December 13, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Neighbors

Band headed by Biddeford native gifting new single

An Overnight Low will release their new single, “Galileo Chains,” Friday, Dec. 14 from their forthcoming album “Connolly, Part 1” due out in 2019. More...

Locals nominated for statewide Fitzy award

The semifinalists for the 48th annual James J. Fitzpatrick Trophy were announced on Wednesday and four local standouts made the cut for the state’s top high school football honor. More...

OOB, in the spirit

Above, Scarlett Leonard, 6, of Old Orchard Beach, spends a moment with Santa. More...

Editorial

Festival of Trees in Saco is a cure for the chill

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In the midst of winter chill (serious winter chill), and in between the hustle and bustle of checking your Christmas shopping list, and checking it again, please don’t forget to take some time out to visit the Festival of Trees. More...

Birthdays

Dec. 13: Happy birthday Ariel Gendron from GMACC.  Dec. 14: Happy anniversary Fred and Wanda Small from GMACC . . . happy anniversary Charlie and Pat Towne from GMACC.  More...

Did You Hear?

Picture it: You step off the train from Boston and into a different world. You are greeted inside the station platform with a local middle school string ensemble playing selections of holiday music. More...

City loosens restrictions on handicap parking

BIDDEFORD – After a month-long crusade, Biddeford resident Jules Dennison achieved a victory in her battle for more accessible handicap parking in the wake of the city’s new parking plan: Cars with handicap plates or placards will be allo More...

News

New sidewalks, driveway space could remedy Rte. 1

SACO – When considering the best way to improve the portion of Route 1 that spans Saco and Scarborough, an oft-heard idea is that of creating “complete streets.”  More...

Biddeford landlords to pay fee for building inspections

BIDDEFORD – The Biddeford Policy Committee approved adding a new inspection program and fees for landlords to ensure that all multi-family buildings in Biddeford are safe and up to code.  Roby Fecteau, director of code enforcement, spoke a More...

TA students roll up sleeves to winterize windows

SACO – As temperatures continue to drop, Age Friendly Saco and the Thornton Academy Interact Club joined forces with Habitat for Humanity York County to make window inserts for low-income families as part of their Keep York County Warm! More...

Community News

Students to hold cookie event in Biddeford

Biddeford’s Alternative Pathways Center students will hold their first Community Cookie Decorating event 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20 at 73 Bacon St., Biddeford. The free event is open to all ages. More...

Old Dogs, New Digs

Max came to Maine from Puerto Rico after his caretaker died. He is a happy, enthusiastic, energetic little guy. He has a very good temperament, though he really prefers human adults to other animals. Max is about 18 pounds He is good in a car. More...

Animal shelter, Long Creek partner

The Animal Welfare Society has announced the first batch of puppies to graduate from its Pawsitive Changes program, which went up for adoption last week at the AWS Adoption Center at 46 Holland Road in Kennebunk.  More...

Obituaries

Violet L. Gerry

Violet Louise Gerry of Kings Point, Sun City Center, Florida, passed from this world Oct. 26, 2018, at the age of 91.  More...

Allen R. Chellis

Lt. Col. Allen R. Chellis (USA, retired), 74, passed away on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2018, in the Republic of Korea, where he resided with his wife, Kil Cha. He was born in Biddeford in 1944, the son of the late Ray Harold Chellis Jr. More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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