May 4, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Some gospel for north Saco

Gerry Scribner, minister of North Saco Church, stands outside the church on Friday, April 28. More...

News

Saco senior honored with ‘Remember Me’ award

Born in Malden, Massachusetts in December of 1957, Doug Osmond climbed out his crib at 10 months old and kept right on going, exploring the world with his career and wanderlust leading him throughout Asia and Africa.  More...

North Saco Church finds ‘an answer to prayer’

SACO – In June 2015, about 80 people enjoying a bean supper in Carpenter Hall at North Saco Church on Heath Road paused and went silent when a chain of startling explosions fired off.  More...

Community News

TA alum to appear in ‘Pippin’ in Portland

Thornton Academy alumnus Camden Loeser (2014) is a performer in the national tour of “Pippin,” which will come to Merrill Auditorium at 2 and 8 p.m. May 13. Tickets can be purchased at: http:// portlandovations.org/event/pippin/.  More...

Search for foster parent program to launch

Spurwink Services was awarded the A Family for ME contract by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. More...

One-woman play to visit Biddeford

“Faustina, Messenger of Divine Mercy,” a live, theatrical, one-woman drama performed by actress Maria Vargo, will be presented at four different locations in Maine during the week of May 21, including in Biddeford at 7 p.m. More...

UNE studies childhood obesity

BIDDEFORD – While obesity remains an issue nationwide, its prevalence remains an issue not just in Maine, but in York County as well, and studies are underway to examine it.  According to 2015 data provided by StateOfObesity.org, a website More...

Fields ‘maxed out,’ as resident tries new approach

BIDDEFORD – A presentation by consulting firm Weston & Sampson to an almost completely packed Little Theater at Biddeford High School revealed city fields are “maxed out,” according to the firm’s Vice President Cheri Ruane 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

May 4: Happy birthday Isabella Loignon from GMACC.  May 5: Happy birthday Steve Cole from GMACC . . . happy birthday wishes to Jill Cloutier from your coworkers at FMI.   More...

Summer Camp Guide

The Ogunquit Playhouse   A Few Slots Remaining for Disney’s The Lion King, Jr., Junior Players Theatre Camp at the Ogunquit Playhouse!  More...

Ecology School to benefit from bag program

The Ecology School, a Saco environmental education nonprofit that teaches 12,000 students a year about coastal Maine ecosystems and sustainability, has been selected as a beneficiary of the Hannaford Cause Bag program.  More...

Editorial

Investing in downtowns creates jobs, opportunity

Beyond the Headlines

Downtowns and village centers are the beating hearts of our communities.  More...

How do taxes work?

Legislative Lowdown

Property tax can be a difficult tax. It doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, or whether your business had a good year or a bad year. You still pay it. More...

Reaching the summit

Library Links

For nearly a year, I have been trying to figure out the best way to talk (or write) about a particular book. In most cases, I can suggest books to readers based on what they have already read. If you like Paul Doiron, try C.J. More...