March 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Neighbors

OOB town manager ‘impartial’

Sometimes all it takes is a fresh set of eyes to see a town or situation in a completely different light. When the Old Orchard Beach Town Council hired Mark Pearson as its new town manager, that is exactly what they got.  More...

Community News

City visit is second by state official

Gov. More...

Pepperell’s Purpose

Pepperell’s Purpose – a textile timeline, was a storytelling tour held Saturday at the Pepperell Mill campus and began at North Dam Mill. More...

Communications company ‘temporarily’ closes

After fighting a three-year battle against FairPoint Communications and the Maine Public Utilities Commission, XATel Communications announced it is temporarily going out of business.  More...

Word on the Street

With spring training underway we asked UNE students why they were excited for the start of baseball season.

“As a New Englander I’m a Sox fan, but I’m also sad that Tim Wakefield and Jason Varitek won’t be there this season.” – Erica Weber, Lewiston. More...

‘Ready’ and willing, new councilor takes over

Biddeford Mayor Alan Casavant’s decision to appoint Mike Ready to the Ward 7 council seat garnered criticism from several different councilors during Tuesday’s city council meeting. More...

News Updates

Newest website updates:

Additional letters - November 3rd, 2016 - 12:29pm
Biddeford native works for animal rights - August 26th, 2016 - 11:27am
Petition for second assembly surfaces - June 13th, 2015 - 10:56am
Officer given state sentiment - May 26th, 2015 - 4:15pm
Whistle Blower - May 12th, 2015 - 2:27pm

In the News

City could take over La Kermesse festival

The Heart of Biddeford and North Dam Mill will be working with the La Kermesse Board of Directors on the annual summer Franco-American Festival.  More...

Police Notes

Feb. 18  Justin Dorsey, 35, of Biddeford, was arrested at 605 Pool St., Biddeford, at 12:05 a.m. for operating a vehicle under the influence, unlawful furnishing of a scheduled drug and the sale and use of drug paraphernalia.  More...

Groups needed for parade

In honor of Saco’s 250th birthday celebration the city will host a parade down Saco’s Main Street to kick off the festivities, and is looking for volunteers to participate in the event.  More...

Letters

Women need education

To the editor: There was a time when a man tried to get fresh with a woman, he was told, “What part of no don’t you understand?” Today’s woman will say, “Wait a minute, I will get my birth control pill.” More...

Remove Biddeford’s ‘monument’

To the editor:   The ugly monument on Bradbury Street extension is in existence to honor former Mayor Joanne Twomey’s and the former Biddeford City Council’s misjudgment.  More...

Obituaries

Kathryn Hughes LaFountain

Kathryn “Kay” Hughes LaFountain, 78, of Biddeford, passed away Feb. 13, 2012, at Maine Medical Center surrounded by her family.  Kay was born Oct. 4, 1933, in Pittsburgh, Pa., and was the eldest of four children of Dr. Joseph P. More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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