March 31, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Ousted welare director concerned for the city’s vulnerable

BIDDEFORD – The city council voted unanimously on March 24 to reorganize city departments and eliminate two administrative positions – a deputy fire chief and the director of health and welfare.  More...

C.K. Burns teacher uses quirky songs to raise money to run in Boston Marathon

SACO – A fifth-grade teacher at C. K. Burns School who is running her fifth Boston Marathon this year has come up with a creative way to raise $15,000 for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute – an online singing challenge.   More...

Bag ban bound for neighboring community

KENNEBUNK — A proposal to ban so-called “single-use” plastic shopping bags from stores in Kennebunk appears bound for the June ballot.  More...

Editorial

Forgotten books

Library Links

“I still remember the day my father took me to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books for the very first time.”  More...

Letters

Resident says it’s difficult for opinions to be heard

To the editor:   I am sending you this letter because I feel like I don’t have any way to voice concerns that residents and I have without our city officials discrediting us or silencing us.  More...

Watchdog group outlines budget meetings

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Article did fine job to outline where our money went

To the editor:   Congratulations to Ben Meiklejohn for his reporting and full coverage of the Steer N Stein’s owner/manager spending spree of money and credits made available through the Biddeford-Saco Area Economic Development Corporation More...

Numbers come in slightly under

BIDDEFORD -— A budget being proposed by the school committee would decrease the local tax burden by $113,000, or a half percent on the mil rate, from last year’s local allocation. More...

Budget doesn’t need traditional council approval

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – The town council is beginning its budget discussions with Town Manager Larry Mead scheduled to present his proposed spending plan on Tuesday, April 5.  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

March 15: Happy birthday Audrey Nunan, love, Mom, Dad, Ethan, Hammy Nunan, your aunts, uncles and cousins. March 21: Happy birthday Tina Northcutt, love, Jon, Lilly, Michael, Nami, Cheryl and Dave.  More...

Cooking on Purpose Recipes that will make pizza night healthier

I love pizza night, however, all that cheese, meat and dough can sometimes be a bit too heavy. I have included some pizza recipes for you to try.  They are lighter than normal pizza fare and loaded with good for you vegetables. More...

Community News

Carnival Supports The Dream Factory

More than 150 student volunteers greeted nearly 450 children and adults on March 12 at Thornton Academy’s annual Children’s Winter Carnival.  More...

Dreams realized

Margaret “Peg” Scamman, left, and Virginia Avery from the Dream Factory pose with Izzie, the daughter of a Thornton Academy teacher who has benefitted from the York Chapter of The Dream F More...

Saco resident given annual Kany Award

Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution awarded Mary Jane Sawyer of Saco the 2015 A. William Kany Jr. Community Service Award.  More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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