10 years ago

From the Journal Tribune: “Supporters of the proposed state research and development bond were joined by Gov. John Baldacci on Thursday afternoon to kick-off the bond’s promotional campaign. The gathering was held at the University of New England Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences and included several local dignitaries. The research and development jobs bond … would provide $20 million for economic growth and job creation in the field.”

50 years ago

From the Biddeford-Saco Journal: “Sanford is one of about 85 communities still in the running for choice as the site of a new federal atom-smasher. The Atomic Energy Commission so reported to Sen. Edmund S. Muskie, DMaine, today, his office said in a telephone call.”

100 years ago

From the Biddeford Daily Journal: “‘The members of the Laconia team are willing to play Saco-Lowell on Saturday afternoon, but Manager Moulen does not care to have anything more to do with the team,’ said a supporter of the outfit this morning, to the Journal. … Fans with whom the reporter talked earnestly hope that the rumors in circulation that Laconia would not play Saturday are untrue.”

— Jeff Lagasse