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News

Lawsuit is filed over school choice

Suit, filed by 12 Arundel families and TA, seeks judgment against RSU

KENNEBUNK — A long-simmering debate over school choice for Arundel middle school students, which already has bubbled up an attempt by local residents to withdraw their town from RSU 21, finally spilled over last week into the courts.  More...

Delay in FD contract not seen as concern

BIDDEFORD – Firefighters are continuing to negotiate a new contract with the city. More...

Councilors proud of tri-community vote

Sorry it has been over a month since our last update, it has been busy with the budget process. Also, we ran through our council quota of complete sentences from our prior articles, but have refreshed those strategic reserves with some updates.  More...

Community News

Students selected to participate in national honor band

The music department at Biddeford Middle School announced that the following students have been selected to participate in the John Philip Sousa National Honor Bands, New England Region, on April 21, 22, and 23, to be hosted at Gorham High School: Ch More...

Saco River dredging could happen after plan was rejected

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a 30-day public notice to announce its intention to perform maintenance dredging of the Saco River Federal Navigation Project. More...

Bank donates keyboard to youth band program

Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution recently purchased a new Yamaha electronic keyboard for the Biddeford Middle School music department. More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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Residents work with DOJ to help with ‘discourse’

The committee has met since fall but plans for community forums delayed

BIDDEFORD – A group of residents have been meeting since October with assistance from the U.S. Department of Justice, hoping to host community forums to discuss local issues. More...

Saco school budget would add 53 cents to mil rate

SACO – A proposed school budget of $34,195,769 plus $114,803 for adult education has got some city councilors concerned about its impact on the mil rate, which would increase property taxes 53 cents per $1,000 of valuation. 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

Engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey T. More...

Biddeford man earns professional driving distinction

Denis Litalien of Biddeford was named a 2016 TA/ Petro Citizen Driver during a ceremony held at the Mid- America Trucking Show held in Kentucky on April 1. More...

Birthdays

April 14: Happy birthday Derek Rice from GMACC. April 16: Happy birthday Ruth Smith from GMACC . . . happy birthday Olivia Grantham from GMACC.  More...

Editorial

Local history – our story

What was it like to live in Saco in 1700? How about in 1800? What would it have been like to be a young teen employed in one of the cotton mills? When was the Revolutionary War and why does that matter? More...

Letters

To the governor: The way we test children is lacking

To the editor: (The following letter was sent to Gov. Paul LePage, from Denise D-Entremont, school test coordinator at Biddeford Intermediate School.)   More...

Biddeford lost more than a position when director let go

To the editor: More...

Free speech: The right of all, no POV should go unheard

To the editor:   This is a response to the editorial “Don’t let it happen in our communities,” in last week’s Courier.  More...