August 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Tiger pride is inside

Most don’t want Biddeford High School football moved to Class B

BIDDEFORD – Residents have spoken out against a proposal to change the Biddeford High School football team from Class A to Class B, going as far as to call the gesture a “slap in the face” and “disrespectful.” More...

Police Notes

Biddeford Police  More...

School budget will go to voters $400,000 less than before

BIDDEFORD- The Biddeford School Committee agreed on a new budget for fiscal year 2012-2013 to be reviewed by the city council before being put to public referendum. More...

Community News

Food pantry needs volunteers

Community Action Food Pantry is in need of volunteers. They must be reliable and able to work 8 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. For more information, call Don at 282-4771.   More...

Bacon Street Festival is Sunday

As part of the 29th anniversary of National Night Out by the National Association of Town Watch, Biddeford, in coordination with several organizations, Good Shepherd Parish, and residents, is holding the fifth annual Bacon Street Neighborhood Festiva More...

Race benefits alliance

The second annual Heart of Biddeford 5K Road Race will be held Friday, Aug. 10, with a portion of proceeds to benefit the Colon Cancer Alliance in memory of race originator Kaye Richardson.  More...

Editorial

Politics & otherMistakes

Cold shoulder

Dazbog is a wedding photographer. He’d live in Portland if he existed, which he doesn’t because he’s a fictional character being used to make a political point. More...

Word of the Week

Regalia: Special dress. “Tribes from Maine and New England will be at Maine Wildlife Park Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug. More...

Correction

In the May 24 Neighbors profile of Roch Angers, it should read that Angers helped Lucien “Babe” Dutremble run for mayor.   More...

Word on the Street

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

“Mint with fudge on top.” – Jasimine Froehlich, Biddeford More...

Saco residents vote to leave RSU

Saco residents turned out in masses during the Tuesday, July 31 referendum to make it clear that Regional School Unit 23 is not working for them. In the same night, the RSU 23 budget was voted down for the second straight referendum. More...

Council votes 8-1 to buy, close MERC

BIDDEFORD- About 40 residents witnessed history at Biddeford Middle School on Tuesday, July 31 as the city council approved the $6.65 million contract to buy and close the Maine Energy Recovery Co. 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

Teen earns Eagle Scout

The Boy Scouts of America have been awarding Eagle Scout badges for 100 years and, on July 21, Trevor Nason, an 18-year-old Scout from Saco, was the second member of his family to earn that distinction.  The Eagle Scout badge is the highest hono More...

In the News

Birthdays

Aug. 5: Happy birthday Gary Lewison from GMACC.  Aug. 7: Happy anniversary to Derek and Erin Rice from GMACC.   More...

What the Padiddle?

Last week’s headlight was a 2003 Toyota Camry, which was guessed correctly by Jason of Biddeford. Though Jason guessed it was a 2011 (the owner wishes), we’ll give it to him. More...

Let’s Get Cruisin’

Come with me on a cruise to Canada

Hey, Hi! You’re back. Great. More...

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Downtown Dollar to soon sell items for more than $1

Are you the type of person who likes to get the most for their money? Come to Downtown Dollar at 148 Main St. in downtown Biddeford and do just that. More...

Letters

Do Saco officials want all our income?

To the editor:   The representatives running the city of Saco should hang their heads in shame. That includes all councilors, the mayor and the Regional School Unit 23 board. More...

Saco taxpayer feels overregulated, overtaxed

To the editor:   Raising taxes is the most cowardly and easy thing a politician can do. They always say how hard they work. The hard thing to do is to live within your means like thousands of local families and businesses do everyday.  More...

Saco candidate disagrees with opponent

To the editor:   My opponent began to publicly complain about my candidacy in Saco District 134, because City Councilor Marie Doucette withdrew after the primary. More...

Things to Do

Thursday, Aug. 2

Book Shed, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 27 Staples St., Old Orchard Beach. FMI, call 934- 4351.  S’mores and more on the beach, 7 to 9 p.m., campfire with songs, music and skits. Bring a blanket or chair. FMI, visit www.oceanpark.org.  More...

Friday, Aug. 3

Book Shed, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 27 Staples St., Old Orchard Beach. FMI, call 934- 4351.  Open mic night, 7 to 9 p.m., Jakeman Hall, 14 Temple Ave., Ocean Park. No admission. FMI or to reserve a slot, call 934-9068.  More...

Saturday, Aug. 4

Book Shed, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 27 Staples St., Old Orchard Beach. FMI, call 934-4351.  More...