April 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Man wracked with guilt, PTSD after abuse

SOUTH PORTLAND — When Richard “Rick” Alexander was a young boy growing up on Beauford Street in South Portland in the 1970s, he dreamed of one day becoming a pilot, or better yet, an astronaut. More...

News

Residents will attend meeting, demand anwers

Biddeford residents will address council about abuse allegations against former officers; Stephen Dodd, one of the accused, obtains local legal counsel

BIDDEFORD – A group of people say they plan to attend the city council meeting Tuesday, April 21 to address recent allegations of child sex abuse that have surfaced against two former Biddeford police officers.  More...

Insurance penalty scheduled to go up next year

SOUTHERN MAINE – A special enrollment period in which people may still sign up for health insurance to reduce their penalty for the 2015 tax year will end April 30.  The Affordable Care Act, signed into law by President Obama in 2010, requ More...

Community News

St. James puts on ‘Wizard of Oz’

More than 70 percent of the St. More...

Hannaford donates $100,000 to YMCA

Hannaford Supermarkets presented a $100,000 check to the YMCA of Southern Maine to help it continue offering services and programs to all, regardless of the ability to pay.  The presentation took place at the Y’s Northern York Branch Child More...

Red Cross to honor Maine ‘heroes’

The American Red Cross will honor six individuals and one organization from southern Maine at its Real Heroes Breakfast, May 7 in Portland. The event, hosted by Maine’s first lady Ann LePage, More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

Thursday, April 16   York County Democratic Committee meeting, 6 p.m., York County government building, 149 Jordan Springs Road, Route 4, Alfred. Enter at left rear corner of building. Guest speaker will be Shenna Bellows, 2014 U.S. More...

Health

APRIL IS... Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month

What is Parkinson’s disease?

Though millions of people across the globe are living with Parkinson’s disease, many people have limited knowledge of this disorder. More...

Think you need a hearing aid?

If you need or think you might need a hearing aid, you should call Mark Vail today — he’ll test and evaluate you for the hearing aid you need in the comfort of your home and you’ll be happy with it.  More...

Perplexed, bewildered, dazed, or confused about health insurance?

Karen Vachon, Licensed health insurance agents helps individuals, families, small business owners, and senior citizens navigate their health insurance options. From Obamacare to Medicare Vachon’s approach is different. More...

Residents, alleged victims, demand action from mayor, councilors

City must stay mum about case while investigation is still active

BIDDEFORD – Four people who allege they were abused by two former Biddeford police officers attended a city council meeting last night in support of one another and a request that the department’s chief and deputy chief be suspended. More...

AG looks at cases that span decades

BIDDEFORD – Amidst recent allegations of child sex abuse by two former police officers, several men who allege they were abused are questioning whether the Attorney General’s Office was negligent in prosecuting the officers after earlier More...

Native to play in first NHL playoff

BIDDEFORD – The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled a 2009 Biddeford High School graduate, defenseman Brian Dumoulin, from the Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League. 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

Why not belly dance in the library?

Here is my email address mtcoombs@mcarthur.lib. me.us.  More...

Birthdays

April 16: Happy birthday Ruth Smith from GMACC . . . happy birthday Olivia Grantham from GMACC. More...

St. James School honor roll, quarter two

Grade four High honors: Simon Blake, Elliana Durkee, Emma Paquet and Harris Stoddard. More...

Editorial

Le grenier de souvenances de Norman

La Pâques de ma jeunesse

Puisque nous sommes encore dans l’octave du temps pascal, j’ai cru bon d’écrire à propos de mes souvenirs de Pâques. More...

Norman’s Attic of Memories

Easter of my youth

Since we are still in the octave of Easter, I’ve decided to write about my memories of Easter growing up in Biddeford. More...

Letters

Children should learn importance of flag

To the editor:   We as parents, as members of the school system and society have failed terribly when our kids question why have to stand to show respect and honor for their flag.  More...

Saco bridge should be restored, here’s why

To the Editor:   More...

Public works crew did top-notch work

To the editor:   More...