10 years ago

From the Journal Tribune: “Voters both here and in Saco decided during the November 2005 General Election not to spend $20 million on bonds that would have gone towards closing the Maine Energy Recovery Company incinerator on Lincoln Street during a 10-year-period. Although Saco has decided to take its trash elsewhere, Biddeford will again be entering contract negotiations. But before this starts, city officials would like to hear from the public.”

50 years ago

From the Biddeford-Saco Journal: “Snow covered streets slowed down traffic in the area this morning as municipal plows moved out to keep the streets open from the latest storm to slam into the state. Only minor traffic tie ups were reported as a result of the storm. Roads were reported as being very slippery, due to wet snow falling.”

100 years ago

From the Biddeford Daily Journal: “Joseph Beaudoin, aged 47, of 41 Clifford street, this city, fell with a stepladder while at work in the York mills this noon and broke the thigh bone in his right leg. He was taken to Webber hospital where he will have to remain probably three months before he will be able to walk. His accident is liable to disable him for several months longer than that. The break is about halfway between the hip and the knee.”

— Krysteana Scribner