Tag Archives: Biddeford

Eastern Washington and the Coeur D’Alene Nation

Sometimes the story I’m writing takes a little detour or two as the story unfolds. One of the main characters in the novel comes from an area of southern California that is only 50 miles or so from the Mexican border, but this character’s mother (Anna Martinez) was born and raised on the border between […]

Former mill city creates new tax programs to spur development

BIDDEFORD – Amid cheers and applause, the Biddeford City Council voted Dec. 12 to purchase MERC and permanently close the trash-to-energy plant that has occupied a prominent part of the downtown area since 1987. The city quickly signed a sales agreement on Dec. 31 with Casella Waste Systems to officially acquire the 8.5-acre site adjacent […]

A wedding party plus one (2)

It was cold, quiet, and the summer sun peeked over the horizon about 20 minutes ago. Frank left the house early, especially for a Saturday; Judy was gently snoring and as he kissed her cheek and said goodbye, she murmured “good luck.” “Keys, wallet, phone, jacket,” he said out loud as he made his way […]

Tours show that coast continues to change

By Summer Dorr Contributing Writer (Mainely Media LLC) SACO – Maine Sea Grant held its second “Resilient Coast Tour” meeting in Saco, traveling to properties in Wells, Kennebunk and Old Orchard Beach for an event that lasted from 9 a.m. to nearly 5 p.m. The main intent of the day’s gathering Saturday, June 29, was […]

First student organized TEDx talks come to Maine

BIDDEFORD – For nearly a year, Biddeford High School senior Elyse Oliver has dreamed of bringing an event to her school that would both motivate and inspire her fellow students.   On March 29, she and other organizers held the first student run TEDx youth event in the state. “Elyse came to see me early […]

Oyster Lady finds peace and her place on the Maine coast

BIDDEFORD – People are often given labels and titles throughout their lives, and for Biddeford resident, Abigail Carroll, she never thought one of them would include “accidental oyster farmer.” Carroll, the owner and operator of Nonesuch Oyster Farms, said the route to owning a running a successful oyster farm has certainly been a unique one. […]

‘The video was Liv … completely’

SACO – Like many in the community, Brandon Aull was in a state a shock when he heard that 18-year-old Alivia Welch and 19-year-old Derrick Thompson were killed in their Sokokis Road apartment in Biddeford. “I was headed to Portland to visit some friends and it really didn’t sink in until I came home,” he […]