August 8, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Accounting firm to analyze school withdrawal costs

SACO – The city council voted Aug. 5 to contract with accounting firm Purdy Powers and Co., of Portland, to conduct an independent financial analysis of the future cost impact if Saco withdraws from Regional School Unit 23. More...

News

Saco woman about to embark on 500 mile pilgrimage route through Spain

SACO – A Saco woman who has spent the last two years preparing herself for a spiritual journey will depart for Spain at the end of the month to traverse the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route.  Dolly Anagnostis, a retired registered nurse More...

Tax exempt properties in city reviewed

BIDDEFORD – The combined assessed property value of all parcels owned by entities that are exempt from paying property taxes – nonprofits, churches and government entities – totals more than $350 million, according to data compiled More...

First-time runners flock to road race

CAPE ELIZABETH – About 35 minutes after the start of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race, hundreds of runners started pouring across the finish line, trudging to way the top of the hill in Fort Williams Park with sweat and rainwater from a pas More...

Community News

Community News

Mustang rescue to host ‘Mustangs in Motion’   Ever After Mustang Rescue, Training and Education Center, presents the 10th annual Mustangs in Motion, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

Editorial

Politics & other Mistakes

Family feud

It’s difficult to believe this twisted wreckage was once a powerful political party, capable of completely dominating Maine government. More...

Library Links

Keeping digital memories for future generations

Summer is often a time for family reunions, road trips and get-togethers. Whether we are revisiting old haunts, watching home movies, or flipping through photo albums of cookouts of yore, we are always creating new family and personal memories.  More...

Le grenier de souvenances de Norman

La Malédiction de Squando – volet 3

De la chaloupe vinrent des cris de loup issus d’une fanfaronnade provoquée par un peu trop de rhum. Tout à coup, les marins perçurent l’Indienne dans son canoë. Ils s’avancèrent à grands coups de rames afin de mieux voir la squaw. More...

Trolley museum to conduct poetry, dessert contests

Seashore Trolley Museum has announced two new contests leading up to its annual Pumpkin Patch Trolley event, to be held the last two weekends in September.  Winners of both contests will be announced on the first day of Pumpkin Patch Trolley Sat More...

Citizens call for garage referendum

BIDDEFORD – A group of citizens are petitioning the city council to place a referendum question on the Nov. 5 ballotto ask voters if they approve the city funding construction of a parking garage in the mill district.  More...

News Updates

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Whistle Blower - May 12th, 2015 - 1:27pm

Neighbors

Shop offers creepy crawlers well into the night

SACO – The saltwater-near tackle shop is fronted by its bait vending machine, a novelty that dispenses sand worms, clams, squid, herring and mackerel. More...

In the News

The next Main Street challenge nears

BIDDEFORD - While logistics are still being worked on, the Heart of Biddeford’s Main Street Challenge, an initiative that grants financial aid and other perks to business owners and entrepreneurs, plans to begin again this year.  More...

Saco puts up fight in regional tournament

BRISTOL, Conn - Saco’s 11 and 12 year old all-stars made the 209 mile trip south a week ago to represent Maine in the 2013 Little League Eastern Regional Tournament.  More...

Dance Academy prepares for 10th year in business

Caroline and Warwick Varney, owners of The Academy of Dance, are getting ready to begin their 10th year in operation  “We started with 13 [students]. Now we have over 130, it’s grown tenfold,” Warwick said.  More...

Letters

Last chance to enjoy the Raging Tide this season

To the editor:   As chairman of the Old Orchard Beach Ballpark Commission, I would like to alert our Raging Tide fans throughout Maine and from afar about a regular season make-up game that does not appear on their season’s schedule.  More...

Sarge’s closes after 13 years

To the editor:   It is with heavy hearts that we write this letter. Because of extensive personal pressures we closed our doors effective Aug. 7. This decision does not come lightly.  More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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