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Pi, not just another number for BHS teacher | courier.mainelymediallc.com | Biddeford Courier  Biddeford - Saco - OOB Courier

(Abigail Worthing photo) BIDDEFORD – Jon Jacques is a man who loves pi. “It's so much more than 3.14,” said Jacques, a teacher at Biddeford High School.



Things to Do | courier.mainelymediallc.com | Biddeford Courier  Biddeford - Saco - OOB Courier

The Courier accepts calendar listings from nonprofit organizations. Submissions must be received 10 days prior to publication. Please email your listing to ...



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.



'Shame on war' | courier.mainelymediallc.com | Biddeford Courier  Biddeford - Saco - OOB Courier

Terry Belanger BIDDEFORD – Veteran Terry Belanger, 71, of Biddeford, released his second book about life before and after the war and being diagnosed with ...



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 ...



Bill Nemitz: The good people back USM students  Press Herald

Washima Fairoz was too busy with her classes at the University of Southern Maine last week to hear about the college admissions scandal raging from the ...



Biddeford School Committee member indicted on assault charges  Press Herald

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



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.



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 ...



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.”.



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 ...



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 ...



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

I kicked the front door open first and there was just smoke, black smoke ... I couldn't get him out.”. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Rundown city hall mars image of rejuvenation in downtown Biddeford  Press Herald

For a decade, Biddeford leaders have tried repeatedly to persuade residents to invest millions of dollars into the 124-year-old City Hall, a stately brick building ...



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 ...



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...



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 ...



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 ...



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

A basketball coach with deep ties to Maine came under fire Wednesday after a recording of him threatening a student in Florida was posted on YouTube.



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 ...



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 ...



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

Court documents in the case have been impounded by a judge.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.



Jess Gagne is the first female to be named Maine Sportscaster of the Year  NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

Congratulations to our own Jessica Gagne. Jess, who specializes in sports storytelling, has been named Maine Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports ...



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 ...



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 ...



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” ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Washburn District High School at Ashland Community High School — Local Sports — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

At Ashland Washburn (4-3) scorers: Kassie Farley 5-1-12, Kyli Farley 5-3-13, Reagan Chavez 5-1-15, Emma Johnston 2-5-10 Ashland (2-4) scorers: Jamie ...



Bangor Daily Brews: Young Leaders in an Aging State  Bangor Daily News

BANGOR — The first in a new BDN Event series called Bangor Daily Brews will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Black Bear Brewing, 191 Exchange St.



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 ...



Awaiting purpose | courier.mainelymediallc.com | Biddeford Courier  Biddeford - Saco - OOB Courier

St. Andre Church has been vacant since its last Mass in 2010. Southern Maine Affordable Housing purchased the property from the Roman Catholic Diocese of ...



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 ...



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 ...



Former Maine coach apologetic, defensive about profane tirade that went viral  Press Herald

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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



Driver's bus route all too familiar, but 1st day of school never gets old  Press Herald

BIDDEFORD — Students and teachers are still at home getting ready for the first day of school when Priscille Hetzel arrives at the school transportation office.



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.



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 ...



School budgets in hands of Maine voters  Press Herald

Mainers across the state will vote Tuesday on education spending for the next 12 months. Some local budget proposals would add new teachers and staff.



Field hockey playoffs: Oliver’s two second-half strikes help No. 1 York advance  Seacoastonline.com

YORK, Maine — Nora Happny approached junior Bailey Oliver before the start of Wednesday's Class B South field hockey quarterfinal game and delivered a ...



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 ...



Happy Pi Day to Greeks and math geeks  Press Herald

Will you remember where you were on March 14, 2015? The day might not measure up to man's first steps on the moon or the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks as a ...



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.



SMHC Sports Performance Center offers athletes customized care  Seacoastonline.com

BIDDEFORD — Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) is hosting an open house at its new Sports Performance Center (SPC) in Sanford. The public is invited to ...



