100 Years Ago: 1924

On Saturday evening, the Triangle Club will hold another of its famous public suppers at the rooms on 86 Main St., Auburn. Mrs. Laura Crocker is chairman of the committee in charge and she has several capable assistants. Tickets may be secured from club members, the Blue Triangle or YWCA.

50 Years Ago: 1974

The May Ball, which annually highlights the spring season for members of the Fourth Degree, Knights of Columbus, and their ladies, is once more in the planning stages.

This year’s event will take place at the K. of C. Hall on East Avenue and serving as general chairman is Arthur J. Roy of Orestis Way, Lewiston.

“Age of Aquarius” has been chosen as the theme.


A social hour at 6 pm will open the activities of the evening, a banquet, dancing and the crowning of a new May Ball Queen.

25 Years Ago: 1999

Auburn City council took an initial look at Auburn’s needs for the next five years, as they reviewed Capital Improvements Program items in workshop sessions Monday.

Over the five year period the CIP has more than $55 million worth of program, with the Public Works topping the recommendations at more than $25 million.

City manager Patricia Finnegan emphasized that the CIP is a planning document and the level of funding is decided when the city council approves the municipal budget.

The council’s regular meeting was sandwiched between two CIP discussion reports. A few routine pieces of business were covered in the council report.

Councilors gave unanimous approval to an agreement for a “right of first approval” on the purchase of Auburn Hall at Court Street and Mechanics Row. A move of the City Building to a downtown location is likely in the next few years as the Auburn Public Library works out expansion plans that may include use of the present city building on Spring Street.

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