Parcel Post, Grid Lions and Pierce School
Sept. 2, 1864
Increase of Price
"From and after this date, the advance price of subscription to this paper will be $2 per year. We have felt reluctant to make this change, hoping matters would so turn that we should be enabled to continue the old rates. But the great advance in the price of everything that enters into the business, the largest item that of paper, having increased in price 300 per cent, forbids such a course. Indeed, we doubt that we have for some time past, received for our sheet as much as it has cost us. We have no doubt that the patrons of the Journal will cheerfully acquiesce."
Sept. 5, 1912
“It will be welcome news to many that Postmaster General Hitchcock has announced that the post office department will be ready on January 1, 1913, to put into general operation the recently authorized parcels post system. The postal express business, which must be organized within the next four months, will extend over more than a million miles of rural delivery and star routes, and will cover in its various ramifications, all systems of transportation of parcels now utilized by private express companies.”
“The Belfast Band will give their last open-air concert for the season on schoolhouse common tomorrow, Friday evening, and it is expected there will be special vocal solos in addition to the excellent instrumental music.”
Sept. 6, 1956
Grid Lions Prep For First Game
“Football continued in the practice stage at Crosby this week. Coach Win Brown reported that several more boys joined the club during the past week. Full operations will get underway the last of this week as school begins. With the first game of the season only 10 days away, Brown and assistant coach Bob Licare will be busy teaching plays and getting the newcomers in good physical shape.”
Playing at the Colonial Theatre:
"In the complete grandeur of CinemaScope 55," Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner in Rodgers & Hammerstein's "The King and I."
Sept. 4, 2003
”A Sunday morning fire gutted Ricky Craven Motorsports North on Route 1 in Belfast. Fire crews from Belfast, Searsport and Morrill responded to the early morning fire. Tuesday afternoon, Winston Cup Driver Ricky Craven was in Belfast, greeting customers, friends, fans and well-wishers and talking with state fire officials.”
”Tuesday, Sept. 2 was the last time for the first day of classes at Peirce School in Belfast. Most students arrived with big smiles and lots of enthusiasm. Next year, the new K-5 elementary school will house Gov. Anderson, Peirce and Robertson students.”