April 11, 1845

"The snow storm on Monday and Tuesday has made very bad traveling. The members of the Legislature, however anxious to get home, had to content themselves with a snail's pace. Mr. Bean, our worthy representative, came over at the rate of two miles an hour, in a coach."

Phenix Livery Stable

"The subscriber continues the stable connected with the Phenix House, and will be happy at all hours to put up Horses, and give them all proper and careful attention. Horses and Carriages can be had at all times. Travelers are invited to call – and all who wish to hire will be accommodated on very reasonable terms. Moses McFarland."

April 9, 1896

”City Marshall Kimball tendered his resignation Tuesday, on account of dissatisfaction with the police force elected Monday evening. He offered, however, to serve until after the adjourned meeting of the City Council next Monday evening, when the matter can be acted on. Tuesday night he appointed policemen Murch and Edgecomb for night service until the regular appointments are made. Mayor Hanson says he shall leave the choice of night police to the City Council, and not, as in the past, appoint them in conjunction with the City Marshall.”

”Union Harvest Grange, Centre Montville, recently had a contest in which Brothers and Sisters took sides, captained respectively by Milton Wentworth and Miss Cora Poland. The Sisters won.”

April 13, 1939

Gifts to Ladies at Colonial Theatre

"Tuesday night is Gift night for the lady patrons of the Colonial Theatre. A full sized bottle of Priscilla Parker, "Cocoanut Oil Shampoo," will be given to every lady attending. This gift is absolutely free. If you attend in the afternoon you may receive your gift by purchasing an evening ticket. The screen attraction Tuesday is 'The Lady and the Mob," featuring the academy prize winner, Faye Bainter, and is a farce comedy depicting the lighter side of gangland."

April 9, 1992

Record Number Put Oars in Water

By Beth Staples

”The 20th Annual Passagassawaukeag River Race was a 'spring fever reliever' to a record setting 244 participants on Saturday. Sunny skies, warmer weather and good white water were some of the reasons so many people shed their coats for wet suits and canoes, said YMCA race director Dale Cross. 'People are ready to jump out of winter,' he said. Kayaker Fred Ludwig of Houlton jumped out in style, winning the eight-mile race for the second year in a row in a time of 40:33. Ludwig's craft was followed down the river by 132 others, including second-place finisher Rick Swan of Brewer (42:56) and third-place paddler John Bolduc of Massachusetts (43:05).”