July 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Trash collection seems smooth

BIDDEFORD – Since the 18,000 waste and recycling bins began to be deployed to residential units, Director of Public Works Guy Casavant said his office has received more than 3,000 calls, has logged in more than 90 hours of time talking on the p More...

News

Mayor tells constituents garage is needed

Biddeford Mayor Alan Casavant sent the following email to constituents. It is unedited.  More...

Affordable housing

Is that what downtown Biddeford needs?

BIDDEFORD – Amid cheers and applause, the Biddeford City Council voted Dec. More...

Governor signs guardian ad litem bill

BIDDEFORD/AUGUSTA – Gov. Paul LePage signed a new law last week to hold those responsible for representing the best interests of children in custody disputes more financially and professionally accountable.  More...

Editorial

Politics & other Mistakes

Bad job blues

Bruce Poliquin, former state treasurer and unsuccessful candidate for governor and U.S. More...

Reporter’s Notebook

The precise nature of things

The Biddeford City Council continues to enter into executive sessions – meetings that exclude the public – with a complete disregard for the statutes that govern how such sessions may be entered. More...

Le grenier de souvenances de Norman

La Malédiction de Squando

C’est alors qu’Awagimiska enfanta un très beau petit garçon qui avait les yeux perçants de l’aigle chauve. Il était venu au monde précisément au moment où la cérémonie de la semaille du blé d’Inde devait avoir lieu.  More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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Plugged pumps, a too regular occurrence in city of Saco

SACO – People are flushing more than TP down Saco toilets, and these “non-dispersibles”– baby wipes, cleaning wipes and personal hygiene products – have led to clogged pump stations, which has become an ever increasing p More...

Grocery store board in turmoil?

BIDDEFORD – A family feud that has embroiled the corporate board of a regional grocery store chain has got employees and customers rallying behind the company’s chief executive officer and son of the store’s founder, Arthur 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

Greek American loves Saco

She smiled large, her countenance unmistakably Greek. Anna Nashi, born in Athens, Greece, appeared gregarious, an upbeat volunteer, standing inside a booth at the Greek Heritage Festival last weekend. And, at times, she spoke in her native language. More...

Community News

Focus on Wildlife

Meet Clifford, an orphaned Raccoon kitten photographer Chuck Homler rescued from Clifford Park in Biddeford in April 2010.  More...

Birthdays

July 18: Happy birthday Marc Cole from GMACC. More...

Bacon Street Festival is Aug. 4

As part of the 30th anniversary of National Night Out by the National Association of Town Watch, Biddeford, in coordination with Target, several organizations and citizens, is holding the sixth annual Bacon Street Neighborhood Festival noon to 5 p.m. More...

Letters

What has happened to the party?

To the editor:  When President John Kennedy died, the Democratic Party that we knew and loved died with him.  When Lyndon Johnson took over as president, he introduced the liberal progressive party. More...

The time to run for council is approaching

To the editor:  The present Biddeford City Council doesn’t care for the safety of the people nor do they support what our military fight for and what our veterans fought for.  More...

Biddeford should change charter

To the editor:  I found the article about new Biddeford Superintendent Jeremy Ray very interesting, but had to chuckle when I read that according to the Biddeford charter, the superintendent of schools has to relocate to the town within six mont More...

Health

MASSAGE & ACUPUNCTURE… a vacation for your body.

Needhelpunwindingovervacation? Or perhaps you need to continue your therapeutic massage and acupuncture treatments while you’re away. Put yourself in the hands of the skilled staff at MassageCraft & Acupuncture Clinic. More...

DEPRESSION RELIEF

Do you suffer from depression and medication is not helping? Or the medication has stopped working? Or perhaps the side effects keep you from taking medication. More...

Providing home care for you and your loved ones

At New England Family Healthcare, we strive to provide the best in-home services for you or your loved ones at affordable rates. More...