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News

Students learn firsthand about citizenship

SACO – For fourth-graders at C. K. Burns Elementary School, a naturalization ceremony held in the school last week was a firsthand opportunity to learn about the process for an immigrant to become a U.S. citizen. More...

Pre-Holocaust film depicts a happy Jewish community

BIDDEFORD – A New York author will appear at Congregation Etz Chaim next week for a public presentation about his experiences piecing history together after discovering a 1938 home video his grandfather had filmed in Nasielsk, Poland, a year be More...

Community News

Sign up for summer basketball

Thornton Academy’s Boys’ Summer Basketball Camp for grades three through eight will run 8 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, July 8 in Linnell Gym. More...

BMS student earns recognition

Can we domesticate new crop species to feed the world? What alternatives can we develop to replace plastic grocery bags that may take 1,000 years to decompose in a landfill? More...

Museum to celebrate anniversary

Established in 1866 as the York Institute, the Saco Museum is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2016. In the years since its founding, the museum has acquired a diverse collection of objects. More...

Letters

Public access officials deserve kudos

To the editor:   Having read last week’s letter by Toni Sipka of Biddeford in reference to Biddeford Public Access TV, it brought back many memories of my acquaintances in the public access world.  More...

Organizations defend budget increases

BIDDEFORD/SACO – After a decade of working to improve the cities’ downtowns, the downtown revitalization organizations of Biddeford and Saco are seeking increased allocations from their respective cities. More...

City manager takes new approach to Saco budget

SACO – In his first year as city administrator, Kevin Sutherland has worked with department heads to establish a “maintenance of effort” budget, one that retains the services provided by the city with minimal impact to the taxpayer. 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

Girls Little League covers all bases

On and off the field, league strives to develop good citizens out of players

SACO – The Saco Girls Little League celebrated the opening of its 25th season last Saturday, with 13-yearold Hayley Desjardins delivering the honorary opening pitch.  More...

Birthdays

May 5: Happy birthday sister, Yvonne, love, brother Norman and Mary . . . happy birthday Steve Cole from GMACC.  More...

Making history

Three Biddeford High School freshmen won the annual Biddeford Historical Society essay contest. The students recently read the winning essay at the Old Meeting House in Biddeford. More...

Editorial

Puzzles and coloring: Some surprising outcomes

I almost never make jigsaw puzzles at home – even though I (for some weird reason) find it soooo satisfying to locate and slip into place the right piece in a puzzle. More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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