February 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Marijuana and the law

Area senator named to committee that will shape rules

BIDDEFORD – Biddeford resident and Maine state Sen. Susan Deschambault has been appointed to the Joint Select Committee on Marijuana Legalization in Augusta, and its first meeting was held Tuesday, Feb. 7. More...

News

Athletes inducted into Biddeford Hall of Honor

Biddeford High School held its fourth annual Hall of Honor Ceremony Jan. 27 in which eight alum were inducted into the class of 2016.  More...

Bracing for more

A backhoe deposits a load of snow into the dumping bed of a truck in the parking lot across from the McArthur Library in Biddeford last week. More...

Mail-It Unlimited to host drive

KENNEBUNK — Bill Gallant, 65, may live in Scarborough, but, as owner of Mail-It Unlimited, he’s bee a fabric of Kennebunk like for nearly 30 years.  More...

Editorial

What is the Homestead Exemption and why is it important?

Legislative Lowdown

Under the Gov. Paul LePage administration, there has been a general reduction of key state revenues that your city council and school board have used to reduce the property tax burden on residents. This has forced an increase in property taxes.  More...

Birthdays

Feb. 10: Happy anniversary Gordon and Isolde Cole from GMACC.  Feb. 21: Happy birthday Daddy (Jon Bedard), love, Lilly, Michael, Tina, Mom, Dave, Grammy Nunan and your aunts, uncles and cousins.   More...

It takes a village . . . of knitters

Library Links

McArthur Library’s knitting group started by chance when I was asked to host a casual weekly meeting of crochet and knitting enthusiasts. More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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Mayor delivers first-ever state of the city address

BIDDEFORD – Mayor Casavant, speaking for more than 20 minutes, delivered his first-ever state of the city address in which he expounded on a dramatically changed city for the better, but which still has work to do.  More...

Officials: creative arts a neccesity

BIDDEFORD – Creative arts and placemaking – “a community’s bloodline,” according to the description within meeting materials, was the topic of discussion during the meeting of a subcommittee of the city’s Strategic 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

Recognized for writing

Thornton Academy students have received top awards for the state of Maine in the Classical Association of New England’s annual writing contest. More...

The best (and worst) foods for heart health

No one wants to hear from their doctors that they have joined the millions of people across the globe to be diagnosed with heart disease. More...

Think you need a hearing aid?

If you need or think you might need a hearing aid, you should call Mark Vail today — he’ll test and evaluate you for the hearing aid you need in the comfort of your home and you’ll be happy with it.  More...

Community News

Indispensable

Jeremy Ray, left, superintendent of schools in Biddeford, presented Biddeford resident Jeannie Lovell with an engraved clock for her 28 years of service to the department, all spent in the hot lunch More...

Biddeford Intermediate teacher recognized

Biddeford Intermediate School teacher Lori Flynn was announced as a Golden Apple Award recipient. More...

Saco author releases book about ballparks

As major and minor league teams prepare for spring training, University of New England instructor and Saco resident Josh Pahigian has released a new book titled “The Amazing Baseball Adventure” (Lyons Press, 2017), which can be purchased More...

Letters

Watchdog group meets with Thornton Academy

To the editor:   Intelligent people tend to talk about the facts. They don’t sit around and call each other names. That’s what you can find on a third grade playground.  – Ben Carson   More...

City, school officials: embrace diversity

To the editor:   More...