Page 1 of 11 Jul 1977 Issue of Biddeford City Edition Journal Tribune in Biddeford, Maine

See the full image with a free trial.

Start for Free

Read an issue on 11 Jul 1977 in Biddeford, Maine and find what was happening, who was there, and other important and exciting news from the times. You can also check out other issues in The Biddeford City Edition Journal Tribune.

Browse Biddeford City Edition Journal Tribune

How to Find What You Are Looking for on This Page

We use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to make the text on a newspaper image searchable. Below is the OCR data for 11 Jul 1977 Biddeford City Edition Journal Tribune in Biddeford, Maine. Because of the nature of the OCR technology, sometimes the language can appear to be nonsensical. The best way to see what’s on the page is to view the newspaper page.

Biddeford City Edition Journal Tribune (Newspaper) - July 11, 1977, Biddeford, Maine Forecast partly Cloudy h City edition our a Une 282-1535 324-4444 985-3118 20 cents july la 1977 monday eyes on the artist Eugene Matras of new Hampshire draws in pen and Ink during saturday sidewalk Art festival on main Street Saco. Matras who operates an Art studio in Kennebunkport Dock Square was one of some 90 entrants in saturdays Art show. Photo by John Ewing september action expected in excise tax account shortage Biddeford a september May be the soonest any action can be expected in connection with the nearly $2,000 missing from the Biddeford tax collectors excise tax account the journal Tribune has Learned. A a we re not prepared to go to the York county grand jury this week a says detective Marvin l. Jones a Maine state police investigator assigned to the state attorney general s a office. After its session this week the grand jury is not scheduled to meet again until september according to a spokesman at York county Superior court in Alfred. The age a office which at mid june took Over the investigation into the reported missing funds from the York county District attorney a at the Days request intends to prosecute the Case if enough information is available Jones says. Although seeking a grand jury indictment is not the Only method available for prosecuting the Case Jones acknowledges it is the most Likely. The a s office could also take action through the District court system Jones says but he adds the office usually bypasses the District court to save the county time and Money. While District court prosecution is possible Jones adds Quot i anticipate that we if a grand jury indictment is sought it a probably would be a secret indictment a Jones says. A a the Case is still under investigation a a says Jones who is chief investigator in the Case. Working with him on it is Maine state police sgt. Ronald Randall. Jones declines to say what stage the investigation is in and he refuses to confirm another newspaper s report that it is nearing its end. Jones and Randall have been in Biddeford several times during the past month interviewing Biddeford tax collector Urbain Bisson and his Deputy Joann Cote according to Bisson. The detectives reportedly also have interviewed a former employee of the tax collector s office although Jones refuses to confirm that report. Quot at this stage of the game i can to say a he says adding that any comment from him might jeopardize the Case. Bisson says the detectives quizzed water test kits available Saco a water test kits Are available for Saco River residents who want to test their water Wells for the presence of cadmium City planning director Arthur Lerman said today. Lerman said that the office of planning and Community development 282-6689 has received 20 test kits from the state department of human services after a series of reports in the journal Tribune about the presence of cadmium in a Well of Lewis Lane. Lerman said a the department of human services is very concerned about this. They want to substantiate the cadmium test cadmium is a Metal of High toxic potential. Lerman urges residents to notify his office by wednesday him and is. Cote about office procedures and the use of office equipment and they asked them questions about their personal backgrounds. The Money exactly $1,978.36, represents the excise taxes paid by 25 residents according to Bisson. The funds were stolen last summer Bisson says. New jail gets priority status Alfred worried York county commissioners have voted to authorize the architects of the county jail to take All necessary Steps immediately to get the new jail under construction. Commissioners have been informed that prisoners must now be transported to the andr Scoggin county jail Auburn because Cumberland county jail is filled to capacity says commissioner Guy Marcotte. And that Means More Money will be needed to transport prisoners he says. So commissioners held a special meeting last thursday to consider the status of the proposed construction of the new jail in Alfred. According to a press release issued by the York county commissioners a the distance to the andr Scoggin county jail from Alfred is about twice the distance to Cumberland county a jail and therefore at least twice As costly for transportation alone. This added financial Burden has not been provided for in the county s 1977 budget because it could not be the press release also states a a letter received july 7 from the Maine criminal Justice planning and assistance Agency which had awarded $312,000 to the York county jail project at least $200,000 of those funds will be lost to the county unless action is taken Early in the week of july according to Marcotte commissioners directed the architects to make the final preparations to put the jail out to bid. Marcotte says he Hopes the bid will be awarded in Early August. Visiting