February 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

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Birthdays

Feb. 3: Happy birthday Louise Rice from GMACC . . . happy birthday Daddy (Steve Lacroix) love Gayvin, Dylan and Alyssa.  Feb. 4: Happy anniversary Kathleen and Richard Jenkins from GMACC.   More...

Editorial

Executive Session Watch

Eye on: Saco City Council

SACO – In November and December, the Saco City Council held only two executive sessions. However, when looking at the architecture of the councilors’ motions, it appears they should have held four executive sessions.  More...

Library Links

Quilts in a whole new way

Conventional wisdom used to say that the patchwork quilts women crafted in the 19th and 20th centuries often represented a way for very practical “Waste not, want not” people to turn scraps of leftover fabric and worn out clothing into wa More...

Bidd. mayor updates residents with email

Biddeford Mayor Alan Casavant sent the following email Tuesday, Jan. 27 to constituents. More...

Obituaries

Daniel Charles Garland

Daniel Charles Garland died unexpectedly at the age of 42 on Jan. 26, 2015, in Florida, during a business trip.  He was the much beloved husband of Shannon M. MacDonald, M.D.  More...

Things to Do

Thursday, Feb. 5

Biddeford Republican City Committee meeting, 6:30 p.m., second floor, Roland H. Petit building, 5 Washington St., Biddeford. FMI, call 282-7567.  Knitting and crafting group, 1:30 to 4 p.m., Deering Room, Dyer Library. Drop in.  More...

Friday, Feb. 6

Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra concert, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco Biddeford, 60 School St., Saco. Free.  Acoustic Country Jam, 6 to 8 p.m., Saco Grange 53, 168 North St., Saco. Free coffee. More...

Saturday, Feb. 7

Bean supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, corner of Main and Cleveland streets. Menu includes two kinds of beans, brown bread, coleslaw, hot dogs, homemade desserts and hot and cold beverages.  More...

Could South Street use Turnpike exit?

BIDDEFORD – The city has begun studying the feasibility of a new access point to I-95 on South Street.  More...

Festival organizer talks hill, more

BIDDEFORD – The key to the success of Winterfest is the community coming together to volunteer and organize the event’s logistics, according to John Maxson, the festival’s founder.  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

Flotilla swears in new commander and vice

Flotilla 24 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary installed new Flotilla officers at ceremonies recently. More...

McArthur to host Winterfest activities

McArthur Public Library will hold a sled making workshop 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 in anticipation of the cardboard sled derby at Winterfest. All materials needed to construct a cardboard sled will be provided. More...

Bishop visits St. James

Heavy snow and frigid temperatures forced the adjustment of events, activities and service projects planned for students during Maine Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 25-31) at Catholic schools throughout the state. More...

Letters

Saco watchdog group changes name

To the editor:   A new year is now underway. More...

Veteran appreciates street opening

To the editor:   This old Korean veteran wants to thank the people who made the reopening of Bradbury Street Extension possible.  More...

Thanks to Old Orchard Beach firefighters

To the editor:   After talking to a resident of Centennial Place Apartments about the excellent job Old Orchard Beach firefighters did, I just had to write and give my thanks, too.  More...