resource within the Androscoggin Health Services noted Dr. Richard C. Stephenson, AHHS medical director.

“Through its members we maintain open communication with healthcare practitioners and draw upon the experience and knowledge of professionals serving in a variety of capabilities. Dr. Morin not only shared his passion for patients rights and the responsibilities of physicians, he did so with a collegial warmth and good humor that we all miss,” Stephenson said.

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