From our Files – Week of November 9, 2022

50 Years Ago — Nov. 9,  1972

    Female bus driver  Mrs. Therese Collins, prepared to pick up some school bus riders, is the only female driver for SAD 24 and is one of a very limited number of the staff drivers in The County. Mrs. Collins has been driving the bus since the beginning of school and was recently awarded a special school bus driver’s license.

   Trick or treat – The patients of the pediatric department of Peoples Benevolent Hospital went trick or treating throughout the hospital on Oct. 31, 1972. The children in the pediatric ward were also visited on the night of Halloween by a group of eight fraternity sisters from the University of Maine. 

25 Years Ago — Nov. 12, 1997

Lille could exist in memory only — The tiny St. John Valley community of Lille Plt. could exist in the memory of its residents only, depending on the outcome of a special town meeting that was set in November 1997 at the Grand Isle  Elementary School. Prompted by efforts in designing the new emergency 911 system, residents will be asked whether or not they wish, for 911 emergency and monitoring purposes, that only the name “Grand Isle” be used throughout all its boundaries and territories.

10 Years Ago — Nov. 7, 2012 

Fashion Connection closing its retail — The owners of Fashion Connection have decided to move their clothing retail business to an online-only structure, according to Jacques Pelletier. Pelletier and his wife Amy owned the business for the past seven years. He said that about 90 percent of his business is through Internet sales now, and by moving to a totally online presence will allow more efficient use of time and space. The change will mean the elimination of two positions at the physical storefront, Pelletier said.

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