April 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Coverage area touched by Boston bombs

BOSTON — Two explosions near Copley Square killed three and injured hundreds as runners crossed the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon.  More...

News

Mayor addresses constituents about budget via email

Biddeford Mayor Alan Casavant emailed constituents Sunday about the 2013-2014 municipal budget, though it’s unclear how many people received the email. The unedited email read as follows:  “Happy Sunday!  More...

Elected officials drive transportation policy

SACO – The Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System, also known as PACTS, has changed its structure to include a greater number of elected officials in its membership.  More...

RSU program changes way it disciplines

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – The Juvenile Justice Advisory Group, a statewide organization that operates under the Maine Department of Corrections, awarded an $83,030 grant to Regional School Unit 23 to implement and advance an alternative disciplinary More...

Community News

Fiscal cliff will be topic of April 18 workshop

A discussion on the fiscal cliff and its local and national impact will be held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18 at People’sChoice Credit Union in Saco.  J. Scott Moody, CEO of Maine Heritage Policy Center, will discuss the matter. More...

Home construction seminar is April 23

Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution, in conjunction with Consultant Services Inc. and Consultant Services Residential LLC, will present a free home construction seminar at 6 p.m. More...

Yard sale will benefit traveling students

A yard sale to benefit Thornton Academy students who will travel to China in May will be held 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27.  More...

Things to Do

Thursday, April 18

Discussion on fiscal cliff, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., People’sChoice Credit Union, Saco. J. Scott Moody, CEO of Maine Heritage Policy Center, will lead discussion. FMI, call 415-7501.  More...

Friday, April 19

Entrepreneurs Group, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Heart of Biddeford office, 205 Main St., suite 103. Topic is cash flow management, and will be facilitated by Gordon Platt of Maine Small Business Development Center.  More...

Saturday, April 20

Spaghetti dinner and dance, dinner is 4 to 6 p.m., Biddeford Eagles, 57 Birch St., Biddeford. Benefits scholarship fund. Dance entertainers are Ric and Bruce, 7 to 11 p.m. There will be a drawing for a Foxwood’s weekend after dinner.  More...

MERC crane could be used for clock tower

BIDDEFORD – The trial between the city and Odyssey Properties, LLC regarding disrepair of the Lincoln Mill clock tower on Lincoln Street has been continued for another 45 days. More...

Solution reached for 47 Main St.

BIDDEFORD – Tim Whitehouse, the owner of a building at 47 Main St. that has been deemed unsafe by the city’s code enforcement office, is making repairs that he said should bring the building into compliance.  More...

Reporter reflects on bombings

BOSTON — When I spoke to Cape Elizabeth resident and longtime runner Bob Dunfey three days before this year’s Boston Marathon, he told me runners aren’t exempt from life’s problems, but the exercise and time alone with their t 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

Parents lose son to rare disease

BIDDEFORD – For more than 15 years, Biddeford residents Alice and Brian Denger fought to keep the disease that afflicted their two sons at bay. More...

Coming down

Biddeford Mayor Alan Casavant watches with Tammy Cole and Dan Michaud as the former Rory Holland home is demolished on South Street Wednesday, April 10. More...

Pet of the Week

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Editorial

Politics & other Mistakes

Old and in the way

There’s only one drawback to getting rid of county government in Maine. The state would be overrun with unemployed old coots.  More...

Come on down, OOB residents

To the editor:   I used to like to watch “The Price is Right” when Bob Barker was the host. Contestants would come down and guess the price of the items they could win.  More...

Citizens’ group will address public

To the editor:   Saco Citizens for Sensible Taxes is holding its second public meeting at Saco City Hall at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25. More...

Health

New High R-Value, Eco-Friendly Insulation Comes to Maine

After 9 years of testing in older buildings throughout the upper Midwest, RetroFoam, a new superinsulation technology, is available to homeowners in Maine. More...

Together with Opportunities for Hope, Growth, and Empowerment

Conveniently located in Post Road Center, Kennebunk, (across from the Department of Motor Vehicles) Melinda Josiah Geaumont, LCSW and Ass  More...

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