June 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Logging on the Saco River, 150 years recognized

By David Arenstam   BIDDEFORD – For nearly as long as people have lived along the shores of the Saco River, they have been pulling logs from its cold waters to provide timbers and building material for homes, businesses and many other buil More...


Primary 2016

Incumbent state Sen, Susan Deschambault is being challenged by Joanne Twomey for the Democratic nomination for Senate District 32, which covers Alfred, Arundel, Biddeford, Dayton, Kennebunkport and Lyman. Both candidates are Biddeford residents. More...

Auction in young man’s memory to fund OOB scholarship

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – A Massachusetts man who summers in Old Orchard Beach is holding a scholarship fundraiser on Sunday where more than 200 items, including sports memorabilia, gift certificates and tickets to athletic events and resorts, will b More...

A Timeline of Service

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It’s full steam ahead this summer

Library Links

June not only brings the official start of summer with the equinox on June 20, but also Libby Library’s fantastic summer reading program. The theme of this year’s program, which begins in late June, is Full STEAM Ahead. More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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Downtown group mulls free Wi-Fi

BIDDEFORD – The Downtown Development Commission logged in a discussion on possibilities for free public Wi-Fi hotspots to be available at select locations downtown. More...

Good job, grads

Old Orchard Beach High School graduating seniors Grace Letze and Elizabeth Harlan hug as Sunday's commencement ceremony gets underway at The Seaside Pavilion. See pages 14 and 15 for more photos. 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


Onward tigers

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Parents and friends cheer as the Old Orchard Beach High School Class of 2016 enters the Seaside Pavilion Sunday afternoon. (Kevin A. Byron photo) More...

Summer Camps

Farm Camp - Hands-in-the-dirt fun!   More...

Community News

Tri City Community Chorus to perform June 11 concert

The Tri City Community Chorus, with Director Nick MacDonald, presents its spring concert, “The Road Home,” featuring works by Stephen Paulus, Ola Gjeilo, Rogers & Hammerstein, and other fine composers, at 7 p.m. More...

Group to watch Biddeford native in Stanley Cup hockey game

DiriGo-Getters, a young professionals organization in Biddeford and Saco and an extension of the Biddeford Saco Chamber of Commerce and Industry, will host a watch party at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 9 at Portland Pie Company. More...

Dyer Library seeks donations for annual yard sale

The friends and staff of Dyer Library and Saco Museum will host its fourth annual Colossal Yard Sale 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 18 on the lawn of the library and museum at 371 Main St., Saco, with a rain date of Saturday, June 25. More...


Helene Groh Wakefield

Mrs. Inge Helene Groh Wakefield passed away on May 17, 2016 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, formerly of Lyman.  More...