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    June 23, 2022

    BHS Class of 2022 top scholars

    Mrs. Martha Jacques, Principal of Biddeford High School, announces the Top Scholars for the class of 2022 who have achieved the highest academic level during the past four years. Graduation for the 212 seniors was held on Friday, June 3, at 6 p.m. in Tiger Gym. Ru Liu, Valedictorian, Summa Cum Laude, is the daughter of Jiaoying […]

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    June 23, 2022

    Old Orchard Beach High School quarter 4 honor roll

    Grade 12: Highest Honors: Melissa Pelletier, Emily Tucker; High Honors: Riley Fish, Makayla Gagnon, Gavin Sperlich; Honors: Eldon Beaudoin, Cody Blakie, Ganelle Ferguson, Laci Hall, Ryan Harding, Alexander Hodgkins, Jacob Payea, Santino Perrone, Kellen Zecchinelli. Grade 11: Highest Honors: Brie Blanchette, Elise MacNair, Margaret Nason; High Honors: Brady Croteau; Honors: Nichole Bennett, Ally Blanchette, Madelyn […]

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    June 23, 2022

    TAMS student receives award

    Emma Eukitis received the Carl J. Stasio award at the Thornton Academy Middle School graduation ceremony June 10. The award, named in honor of Thornton Academy’s retired headmaster of 26 years, recognizes a student who exhibits a strong academic drive, participates in activities that extend beyond the classroom, and exemplifies the school’s pillars of Respect, […]

  • Published
    June 23, 2022

    Writers to gather at country’s older writing conference

    The 81st Writers Conference at Ocean Park, the oldest continuously run writers conference in the nation, will be held starting at 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8 and continuing through noon on Friday, Aug. 12. Registration at the door is $250. Preregister at $230 or register before July 1 at $215. Attendees are weeklong participants. […]

  • Published
    June 23, 2022

    Library Links: Get ready for Dyer Library giant annual book sale

    Each year, the Dyer Library offers a Giant Annual Book Sale. Even during the height of the Covid pandemic, we were able to find a way to make the book sale work. It represents an important fundraiser for this nonprofit and we’d be hard-pressed to carry on without it. But the other part of the […]

  • Published
    June 23, 2022

    Biddeford Middle School Math Teams meet with success

    BIDDEFORD — Thirty-four students from Biddeford Middle School showcased their skills this season with six first-place team wins in the Southern Maine Math League math competitions this school year. Each team from grades five, six, and seven enjoyed unrivaled success. The teams took a proactive approach and committed to practicing twice a week with their […]

  • Published
    June 23, 2022

    Ruralist Lament: Hire Rosa? R.I.P. Charlie

    I went to a planning board meeting last night. Since we shed the reeking regional incinerator that occupied downtown for nearly 30 years, the city’s political class has been giddy over the wave of gentrification and sprawl that’s ensued. Concerns about working farm and forest land are easily swept aside in pursuit of “development.” The […]

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    June 23, 2022

    Union Church to host its 21st Annual Summer Speaker Series

    Union Church will present its 21st Annual Summer Speaker Series at Union Church, 3 Stonecliff Road, Biddeford Pool (Covid protocols permitting), as well as virtually via Zoom. The four-event series features special guests from The Telling Room (July 14), Kerri Arsenault (July 28), Susan Conley (Aug.11) and Meg Weston (Aug. 25). “Union Church is delighted […]

  • Published
    June 20, 2022

    Obituary: Rita Boucher

    SACO — Rita A. Boucher, 70, of Saco, passed away peacefully at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough on Friday, June 17, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Augusta, Maine, on May 30,1952, daughter of Lionel and Constance (Vigue) Bernier.  She was educated in the Augusta school system and as a […]

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    June 20, 2022

    Obituary: Stephen Fogg

    SACO — It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Stephen J. Fogg on April 24, 2022, at the age of 64 in York, Pennsylvania, following a brief battle against cancer. During his final days, Steve was surrounded by love, from many of whose lives he had touched. His passing was peaceful, […]

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