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New club seeks diversity, youth

BIDDEFORD/SACO/OLD ORCHARD BEACH – Two members of the Saco Bay Rotary Club have formed a new, provisional club that they hope will appeal to younger generations, especially millenials – those born in the 1980s and 1990s. More...

News

Charity, goodwill magnetized

SACO – When Kathleen McInerny hosted a family of Rwandans at her Portland house last year, one guest surprised her by recognizing a small magnet on her refrigerator.  It was an Operation Christmas Child magnet, promoting a charitable relig More...

Bill would help children with epilepsy

Rep. Justin Chenette is spearheading legislation to permit trained, non-medical school personnel to administer U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved seizure rescue medications to children who suffer from epilepsy.   More...

Motorland moves out of North Dam, expands in Arundel

ARUNDEL/BIDDEFORD — Since expanding from a Biddeford warehouse last year to a more visible spot on Route 1 in Arundel, Motorland has become something of a local landmark.  Now, the classic car dealer is gearing up for an expansion that wil More...

Community News

Biddeford resident competes in bodybuilding competitions

Amateur bodybuilder Jules Payette of Biddeford seeks to gain his professional card when he competes in three professional qualifier International Natural Bodybuilding Federation bodybuilding competitions over the next month.  In his five-year am More...

Wreaths benefit community seniors through SMHC sale

The Southern Maine Health Care Auxiliary is selling 24-inch mixed evergreen wreaths to benefit the SMHC Eldercare Services Activities Fund in Sanford. More...

Public invited to help choose new finance director

Curt Koehler, Biddeford’s long time finance director, informed the mayor and members of the city council of his intent to retire in the beginning of March 2016. At the Sept.  More...

Obituaries

Judith A. Kline

Judith A. Kline, 74, of Arundel, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough following a long illness.  More...

Lincoln Street development picking up

BIDDEFORD – A portion of the former Maine Energy Recovery Company site at 3 Lincoln St. has been paved over with 116 parking spaces to be used by workers redeveloping the Lincoln Hotel and Lofts and the Lofts at Saco.  More...

Winterfest plans meet obstacles

BIDDEFORD — Although the city council approved a special event permit on Oct. 20 for the 2016 Biddeford WinterFest, organizers of the festival are considering where, and if, the event will be held next year.  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

Births

From Southern Maine Health Care.  Lauren Diane Lizotte was born Sept. 24, 2015, to Jonathan and Shannon (Lamb) Lizotte of Saco. Grandparents are Robert and Deborah Lizotte of Biddeford.   More...

Birthdays

Oct. 25: Happy 9th birthday to my twin sons, Alexander and Xavier, from your mother Shelly and your Grammy.  More...

Building bridges

Max Belfance of Troop 310 in Saco recently received his Eagle Scout badge today at a ceremony held in Ocean Park. More...

Editorial

Elections are over; church urges others to ‘Be the Solution’

To the editor:   Elections are over and no matter if you and those you cheered for won or lost, the work is just getting started.  More...

Lobbyists over legislators

Since I’ve been a member of the House of Representatives in Augusta, I’ve railed against what I’ve seen as blatant attempts by lobbyists and special interest groups to bribe legislators and influence policy decision-making. More...

For better or worse, everything is connected

Library Links

Halloween has now passed; time for the ghoulies and ghosties to return to their underworld lair and leave us alone for the next year. I must admit there are some things that scare me more than the paranormal world. More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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