10 years ago

From the Journal Tribune: “With major school funding issues emerging last week, the Maine School Administrative District 71 School Board voted Monday night to continue with the policy agreed upon a year ago by Kennebunk and Kennebunkport. The board also decided to actively seek a meeting with the selectman from the two towns to discuss the problems.”

50 years ago

From the Biddeford-Saco Journal: “Firefighters stood by for Central Maine Power Co. crews yesterday when the men responded to calls for assistance with burning wires during yesterday’s storm. Mrs. Williams Gilman of Grand Beach reported a wire from the pole to her house was burning and another outside line was reported on fire by Richard Blaney of Camp Comfort Avenue.”

100 years ago

From the Biddeford Daily Journal: “One of the most sensational crimes that ever occurred in this section is recalled by the story which has just come out, to the effect that Rockingham county, N.H., officials are to extradite Joe Gouin from Pennsylvania, where he is now completing a sentence in a prison there. Gouin and his companion had blown a safe in the city of Dover, N.H. and were on a train making their escape. Police officials had a telegraph message sent to Rockingham Junction to head the men off. Howard A. Whitten, now a ticket agent in Saco, was telegraph operator at Rockingham Junction at the time and received and delivered the message spoken of. Mr. Whitten…”

— Krysteana Scribner