January 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page


Police Notes

Jan. 4  A juvenile, 16, was summonsed at 10:26 a.m. at Biddeford High School at 20 Maplewood Drive for harassment.  Laura K. Duncan, 46, of Ocean Avenue in Kennebunkport, was issued a summons at 3:43 p.m. More...

Schools foster stronger learning environments

SACO – After challenges passing this year’s school budget, Regional School Unit 23 administrators have embarked on a new education initiative: demonstrating to the school board and the public the positive impact that existing programs and More...

What is Adequate Yearly Progress?

Fairfield is one of the RSU’s five Title 1 schools, which means it receives federal funding due to the high number of students who qualify for free or reduced lunches and must meet Adequate Yearly Progress standards. More...


Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Biddeford Council uses more than $6 million in taxpayer dollars to purchase the land MERC sits on and MERC purchased that land, I am told, for about half a million dollars. More...


Kenneth D. Cormier

Kenneth D. Cormier, 80, of Saco and Poinciana, Fla., died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Celebration, Fla., following a brief illness. He was born Oct. 7, 1932, in Augusta, Maine, the only son of Albert and Mary (Flanders) Cormier. More...

Harold “Hal” S. Sauer

Harold (Hal) S. Sauer, 79, of Ocean Park, formerly of Carlisle, Mass., passed away peacefully at home with family at his side on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, after a 12-year struggle with Multi System Atrophy (MSA).  More...

Marcel Beauregard

Marcel Beauregard, 87, longtime resident of Burlington, Vt., died peacefully in his home on Sunday, Jan. More...

Cascade Getty station sold

Plans emerge for disc golf course

SACO – The area in Saco where Cascade’s Family Restaurant used to stand has seen some slight redevelopment in the last few years, but a couple more changes might be in the works for the near future. More...

Police chief to unite couples for good cause

BIDDEFORD – Couples who wish to get married at city hall in Biddeford might have been disappointed to learn that the city clerk’s office would no longer be conducting wedding ceremonies, but a city staff member has said he would take on t 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


Advocate for sea life leaves UNE for West Coast

BIDDEFORD – Staff members at the University of New England’s Marine Science Center said goodbye to longtime staff member Keith Matassa last week. More...



Louis a staple in downtown

By Brian Keely   If you’re in the mood for great pizza or sandwiches, come to Louis Pizza, 52 Alfred St. in downtown Biddeford, across the street from the police station.  More...


Politics & otherMistakes

How to fix everything

I’m not a big fan of reform. Perhaps that’s the result of a childhood lived under constant threats from parents and teachers that if I didn’t change my ways, I’d be sent to “reform school.”  More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

What are your plans for the Super Bowl?

“I’ll probably be at Adam’s Street Pub.”—Keith Noble, Biddeford. More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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