August 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page


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School officials want to cut $500,000 to $1 million

BIDDEFORD – With grades one to nine beginning classes on Sept. 4, it appears the 2012-2013 school year will begin without a new budget after exactly 1,000 residents turned out to the polls to vote down the school budget for the second time. More...

Dog days of summer nearly over

Biddeford Police Officer Jacob Wolterbeek speaks to a woman at the end of Fortunes Rocks Beach, closest to Biddeford Pool, Sunday about having her golden retriever on the beach. More...

Community News

Community News

Biddeford boy wins state championship   The Maine B.A.S.S. Federation Nation held the 2012 Junior Bassmaster State Championship at Cobbosseecontee Lake on Aug. 4. More...

Pets of the Week

“Respect, love and adopt.” Peanut, 13 years old, was 4 years old when he was adopted by Old Orchard Beach resident Conrad Boisvert of Old Orchard Beach. (Courtesy photo) More...

Let’s Get Cruisin’

Rides can be affordable

We’ve seen a number of sweet rides over the past few weeks. There are many more to see. This week I’d like to tell you about a couple of nice ones that proved to be very affordable.  More...

Breaking News - 8/30/2012 8:30 AM

Saco Police announce removal of feral cats

Camp Ellis citizens encouraged to collar pets

The City of Saco will begin the removal of 16 to 20 feral cats in the Camp Ellis area over the next seven days.  More...

Saco resident: ‘This isn’t your tax money’

SACO – A decision by councilors to reject a Portland-based nonprofit’s $50,000 bid to refurbish the former central fire station was met by a roar of boos from the crowd. More...

Evidence presented in dogs’ case

SACO – Debates over whether dogs should be allowed on city beaches continued during a second public hearing at a city council meeting on Monday, Aug. 20. 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


OOB man is ‘lie detector’

It’s not a good idea to lie to Donald Blatchford, especially if you happen to be hooked up to a polygraph machine.  Blatchford, a resident of Old Orchard Beach, is the polygraph examiner at the Scarborough Police Department and has recentl More...

In the News

City permanently outlaws use, sale of fireworks   SACO – The city council unanimously voted during the Monday, Aug. 20 council meeting to permanently ban fireworks.  More...

Politics & otherMistakes

Drinking with the devil

As the dog days of August drag on, you may be unlucky enough to encounter a campaigning politician. If so, Maine law discourages the use of pepper spray or Tasers. More...



Downtown Biddeford is the place for musical productions.  More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

Are you excited to start school?

“I am excited because after I finish high school I can enlist in the National Guard.” – Dominic Anthony, Portland More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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