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Biddeford arts focus of planning

BIDDEFORD – The Strategic Planning Steering Committee has been meeting since earlier this year to help develop a plan for the city and last week members focused on ways the city could better support creative arts, and agreed that further commun More...

News

Non-funding of dredge ires Saco officials

SACO – Members of the Coastal Waters Commission expressed frustration that dredging of the Saco River has not made the list for funding from the Army Corps of Engineers in recent years. At the Sept. More...

Biddeford family lives with mother’s chronic kidney disease

BIDDEFORD – Shannon Hussey and her family have carried on with their lives for the past five years while Hussey has been without kidney function, but haven’t stopped their enduring optimism and constructive thinking. More...

Residents along watershed to be told about run off

BIDDEFORD – The city was granted a conditional award by the Maine Department of Education to clean up Thatcher Brook, which zig zags across the Biddeford and Arundel municipal boundaries. More...

Community News

Elite baseball and softball training offered in Saco

OA Centers for Orthopaedics offers two youth baseball and softball training programs this fall at its center, 15 Lund Road in Saco. More...

Tours to be offered of vacant spaces downtown

Heart of Biddeford will host a Great Space Showcase 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26. Tours will be provided to available properties in downtown in an effort to show opportunities in Biddeford’s downtown. More...

BMX professional speaks to TA students about drug use

Speaker Tony Hoffman delivered a talk to the Thornton Academy student body on Sept. More...

Notre Dame turned into housing?

SACO – A developer has submitted plans to the planning board to redevelop the former Notre Dame de Lourdes Church into market-rate housing, ultimately resulting in as many as 80 new housing units in the city. More...

Plan for Saco Island marina in works

SACO – A local developer is proposing to build up to 30 condominium units and a marina with up to 70 slips on the east side of Saco Island. Sam Zaitlin, director of development for Saco Island LLC, confirmed that developer Bernie Saulnier Jr. More...

News Updates

Newest website updates:

Biddeford native works for animal rights - August 26th, 2016 - 11:27am
Petition for second assembly surfaces - June 13th, 2015 - 10:56am
Officer given state sentiment - May 26th, 2015 - 4:15pm
Whistle Blower - May 12th, 2015 - 2:27pm
Residents to attend meeting, demand anwers - April 15th, 2015 - 10:40am

Neighbors

Councilors report a busy summer to set up for fall action

D-Money (Ward 1 Councilor Dave Precourt) and B-Quiet (Ward 4 Councilor Kevin Roche) are back from our summer writing hiatus. More...

Celebrate Alpaca Open Farms Day in Biddeford

Above, Rosie lets this cria, or baby alpaca, nurse at East Coast Alpacas last Tuesday, Sept. 13. The cria doesn’t have an official name yet, but is nicknamed Brownie. More...

Did you know?

The arrival of cooler weather marks a prime time to plant bulbs that will bloom come spring and summer. Bulbs should be planted as soon as the ground is cool, ideally when temperatures average between 40 and 50 F. More...

Editorial

It’s family history month at McArthur

Library Links

A few years ago, I was asked to teach a class on Ancestry.com for Gold Leaf Senior College. More...

Birthdays

Sept. 19: Happy anniversary Dave and Jane Audie from your family and friends. Sept. 23: Happy birthday Pepere’ Garage (Dave Lacroix), love, your grandkids: Lilly, Michael, Gavyn, Dylan and Alyssa. More...

Le grenier de souvenances de Norman

Les Rites de mon enfance

Il existe certaines démarches ou enjeux dans notre vie que l’on pourrait dénommer rituels.Ceci semble paraître dès le bas âge. Il se peut vraisemblablement que ces démarches ou enjeux sortent du rite d’une vie. 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...