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Biddeford Hall of Honor welcomes 8 new members  Biddeford Journal Tribune

BIDDEFORD — When Ron Ouellette graduated from Colby College back in 1975, the former Biddeford High School standout could have easily decided to find a ...



New MPA football proposal puts Tigers behind the 8-ball  Biddeford Journal Tribune

BIDDEFORD — Most of the talk coming out of the Maine Principals' Association football committee meeting on Tuesday was about the possible creation of two ...



Varsity Club: Grace Martin, Biddeford High School  NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

It takes smarts to get into an ivy league school. Our newest Varsity Club member, Grace Martin of Biddeford, has that in spades.



Biddeford High School students preparing for annual fall play  Biddeford Journal Tribune

BIDDEFORD — The week leading up to a big performance is full of intense preparation. From running lines, to blocking out scenes and perfecting every facial ...



Biddeford High School graduates take pride in accomplishments  Biddeford Journal Tribune

BIDDEFORD — The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams and as Biddeford High graduates marched onto Waterhouse Field to receive their ...



Biddeford High School Honor Roll  Biddeford Journal Tribune

BIDDEFORD —Administrators at Biddeford High School have announced outstanding academic performers achieving Honor Roll status for Term 4 for the ...



Jackson Oloya: Biddeford High School  Press Herald

Jackson Oloya enjoys working with his hands and learning something new every day. But most of all, as a plumber apprentice learning his trade through the ...



Biddeford High graduate embarks on path to high finance career  Biddeford Journal Tribune

BIDDEFORD — Remember the name Odilon Irambona because if all goes according to plan, one day he's going to be someone to be reckoned with in the ...



Harvard bound: Biddeford's Martin verbally commits to play Division I basketball at Harvard  Biddeford Journal Tribune

BIDDEFORD — Biddeford senior Gracie Martin had some impressive schools on her list of potential landing spots with Boston University and Northeastern ...



Biddeford High senior demonstrates passion for composing music  Biddeford Journal Tribune

BIDDEFORD — Planning harmonies and melodies, drafting general rhythms, and perfecting every note. This, along with a prolonged editing process, is what it ...



Former Biddeford High coach faces sex charges  WMTW Portland

Peter Pelletier who is a former coach at Biddeford High School is accused of assaulting a teen during March and July of 2017.



Biddeford School Committee member indicted on assault charges  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Biddeford School Committee member Dennis Anglea has been indicted on multiple assault charges by a York County grand jury. The charges handed down ...



Biddeford Intermediate School Band showcases musical talent  Biddeford Journal Tribune

BIDDEFORD — For 61 members of the Fifth Grade Band at Biddeford Intermediate School, Wednesday was the culmination of months of practice and rehearsal ...



Polling places set for voters on Election Day  Biddeford Journal Tribune

YORK COUNTY — Not exactly sure where to vote in your community, or when the polls open or close? Here is a list. Polls open at 8 a.m. in most communities, ...



Biddeford School Department 2018-2019 Bus Schedule  Biddeford Journal Tribune

BIDDEFORD — There are several bus routes and bus stop changes due to South Street road construction. There is a possibility that buses will arrive a few ...



Biddeford's Fleurent excited for chance to play pro hockey in Maine  Biddeford Journal Tribune

PORTLAND — When the Maine Mariners make their debut in the ECHL this fall, local fans will see a familiar face on the ice as Biddeford native Trevor Fleurent ...



School supply lists available online for area parents  Biddeford Journal Tribune

YORK COUNTY — Parents of students attending schools in York County this fall have a new tool in their back-to-school bag of tricks this year as all of their ...



Former Biddeford softball coach accused of sexually assaulting minor pleads not guilty  WGME

ALFRED (WGME) -- A former Biddeford High School softball coach, who is accused of sexually assaulting a minor, made his first appearance in court Monday ...



STATE CHAMPS  Biddeford Journal Tribune

BIDDEFORD — State champion. That's a title most high school athletes can only dream of attaining — but that's exactly what the members of the Biddeford High ...



'Day of Caring' inspires Biddeford student-volunteers  Biddeford Journal Tribune

BIDDEFORD — Each generation of Americans is entrusted with the responsibility of leaving our world a better place than the one they have inherited and to ...



'I kept screaming his name': Roommate mourns loss of Biddeford fire victim  Bangor Daily News

A man is dead and more than 30 people are without home following a large apartment building fire in Biddeford Monday. The victim's roommate spoke to CBS ...



