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Public hearing set for Saco plastic bag ban

Officials model ordinance after Freeport guidelines

SACO – An ordinance to ban single-use plastic bags from some Saco food stores is based closely on a similar ordinance that was considered by the town of Freeport earlier this year. More...

Community News

Dance raises money for Ronald McDonald House

Friends got together to hold the 10th annual Rock & Roll Oldies dance on Oct. 15 at the Eagle’s Hall in Biddeford. Because tickets were limited to 250 and sold out, the group will hold two per year. The October dance raised $7,200. More...

Chorus to perform holiday concert

The Tri City Community Chorus, with Director Nick MacDonald, presents its holiday concert, “Lullabies and Light,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. More...

Farmers market to offer SNAP

Saco River Market has announced that anyone who receives SNAP benefits (previously known as food stamps) will be able to receive up to $10 in coupons to spend on food at the market. More...

Letters

Biddeford residents helped pass ordinance

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After election, veterans are what remain the same

To the editor:   We get what we got.  On the eve of the 75th commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor, while Pearl Harbor survivors and folks who first hand witnessed that event will again congregate and take note of their dwindling numb 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...

Parking garage would be built on five-year history

BIDDEFORD – The city council’s recent vote to authorize a request for proposals for the development of a downtown parking garage picks up on a history that goes back to 2011 when the officials grappled with whether and how a garage should More...

Old school ups

Alumni players at Thornton Academy’s traditional alumni basketball game, played Wednesday, Nov. 23 at the William Shepherd Linnell Gymnasium. 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
Residents to attend meeting, demand anwers - April 15th, 2015 - 9:40am

Neighbors

Birthdays

Dec. 3: Happy birthday Holly Nunan (The Nunz on 107.9, Frank FM), love, dad, Yaya, “Matownt” Cheryl, Aunt Sheila and your uncles and cousins.  More...

Church redevelopment continues with resistance

SACO – The final approval of the contract zone agreement for Cutts Avenue, LLC, which plans to redevelop Notre Dame de Lourdes Church into housing, went forward with resistance from multiple councilors.  More...

Family affair

Allen Carlson, an international relations expert from Cornell University, delivered a lecture Nov. More...

Editorial

A clawful of cheer: Libby’s staff and mascot plan festive season

Library Links

I was recently browsing the fiction stacks here at the Libby Library when I heard some raucous laughter emanating from the adult reading lounge. More...

Festivals bring joy

Beyond the Headlines

It’s the holiday season. My favorite time of the year. A variety of decorations are strewn upon many households and public squares. More...