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News

Abused cat found in Saco needs leg amputated

A cat that was left at Pet Life in Saco Feb. 5 with duct tape around its face and suffering a broken leg will have to have that leg amputated, according to Saco police.  More...

Victory Chapel: ‘Make God Great Again’

BIDDEFORD – Phil McLean, who runs Victory Chapel on Hill Street in Biddeford, has a message for America, and he recently decided to broadcast it on the chapel’s front.  “I came in one Sunday morning and I really believed the Lo More...

Area senator maintains support for tax on ‘wealthy’

AUGUSTA – Criticizing opponents of the Stand Up for Students initiative who seek to repeal it, Maine state Sen. Justin Chenette (D-Saco) said his support for the initiative remains strong.  More...

Editorial

Governor doesn’t deserve a raise, you do

The median family income in Maine is about $51,500 annually. With that salary, a great number of Mainers have to stretch it to pay for everything from housing, utilities, food, transportation to medical expenses and taxes. More...

Deposit on nips bottles proposed

Legislative Lowdown

I have to confess I did not know the term “nips” bottles until recently. But now I see the problem. These little bottles – small one ounce liquor bottles conveniently located next to the register at stores– are everywhere. More...

Learn about local mysteries and more

I stopped by Libby Library to check out its latest fun filled Steam-Y Saturday event. More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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Super doesn’t have to live in Biddeford

BIDDEFORD – The tenet of a city ordinance that required the Biddeford school superintendent to establish residency was overturned unanimously in a recent school board meeting.  More...

After school programs could help in longrun

BIDDEFORD – First brought up during his state of the city address and now broached again at length at a recent school board meeting, Mayor Alan Casavant has suggested Biddeford consider implementing after-school programs to combat substance abu 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

Another Chance Animal Rescue

This sweet and loving girl is approximately 2 years old. Mary seems comfortable in the company of other cats and will most likely do well with gentle and respectful dogs. More...

Birthdays

Feb. 23: Happy birthday Jayne Waterhouse from GMACC.  Feb. 24: Happy birthday Nikki Day from GMACC.  More...

IS STRESS MANAGING YOU?

It’s time to reclaim your life from stress and Dr. Ellie Rolnick from Rolnick Chiropractic Wellness Centre in Biddeford can help you do that. More...

Community News

Scientist, artist to demonstrate dioramas

Saco Bay Artists will hold its monthly meeting at noon, Monday, March 13 at The Pines, Manor Street, Ocean Park. It will feature a demonstration of dioramas and scale models by Carlo Spirito.  More...

Diocese to pray for victims of abuse

Bishop Robert P. Deeley has designated Friday, March 3, as a diocesan-wide Day of Prayer and Penance to seek forgiveness for past harm while offering prayers for the healing of victims/survivors of sexual abuse in the Catholic church. More...

Artist to help civil rights team address exclusion

Biddeford High School’s Civil Rights Team is addressing the issue of inequality thanks to a visit by Maine-based artist and activist Orson Horchler, also known at Pigeon, on Feb. 28. More...

Letters

Tax relief programs are available

To the editor:   Saco Citizens for Sensible Government wants to provide some information on various programs for tax relief either through the state or city of Saco.  More...

Obituaries

Walter James P. Fougere

With a mix of sadness and joy for a life well-lived, we announce the passing of our beloved Papa, on Feb. 17, 2017. Papa was born in East Boston, Massachusetts, on Nov. 18, 1917, a son of Placid and Elizabeth (Landry) Fougere.  More...

Louis J. Levasseur

Louis J. Levasseur, born Aug. 25, 1929, died Feb. 8, 2017 at Evergreen Manor in Saco. He is a former Biddeford resident, born to Annie Levasseur of Vanburen and Peter Gosselin.  Louis was raised at St. More...