Third Biddeford Rising event to focus on housing, jobs  Biddeford Journal Tribune

BIDDEFORD — With more than 9 percent of students this year coming from immigrants new to Maine, the Biddeford School Department continues to seek new ...



Ceremony honors community volunteers who helped restore Waterhouse Field  Biddeford Journal Tribune

BIDDEFORD — It's said that a true community is not just about being linked geographically to others, rather it's about feeling connected and taking responsibility ...



Biddeford, Saco team up for Memorial Day Parade  Biddeford Journal Tribune

The communities of Biddeford and Saco are invited to the Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade on Monday, May 28, to pay respect and honor those who served ...



Former softball coach charged with sexual assault  WGME

BIDDEFORD (WGME) – A former high school coach is facing multiple sexual assault charges.York County Court documents say 51-year-old Peter Pelletier of ...



New turf coming to Waterhouse Field  Biddeford Journal Tribune

BIDDEFORD — The Waterhouse Field Commission and the City of Biddeford are really embracing the idea of “look good, feel good, play good” this summer.



Former Biddeford softball coach charged with sexual misconduct involving a child  Press Herald

A former softball coach at Biddeford High School has been charged in York County Superior Court with unlawful sexual contact involving a child. Peter Pelletier ...



Biddeford native plays part during Red Sox World Series win  Biddeford Journal Tribune

BIDDEFORD – October was a busy month for Kelsey Doherty, digital media manager for the Boston Red Sox. While she gets to pick and choose which away ...



Anxiety grows for Biddeford residents disrupted by sewer project  Biddeford Journal Tribune

Sandra Greenan stands in the roadway near her home on South Street. Greenan's life has been radically disrupted by a massive construction project on South ...



Biddeford hiker completes Appalachian Trail walk to benefit charity  Biddeford Journal Tribune

BIDDEFORD — If you ask Chris Jones what he's been up to lately, he'll tell you that in every walk with nature, one receives far more than they seek, and in his ...



Friday night bites: Maine high school boosters score with their football fare  Press Herald

WELLS — It's Homecoming at Wells High School, and Warrior Red is everywhere. A long line snakes from the parking lot to the football field, and another two ...



Safety concerns prompt changes at school polling stations  Biddeford Journal Tribune

WATERBORO – On Nov. 6, Waterboro voters will be casting their ballots in the Town Hall, rather than at the East building at Massabesic High School.



Countdown to Kickoff  Biddeford Journal Tribune

The 2018 fall sports season kicked off on Monday as teams from across the state began their quests for a state championship. The Biddeford High School ...



Rumble at The Ballpark donates to Biddeford High wrestling program  Biddeford Journal Tribune

The Biddeford High School wrestling program received a $200 donation from the Rumble at The Ballpark summer wrestling tournament after the Tigers' match ...



Biddeford railroad crossing to close temporarily  Biddeford Journal Tribune

BIDDEFORD — Motorists are going to have to find an alternative route around a busy railroad crossing in Biddeford for more than 24 hours next week.



Biddeford student claims 2019 USA National Miss Maine Teen title  Biddeford Journal Tribune

BIDDEFORD — A recent graduate of Biddeford High School was crowned as the 2019 USA National Miss Maine Teen during the 10th annual Maine Academic ...



'You don't close Fenway Park'  Biddeford Journal Tribune

Not too long ago it looked like the Biddeford High School football team would have to find a new home. The bleachers at historic Waterhouse Field were deemed ...



Death of Biddeford High track coach at 29 is 'a huge blow' to students  Press Herald

Will Fulford, who coached cross-country and track at both Biddeford High School and the University of New England, died Sunday of apparent cardiac arrest ...



Nosebleed Section: Go skate with Dumoulin, Fleurent and help save a Biddeford landmark  Biddeford Journal Tribune

It has been truly inspirational to see the Biddeford community come together to help save historic Waterhouse Field over the past year — and I'm hoping the ...



Trial for Biddeford murder suspect opens  Biddeford Journal Tribune

BIDDEFORD — A suspect charged in the fatal shooting of a Biddeford resident in 2016 is standing trial in York County Superior Court. Timothy Ortiz, 22, of New ...



