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Bangor Daily News Photo by Danny Maher | BDN
Bangor Daily News Photo by Danny Maher | BDN
Elected on Monday, May 11, 1953 as new officers of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, social fraternity at the Unversity of Maine, are (from left) Donald Poulin, Biddeford, treasurer; Winship Moody, Gorham, president; Mrs. Charlotte Gradie, Bangor, house mother; Joseph Kneeland, Bethel, vice president; and Rodney Moulton, Biddeford, secretary.



10 years ago — Sept. 12, 2003

(As reported in the Bangor Daily News)

BREWER — In a brief meeting, the Brewer City Council voted to post a revised adult entertainment ordinance that, in part, addresses the deficiencies in the city’s 5-year-old ordinance that put the city in jeopardy of losing a lawsuit earlier this year.

Devised by City Solicitor Joel Dearborn and other officials, the proposed ordinance contains clearer definitions and allows the city and prospective adult businesses some flexibility on locations and types of structures that can be used for such businesses.


25 years ago — Sept. 12, 1988

BANGOR — Wedding vows had not been spoken in Cascade Grotto Park for 40 years until Gene Trott and Carolyn Thompson were married there recently. The wedding party included Francis Beaulieu, maid of honor; Vincent Grant, best man; and Jean Emerson, justice of the peace.

BANGOR — The Good Samaritan Agency’s Teen Parent Education Program has a new home and a new director. The program recently moved to the Jewish Community Center on Somerset Street. It previously was located at the Young Women’s Christian Association building on Second Street.

The new director is Colleen Fitzgerald-Voigt, a former school teacher and counselor.

On a typical day last week, the program provided daycare to 11 children age 2 months to 2 years. By the end of September, program staffers expect to serve 18 infants and 21 mothers.

Staff members are Robin Bray Marks, teacher; Kim Donovan, nursery supervisor; Cheryl Dexter and Annemarie Hatt, childcare assistants.

BREWER — Donna Thornton, community development director, said there had been great progress in parks development during recent months.

While Doyle Field has been refurbished with new lights, bleachers and press box, some smaller projects along South Main Street will be completed by the end of September and will provide places for a relaxing view of the river.

Near the picnic area will be playground equipment for older children and “tot lot” for toddlers. Two other parks, farther up South Main Street toward the business district, will feature benches, plants and trees.


50 years ago — Sept. 12, 1963

VEAZIE — A large truck-borne crane caused a few minutes of suspense when it became entangled in high-voltage power lines on the main road in Veazie. There were no casualties, although electric services in the neighborhood was disrupted for approximately 30 minutes until a Bangor Hydro-Electric Company emergency crew managed to free the mechanical giant. Hydro employee Arnold Stanwood  of Bangor gently nudged the charged cable away from the crane. Owners of the truck and crane are Murray Equipment Company of Augusta.

BANGOR — Malcolm S. Stevenson, Bangor attorney, is chairman of the Bangor-Brewer Bowdoin College general alumni campaign fund drive for $10 million which opened in the Bangor area. Assisting Mr. Stevenson are John Conti, a member of the law firm of Eaton, Peabody, Bradford and Veague; William Houston, legal counselor for the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Company; John Blatchford, trust officer at the Merchants National Bank; Everett W. Gray, an attorney; and Lloyd E. Willey, assistant manager of Canteen Service.

By successfully reaching its goal, the college can qualify for a grant of $2.5 million.

ORONO — “Everyone working in a restaurant is in their own way contributing to the health of the community. Literally they hold the health of the customers in their hands.”

That statement by William Shook, Bangor director of public health, was echoed in numerous ways at a panel discussion at the University of Maine. The panel talk on Sanitation for the Food Service Industry was the a feature of a Food Service Management Workshop sponsored by the School of Home Economics at UMaine.

There are some 4,034 licensed eating places, or eating and lodging places in the state. Six state inspectors now visit some 9,000 places each year.


100 years ago — Sept. 12, 1913

BUCKSPORT — The demise of Capt. Francis D. Lowell of Bucksport, by drowning, on Sept. 6, calls to mind the passing of one more of the well and widely known family of ship masters of this town. Only a few years ago four brothers of this family were in command of vessels at one time in various trades, covering coastwise and foreign commissions.

Capt. Lowell, at the age of 17, took charge of the schooner Eva B. Stearns of which he and his sister, Mrs. F.A. Arey, were the owners.

He was in command of the following schooners: Helen S. Barnes, Koret, Albus, Mary A. Rice, Modesty, July Fourth, Emma Green, Harry White, William Butman, Hannah Coomer, Medford, William H. Archer and Ida B. Gibson.

During his long career he lost but one vessel, the schooner Harry White of Bucksport, which was sunk with an ocean tug off Watch Hill, R.I. He was exonerated of all blame.

ORONO — The kitchen in the Congregational vestry is being remodeled and enlarged by the removal of a partition between the old kitchen and the large wood closet. Water is being installed and a storeroom for wood built in the rear. C.A. Noyes has the work in charge.

BANGOR — The Bangor Railway and Electric Company has established a life-saving station equipped with a pulmotor. The pulmotor, a device for artificial respiration, is new in this part of the country. It is very simple, a child can use it. All one has to do is clamp a rubber mouthpiece over the mouth and turn on a valve. There are two tubes, one of which supplies pure air to the victim’s lungs, while the other draws off the exhausted air, which contains the carbon dioxide, sustaining life in the first crucial minutes.

The company will keep the pulmotor at its sub-station in Park Street


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