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OOB’S Veterans Memorial Park slated for upgrades

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – The Old Orchard Beach Veterans Memorial Park Committee plans to make the park more handicap accessible and improve the overall landscape design. More...

News

Saco postpones regulations on pot sales

SACO – William McCall stepped up to the microphone in front of the Saco City Council. His voice was strong, even as it shook, as he spoke during public comment. McCall is a medical marijuana caregiver in Saco.  More...

Civil rights teams across state nearly lose funding

BIDDEFORD – The Biddeford High School Civil Rights Team, along with all civil rights teams in Maine schools, avoided losing their funding as the Appropriations Committee of the Maine State Legislature rejected Gov. More...

OOB chamber recognizes businesses during banquet

The Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce held its first Membership Awards Banquet recently including support from guest speakers Bonnie Pothier, representing U.S. Sen. Angus S. King; Sen. More...

Editorial

Protecting our privacy important

Beyond the Headlines

The protection of personal privacy is an issue that transcends party affiliation, where you come from and is something that overall Mainers value.  I’d like to give you a scenario.  More...

Summer in Saco is starting out busy

From the Mayor’s Desk

As we begin the summer season, I want to take a moment to update you on some of the positive things that are happening here in Saco. More...

School budget vote is next week, but why?

Legislative Lowdown

The state of Maine approves its budget every two years. According to the constitution, that budget must be balanced. That means a compromise – matching spending to revenue – must be achieved in each budget cycle.  More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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Council would have to vote to eliminate commission

BIDDEFORD – The Downtown Development Commission met to discuss the future of the group and what projects it wants to implement if it continues to exist. More...

Filmmaker brings ‘Home’ to Biddeford

BIDDEFORD – Cape Elizabeth resident, longtime musician and owner of independent arts production and marketing company Home Ice Productions, Tonya Shevenell, has completed her first documentary film “The Home Road.” The film follows 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

Thornton Academy, class of 2017 graduates

Kaya O'Connor, left, greets classmate Veronica Wang on graduation day. O'Connor will attend Texas A&M University at College Station in the fall for biomedical engineering. More...

Community News

Dyer to hold fundraising yard sale

The friends and staff of Dyer Library and Saco Museum will host the fifth annual Colossal Yard Sale 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 17 on the lawn of the library and museum at 371 Main St., Saco, with a rain date of Saturday, June 24. More...

TA students awarded music scholarship

The Alumni Band announced that Katie Spagnolo, a graduating senior at Thornton Academy, is this year’s recipient of the Marcel ‘Mike’ Drapeau Alumni Band Scholarship, an award of $1,000. More...

Lucky Pup Rescue

Here is a dog that will make all of your days sunny and bright. Kovu is an absolute delight. He is a sweet, friendly and energetic young dog who is turning 1-yearold. More...

Letters

Residents to vote on education budget

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Watchdog group: Vote against school budget

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Please return camera

To the editor:   Several days ago, I made the mistake of setting my camera down on a bench in Mechanics Park in Biddeford. More...