August 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Saco addresses dogs on beach, RSU

SACO – City councilors unanimously approved the first reading of a city ordinance that would regulate dogs on city beaches and set a date for a public hearing to deliberate the proposed change. More...

News

MERC, the next step: feasibility study

BIDDEFORD – City officials are now looking toward the future development of the area where the city council approved the $6.65 million purchase and sales agreement of the Maine Energy Recovery Co. More...

Biddeford smokeshop part of nationwide raid

BIDDEFORD – A national synthetic drug takedown conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made its way into a local smokeshop during a raid.  More...

Eye on equines

“Mustangs in Motion” will be held 1 to 4 p.m. at Bush Brook Farm, 463 West St., in Biddeford. Pictured here is Mona Jerome. More...

Community News

Voices in Harmony to perform Aug. 10 at Thornton Academy

Saco’s Voices In Harmony will perform a choral concert 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10. “For the Love of Song” will feature children and adult choirs with the Saco Bay Jazz Vocal Ensemble at Thornton Academy’s Garland Auditorium.  More...

Proceeds of benefit go to Colorado shooting victims

North Saco Congregational Church will hold a fundraiser for the victims of the movie theater shooting in Colorado.  Those who sing or play an instrument are welcome to attend; there is a piano at the church. More...

Third annual sober festival is Aug. 18 in Saco

The third annual Came To Believe Soberfest community outdoor concert, celebration and fundraiser will be held noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Our Father’s House, 325 North St. (Route 112) in Saco. More...

Letters

Reader: we showed the RSU 23 board

To the editor:   I have a very important point to make to the Regional School Unit 23 administration: “Do you hear us now?”  Your arrogance in presenting the same budget didn’t pay off, did it? More...

Superintendent urges thought among residents

To the editor:   Thanks to those of you who have been in contact with us to express your thoughts about the recent budget validation referendum. It is always helpful for the board and me to hear from citizens about such important issues.  More...

Word on the Street

How do you beat the heat?

“Don’t stay in the sun too long and drink a lot of fluids.” – Robert Kimkowitz, Biddeford More...

Body recovered from Saco River

Police think it's of a 35 to 40-year-old man

The body has been sent to the state medical examiner's office for identification. More...

Grand Jury indictments from York County

    Grand Jury Indictments from: 8/8/2012     ===============================================================================================================     Joshua M Binette    &nb More...

Casella offers severance; some staff not happy

BIDDEFORD – Last week’s decision by the city council to accept the $6.65 million contract purchase and sale agreement that would eventually close Maine Energy Recovery Co. 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

Neighbors

OOB student continues fight for her education

Children inherit many traits and tendencies from their parents. More...

In the News

Lost and found …

In late May 1986, a Biddeford Pool resident named Aldo Pulito was walking on the beach, as he had done many times before. On this particular day, however, he noticed what appeared to be wood protruding from the shore above low tide. More...

Pets of the Week

Above, Ben, a 16-month-old St. Bernard, relaxes after a morning at the beach. His owner is Dawn Marie Warfle of Old Orchard Beach. (Courtesy photo) More...

What the Padiddle?

Can you guess?

Last week’s headlight was a 2012 Hyundai Elantra, which was guessed correctly, for the second week in a row, by Jason Rodrigue of Biddeford. What a sharp eye! More...

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South Street Festival is Aug. 18

Are you the type who loves to go to community festivals? If so, then you have to come to downtown Biddeford’s South Street Festival noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.  More...

Editorial

Politics & otherMistakes

Losing focus

The Maine Republican Party would own this state if it could just pay attention long enough to complete a few simple tasks. Such as:  Get Gov. More...

Word of the Week

Clandestine: Marked by, held in or conducted with secrecy.” Some city officials, residents and others attended what was deemed by some as a clandestine party after the Biddeford City Council voted to sign an agreement to close Maine Energy Reco More...

Le grenier de souvenances de Norman

Les Funérailles et le Deuil

Comme partie intégrante de notre héritage, il y la foi catholique, sa liturgie, sa rubrique[indications en rouge dans le grand missel] et ses prescriptions pour le culte sacré. More...