STATEMENT ON TRAGIC EVENTS IN LEWISTON
October 26, 2023
Today, we offer our thoughts and support to our neighbors in Lewiston while they are mourning a senseless attack and loss of life. Our hearts ache for the victims and their families and friends during this incredibly tragic time. Maine is a close-knit state and many of our friends, family members and colleagues will have had their lives forever changed by this event. We extend our deepest condolences to those who have lost a loved one.
We also express our gratitude to our first responders, who have experienced unimaginable trauma as they work to prevent further loss of life. We know, all too well, the difficulties that our Police, Fire and EMS responders experience in their professions on a daily basis. It takes unfathomable strength to continue forward in this field knowing that tragedies such as this one can happen any day on the job. We are grateful for their service and their sacrifices.
With the suspect still at large, this remains an evolving situation, and we urge you to be vigilant and stay informed through official channels. In the event that there is an immediate threat in Biddeford, we will provide updates and instructions through our online platforms.
It is in response to the worst of our humanity that the best aspects of our community shine through. We have every confidence that the citizens of Maine will come together as one community, as we always do, to support our neighbors in Lewiston and provide comfort and assistance during their time of need.
Mayor Alan Casavant
James Bennett, City Manager
Halloween Boo Bash Postponed
As we continue to follow the developments of yesterday’s tragedy in Lewiston, we have made the decision to postpone the Halloween Boo Bash event that was scheduled for this Friday, October 27. The safety of families in our community will always be our highest priority.
We are looking forward to hosting this free and fun community celebration at a date in November to be determined. Please stay tuned to Biddeford Recreation’s website and Facebook page for more details on the postponed event.