10 years ago

From the Journal Tribune: “One of the city’s 19 century halls is about to get a much needed face lift. According to the architect Caleb Johnson, of the downtown firm Johnson & Bell, the changes are ‘decidedly modern’ and may be an indication that new trends in design and historic preservation may take root in older sections of Biddeford.”

50 years ago

From the Biddeford-Saco Journal: “Roger R. Johnson, Biddeford Neighbor Youth Corps director, announced the start of the in-school program for 100 youths today. Enrollees will gain work experience in public and parochial schools, St. Francis College, Maine Employment Security Commission and Notre Dame Thrift Shop under the program.”

100 years ago

From the Biddeford Daily Journal: “On Thursday, while drawing logs at the sawmill owned by Leonard Walker in Lyman, Alonzo Day met with a painful and what might have been serious accident. A huge log was about to be cut when it was struck by another log, which became dislodged and upon falling, landed upon the left foot of Mr. Day so that he was pinned to the floor and unable to move until it was lifted. He was taken home and after careful examination, found the muscles had badly bruised and the ligaments were strained.”

— Christopher Murphy and Krysteana Scribner