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Principals: Later school starts positive

BIDDEFORD/SACO – Saco Middle School and Biddeford High and Middle schools have seen positive results since a later start for schools was implemented at the beginning of this school year, the principals of the schools said. More...

News

Kicking some ice

Synchronized skating team includes Saco residents

SACO – After just one competitive season, Maine’s only adult synchronized skating team, the DownEasters, has returned home with two gold medals and a bronze medal.  More...

Birthdays

March 13: Happy birthday Will Bedard, love, your family and friends.  March 15: Happy birthday Audrey Nunan, love, dad, mom, Ethan, Grammy Nunan, Gram and Grampa McGee, your aunts, uncles and cousins.  More...

Eating right can improve quality of life

Legend states that on April 2, 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León was the first European to discover modern-day Florida when he traveled on a quest for the mythical “Fountain of Youth.” While modern science has proven that there is More...

Community News

Register for kindergarten

Parents with children eligible to enter kindergarten next fall should telephone Jameson School in Old Orchard Beach (934-2891) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. More...

Sign up for senior tax relief

The city of Saco is recruiting volunteers for the Senior Citizen Tax Workoff Program. Individuals must be 60 years old prior to April 1, must own their own home and reside at that property. More...

Book sale to be held

A Spring Book Sale will be held 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 24 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Letters

Maine people should support solar power

To the editor:   Due to an unfortunate set of circumstances, Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of the 2016 solar energy bill was not overridden for the lack of two votes. More...

Kudos to city leaders on substance abuse initiative

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Let’s talk about making Biddeford great

To the editor:   Have you ever thought about where you came from? How your family ended up in Biddeford? What was it like for those who came here years ago and founded the city? Why are there so many mill buildings? Why so many churches?  More...

Old Orchard Beach residents granted parking privileges for fee

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – Residents of Old Orchard Beach will be able to park at any meter in town with a $75 parking permit effective July 1 of this year.  In a March 7 town council meeting with Chairman Joe Thornton absent, councilors voted 3- More...

Excise tax exempted for military personnel?

BIDDEFORD – Active military individuals with a residence in Biddeford will be eligible for an excise tax exemption if the city council approves an ordinance passed this week by the policy committee.  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

Lucky Pup Rescue

Colonel Lewis was adopted from Lucky Pup Rescue six years ago and is coming back into rescue due to a changing family; he is healthy and happy; he may be a Norwegian Elkhound, perhaps mixed with husk More...

When I grow up . . .

Above, Biddeford K-9 officer Kyle Cutler allows students to pet his fellow officer, Harry, in the library of Biddeford Intermediate School. More...

Career Day at Biddeford Intermediate

Left, Melissa Theriault and Aaron Flynn, cyber ops and crew chief of the Air Force, respectively, play a video of a stealth bomber refueling mid-flight to students. More...

Editorial

What is REAL ID and why does it matter?

Legislative Lowdown

Many will recall a time when driver’s licenses did not even have pictures on them. However, over the years, licenses have become more advanced, with holograms, magnetic stripes and much more, and can contain more and more information. More...

Books, bots and spies abound

Library Links

On my most recent visit to Libby Library, I was greeted by the sight of our mascot, Libby Lobster, being chased through the stacks by a roaring Sphero robot ball. I picked the ball up and returned it to the Children’s Room. More...

Senior residents asset to city of Saco

From the Mayor’s Desk

There is a tradition in Saco that recognizes the oldest living person in our community, which dates back to the 20th century.  More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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