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" ...



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 ...



A childhood full of red flags leads to charges of arson, murder  Press Herald

BIDDEFORD — Dylan Collins' mother always knew her son's prospects in life were limited by his developmental delays and behavioral problems. But Donna ...



More Maine Schools Opt For Later Morning Starts  MainePublic.org

CAMDEN, Maine — Midcoast school districts are considering joining the ranks of others in Maine that have delayed the start of the school day, all in the.



Joe Starkey: What makes Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin the consummate winner?  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Brian Dumoulin has done a tremendous job playing against the top lines. And he's still winning. That's all the man does.



Pro hockey returns to Maine as Mariners hold first practice  Lewiston Sun Journal

Players race down the ice at the Maine Mariners' first practice of the season at the Troubh Ice Arena in Portland on Tuesday. (Brianna Soukup/Portland Press ...



Saco restaurant owner, former senator, teacher and coach David Kerry dies at 77  Press Herald

Mourners will gather Tuesday at a funeral Mass to honor David Kerry, a longtime co-owner of Traditions Italian Restaurant and the Kerrymen Pub in Saco.



Meet a Maine man who can shuck 1000 pounds of lobsters in a day  Bangor Daily News

This man looks friendly, but lobsters should beware. He's a trained killer. He thinks nothing of dropping them into boiling seawater by the bucketful. Not only that ...



Sidelines: Abuse within Maryland football team is not “tough coaching”  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

If allegations against team are true, coaches should pay severely, Dave Dyer writes.



Husson University at UM-Presque Isle — Local Sports — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine –The Husson University men's basketball squad (8-5, 4-0 NAC) captured their fourth North Atlantic Conference (NAC) victory of the ...



Lost: A Special Report  Press Herald

Special Report: A 10-day series exploring the heroin scourge in Maine and the horrific cost.



Gorham takes renewed look at aging high school's future  KeepMEcurrent.com

A committee is evaluating the aging Gorham High School that officials say is cramped and outdated for education in this new century. The Gorham High School ...



Motorland moves out of North Dam, expands in Arundel | courier.mainelymediallc.com | Biddeford Courier  Biddeford - Saco - OOB Courier

ARUNDEL/BIDDEFORD — Since expanding from a Biddeford warehouse last year to a more visible spot on Route 1 in Arundel, Motorland has become ...



Dutch Elm celebrating 50 years | post.mainelymediallc.com | Kennebunk Post  Mainely Media

Clockwise from top: Dutch Elm Golf Club in Arundel, photographed in a recent aerial shot, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month and all season long; ...



Two BRHS robotics teams qualify for state championship  Boothbay Register

Two Boothbay Region High School robotics teams are in contention for a state championship. A duo of senior Jay Hasch and junior Blake Erhard and the team ...



Maine schools' civil rights teams gather in Augusta  Press Herald

AUGUSTA — Ban Shoukeir, who was born in Brooklyn a year after her parents immigrated to the U.S. from Lebanon, said her parents had hard lives and a hard ...



Millennial candidates see youth as asset in State House races  Press Herald

When Rep. Justin Chenette of Saco arrived at the State House two years ago, he was 60 years younger than the oldest member of the House of Representatives ...



Dumoulin Keeps Up Winning Ways in Pittsburgh  USA Hockey

When defenseman Brian Dumoulin arrived in Pittsburgh, he already had two NCAA championships, two high school state titles and a junior hockey national ...



BRHS cheerleaders qualify for state competition  Boothbay Register

The 2015-2016 Boothbay Region High School cheerleading team finished sixth in the Class C South regional competition at the Augusta Civic Center on ...



Stanley Cup, Biddeford native Brian Dumoulin get warm Maine reception  Bangor Daily News

Biddeford native and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin holds the Stanley Cup aloft outside the Biddeford Arena on Tuesday (Ryan McLaughlin ...



