August 14, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Revaluation nears end

BIDDEFORD – The city’s first major property revaluation since 2007 is nearly complete, and residents are waiting to see how changes in the overall value of city property will affect the mil rate and property taxes. More...

News

Passing the bread

Ray Bouchard, center, of the Old Orchard Beach Food Pantry in Old Orchard Beach, accepts a loaf of bread and the other kind of bread, a check for $500, from the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign fo More...

Bi thdays

Aug. 16: Happy birthday Amanda Rood from BPS.Aug. 17: Happy birthday Michelle Waterhousefrom GMACC . . . happy birthday Ed Lacroix, love, the More...

Cooking on Purpose

One of my favorite summertime memories from childhood is my mother peeling peaches and tossing them with blueberries and cream.  I couldn’t wait for her to finish so we could dive in. More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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City official to retire, then later be rehired

SACO – Despite his plan to retire at the end of the year, City Administrator Richard Michaud is expected to agree to a new two-year contract to begin 30 days later. Following an Aug. More...

City spends park design money

But officials vote to halt plans for South Street park extension; second council vote possible

BIDDEFORD – The city council has voted not to enter a contract with Shaw’s Earthworks, Inc. 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

Community News

Community News

Beach Olympics is this weekend in Old Orchard   Beach Olympics celebrates its 31st year this summer in Old Orchard Beach Friday, Aug. 15, with all funds raised during the weekend-long event going Special Olympics Maine.  More...

Editorial

Le grenier de souvenances de Norman

Marie-Quat’e-Poches rencontre P’tit Jean-Lévesque

La plupart d’entre vous savez bien que le titre de mon dernier livre est “Marie-Quat’e-Poches et Sarah Foshay.” J’ai donc décidé que la rubrique de cette semaine illustrera cette expression et d’autres qui se porte More...

Letters

Referendum could go to residents in November

To the editor:   At a Biddeford Planning Board meeting a couple months back, a gentle legal lady informed us that according to Federal Communications Commission regulation, no local government could prevent the erection of a cell tower on ground More...

Governor’s actions affected communities

To the editor:   Three and a half years and all our Maine governor can do is come up with another money-wasting project by putting signs on trucks to actually distract drivers, which may cause more accidents. More...

Businesses are not welcome to our town

To the editor:   The Old Orchard Beach Town Council chairman is antifamily business.  More...