May 31, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Two vie for District 136 seat

Maine’s House District 136 makes up most of downtown Biddeford. Incumbent Megan Rochelo will square off against Biddeford City Councilor Bob Mills for the Democratic nomination during the June 12 primary election. More...

News

Biddeford School Committee appoints new superintendent

   Jeremy Ray, the director of operations at Westbrook Schools, will assume the superintendent role on July 1, 2012. His contract rate is set at $118,000 for three years.  More...

Biddeford and Saco announced as business friendly communities

Governor Paul LePage and the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development have announced Saco and Biddeford as two of Maine’s first certified business friendly communities.    More...

Mayor: city budget process is ‘dysfunctional’

Biddeford Mayor Alan Casavant is looking to change what he believes to be a “dysfunctional” budget process, and is looking for the finance committee to once again be in charge of creating the municipal budget.  More...

Community News

Welcome to Biddeford

Five Points Smoke Shop Manager Kurtis White, left, with Biddeford Mayor Alan Casavant during a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 Points Smoke Shop in Biddeford. More...

Biddeford/Saco Memorial Day Parade draws crowd

Above, grand marshal for the Biddeford/Saco Memorial Day Parade Paul Potvin, a World War II and Korean War veteran, tosses a wreath into the Saco River in rememberance of those in the military who ar More...

What the Padiddle?

Can you guess?

Last week’s headlight was a 2004 Subaru Outback which no one guessed correctly.  What about this week’s headlight? Can you guess what make of car it belongs to and/or what year it is?  More...

Letters

Consider points before November election

To the editor:   Rules committee members meet at every presidential convention. They decide how the party’s platform will be followed. The Democratic party rules will probably remain the same this year.  More...

RSU 23 is not good for Saco students, taxpayers

To the editor:   Regional School Unit 23 is not serving the best interests of Saco children or its taxpayers.  More...

Candidate represents reader’s beliefs

To the editor:   More...

Word on the Street

What are your plans for summer vacation?

“I can’t afford to take a vacation. Since I’m self employed I have to work.” - Dick Stevens, Newfoundland, Canada More...

Transfer in ownership leaves Good Shepherd with 35 Bradbury St.

Peoples Choice to close down branch

Good Shepherd Parish Catholic Church has officially gained ownership of 35 Bradbury St. on May 30 after transfer of ownership from PeoplesChoice Credit Union.     More...

Biddeford Mayor Casavant looks to veto municipal budget

Council approves $25 million for municipal; $32.9 million for school

Biddeford city councilors may have a short break from the budget process, as Mayor Alan Casavant looks to veto the $25 million municipal budget that was approved earlier this week.   More...

Longtime officials up for seat

2012 PRIMARY RACE

House District 135 makes up the western half of Biddeford, abutting Arundel, Dayton and Saco. Incumbent Paulette Beaudoin is seeking her fourth, two-year term as state representative. More...

Residents start RSU withdrawal petition

Several Saco residents have begun the process needed to prepare an exit from Regional School Unit 23 after the Saco City Council set aside $30,000 May 21 from the city’s $90,000 contingency fund to finance a withdrawal committee. More...

News Updates

Newest website updates:

Additional letters - November 3rd, 2016 - 11:29am
Biddeford native works for animal rights - August 26th, 2016 - 10:27am
Petition for second assembly surfaces - June 13th, 2015 - 9:56am
Officer given state sentiment - May 26th, 2015 - 3:15pm
Whistle Blower - May 12th, 2015 - 1:27pm

Neighbors

Rog and Ray plan special concert

This June, Roger Gagnon and Ray Boissonneault, both from Biddeford, will celebrate their 20th anniversary as performers and band mates.  The two graduates of St. More...

In the News

Biddeford officials consider bond purchase

Biddeford officials are looking in to the option of a bond package in order to make immediate cuts to the 2013 budget.  After announcing $500,000 needed to be cut from the fiscal year 2013 budget without eliminating city personnel, officials met More...

RSU 23 vote set for June 12 in three municipalities

Saco, Old Orchard Beach and Dayton residents will have the opportunity to vote on the Regional School Unit 23 budget June 12 during the budget validation referendum.  The $43.5 million budget was passed by the RSU board on May 15. More...

OOB officials put off approval of document

After three weeks of deliberation, members of the Old Orchard Beach Town Council have decided to table a discussion about whether to sign a memorandum of understanding with officials from the Edith Belle Libby Memorial Library.  More...

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Rusty Gold has hard-to-find items

Are you searching for that one-of-a-kind antique store? Come and see what one person called “the most interesting store in the area.” Rusty Gold Antiques located 137 Main St., in the center of downtown Biddeford, is that store.  More...

Editorial

Not your kind of people

Politics & otherMistakes

If you’re an independent, you know that one of the advantages of not belonging to a political party is that you don’t have to help choose the U.S. More...

Méméres

Le grenier de souvenances de Norman

Les “méméres” sont les grand-mères de chez nous. Ce mot est même utilisé pour les vieilles dames qui ne sont pas grand-mères.  More...

Grandmothers

Norman’s Attic of Memories.

In the Franco-American/Québécois culture grandmothers are called méméres. This word is even used for old ladies who are not grandmothers. More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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