May 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Never too late to learn sobriety

In middle age, Saco man finally has an encouraging future

SACO — David Lavigne left home at 14, spent much of his adult life in and out of jail or on the streets, and struggled with decades of substance abuse. Today at 50, he’s sober, taking college readiness classes and forging a new life. More...

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WHS named 5th best in state

WELLS — Wells High School has been named by U.S. News and World Report as the fifth-ranking high school in the state for 2016. More...

Farmers’ market season has arrived

SANFORD — Fans of fresh, locally grown produce and meat, take note – farmers’ market season has officially begun. More...

The town of Wells needs you

WELLS — The Town of Wells is looking for volunteers seeking to make a difference. Those interested in volunteering may contact the Wells volunteer force coordinator at 361-8130 Opportunities are available in a number of areas including: More...

Community Calendar  Free Access 

Sunday, May 8

The spring pops concert “It’s Show time – Opening Night” will be performed by Seaglass Chorale of southern Maine under the direction of Jean Strazdes at at 3 p.m. More...

Opinion

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Troop 330 marches Isaac Davis Trail

You awake to the scattered hollers of men in the neighboring houses, and from the many you collect that Isaac Davis, your captain and trusted leader, has called upon his minutemen. More...

Fatigue: A scourge of humankind

Staving off tiredness should be considered an artform. It may not quite have the bohemian hipness of sculpting or jazz, and you don’t see awake people on display at the Louvre. More...

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Additional officers hired to reduce jail OT costs

ALFRED — Five new corrections officers will soon be working at York County Jail, filling about half the vacancies at the facility. More...

Growers resist Sanford medical marijuana ordinance

Attorney says measure will be challenged in court if enacted

SANFORD — An attorney representing medical marijuana caregivers has told the city to be prepared for court action if it passes zoning and licensing provisions for growers. More...

Dead whale washes ashore in Biddeford  Free Access 

BIDDEFORD — A team of scientists, doctors and volunteers are working to determine the cause of the death of a 28-foot minke whale that washed up on shore on a beach Tuesday off Granite Point Road. More...

Maine’s meaty mollusks likely bring strong scallop season

PORTLAND — Maine’s rebuilt scallop fishery is enjoying high demand from the culinary world for its prized meaty mollusks, and the 2016 season that ended last month is likely to go down as another strong year. More...

Sports

Tigers top Spartans in high-scoring match

BIDDEFORD — Big offense propelled the Biddeford girls lacrosse team passed visiting Sanford 22-14 Thursday afternoon at Waterhouse Field. More...

High School Roundup

Seagulls win close game More...

Pedroia, Ramirez, Bradley homer, Red Sox beat White Sox

CHICAGO — Dustin Pedroia, Hanley Ramirez and Jackie Bradley Jr. homered to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 7-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. More...

Community

Democratic advertising blitz awaits GOP’s Trump

Associated Press WASHINGTON — Long before Donald Trump swatted away his Republican presidential rivals, his likely Democratic opponent and her allies began laying traps for him. More...

Governor’s adoption of Veto the dog violated shelter rules

LEWISTON (AP) — A woman who had her heart set on taking home the same stray dog that Republican Gov. More...

Bringing out the big scissors at new Biddeford salon

Biddeford Mayor Alan Casavant is poised to perform a ribbon cutting with the Biddeford + Saco Chamber of Commerce + Industry on Thursday evening at the Tulu Salon and Spa, 40 Main St., Biddeford, in More...

Question of the Week

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the presumptive Republican and Democrat nominees, respectively, for president. If the election was held today, who would you vote for?