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News

Middle schoolers act on desire to support drama coach

SACO – A group of current and former Saco Middle School students will perform one-act plays this week to raise money to send drama coach Gwyneth Nicholson to a PBL World conference in Napa Valley, California, where she will learn about project- More...

Lighthouse manned once again?

BIDDEFORD – The planning board is scheduled on June 1 to review a proposal by the Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse to classify the structure as a residential dwelling.  More...

Musicians mentor area students

SCARBOROUGH – A local community concert band performed two joint concerts with fifth grade band students this week. More...

Community News

‘Hooked’ to be shown in Biddeford June 9

Project AWARE youth filmmakers premiere their short movie, “Hooked,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9 at the Biddeford High School Little Theater. More...

Concert to benefit drug use, human trafficking

Keeping Kids Safe will hold a benefit concert 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach to raise awareness and funds to combat human trafficking and heroin use.  Funds will benefit Keeping Kids Safe, St. More...

Alumni Band announces scholarship recipient

The Alumni Band announced that Rosemary Crimp, a graduating senior at Kennebunk High School, is this year’s recipient of the Marcel ‘Mike’ Drapeau Alumni Band Scholarship, receiving $1,000. More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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Health

How to maintain mental focus

The technological advancements made in the 21st century have undoubtedly made life easier in many ways, but this golden age of gadgets has not come without some negative side effects. More...

Have you heard of Bowenwork?

This unique, gentle hands-on therapy began in Australia in the 1950’s. It has been in the United States since 1991, and is currently in 37 countries. The Bowen Team is now offering this subtle, effective technique in Kennebunk.  More...

Providing home care for you and your loved ones

At New England Family Healthcare, we strive to provide the best in-home services for you or your loved ones at affordable rates. More...

OOB budget met with little fanfare

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – Town Manager Larry Mead is proposing a $15.9 million municipal budget for next year, which would result in a 2.8 percent increase to the mil rate.  In an introduction of the budget to the town council, Mead said increas More...

Band together

In Scarborough, Wentworth School fifth-grader Emily Foshay, left, plays trumpet, while Maine Pops Concert Band member Kathleen Martin, of Biddeford, plays along with her clarinet. 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

Birthday

May 21: Happy birthday Lauren LaChance from GMACC.  May 23: Happy birthday Steve Rice from GMACC . . . happy birthday Amanda Brown from GMACC.  More...

UNE president to retire in 2017

After 11 years of leadership, Dr. Danielle N. Ripich, president of the University of New England, will step down on June 30, 2017.  More...

Maine Coast Marathon

Maine Coast Marathon Race Announcer Andy Schachat looks on while winner Robert Asnby describes his experiences during a blustery race day Sunday morning. More...

Editorial

Do officials ever hire someone they can discuss in a positive light?

Executive Session Watch

SACO – Since Biddeford’s city council and school board have come under the watchful eye of “Executive Session Watch” in recent weeks, it only seems fair to provide an updated summary of how Saco has been faring with its execut More...

Scottish heritage a plenty at Libby Library

By Bob Cochran   More...

Letters

Saco school construction – a vote to do nothing?

To the editor:   I was dismayed at the May 16 Saco City Council workshop when officials decided to do nothing. Not approve a bond, not vote it down – to do nothing. More...

Resident group deeply involved in budget process

To the editor:   Saco Citizens for Sensible Government would like to update everyone regarding the budgets for the city and school.  More...

Republican believes in Democratic candidate

To the editor:   More...