Latest Biddeford News

Planned Parenthood to close 5 centers in north New England

May. 13, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Planned Parenthood of Northern New England will close four health centers in Vermont and one in New Hampshire next month, while also expanding the days of operation at seven other centers in the region. The organization announced the...

Starbucks in Maine is first in state to announce union plan

May. 13, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Workers at a Starbucks store in Maine became the first in the state to announce their intent to unionize on Friday. The six employees at the Biddeford store joined workers at dozens of Starbucks locations around the country who have sought to unionize. The...

Amtrak train kills 2 people on tracks in Biddeford

May. 08, 2022 18:44 PM EDT

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Two people were killed by an Amtrak train Sunday in the southern Maine town of Biddeford, police there confirmed. An Amtrak spokesperson said the two people were trespassing on the tracks at around 11 a.m. when they “came into contact with the train"...

Plan to move Maine's only medical school gets federal boost

Apr. 08, 2022 03:01 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government is providing Maine's only medical school with $5 million to help it move. University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine is located in Biddeford, but the university wants to move the school to Portland. The university, which...

Jury sides with newspaper in police officer defamation case

Apr. 06, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A Maine jury has sided with a media company in a lawsuit over newspaper stories about sex abuse allegations involving a former police captain. The case stemmed from articles that were published in the Biddeford-Saco-Old Orchard Beach Courier seven years ago....

Maine math teacher is back at it on Pi Day

Mar. 14, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — You may have heard through the grapevine that it’s Pi Day. That means a Maine teacher dubbed the “Pi Guy” is back at it. Biddeford High School math teacher Jon Jacques always tries to make Pi Day fun through goofy antics, including musical parodies...

Statue to mark drowning of Native American leader's son

Feb. 28, 2022 17:07 PM EST

SACO, Maine (AP) — A local organization has won a grant to erect a proposed statue of a Native American leader, his wife and his son, who drowned as an infant when English settlers overturned their boat, according to a contemporary account. The Biddeford Culture and Heritage...