March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Neighbors

Woman tries to raise money

BIDDEFORD – Jo-Ann Roy, a lifelong Biddeford resident with multiple sclerosis, used to be able to get around like any other person. Diagnosed with MS in 1989, Roy was ambulatory until 2001, when she had to consign herself to a wheelchair. More...

Econ director brings open mind

SACO – William Mann, Saco’s economic development director since Dec. 31, said humans were given two ears and one mouth for a reason – to listen more than they talk. More...

Birthdays

March 14: Happy birthday RebeccaBreard from GMACC.March 18: Happy birthday SibylCurtis from GMACC. More...

Editorial

Beyond the Headlines

Honoring a great public servant

Our community and state lost a great man and public servant this past week, former Sen. Peter Danton of Saco. More...

Library Links

Can you judge a book by its cover?

I love books. I like to look at them and hear them read aloud. I like to feel the thickness of the paper and see the illustrations. Sometimes I pick up a book and just look at the pictures. At other times I’m looking just for content. More...

Ask Dick & Harriet

Question: Do Biddeford property taxpayers (through the city council’s budget process) contribute any money to the Saint Andre Home’s operating budget? If yes, how much? Answer: No. More...

Things to Do

Thursday, March 26

Biddeford Regional Center of Technology open house, 4 to 7:30 p.m., Maplewood Avenue, Biddeford. Open play time, 9 a.m. to noon, The Center for Parenting and Play, 11 Adams St., Biddeford. For children 6 and younger. More...

Friday, March 27

“Cinderella The Musical,” 7 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Biddeford Middle School. Tickets sold at the door. More...

Saturday, March 28

“Cinderella The Musical,” 7 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Biddeford Middle School. Tickets sold at the door. Turkey dinner, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Shapleigh Corner Baptist Church, hosted by Acton Shapleigh Lions Club. More...

Culture of abuse: perps often not caught

SOUTHERN MAINE – For victims of sexual abuse, the process of healing can take years, even decades. Some survivors may live the remainder of their lives without reaching closure. More...

News Updates

Newest website updates:

Public reacts to allegations - March 11th, 2015 - 5:59pm
The final push - October 24th, 2013 - 10:25am
NRA course attracts women - September 5th, 2013 - 9:41am
Things to do this weekend - August 16th, 2013 - 11:06am
Saco plays Connecticut today in semifinals - August 8th, 2013 - 11:04am
Saco stars grab first win at Eastern Regional - August 5th, 2013 - 8:58am

In the News

Ride Waves and Enjoy the Beach at Surf Camp

Surfing is a life-long pursuit that is exciting, challenging, and rewarding. It gives us a way to connect with nature and teaches us to have confidence in ourselves. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Fish’s FISH CAMP!

Treat your child to a fantastic ocean experience at Fish Camp this summer. More...

Adventures Await Teens Ages 13-18

For almost 50 years, Hyde’s Summer Leadership Challenge programs have inspired students and parents looking to take the summer experience to the next level by having fun, making new friends and accomplishing what they never thought they could. More...

Community News

Get insurance info March 31

Under the Affordable Care Act, many Mainers can receive assistance paying for health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs by signing up for Marketplace health insurance. More...

Chorus seeks director

Tri City Community Chorus seeks a choral director to lead members from July 1 onward. More...

COT to hold open house

The Biddeford Regional Center of Technology will hold an open house for prospective students and their parents 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26. More...

Letters

City manager’s deal is too generous

To the editor: I was amazed at the generosity of our mayor last week. More...

Biddeford art show was a feast for the eyes

To the editor: More...

Reader offers organization name

To the editor: In a recent letters section of the Courier, Jean Shore- Cabral wrote about death with dignity, and asked if there is any organization working for this. More...