November 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Kate’s Butter, all grown up

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – Katie Flaherty has been the face of Kate’s Butter for more than 30 years. The company, which is named after Flaherty, was founded by her uncle, Daniel Patry, in 1981. More...

TA moves on to Class A title game

PORTLAND — The players on the Thornton Academy sideline were understandably nervous late in the fourth quarter of the Western Maine Class A final on Saturday, Nov. 10. More...

News

Mayor could be fined by ethics commission

BIDDEFORD — It appears one longtime Biddeford politician could be returning to the State House after all.  Alan Casavant, a state representative from District 137, got some good news late last week when he found out that his defeat to Repu More...

Local couples celebrate

“Finally.”  That’s how Biddeford resident Sharon Beaudoin describes how she felt about the passage of gay marriage in Maine.  Nearly 60 percent of Maine residents voted to allow the state to issue marriage licenses to same More...

New Saco citizen group forms

SACO – When Saco residents received their latest tax bills in July, they saw that the amount due to the city had increased by 18 percent when compared to the previous year. More...

In the News

Handmade on Main is open for shopping in downtown Biddeford

Engine, a community arts organization, announces an early holiday shopping kick off with its initiative called Handmade on Main, which will consist of 12 mini-shops under one roof that offers custom furniture, woolens, greeting cards, jewelry, T-shir More...

IT’S TIME TO GIVE THE GIFT OF HEARING!

With the holidays upon us we at Hearing Essentials know the importance of the gift of HEARING.  More...

Get comprehensive eye exams from Dr. Jo Johnson

Dr. Jo Johnson has been serving the eyecare needs ofYork 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...

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Reilly’s Bakery, a downtown favorite

If you have been to downtown Biddeford you probably already know about Reilly’s Bakery. If you haven’t been there before, you have to check out the downtown’s oldest business. More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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Breaking News - 11/15/2012 5:06 PM

MERC contract delayed until end of the month

Mayor says both parties need more time before finalizing agreements

By Kristy WagnerStaff WriterThe city of Biddeford’s contract to purchase Maine Energy Recovery Company from Casella Waste Systems remains unsigned as of this morning while officials wait for pending environmental documentation to be finalized. More...

Butter company wants roots to remain strong

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – All of Lucas Patry’s life, his family’s business, Kate’s Homemade Butter, has been located in his home in on Fern Park Road in Old Orchard Beach. More...

Last round of MERC tests due

The Maine Energy Recovery Company trash incinerator at 1 Lincoln St. 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

BHS runner is state champion

It took a little more than 17 minutes, but when Cam Nadeau, a senior at Biddeford High School, ran past the finish line, he ended his cross-country season as the Class A state champion and as one of the best runners in New England.  More...

Birthdays

Nov. 20: Happy birthday Linda Mason from Leslie.   More...

Pets of the Week

Chevy and Dakota belong to Tina Antoine of Dayton. (Courtesy photo) More...

Community News

Community News

Local teacher helps election come alive

Even though the fourth and fifth graders at Biddeford Intermediate School are still several years away from being able to cast their vote in local and national elections, staff at Biddeford Intermediate School helped bring the experience to them in t More...

Strike

Employees at the J.J. Nissen Bakery in Biddeford began a strike Saturday afternoon.On the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 12, Hostess announced it was permanently closing baking facilities in Seattle, St. More...

Politics & otherMistakes

Back from the brink

The last two Democrats to run for statewide office in Maine got 32 percent of the vote – combined. More...

Letters

Follow your heart

To the editor:   Last year, around the holidays, we received a call about a young boy in Old Orchard Beach who had a hamster without a cage. More...

Thank you to volunteers

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Thank you to workers

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