April 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Biddeford Family goes on, less than month after fire destroyed everything

When Albert and Christine Pelletier look at the firedamaged remains of their home, they are thankful their family was not sleeping at 28 Raymond St. in Biddeford when the house caught fire. More...

Letter prompts emergency tour

Last week Biddeford High School was involved in several controversies tied to disrespectful student behavior. More...

News

Mayor Casavant: there’s a ‘leak’ on council

Biddeford Mayor Alan Casavant at Tuesday’s city council meeting said there is a “leak” among councilors, which is one of the reasons he isn’t updating the group more frequently about Maine Energy Recovery Co. More...

Senior privileges granted to BHS seniors for 2012-2013

Biddeford High School students can look forward to a newly revamped senior privileges program next year that will allow seniors to leave campus during their lunch breaks year round.  More...

Police Notes

Biddeford police  April 6   Maurice L. Labbe, 47, of Lyman, was arrested on a warrant at 12:13 p.m. at 317 Alfred St. More...

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Malt shop harkens back to good ole days

Have you ever reminisced about the 1950s and 1960s? Remember how fun it was to go to the malt shop? Now you can relive your memories and create new ones at M’s Malt Shoppe and Fancy Franks.  More...

Editorial

Politics & and Other Mistakes

No obligations

There are two types of people who routinely ignore state laws:  1. Criminals.  2. Legislators.  The criminals have an excuse. More...

View From The Nest

A good day

St. Joseph Church in Biddeford was packed Saturday as dozens of children were confirmed and received First Communion.  I was there because my stepdaughter, Brianna, received the sacraments. More...

Obituaries

Louise Ann Sutton

LouiseAnn Sutton, 56, of Biddeford, passed away on Thursday April 5, 2012. She was surrounded by her loving family during her final days at home after a courageous year and a half battle with breast cancer.  She was born on Aug. More...

Donia Boisvert

Donia “Don” R. Boisvert, 89, of Arundel, died April 10, 2012, at his home.  He was born on June 10, 1922, in Biddeford, to Joseph and Orise (Blair) Boisvert.  He was predeceased by a brother, Ernest Boisvert, on Nov. More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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Police arrest Old Orchard Beach man tied to death of Roger White

Resident Michael Swenson charged with murder

 Maine State Police and the Old Orchard Beach Police Department have charged Old Orchard Beach resident Michael Swenson with the murder of Roger White. More...

Big Time Wrestling comes to Saco Sportzone

  Big Time Wrestling, a professional wrestling entrtainment group, will be coming to the Southern Maine Sportszone on Friday, April 27. More...

Train accident claims life of artist

The man killed in Monday’s train collision has been identified as Sean Page, a Biddeford resident and local tattoo artist.  Peter Quimby, a resident at 64 W. Cutts St. More...

News Updates

Newest website updates:

Additional letters - November 3rd, 2016 - 11:29am
Biddeford native works for animal rights - August 26th, 2016 - 10:27am
Petition for second assembly surfaces - June 13th, 2015 - 9:56am
Officer given state sentiment - May 26th, 2015 - 3:15pm
Whistle Blower - May 12th, 2015 - 1:27pm

Neighbors

Creativity bursts from city’s native

From the outside, Brown Fox Printing, in Kennebunk, looks like any other retail print shop. The hours are clearly posted in the window and there are advertisements for flyers, brochures and posters. More...

Community News

Grandparents get schooled in new generation

Many parts of society today are changing and adapting as our population ages. More...

Saco plant’s ‘green’ efforts go long way

To say that Howard Carter, Saco’s deputy director of public works, is an environmentally conscious individual, would be an understatement of the highest magnitude.  This is clear from the minute the Front Street facility is approached. More...

Star struck

Saco resident Deb Lombard will star in “Dancing with the Community,” a benefit dinner and dance for the South Portland Recreation Department’s “Fit to Live” senior fitne More...

Letters

More money doesn’t help

To the editor:   This letter is a follow-up to Matthew Dubois’ evaluation of the Biddeford High School administration. More...

Dems planted activist

To the editor:   Feminists no longer pay attention to church teaching – they would rather listen to President Obama’s teaching.  They worry more about their birth control pill that can cause cancer than they do about the price o More...

Union rep speaks out

(A speech by Susanne Dunn, president of Biddeford Teachers Association, that was read at the April 10 Biddeford School Committee meeting)  To the editor:   More...

Word on the Street

After last year’s season ending collapse, are you happy with the Red Sox’s season so far this year?

“They’re doing awesome. Right now they are amazing and they’ll still be amazing later in the year.” – Kyle Bonsaint, Biddeford More...

Health

Working Caregivers and Employer Health Care Costs

If you or a loved one find yourself in any of the following situations, give Mary Keefe, Senior Care Specialist a call today. Do it for yourself and your loved ones.  Working Caregivers and Employer Health Care Costs   More...

Get comprehensive eye exams from Dr. Jo Johnson

Dr. Jo Johnson has been serving the eyecare needs of York County since 1977. A fully licensed medical doctor whose specialty is ophthalmology, Dr. Jo (as many of her patients call her) provides both medical and surgical eyecare. More...

5-Star Nursing Care at Holbrook Health Center

Holbrook Health Center at Piper Shores has received a high ranking of five stars overall in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 Best Nursing Homes. More...