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News

Finding vet care for exotic animals not an easy thing

SACO – Lizards can’t fly first class. At least, that’s what Saco veterinarian Dr. Sandra Mitchell learned when she set out to bring her 8-year-old bearded dragon, Beardie, to Marathon, Florida for treatment.  More...

Winterfest enjoyed by many

Biddeford’s Winterfest last weekend included a variety of events, including a giant sledding hill in the center of downtown, skating at West Brook Skating Rink on Pool Street, activities offered by McArthur Library and more.  More...

Snow forces quick thinking

BIDDEFORD/SACO/OLD ORCHARD BEACH – A steady stream of consecutive storms have pounded the state this winter, and municipal officials are calling for patience as workers do their best to keep the streets clear.  More...

Editorial

Beyond the Headlines

State of the State assessed

Gov. Paul LePage addressed a joint session of the Legislature to lay out his priorities, better known as the State of the State address. There were very few surprises, if any at all. More...

Library Links

The tricky thing about snow

Although perhaps not as heavily as it rests on the roads and your roof, snow weighs heavily on my mind. More...

Things to Do

Thursday, Feb. 12

Drop in computer help, 2 to 3 p.m., McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St., Biddeford. Use one of the library’s computers or bring your own.  More...

Friday, Feb. 13

Eastern Trail twilight walk, 6 p.m., meet at rear of Southern Maine Health Care parking lot, Biddeford. No electronics, flashlights or pets. Free. FMI, call 283-4487.  More...

Saturday, Feb. 14

Planning for retirement, 10:30 a.m. to noon, McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St., Biddeford. Richard Butler will present information.  More...

Saco has eye on report goals

SACO – “The Bridge: 2025” report, a culmination of two months of community engagement about a vision for Saco’s future, has been accepted unanimously by the city council.  More...

Panhandling policy to wait

BIDDEFORD – The policy committee voted unanimously to table a proposal to outlaw loitering in the city’s median strips.  At a Monday, Feb. 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

Birthdays

Feb. 11: Happy 91st birthday Gabrielle Lebrun from family and friends. More...

Community News

AWS Pet of the Week

Meet Teddy, a 2-year-old Labrador/pit bull mix. As you might expect from a mix of those two breeds, Teddy is very energetic and goofy. More...

Lucky Pup Rescues

What a sweetheart Dempsey is. He just finished heartworm treatment so he is very happy to be able to run and play again and can’t wait to find his forever family in New England. More...

Loranger adds to honor roll

The following students should be added to Loranger Middle School’s quarter one honor roll.   Grade six  More...

Obituaries

Julienne Sylvain

Julienne (Fecteau) Sylvan, 83, of Baker Brook, New Brunswick, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at a Baker Brook care facility.  She was born May 20, 1931 in Quebec, and lived in Clair, New Brunswick for 30 years. More...

Gloria Girard

Gloria Catherine Girard, 94, of Hollis Center and Old Orchard Beach, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. She was the wife of the late Joseph Girard.  More...