Journal Tribune

Biddeford’s Day ready to take last step toward state crown

BIDDEFORD — Some athletes like to forget about past failures. Others simply can’t.

Cooperation will ensure smooth transition for RSU 23

Now that Saco and Dayton have officially voted to withdraw from Regional School Unit 23, all three communities – with Old Orchard Beach the only one remaining in the school unit – need to move forward with plans to operate on their own, and hopefully continue to collaborate on money-saving and other projects to benefit students within the municipalities.

Browne’s return a boost to Thornton

Taylor Browne said it was his goal to play college hockey. Then, a solid spring playing lacrosse changed his thinking. But Browne’s change of heart is a boon for the Thornton Academy boys hockey team, as the talented forward has returned to the team after playing one season of junior hockey.

Browne’s return a boost to Thornton

Taylor Browne said it was his goal to play college hockey. Then, a solid spring playing lacrosse changed his thinking. But Browne’s change of heart is a boon for the Thornton Academy boys hockey team, as the talented forward has returned to the team after playing one season of junior hockey.

First-period surge lifts Lewiston over Biddeford in opener

BIDDEFORD — The Biddeford boys hockey team got a dream start in its season opener against Lewiston on Saturday afternoon.

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Thumbs up to all those who supported local businesses at last weekend’s Small Business Saturday. Although it was preceded by the busiest shopping day of the year – Black Friday – many locals turned out to support their favorite Main Street shops and get some holiday shopping done. It’s good for people to shop local, as studies show that more of the money spent in local stores stays in the community, in contrast to large chains and big box stores.

Pearl Harbor Day remembered for how it changed us

Merton I. Staples, a Biddeford man, was the first Mainer to be killed in World War II. It’s an unfortunate first for the city to claim, made even more horrible by the multitudes who followed Staples in death during the war.

Wells can’t cope with Cape pressure in 57-39 defeat

WELLS — There was little secret to what a youthful, inexperienced and vertically-challenged Cape Elizabeth squad was going to try to do to Wells on Friday night – press, try to speed the game up, cause turnovers and hopefully turn them into easy baskets.

Ready to reload: New faces, on court and the bench, up to task of rebuilding at Biddeford

BIDDEFORD — To see just how young the Biddeford boys basketball team will be this season, you only have to look at the numbers – specifically, the number eight.

Budget must include end to some tax breaks

Budgeting is no easy task, particularly for an entity as large as the state. Appropriating revenue toward expenditures, all while keeping the tax rate reasonable, presents a huge challenge, and once people become accustomed to a tax break, subsidy or service, the outcry is significant when cuts are made.