June 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Partial Saco council votes to exit from RSU 23

Five members of the seven-member Saco City Council voted unanimously Monday, June 25 to create a withdrawal committee and to file a petition for withdrawal with the board of directors of Regional School Unit 23 and the Commissioner of Education Steve More...

Did mayor make own rules?

Biddeford officials have thoroughly reviewed the rules behind council procedure in response to Mayor Alan Casavant’s decision to exercise his authority as mayor during an emergency budget meeting on Wednesday, June 20.  More...

News

Saco residents sound off on toll increase

Maine Turnpike Authority members listened intently while a few dozen outraged citizens voiced their concerns over a potential toll increase during a public hearing held at Saco City Hall on Thursday, June 21.  More...

Beach Beverage replaces dollar store in Cascade area

The section of Route 1 that runs through Saco near the Scarborough line has seen some changes in the last several years. More...

Council approves part of Mayor Casavant’s cuts

The Biddeford City Council approved a $170,000 cut to the fiscal year 2013 budget during a special meeting on Wednesday, June 20.  The new budget is now slated at $59.7 million, which is $2.9 million (5.11 percent) higher than the fiscal year 20 More...

52

A moving, mid 19th century ‘52’

If you are an art lover or a lover of the spectacular, downtown Biddeford is the place to be. More...

Editorial

Memory lapse

Politics & otherMistakes

I asked some Republicans what they knew about Patrick Calder, the guy who came within 300 votes of being the GOP’s 1st Congressional District nominee and is now being hailed as one of the party’s rising political stars.  “I thi More...

Turnpike conjures up old feelings

View From The Nest

I generally shudder when anyone talks about the turnpike.  I wrote a column a few years ago that I titled, “I fought the law and the law won,” which was about expensive fines I received from the Maine Turnpike Authority. More...

La Deuxième Guerre Mondiale

Le grenier de souvenances de Norman

Je me souviens assez bien de la Deuxième Guerre Mondiale, assez pour glaner quelques souvenirs de cette conflagration. Je n’avais que trois ou quatre ans lorsque cette guerre a éclaté. More...

Breaking News - 7/5/2012 10:11 AM

Public Hearing on MERC purchase held

Council to hold first reading July 17

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Biddeford man arrested in Boston

Arrest stems from a June 25 shooting in Biddeford

Leroy H. Drane, 35, is a Raymond Street resident. More...

City reveals plan to buy MERC

Plan includes curbside recycling

City officials have negotiated a deal to purchase MERC over a period of several years. More...

MERC plan: public hearing set for July 3

The Biddeford City Council is considering the future of Maine Energy Recovery Co. as the city’s contract with Casella Waste Management approaches its expiration date.  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

Career artist finds new work

The inspiration to create art, to create something unique, lasting and important may come from almost anywhere. For Eric Graffam, a 41-year-old Biddeford resident, that inspiration may have come directly from his 18-month-old son, Peter.  More...

Community News

Family entertains with imagination

A family of drifters has set up at Fortunes Rocks Beach in Biddeford.  A family made out of driftwood and beach debris, that is.  The Ehle family of Natick, Mass., are renting a cottage on Mile Stretch Road through Thursday, June 28, and, t More...

Plover protection

The piping plover, a federally threatened and state endangered bird, often roams the beaches of Biddeford Pool. More...

La Kermesse, a great success

See more photos of La Kermesse Presents: The Summer Festival on the Courier’s Facebook page. Search: Biddeford Saco-OOB Courier   More...

Obituaries

Brian Gerry

Brian Gerry of Sun City Center, Fla., died unexpectedly June 10.  More...

R. Craig Johnson

R. Craig Johnson died Monday, June 18.  He was born on Aug. 23, 1944, in Royal Oak, Mich., to Roy Theodore Johnson and Carol Bebee Johnson.  More...

Word on the Street

What is your favorite rainy day activity?

“Playing tic-tac-toe or checkers.” – Sarah Longely, South Portland More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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