Wisconsin artist tops sidewalk festival Saco a a Wisconsin artist who is touring Maine in a Volkswagen bus won the $100 first prize in saturday s sidewalk Art festival sponsored by the Saco business association. The winning entry chosen from More than 90 paintings and photographs was a Watercolour painting of his wife in a Field. Daniel Phillips 27, told the journal Tribune that he makes his living by painting and that this is the first year he has been working in Watercolours. He presently has Oil paintings showing in three Wisconsin galleries. George Agayoff of 3 Willow Haven St. Won the $50 second prize for his Oil. Agayoff who recently moved Here from Connecticut after retiring from his production engineers Job has paintings on exhibit in the Mcarthur Library Biddeford. Dennis Walker of North Waterboro won third prize. Bookmobile making rounds in Saco Saco a Saco youths this summer will be provided with a Library on wheels thanks to a new program instituted by the school department Here. A Bookmobile is making the rounds of Sacos outlying areas in an Effort to make Library books available to those who otherwise might have difficulty going to the Dyer Library says program director Deborah Choroszy. The Bookmobile will operate each tuesday generally in the North Saco area and each wednesday generally in the Camp Ellis area through the summer is. Choroszy says. The tuesday schedule for North Saco is 9 ., Young school 9 05 To 9 35 Hillview Heights 9 45 ., Boothby Park 10 10 . To 10 30 ., Flag Pond and Rocky Hill roads 10 40 ., Joy Valley la ., Waycotte a 11 15 ., smutty Lane and Louden Road 11 30 ., Sha Agee Road noon Brentwood Circle 12 30 . To i ., Skyline drive and i ., Maple Street. The wednesday Camp Ellis schedule is 9 ., Fairfield school 9 10 ., Glen Haven Circle 9 30 ., Meadow Lane to ., Camp Ellis 10 45 ., Wildwood drive two Stop 11 45 ., Calef Street noon Washington and Wood streets 12 15 ., Cumberland Street 12 20 ., Stockman Avenue and 12 30 . Burns rift widens the Gap Between rebel French archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and Pope Paul i at left May have widened sunday. Lafebvre 70, has been suspended from the Priesthood and threatened with excommunication for opposing reforms forwarded by the Catholic Church. Sunday archbishop Lefebvre consecrated a Small Chapel in Dickinson Texas. He then led a congregation in traditional including the latin mass Church service. The archbishop says the attitude against his group has not come from the holy ghost but the a bad spirit. On Page 7.journa i us une20 pages plus supplements cartoons classifieds county crossword Puzzle dear Abby editorials Horoscope today s chuckle 13 Maine n 7 16-17-18-19 movies 14 3 National 6-20 13 13 sports television 9-10-11-12 14 4 weather 2 13 world National 5 no matter How Small the town is you can always find someone at the Gas station to give you the wrong directions. Deborah Choroszy director of Saco s new Bookmobile program is shown instructing David Lamontagne to left and Gary Kinney to How to use the new Library on wheels. The Bookmobile which started serving the Community last week. Will operate through the summer on tuesdays in the general North Saco area and on wednesdays in the Camp Ellis area. Photo by John Ewing the inside Story Library on wheels the almanac by i United press International today is monday july la the 192nd Day of 1977 with 173 to follow. The Moon is moving from its last Quarter toward a new Moon. The morning stars Are Venus Mars and Jupiter. The evening stars Are Mercury and Saturn. Those born on this Date Are under the sign of cancer John Quincy Adams sixth president of the United states was born july la 1767. On this Day in history in 1933, All school teachers in Germany were ordered to read Adolf hitlers a mein Kampfl to become familiar with the nazi Creed. In 1952, Gen. Dwight d. Eisenhower was nominated As Republican presidential candidate with Richard Nixon As his running mate. They were elected in Down state legislative leaders today urged lawmakers to kill a proposed $4.4 million tax increase on alcoholic beverages. The leaders said there is no language in the proposed Bill which assures the additional Money will be used to fight alcoholism and alcohol abuse. When the Bill was proposed the legislators were told the additional funds would be used to fund anti alcoholism programs. Lawmakers also must act on the remainder of the state s proposed $4.4 million budget. On Page 7

Search All Newspapers in Biddeford, Maine

Advanced Search

Search Courier

Search the Biddeford City Edition Journal Tribune Today with a Free Trial

We want people to find what they are looking for at NewspaperArchive. We are confident that we have the newspapers that will increase the value of your family history or other historical research. With our 7-day free trial, you can view the documents you find for free.

Not Finding What You Were Looking for on This Page of The Biddeford City Edition Journal Tribune?

People find the most success using advanced search. Try plugging in keywords, names, dates, and locations, and get matched with results from the entire collection of newspapers at NewspaperArchive!

Looking Courier

Browse Newspapers

You can also successfully find newspapers by these browse options. Explore our archives on your own!

By Location

By Location

Browse by location and discover newspapers from all across the world.

Browse by Location
By Date

By Date

Browse by date and find publications for a specific day or era.

Browse by Date
By Publication

By Publication

Browse old newspaper publications to find specific newspapers.

Browse by Publication
By Collection

By Collection

Browse our newspaper collections to learn about historical topics.

Browse by Collection