2017-07-06 / News

Meals offered in Biddeford, Old Orchard

The Biddeford School Nutrition Department will sponsor the USDA Summer Food Service Program. It is the school department’s seventh year. Free meals will be provided to all children 18 and younger.

Meals will be available at the sites and times as follows:

 Canopy Park Community Center, 46 Sullivan St., through Aug. 18, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

 McArthur Library, 270 Main St., through Aug. 18, 11:30 a.m. to noon.

 Community Bicycle Center, 45 Granite St., through Aug. 18, 12:15 to 12:30 p.m.

 Biddeford Middle School, 25 Tiger Way, July 5 through Aug. 4, breakfast served 8 to 8:30 a.m., lunch served 11:30 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday.

 JFK Kindergarten Center, 64 West St., through Aug. 18, breakfast served 8 to 8:30 a.m., lunch served 11:30 a.m. to noon.

The RSU23 School Nutrition Department in Old Orchard Beach is proud will also sponsor the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Adult meals are $3. There will be no service on the July 4.

Meals will be available at the sites and times as follows:

 Loranger Memorial School, 148 Saco Ave., through Aug. 18, breakfast served 7:45 to 8:15 a.m., lunch served11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 Libby Memorial Library, 27 Staples St., through Aug. 18, lunch served 11:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday through Friday. plan Tuesday, July 11 to include two new pedestrian bridges and connections within the downtown.

“The committee could not do anything with it, it could say it’s aware and not deal with it or it could say it’s aware and provide recommendations,” Bennett said.

A proposed pedestrian bridge would connect Laconia Plaza to the existing pedestrian bridge and the second would connect Pearl Plaza to the back parking lot of the Amtrak station in Saco.

Benway said the committee should discuss a proposed parking garage downtown as well.

Bennett said the city council should have more information within two months regarding the proposed parking garage.

“We’re still waiting for a decision on a location soon based on technical information from an outside consultant,” Bennett said.

Benway said the dredging of the Saco River is also important for downtown.

Robinson said the approval of the river dredging project was excellent news.

“As boat traffic increases the river will become an important conduit for people coming downtown,” Robinson said.

Poupore said as the RiverWalk expands it could naturally evolve into an extension of the downtown.

Biddeford resident Steve Beaudette said it will be important to prepare for that possibility.

“We have to be aware that what is today may not be what’s there tomorrow,” he said.

Contact Staff Writer Grant McPherson at news@inthecourier.com

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