April 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

South Portland brothers allege abuse

SOUTH PORTLAND — A second South Portland man has come forward with claims that he, too, was sexually abused as a boy by a city resident who went on to a 25-year career with the Biddeford Police Department. More...

News

Council hears from alleged victims, public

BIDDEFORD – Four people who allege they were abused by two former Biddeford police officers attended a city council meeting last week in support of others who requested that the department’s chief and deputy chief be suspended. More...

Community News

First plover nests of season found

On the heels of last year’s productive piping plover nesting season, Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge and Maine Audubon reported Monday, April 27 that the first nests of the 2015 season, found in Biddeford and Kennebunk. More...

Trolley museum opens for season

Seashore Trolley Museum opens for the season Saturday, May 2, and its neighbors, residents of Arundel, Biddeford, Saco and the Kennebunks, get a 50 percent discount on admission that day. More...

Slo-pitch starts up soon

The Saco Women’s Slo-pitch Softball Season will begin Tuesday, June 2. Individuals who are interested in participating in the league should contact the Saco Parks & Recreation Department. More...

Public to weigh in on schools

SACO – The Saco School Department is trying to determine the next best steps for improving the city’s school facilities. More...

Details emerge

BIDDEFORD – Two former Biddeford police officers and a firefighter say they had suspicions about the behavior of another former officer, Stephen Dodd, whom four men allege abused them when they were children. More...

News Updates

Newest website updates:

Residents to attend meeting, demand anwers - April 15th, 2015 - 10:40am
Public reacts to allegations - March 11th, 2015 - 5:59pm
The final push - October 24th, 2013 - 10:25am
NRA course attracts women - September 5th, 2013 - 9:41am
Things to do this weekend - August 16th, 2013 - 11:06am

Neighbors

Filly up

At right, gas pumps didn't get much business from this horse drawn carriage as it arrives at Cumming's Market in Kennebunk for Sunday's Help A Horse Parade. Below, Holly and More...

How open windows benefit the environment

Warm days full of sunshine give homeowners good reason to open windows and let fresh air into their homes. Not only can open windows boost mood and create an inviting living space, but open windows also can be good for the environment. More...

The many uses for vinegar

Check your kitchen pantry and you will probably find a bottle of vinegar. While this substance can add much-needed tang to favorite recipes and even improve the leavening function of some baking ingredients, its power extends far beyond the kitchen. More...

Editorial

More than a test score

Beyond the Headlines

Is it possible to sum up a student with one grade from a single class? Could you sum up a teacher’s effectiveness by just the standardized test scores of the students? Can you sum up a school in one letter grade? You can’t. More...

Norman’s Attic of Memories

The men that I knew growing up

I’ve talked to you about the women in my young life while growing up here in Biddeford and so I want to talk to you about the men that I got to know in my youth. More...

Le grenier de souvenances de Norman

Les hommes que j'ai connus en grandissant

Je vous ai parlé des femmes que j’ai connues tout en grandissant ici à Biddeford, c’est alors que je dois vous parler des hommes que moi j’ai connus tout en grandissant. More...