November 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Holiday staple begins next weekend

KENNEBUNKPORT — The jingle of Santa’s sleigh bells are growing louder each day as Christmas Prelude poises to ring in the season for the 32nd year. More...

In the News

Cooking on Purpose

The many sides of Thanksgiving

In most homes this Thanksgiving the star of the show will be the turkey. However, the abundant part of this holiday dinner are all the sides. Families will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, vegetables, stuffing and desserts. More...

Le grenier de souvenances de Norman

Le parlement de not’e monde

Voici un autre récit qui nous parle de notre langue et qui est tiré de mon recueil qui raconte les aventures de la Souillonne. (la Souillonne qui parle) More...

Norman’s Attic of Memories

Our very own way of saying things

Here is another tale from “La Souillonne, Deusse ”that relates to our spoken language and is taken from my book dealing with La Souillonne’s thoughts and words. The Souillonne speaks. More...

Editorial

Beyond the Headlines

Post-election path going forward for Democrats

After losing the Blaine House (again), the U.S. Senate seat (again), and control of the state Senate, this election was a bad night for Democrats across the state. More...

Executive Session Watch

Eye on: Biddeford City Council

BIDDEFORD – The city council held three executive sessions in September and October. The council first met on Sept. More...

Things to Do

Thursday, Nov. 20

Preschool Story Time, 10 to 10:45 a.m., McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St., Biddeford. A language enrichment program geared for children 3-6 years old. Join others for stories, rhymes, music and movement activities, crafts and more. More...

Friday, Nov. 21

After school art club, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Engine, 265 Main St., Biddeford. FMI, call 370- 9130. More...

Saturday, Nov. 22

Holiday fair, 8 a.m. to noon, The Wardwell Retirement Neighborhood, 43 Middle St., Saco. Proceeds benefit resident activity fund. Holiday fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rochambeau Club, South Street, Biddeford. More...

Mayor to ‘re- tool’ committee

BIDDEFORD – Mayor Alan Casavant wants the city council to devise a new approach to a downtown parking plan, and hasn’t yet decided whether to completely dissolve the ad hoc Downtown Parking Education Committee or expand its objectives. More...

Substance abuse starts earlier

BIDDEFORD – Enough prescription painkillers were prescribed in 2010 to medicate every American adult around-the-clock for one month, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. More...

Tracking TIFs

Volk Packaging, longtime company, backed by TIF

BIDDEFORD – In 1995, the city established a Biddeford Industrial Park Redevelopment District to provide tax increment financing to Volk Packaging Corporation. More...

News Updates

Newest website updates:

The final push - October 24th, 2013 - 9:25am
NRA course attracts women - September 5th, 2013 - 8:41am
Things to do this weekend - August 16th, 2013 - 10:06am
Saco plays Connecticut today in semifinals - August 8th, 2013 - 10:04am
Saco stars grab first win at Eastern Regional - August 5th, 2013 - 7:58am

Neighbors

Births

From Southern Maine Health Care. Della James Rollins was born Oct. 10, 2014, to Forrest Rollins and Jennifer Molloy of Saco. Grandparents are Paul Reed and Mary Molloy of Bedford, New Hampshire, and Steve Brake and Della Rollins-Brake of Lebanon. More...

Birthdays

Nov. 21: Happy birthday Joe Cummings from GMACC. To send a birthday or anniversary greeting, email editor@inthecourier.com. More...

Community News

Seniors treated to Thanksgiving meal

For more than a decade, Southern Maine Health Care has made it a tradition to show a group of local seniors the caregivers at the hospital are thankful for all the seniors have done for the community. On Nov. More...

OOB to celebrate the season with events

Old Orchard Beach will hold “Celebrate the Season by the Sea” 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 at the Visitor’s Information Center in the Chamber of Commerce building on First Street. More...

Saco wants input from residents on its future

The city of Saco announced the launch of Bridge: 2025, a 10-year visioning effort built around a simple question: what do we want the city of Saco to be by the year 2025? More...

Letters

Make Christmas better for someone else

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Reader is thankful for Veterans Day event

To the editor: As a 20-year retired United States Air Force veteran serving to preserve/protect the security and freedom of the people of the United States with a goal of peace through strength, I was/am extremely grateful for the Veterans Day celeb More...