May 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Kennebunk High School seniors plan dance marathon to aid sick children

KENNEBUNK — This time of year, many seniors are focused only on graduation, but two graduating Kennebunk High School students have more on their plate. More...

BMS students sail full speed ahead

Biddeford Middle School students on Friday sailed the maiden voyage of a canoe they built themselves as part of the Compass Project. More...

Cellphone radiation study raises concerns despite low risk

WASHINGTON — A new federal study of the potential dangers of cellphone radiation, conducted in rats, found a slight increase in brain tumors in males and raised long-dormant concerns about the safety of spending so much time with cellphones glued to More...

Biddeford woman out on bail overdoses

BIDDEFORD — Biddeford emergency medical services transported a woman to the hospital late Wednesday night after she reportedly had a drug overdose. More...

Correction:

Officials hoped to dredge 150,000 cubic yards of sand from the Saco River as part of a dredging project this past week. The amount of sand was incorrect in a story on Page A3 Thursday. More...

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Locals compete in MPA Singles Tournament

PORTLAND — A handful of locals competed in the Maine Principals’ Association Singles Tournament Friday in Portland. Coming off an undefeated regular season, Thornton Academy’s Viktor Schwarz, Dariy Vykhodtsev and Jack Xiao all made the cut. More...

Scarborough beats Biddeford in 7th

SCARBOROUGH — Despite trailing 3-0 early on, the undefeated Scarborough softball team rallied in the seventh to beat visiting Biddeford 4-3 Friday afternoon. More...

Kennebunk grinds out win over York

KENNEBUNK — The Kennebunk boys baseball team grinded out a much-needed win over visiting York Friday afternoon. More...

Opinion

Support Denk for House seat

We support Diane Denk as our representative to the Maine state House seat from District 9, and encourage others to vote for her. More...

Deschambault’s social work background a plus

I am writing this letter to formally endorse Susan Deschambault for Maine state Senate District 32 for the primary election on June 14. Susan was a career social worker for the Windham Correctional Facility for 40-plus years. More...

Chenette has strong environmental record

As the owner of a preschool that teaches young children about environmental concepts, being connected with what is around us, and respecting nature and animals, it means a lot to me when our leaders care about conservation in our own backyard. More...

Religion

‘Everybody’s mother,’ keeper of mikvah, soon to retire

PITTSBURGH — The phone rings on a typically quiet afternoon, and Malka Markovic pushes back her chair and walks slowly but purposefully to the phone on the wall. More...

Seeking a key to the soul of atheist Christopher Hitchens

On Religion

The Shenandoah Valley was a spectacular place to spend Labor Day, even when rushing by car from Washington, D.C., to a public debate in Birmingham, Alabama. More...

Briefly

Bishop Deeley honors priest jubilarians

BAR HARBOR — Bishop Robert P. Deeley thanked the priests who are celebrating milestone anniversaries since becoming priests at the Celebration of the Eucharist Mass for Priest Jubilarians on Tuesday at Holy Redeemer Church in Bar Harbor. More...

Shapleigh man dies in boating mishap  Free Access 

SHAPLEIGH  — Maine wardens say a boater who fell overboard Saturday night was run over by the vessel piloted by his twin brother and later died in hospital. More...

FedEx to open Biddeford facility in late August

Ground distribution center expected to hire new employees during summer

BIDDEFORD­— The former Hostess plant in Biddeford will see its latest tenant, FedEx Ground, opening at the end of August, according to representatives for the company. More...

Mock accident tests students’ mettle

SRTC classes pass surprise ‘test’ with flying colors

SANFORD — The “child” – in reality, a stuffed doll – lay prone on the ground several feet from the Jeep, with a sign around her neck that said she had head, back and neck injuries because she hadn’t been restrained More...

First stage of harbor trail gets good review

WELLS — Picture, if you will, walking or biking down a scenic path heading toward the waterfront. More...

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Pictured at a special awards ceremony to honor veterans in the Vet to Vet program sponsored by Southern Maine Agency on Aging, are, from left: Joy Asuncion, U.S. Navy Retired, Honor Flight Maine board member; Carmine A. More...

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With proper sleep, all we have to do is dream

“Even a soul submerged in sleep is hard at work and helps make something of the world.” ­– Heraclitus, “Fragments” More...

Gleanings

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Today in History

Today is Saturday, May 28, the 149th day of 2016. There are 217 days left in the year. On this date: In 1533, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, declared the marriage of England’s King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid. More...

World / National

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Family behind Market Basket back in court BOSTON (AP) — Two cousins whose feud over their family’s New England supermarket chain, including a store in Biddeford, which prompted an employee walk-out and a customer boycott, are fighting in court again More...

US orders troops in Syria to remove Kurdish insignia

WASHINGTON — American special operations troops were not authorized to wear the patches of Kurdish forces while advising them in Syria and have been told to remove them, the U.S. More...

Entertainment

Comics

Editors note: Below are the comics for Monday, May 30.
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Sense & Sensitivity

Reader feels stuck in marriage with controlling husband

DEAR HARRIETTE: I have been married for almost 10 years. In this time, I have had one son with my husband. I am my husband’s seventh wife; some he married to give them green cards, others were for love. More...

The tricks are there if you can get them

Bridge

Rita Mae Brown, an author and playwright, said, “Education is a wonderful thing. More...

Food

Bring eggplant parmigiana into warm weather with the grill

This little gem combines my love of grilling with my endless search for new summer vegetarian entrees. Turns out that eggplant parmigiana, that staple of Italian cuisine, is a wonderful candidate for the grill, cooking up quickly and cleanly. More...

A summer spin on the grilled cheese sandwich

Several weeks ago when we rolled out the grill for the first time of the season, there was much joy. What to grill first? Ribs? Burgers? Pizza? So many choices. More...

Just A Pinch

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Question of the Week

What should the City of Biddeford do to alleviate parking issues in the downtown/mill area?