Two candidates, one school committee seat  Wiscasset Newspaper

Incumbent Chelsea Taylor has a challenger in her bid to stay on the Wiscasset School Committee. Michelle Blagdon is also on the June 13 ballot for the lone ...



Top teachers offer their advice for going back to school  Press Herald

CAPE ELIZABETH — Ask one of Maine's best teachers for back-to-school advice and the last thing she wants to talk about is turning in homework on time, the ...



Sen. Angus King delivers Islesboro Central, Bucksport commencement addresses  PenBayPilot.com

In case you missed it, in remarks delivered at Islesboro Central School's graduation ceremony June 11, U.S. Senator Angus King offered his congratulations to ...



Windjammer Merrifield, Mustang Fonger excel in 'Queen of Mat' event - By Staff  Republican Journal

Biddeford — It was a banner day on the mats for three high school female grapplers as the King/Queen of the Mat 2016 tournament played out on Saturday, Feb.



Fryeburg Academy winter sports previews  The Bridgton News

BOYS' BASKETBALL. Head Coach: Sedge Saunders, 18th year. JV Coach: Ryan Wallace, third year. Freshmen Coach: Chris Gaskin, first year. Volunteer ...



Hussey Seating has storied history  Seacoastonline.com

NORTH BERWICK, Maine — The Hussey Plow Company was established in 1835 by William Hussey, a farmer and native of North Berwick.Hussey designed a ...



Society Notebook: Wheeling and dealing  Press Herald

A cold, rainy night couldn't keep an overflow crowd from filling the function rooms at the Run of the Mill Pub & Brewery in Saco for the second annual Community ...



Epic World of Warcraft diorama sets Guinness World Record  SYFY WIRE

Consisting of 1300 square feet and over 10000 characters, Blizzard's feat wound up setting a new Guinness World Record for the largest video game diorama ...



New study shows bad Rotten Tomatoes reviews have no impact on film earnings  SYFY WIRE

Brett Ratner, who directed X-Men: The Last Stand and the Rush Hour film series, recently said that movie review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes hurts the film ...



CLC YMCA gymnasts excel in sectional meet - By Staff  Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald

Biddeford — The Central Lincoln County YMCA gymnastics team traveled Feb. 9 to Biddeford High School for their first sectional meet against the top teams ...



Telegram honors Maine high school athletes of the year  Press Herald

They excelled in track and field, setting themselves apart from the competition by finishing their high school careers in June with multiple state championships ...



Dumoulin set to help BC defend its title  Press Herald

Looking back at the early days of this college hockey season, Brian Dumoulin admits he overcompensated. His passes were too strong or too wide. His shots ...



Monadnock picks NH administrator to lead district  The Keene Sentinel

SWANZEY CENTER — An almost palpable weight was lifted from School Administrative Unit 93 late Tuesday night. It was at that moment, 11:30 p.m. to be more ...



National Waffle Day … but why? On the origin of food holidays  Yahoo News

It seems that every day is another National Food Day for us to celebrate, but who came up with all this stuff?



Election Day turnout across Maine expected to approach 60 percent  Press Herald

Maine's top election official said Tuesday evening that he expects voter turnout between 55 percent and 60 percent for federal, state and local elections being ...



Living a rock 'n' roll dream  Press Herald

PORTLAND – Inside the Asylum nightclub, blue and green lights flash while a band called Rupture the Fish shakes the walls with fast, punky rock music that ...



Best Boys Performances All-Time At Reggie Lewis Center In Boston  milesplit.com

Anthony Kostelac of Albemarle (VA) was part of two #1 all-time performances at the Reggie Lewis Center including a national record 4x800 meter relay anchor ...



Million Mile Joe honored with 2012 Honda Accord and parade  Torque News

Joe LoCicero a 53 year old man from Norway, Maine has done the unthinkable. He has driven his 1990 Honda Accord over 1 Million Miles! To celebrate this ...



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