BMS STEM 5K draws huge field of participants  Biddeford Journal Tribune

BIDDEFORD – More than 200 runners braved rain and cold to participate in a 5K race to benefit STEM programs at Biddeford Middle School on Sunday morning ...



Biddeford Youth Hockey Association hosts bash before season  WMTW Portland

The big bash Saturday will have games, raffles, food and a chance to meet celebrities.



Two face off for Biddeford House District 12 Democratic primary race  Biddeford Journal Tribune

BIDDEFORD — Those voting for the House District 12 Democratic nominee will choose between two relative newcomers to Biddeford on Tuesday.



Maine native in talks for home makeover, resale reality show  Bangor Daily News

Developing a space that someone will call home, and getting paid to do it, it's a win-win, he said.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries ...



Skating for a good cause  Biddeford Journal Tribune

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin, who is a former Biddeford High School standout, skates with a young fan at the Biddeford Ice Arena during a ...



Court upholds ruling to allow Arundel students to attend TAMS  Biddeford Journal Tribune

ARUNDEL – A York County judge has upheld an October ruling that Regional School Unit 21 is required to pay for Arundel students who choose to attend ...



Former HS softball coach pleads not guilty to sexual contact with a minor  Bangor Daily News

ALFRED, Maine — A former Biddeford High School softball coach and former call firefighter for the city entered pleas of not guilty Monday to a Class C felony ...



RSU 21 will appeal Thornton Academy Middle School court decision  Biddeford Journal Tribune

ARUNDEL — Regional School Unit 21 will appeal the decision of the Maine Superior Court that Arundel middle school students have the right to attend private ...



Biddeford teams lose their biggest fan with death of 'Desi' Desjardins  Press Herald

Robert “Desi” Desjardins remained Biddeford's No. 1 sports fan to the very end, using his last words to tell two friends: “I didn't get to finish my scrapbook.”.



There's a Mainer behind the Red Sox' social media posts  NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

BOSTON, Massachusetts (NEWS CENTER Maine) -- Do you ever wonder who's posting to the Red Sox' social media accounts? Turns out, it's a Mainer.



Former Maine hoops coach apologetic, defensive in interview  Biddeford Journal Tribune

A former Maine basketball coach said he's embarrassed and ashamed about his conduct after his profanity-laced tirade against a student at his Florida school ...



Hammond, Provencher vie for York County Register of Deeds  Biddeford Journal Tribune

ALFRED — A high school teacher with a background in public health and and a senior title insurance underwriter are each vying to become York County's next ...



'Local hero' gives back  Biddeford Journal Tribune

BIDDEFORD — Former Biddeford High School standout and two-time Stanley Cup champion Brian Dumoulin held a fundraiser entitled “Skate for Dreams with ...



Biddeford teenager who was top bass fisherman killed in late-night crash  Press Herald

An accomplished young bass fisherman from Biddeford died in a single-car crash late Thursday night. Thomas Behen, 18, of Biddeford was driving a 2001 ...



Dumoulin to raise money for charity at UNE on Saturday  Biddeford Journal Tribune

BIDDEFORD — Brian Dumoulin spends most of the year on the same ice as the best hockey players in the world. Whether it's his teammates on the Pittsburgh ...



BHS students awarded scholarships | courier.mainelymediallc.com | Biddeford Courier  Biddeford - Saco - OOB Courier

The following is a list of scholarships awarded to Biddeford High School class of 2017 graduates: TJ's Pizza Tiger Pride, Abigail Laverriere; St. Louis Alumni ...



Class A state track and field meet goes to southern Maine schools  WABI

State class A track and field meet held in Bath on Saturday...



Maine women and girls crowned in academic scholarship pageant  Bangor Daily News

BIDDEFORD — Eighty-six Maine women and young ladies vied for their respective titles to compete nationally for more than $300000 in prizes and scholarships ...



Empty feeling comes for next high school football season  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

The Maine high school football season just won't feel the same this fall, or even this summer. Not with one of its iconic structures sitting vacant, almost like a ...



Biddeford rehab project transforms home and students, has community building for the future  Press Herald

BIDDEFORD — For years, the home at 471 Main St. sat empty, the paint peeling and roof leaking. The long-abandoned property – acquired by the city through ...



2018 top high school seniors throughout Cumberland and York counties  Press Herald

These graduates finished at the top of their classes at high schools across Cumberland and York counties. Bridgton Academy: Collin Jon Walter Krauth, of Gales ...



