May 7, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

OOB parking lot plan withdrawn

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – A plan by Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution to build a parking lot behind the Harmon Museum was formally withdrawn following concerns raised by residents. More...

City doesn’t have offender restrictions

SOUTHERN MAINE – A man who used Facebook in recent months to accuse a former Biddeford police officer of sexually abusing him as a child has taken a new approach to using social media as a forum to confront abuse.  Matt Lauzon, a Boston re More...

News

Art exhibit opens with concert

Stephen Shiman of Saco will be featured in a photographic art opening with a chamber music concert from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 2 at Dyer Library in Saco.  More...

AWS Pet of the Week

Meet Hazelnut, a 12-year-old American shelter dog. Hazelnut is sweet old bird looking to find a home she can spend her golden years in. She is a very social and easygoing girl. More...

Meeting about foreign workers to be held in OOB

The Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting its second J-1 Seasonal Workforce & Cultural Educational Conference 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 27. The meeting will be held at the Salvation Army Fellowship Hall in Old Orchard Beach. More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

Thursday, May 7   Total joint replacement education class, 1 to 2:30 p.m., SMHC, 1 Medical Center Drive, Biddeford, first floor, classroom 1. Free. To register, call 283-1126.  More...

Summer Camp Directory 2015

Oceanwood Camp   More...

Whistle Blower

Former BPD detective says AG’s office purposely threw case against former police captain

A former detective with the Biddeford Police Department is claiming the Maine Attorney General’s Office rigged an investigation of police Capt. Norman Gaudette so Gaudette would not be indicted on charges of sexual misconduct. More...

Police commission mum on abuse allegations

Residents force council to cut meeting short

BIDDEFORD – Members of the city’s police commission have not returned repeated calls for comment during the last couple weeks, or on Thursday morning, May 7, two days after residents took over council chambers with demands that the police chief and d More...

Mayoral advisor to ‘step away’

BIDDEFORD – Mayor Alan Casavant’s campaign manager for his 2011 and 2013 campaigns has distanced himself from Casavant’s 2015 bid for re-election after using a poor choice of words in a confrontation.  Randy Seaver said he had 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

Teachers thankful for healthy programs

To the editor:   More...

Birthdays

May 2: Happy 17th wedding anniversary Lori and David LaBrecque, Love Mom and Dad Lonsdale. May 5: Happy birthday Steve Cole from GMACC. More...

Families deserve peace, safety

Beyond the Headlines

The number of unsolved murders or cold cases in Maine is as high as 120 or more. On average, 20 to 25 homicides occur annually, with about 90 percent resulting in arrests.  More...