March 1, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents surveyed about cable appear contradicted

SACO – Cable committee members recently announced results of a survey they conducted to better understand the needs of residents before negotiations with Charter Communications commence. More...


Commission opposes zone change, UNE officials mum

BIDDEFORD – Conservation commission members will oppose the University of New England’s proposed zoning change at the planning board hearing in March after two months of delays.  More...

Community News

Saco Masons challenge children to read

The third annual Bikes for Books program, now underway, teams up Saco Masonic Lodge with the Saco school system to develop a lifelong interest in reading for its second, third, fourth and fifth graders.  More...

School department to host second Biddeford Rising

As a continued effort to better connect with the new Mainers in Biddeford, the Biddeford School Department will host a second Biddeford Rising gathering 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 at Biddeford Middle School, 25 Tiger Way, Biddeford. More...

Biddeford businessman to build heroes wall

Derek Volk, the president of Volk Packaging Corporation, is committing the resources and space necessary to build the Volk Packaging Heroes Wall. More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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Taking property

Eminent domain procedures could begin near airport

BIDDEFORD – The city could remove trees surrounding the airport without landowners’ permission if the two parties cannot reach an agreement.  More...

Ice arena outlines plan

BIDDEFORD – The city will help the Biddeford Ice Arena borrow money for several long term projects that require immediate attention.  More...

News Updates

Newest website updates:

Additional letters - November 3rd, 2016 - 12:29pm
Biddeford native works for animal rights - August 26th, 2016 - 11:27am
Petition for second assembly surfaces - June 13th, 2015 - 10:56am
Officer given state sentiment - May 26th, 2015 - 4:15pm
Whistle Blower - May 12th, 2015 - 2:27pm


Outdoor cheer

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Lucky Pup Rescue

Odie is a Shar-pei mix, approximately 9 months old as of mid-February. He weighs about 50 pounds. Odie was found as a stray; it appears he was dumped in rural Arkansas. More...

Mark calendars for Run for Cash

Registration for the Run for Cash is now open for the June 23 race. More...


Deportation: actions have consequences

The Right Side

It’s been said that ours is a nation of immigrants. None of our ancestors inhabited the Americas when homo sapiens evolved. More...

Political change comes from the ground up

Beyond the Headlines

This coming weekend towns and cities across our state will hold events to engage, empower, and amplify the voices of Maine voters. The 2018 Maine Democratic Caucuses are here.  More...


March 3: Happy birthday Clarence Stewart from GMACC. March 4: Happy birthday Nancy Sturdevant from GMACC.  Send birthday and anniversary greetings to   More...