Teachers dance to 'Eye of the Tiger' parody in flash mob  Bangor Daily News

In this Journal Tribune video by Liz Gotthelf, teachers at Biddeford High School try to excite students about an upcoming round of Maine Education Assessment ...



Outdoor track preview: Biddeford distance runners get closer through grieving process  Press Herald

BIDDEFORD — Biddeford High senior Abby Laverriere recalls how assistant coach Will Fulford would ride his bike alongside the 20 or so distance runners ...



Biddeford mayor cruises to re-election for fourth term  Bangor Daily News

Alan Casavant received almost 10 times as many votes as his two declared opponents combined.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries ...



A Battle Lost – Maine Football – Down East Magazine  Down East

When it comes to football, Biddeford High School is no longer in neighboring Thornton Academy's league, literally or figuratively. Thus ends “The Battle of the ...



Threat closes Biddeford High School Thursday  WMTW Portland

Biddeford High School will be closed on Thursday due to a reported threat.



Lack of subs prompts pay increase | courier.mainelymediallc.com | Biddeford Courier  Biddeford - Saco - OOB Courier

BIDDEFORD – In response to ongoing difficulties finding substitute teachers, the Biddeford School Committee voted to raise the pay rate for substitutes. The vote ...



Phi Beta Kappa Association of Maine has announced 2018 winners of Academic Achievement Award  Bangor Daily News

The Phi Beta Kappa Association of Maine has announced the 2018 winners of the Academic Achievement Award. This year, 121 high schools throughout the ...



Harriman with Ledgewood completes 200000 s/f multi-phase Biddeford High School  New England Real Estate Journal Online

Harriman, Maine-based architects and engineers, together with a seasoned owner's representative and construction manager Ledgewood, developed a ...



Society Notebook: Supporting future women leaders, in the name of Olympia Snowe  Press Herald

In just a few short years, the Olympia Snowe Women's Leadership Institute Luncheon has become one of the most inspiring events of the season. That's not only ...



Football Preview: Offensive line play key to Mustangs' success in 2018  Biddeford Journal Tribune

WATERBORO — Pretty much every football coach in America will utter the words “it all starts up front” at some point throughout the season — and new ...



Only 2 Biddeford city councilors face election challengers  Press Herald

Just two of nine incumbent Biddeford city councilors face opponents on the Nov. 7 ballot. In Ward 1, Councilor Michael Swanton is facing Kathleen “Kathy” ...



Biddeford and Dayton to share school administration  Press Herald

The Biddeford and Dayton school departments will share central office administration for the next two years, school officials announced Friday. Dayton residents ...



Student robot makers calibrate their skills at statewide tournament  Press Herald

BIDDEFORD — A group of Cape Elizabeth middle school students had just won a robotics match, but they weren't happy. Their computer-driven aluminum robot ...



UNE football ready to kick off first Division III campaign  Biddeford Journal Tribune

BIDDEFORD — It has been years in the making, but one week from today the University of New England football team will be making its NCAA Division III debut.



Biddeford City Council races draw a crowd of candidates  Press Herald

A crowded field of candidates is seeking seats on the Biddeford City Council, including several former councilors and a former mayor looking to return to elected ...



After coach's tirade against student goes online, Maine athletes say he did the same to them  Times Record

Mike Woodbury, who ran club teams here for decades, is under fire after a profanity-laced rant involving a basketball player where he works at The Nation ...



'Wonderful moment for UNE'  Biddeford Journal Tribune

NEW LONDON, Conn. — More than 1,000 Coast Guard Academy cadets filled the stands at Cadet Memorial Field in New London, Connecticut, on Thursday ...



More Maine schools are opting for later morning starts  Bangor Daily News

Midcoast school districts are considering joining the ranks of others in Maine that have delayed the start of the school day.. Maine news, sports, politics, election ...



Biddeford residents: Preserve Waterhouse Field | courier.mainelymediallc.com | Biddeford Courier  Biddeford - Saco - OOB Courier

(Garrick Hoffman photo) BIDDEFORD – In the Little Theater of Biddeford High School, more than 50 people listened to discussion and provide input about ...



House District 11: Two-term representative faces Republican  Press Herald

State Rep. Ryan Fecteau is facing a challenge from Republican Emily Rousseau as he seeks a third term representing Biddeford in the Legislature. Fecteau, 26 ...



