From Our Files — May 31, 2017
50 Years Ago — June 1, 1967
About 200 at Opening of Borderview — Almost 2,000 persons attended the grand opening of the Borderview Nursing Home. Opening of the Home completes months of planning and work, both by the owners Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bolduc and a local group who helped. Construction has been going on since last fall, and despite a setback now and then, the job is now finished.
Madawaska to Greet new Daily Train –– Several officials from the town will be on hand to greet the Cabot, the daily train of the Canadian National Railways that will be making its first run from Sydney, N.S., to Montreal today. Representing Madawaska for ceremonies when the train arrives at Edmundston are, Romeo Daigle and Lionel Dufour. Daigle said Madawaska’s gift to Mayor Drapeau of Montreal, would consist of products made by Northern Trading Company, all brightly wrapped in keeping with the fiesta spirit.
St. Agatha Evaluates CCD Program — On Thursday, May 18, the parish discussion action groups had their last meeting of the year. All felt that the program had helped them establish better relationships with the people in the groups and face life’s problem better prepared; they also thought that such a meaningful exchange of ideas had deepened their understanding of religion and the liturgy. As they looked into the future, there was diversity of opinions regarding the topics for next year. Some would like to stress the Bible, others family life and problems.
25 Years Ago — May 27, 1992
Forest fire no longer a threat to Allagash Village –– Ravaged by flood waters last year, the citizens of Allagash found themselves menaced by flames last week as a raging forest fire skirted the edges of their community, forcing an evacuation of all residents for several hours. Rumors that the fire began at a local landfill fire have not been confirmed. Along with approximately 1,000 acres of forest, along with Hilton Hafford’s guide camps and Carney McBreairty’s garage were also demolished by the flames.
10 Years Ago — May 30, 2007
Faith in Action volunteers — Nine Madawaska High School freshmen in Berthe Garcia’s Advanced Placement French class are volunteering their time and energy with residents at Ridgewood Estates in Madawaska. Once a week, the students spend time playing cribbage, cards, walking or visiting with the residents. The students are part of the Faith in Action volunteer program for senior citizens.
Fraser announces shutdown — Fraser Papers Inc. East Papers Operation will commence a 21-day major maintenance outage at its Edmundston, N.B., sulphite pulp mill on June 2 to make repairs to the recovery boiler. Certain key projects have been contracted on a fixed price, turnkey basis with original equipment manufacturers. Total capital spending of $9.5 million has been budgeted for this maintenance.