December 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Voting begins for 2017 Great Person Award

Nominations are in for the Courier’s Great Person Award and voting begins now.  We’ve asked readers to tell us who has influenced their lives. More...

Bazaar is brainchild of local businesswomen

BIDDEFORD – A new craft fair in the mills this holiday season is organized by, and will host, a network of local artisans.  More...

Common Connection Club to reopen under new name

BIDDEFORD – The Common Connection Club will reopen next week with a new name and philosophy, but some former members have chosen to stay away.  More...

Editorial

Let’s get schools back to basics

Beyond the Headlines

With all the issues we have in our state, our country and even the world, it may seem insignificant to push for a debate over what our kids are learning in the classroom, but ultimately, I think it’s crucial for the future success of our societ More...

Shuttlebus network is always improving

Legislative Lowdown

Ridership on the Shuttlebus-Zoom system has been growing strongly as the number of routes has expanded. Schedule times have been simplified to be consistent across all seven days, and more late nights have been added for those who work evenings. More...

Ode to fried cheese

Library Links

For about eight months in 2007, I was thin. At all other times in my life, I was not. Last weekend, I went to a restaurant with friends and we ordered a sampler appetizer plate to share. More...

City hires commercial firm to market Unit 91

SACO – A Portland based commercial real estate company has agreed to market Unit 91, a tax-acquired property placed in city ownership because of unpaid property taxes almost two years ago.  More...

Workforce office closes in Biddeford, lawsuit filed

BIDDEFORD – An employment services office in Biddeford did not renew its lease in part because of Gov. Paul LePage’s refusal to accept federal funding.  More...

Celebrating Christmas by the sea in Old Orchard Beach

The Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce held Celebration by the Sea at their headquarters on 1st Street Saturday, Dec. 9. More...

News Updates

Newest website updates:

Additional letters - November 3rd, 2016 - 11:29am
Biddeford native works for animal rights - August 26th, 2016 - 10:27am
Petition for second assembly surfaces - June 13th, 2015 - 9:56am
Officer given state sentiment - May 26th, 2015 - 3:15pm
Whistle Blower - May 12th, 2015 - 1:27pm

Neighbors

Birthdays

Dec. 15: Happy birthday Karalee Giasson from GMACC.  Dec. 16: Happy 6th birthday grandson Andy, love, Grandma and Grandpa Binette.  More...

Retreat to be held at Marie Joseph

“Light in Darkness: God’s Presence in Hope and Love” with Beverly Fournier will be held Jan. 19-21 at Marie Joseph Spiritual Center in Biddeford.  More...

Another Chance Animal Rescue

Lewis is a little older than 1-year-old and such a fun, cool guy. He is a confident, independent boy but also enjoys human attention, especially if you want to play. More...

Letters

Reader may have identified pattern

To the editor:   I’ve been wondering what that pile of debris and dirt is on Saco Island. Your article “Clear-cut Case?” in the Courier on Dec. 7 answered that question.  More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

The Courier accepts calendar listings from nonprofit organizations. Submissions must be received 10 days prior to publication. Please email your listing to editor@inthecourier.com and indicate the date of your event in the reference line. More...