July 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Veteran starts grassroots effort

Biddeford resident asks city to allow no-permit beach parking

When Air Force veteran Chris Plourde needed to get away recently, a quiet place to think, he drove to Fortunes Rocks in Biddeford.  “I went to park the car and saw a sign that parking was by permit only and that I could be towed. More...


Children’s program needs donations to continue

A local Biddeford neighborhood center is reaching out to the community to avoid closing its children’s summer enrichment program.  Shay Stewart-Bouley, the executive director of Joyful Harvest, said the program, which was scheduled to run More...

Beer is good

Saco native opens store geared toward home brewing

Legend has it, Ben Franklin once uttered the words: “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants to be happy.” Although history proved Franklin was actually speaking about wine, Saco Bay Brewing owner Jeff Pellerin would say the quote could More...

Pets of the Week

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Voters in RSU – understand your vote

To the editor:   As a resident of Dayton, an employee of Regional School Unit 23 and a parent of a student in the RSU, I have a strong interest in understanding the recent actions of the local governments in both Dayton and Saco.  More...

Signatures needed to let issue go to public vote

To the editor:   I’m writing to inform you and the citizens of Biddeford that I am circulating a petition to bring the Maine Energy Recovery Co. purchase to referendum. My reasons for this petition are more than one.  More...

Biddeford mayor says MERC deal is good

To the editor:   The purchase and planned closure of the Maine Energy Recovery Co. represents a significant moment of change for the city of Biddeford. More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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Biddeford council supports $6.65 million MERC contract

8-1 decision will close 25-year-old facility


Saco citizens vote for withdrawal from RSU 23

Voters reject latest version of RSU budget

Saco citizens turned out in masses during the July 31 referendum to make it clear that Regional School Unit 23 is not working for them. More...

Saco tax bills out prior to RSU vote

The city of Saco sent out semi-annual tax bills late last week and many citizens were shocked when they opened their mail Monday to see that the amount due to the city had increased by 18 percent.  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

In the News

In the News

Saco to vote for budget   Residents who live within Regional School Unit 23 will have the opportunity to drastically change the school district’s landscape during an upcoming public referendum.  More...

Community News

Community News

Calling all men for fundraiser   The Mr. Old Orchard Beach Beauty Contest will be 3 to 6 p.m. Aug. 19 at Jimmy the Greek’s. Judging includes evening gown and talent. More...



Are you hungry for that South of the Border flavor? Come to downtown Biddeford and visit Bebe’s Burritos and Cantina.  More...


Politics & other Mistakes

Great northern stomp

Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael Michaud of Maine’s 2nd District regularly shows up on lists of the least effective, least powerful, least respected and least intelligent members of Congress. More...

Le grenier de souvenances de Norman

Les croyances populaires du bon vieux temps

Nos ancêtres croyaient dans toutes sortes de choses tout probablement léguées par leurs propres ancêtres français ou inventées de leurs propres expériences. More...

Norman’s Attic of Memories.

Popular beliefs of the good old days

Our ancestors believed in all kinds of things most probably inherited from their own ancestors from France or made up through their own life experiences. More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

What Olympic event are you most excited for?

“I really like the track and field. The 100 meter dash is thrilling.” – Rodney Bean, Yellow Springs, Ohio More...