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Bangor Daily News File Photo by Danny Maher | BDN
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Eileen Cassidy, right foreground, associate professor of physical education at the University of Maine, leads summer-school enrolees in "get-acquainted" games during registration at the university on Monday, July 9, 1956.


10 years ago — Sept. 26, 2003

(As reported in the Bangor Daily News)

BANGOR — Eastern Maine Community College has run out of dormitory space and is housing students at local motels, according to President Joyce Hedlund.

Eighty students have been divided evenly between the Comfort Inn and the Bangor Motor Inn, Hedlund told the Maine Community College System board of trustees.

Students in the motels are living under the same rules and regulations as those on campus, the president said.

The cost of the motel rooms is slightly higher than it would be for a dorm, but is being offset by lower-priced meal plans, Hedlund said.

BANGOR — If one medication works to keep aging bones strong and healthy, will two do the job better? The answer, unfortunately, seems to be no, but the medical and research communities are celebrating anyway.

Halfway into a two-year national study, researcher Dr. Clifford Rosen of the Maine Center for Osteoporosis Research and Education at St. Joseph Healthcare has released the initial findings.

Although the study disproves his hypothesis, Rosen said it has tremendous economic implications for the treatment of osteoporosis


25 years ago — Sept. 26, 1988

ORONO — On June 1, 1950, then U.S. Sen. Margaret Chase Smith, known as “the gentlewoman from Maine,” stood up on the floor of the fear-ridden United States Senate and blasted Wisconsin Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s anti-communist campaign. Smith’s speech spelled the beginning of the end for McCarthy’s vigorous campaign that terrorized many politicians and others who feared being labeled a communist.

On Sunday, an event at the University of Maine, the former Maine senator was cited for the legacy of honesty, integrity and courage she gave to her state and country during her 32 years of public office.

BREWER — Brewer firefighters cleaned and polished the department’s 1947 American LaFrance pumper truck in preparation for a parade in Augusta. The 1,000-gallon-a-minute pumper looked almost as good as it did in 1947 when it first arrived in Brewer. A day after it arrived, the pumper went to Bar Harbor to help fight a forest fire. For a week, it pumped water as firefighters battled to gain control of the fire.

Alan Wood, Bill Van Peursem and Joe Doucet will accompany the pumper to Augusta. Joe McGowan, Mike Mullins, Doucet, Jim Burns, Bruce Blanchard and Gary Parent gave the truck a final checkup before the trip to Augusta.


50 years ago — Sept. 26, 1963

BANGOR — “Moved across Cross Street” the door sign at Frawley’s Drug Store’s familiar Main Street location read. And so it had.

After 73 years at the same 73 Main St. location, the well known retail drug firm owned by Alfred C. Frawley Jr., had moved to 81 Main St. to expanded and completely renovated quarters.

Frawley’s drugs was started at the corner of Main and Cross streets in 1890 by Frawley’s grandfather, John P. Frawley.

The new ‘combination’ store boasts a complete line of drugs, gifts, cards, a candy corner, cosmetics and a variety of other merchandise, plus a soda fountain. The main floor, lowered 48 inches to street level from the original walk-up level, is completely modernized in bright white ceiling panels, blue walls, grey-white floor tiling, new merchandising fixtures and a welcoming new store front, completely aluminum.

The street floor provides the store with 3,500 square feet of selling area.

ORONO — Monday marked the opening of the Orono Youth Center for another year and Wednesday the members erected the center sign of the Orono Community House.

The Orono Youth Center has been in existence since 1958, but this past winter moved from the old Bennoch Street School, due for demolition, to the Community House, taking the space vacated by the town library.


100 years ago — Sept. 26, 1913

KENDUSKEAG — Miss Alice Pearson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.F. Pearson of Kenduskeag, was united in marriage to Eben W. Davis of Millinocket in Union church, Kenduskeag, on Wednesday at 5 p.m. by the Rev. W.O. Ayer, D.D.

Miss Clara Pearson was bridesmaid and Walter S. Pearson, brother of the bride, was groomsman.

Miss Madeline Fogg and Miss Dorothy Small were flower girls.

The bride wore a white satin gown trimmed with Duchess lace and carried bride’s roses.

The couple left by automobile for a short bridal trip. They will reside in Millinocket.

BANGOR — Don’t think of building without looking into the merits of the Miracle Double Air-space concrete blocks for foundations. Better than anything else, the blocks give a lasting, frost-proof foundation. We can take you to many houses right here in Bangor and show you.

We are contractors of all kinds of mason work. Orders attended to promptly. W.E. Fish, 393 Broadway. New office and shop, 114 Center St. Tel. 1257-11.



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