New York City man charged with murder in killing of Biddeford father  Press Herald

BIDDEFORD — Police charged a New York City man with murder Friday in the shooting death of a 30-year-old Biddeford father next door to his West Cutts ...



Spirits still alive in downtown Biddeford Mills | courier.mainelymediallc.com | Biddeford Courier  Biddeford - Saco - OOB Courier

We have both heard many stories about spirits that haunt the buildings in downtown Biddeford's Pepperell Mill Campus and we always wondered if they were ...



It's Pi Day, which means deals on pies, as well as on some geeky gear  NBCNews.com

It's Pi Day, which means deals on pies, as well as on some geeky gear.



BRHS team finishes second in state robotics competition  Boothbay Register

A Boothbay Region High School team placed as a state runner-up March 6 at the 2018 VEX Robotics Championships at Biddeford High School. A quartet of ...



Public forces Biddeford city officials to listen | courier.mainelymediallc.com | Biddeford Courier  Biddeford - Saco - OOB Courier

Biddeford city officials pause for reflection while Pastor Catherine Anglea of Second Congregational Church gives a closing to a three-hour public meeting ...



New art collective debuts in Biddeford  Press Herald

BIDDEFORD — They could have named their art collective anything. That they settled on Autus says something about their hopes for their new collective and for ...



Ready for takeoff | courier.mainelymediallc.com | Biddeford Courier  Biddeford - Saco - OOB Courier

(Grant McPherson photo) BIDDEFORD – A 2017 Biddeford High School graduate has become the first certified pilot from York County Coastal Aviation.



Biddeford basks in Stanley Cup championship of native son Brian Dumoulin  Press Herald

BIDDEFORD — The ice is out at Biddeford Ice Arena, with seats and tables set up instead on the rink's concrete floor. But there is a still a glow to the old barn.



Student walkouts continue, drawing hundreds to protest gun violence  Press Herald

Maine students staged walkouts and held rallies across the state Thursday in a second day of student protests against gun violence. “We are fighting for our own ...



Bangor Takes Runner up at State Boys Class A Swim and Dive Meet  WABI

The state class A swimming and diving meet is held today in Orono.



Did former Biddeford police officer turn into a monster?  Press Herald

BIDDEFORD — Stephen Dodd's career as a police officer appeared to be a successful one until it ended abruptly in 2003, when he was just 46 years old.



How School Start Times Affect High-School Athletics  The Atlantic

Catching more sleep could help student-athletes catch more touchdowns, but some still argue sports schedules are a reason against moving back the first bell.



PROFILE: Bob Provencher, longtime resident | courier.mainelymediallc.com | Biddeford Courier  Biddeford - Saco - OOB Courier

Bob Provencher, left, offers support to fellow Biddeford resident Larry Ouellete at a public forum at the Biddeford High School library. Weeks earlier, Ouellette ...



LISTEN: Maine's Governor Unleashes Obscenities On Lawmaker Who Criticized Him  NPR

Maine Rep. Drew Gattine said it was unhelpful when Gov. Paul LePage made "racially charged" statements. In response, LePage told Gattine, "I am after you" ...



Awesome Shoppe: specialty is in more than comics | courier.mainelymediallc.com | Biddeford Courier  Biddeford - Saco - OOB Courier

(Ben Meiklejohn photo) BIDDEFORD – The Awesome Hobby Shoppe at 311 Main St., run by couple Matt Rahn and Jamie Jordan, is a lifetime dream of Rahn's ...



Central Aroostook claims sixth state Class D cheering title in 7 years; Biddeford wins Class A  Bangor Daily News

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Central Aroostook High School Panthers had their string of five consecutive state Class D cheerleading championships derailed by ...



Arundel students may attend school in Saco, court says  Press Herald

SACO — Regional School Unit 21 is required to pay for Arundel students who choose to attend Thornton Academy Middle School in Saco, according to a ...



House District 11: Owner of Biddeford business takes on incumbent Ryan Fecteau  Press Herald

A political newcomer is challenging the incumbent House District 11 Democrat for a chance to represent a section of Biddeford in Augusta. Renee Morin, a ...



Maine woman with cerebral palsy inspires others, meets celebs through local TV show  Bangor Daily News

Ashley's done more than many of us have ever been able to do. She's such an inspiration and wonderful person to be around.. Maine news, sports, politics, ...



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