10 years ago

From the Journal Tribune: “Social service agencies are likely to get some funding for 2006 and beyond under a compromise plan worked out among the York County Commissioners that establishes a new system foir distributing cash. In a unanimous vote, commissioners Wednesday agreed to establish a $75,000 account and form a three-person subcommittee to review applications for funding.”

50 years ago

From the Biddeford-Saco Journal: “Former Biddeford Mayor Willie W. Pomerleau today challenged the Edward F. Gaulin administration’s action in bonding off $250,000 in past debts, which Pomerleau claimed do not exist, and claimed the figure was ‘outlandish.’”

100 years ago

From the Biddeford Daily Journal: “Packages of various kinds of seeds were distributed among the pupils last spring by the industrial committee of The Womens Educational and Industrial union and the ethusiastic gardners have eagerly looked forward to exhibition time. Although weather conditions have been most unfavorable, yet many of the children will be able to make a creditable showing.”

— Jeff Lagasse

Today in History

Today is Tuesday, September 22, the 265th day of 2015. There are 100 days left in the year. The Jewish Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, begins at sunset.