February 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Biddeford limits public comments

BIDDEFORD – With no municipal officers meeting scheduled as of the Courier’s deadline, it is uncertain when will be the next opportunity for residents to address city councilors in a public forum on general issues. More...

Comedy show will go on; Tickets to be honored

Biddeford Career Firefighter’s Association has discontinued its relationship with its marketing and fundraising firm ECMG, LLC as of Jan. 31. More...

Kennebunkport OKs Hidden Pond changes

KENNEBUNKPORT — A luxury resort that was fined more than $30,000 for allegedly willful violations of the conditions under which it was approved has been re-approved by the planning board under a new site plan application. More...

Editorial

Beyond the Headlines

Expanding tax credit helps students

Our state and our country are facing a crisis. The next bubble to pop is student loans. More...

Feed the birds

Library Links

As I type the title, “Feed the Birds,” the haunting refrain of the song by that name that appeared in “Mary Poppins” is running through my head. At a “tuppence a bag,” who wouldn’t want to feed the birds? 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...

Heroin’s fatal grip worsens a mother’s pain

Terri McLeod of South Portland witnessed her son, Billy Munroe, struggle with drug addiction since his early teens. When Munroe was found dead by heroin overdose in a Portland parking lot Oct. More...

OOB group recognizes town’s black history

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – Members of the Museum in the Streets Committee, a new group of residents seeking to showcase historical locations throughout the town, are uncovering long-forgotten landmarks of local black history related to the jazz era an More...

News Updates

Newest website updates:

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
Public reacts to allegations - March 11th, 2015 - 4:59pm

Neighbors

Lucky Pup Rescue

This big sweet boy, Shadow, is 74 pounds and has such a big heart. Once he overcomes his initial shyness he is a loyal, loving soul. More...

Birthdays

Feb. 11: Happy 92 birthday Gaby LeBrun from friends and family . . . happy birthday Kate Waterhouse from GMACC. Feb. 14: Happy birthday Sharon Kearns from GMACC. More...

Community News

Pastor to be welcomed

The Pastoral Search Committee of United Baptist Church on Main Street in Saco announced that the Rev. Beverly Lowell has been called to be the new senior pastor at United Baptist Church. More...

Center announces new director

St. Louis Child Development Center, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, announced that Rebecca Toliver has been named director of the Biddeford-based center. More...

School distributes food

John F. Kennedy Memorial School in Biddeford hosts a monthly Healthy Schools Food Distribution night and a weekly Backpack Program thanks to a $5,000 grant from Hannaford Supermarkets and a partnership with Good Shepherd Food Pantry. More...

Letters

Reader impressed by Biddeford District Court

To the editor: I was a nervous wreck going into Biddeford District Court last Monday, Feb. 1. I had been served two protection orders and I wasn’t sure how to defend myself. More...

Land trust should be ultimate decision maker

To the editor: The late Mary D. Merrill entrusted her Saco property, River Bend Farm, to The Saco Valley Land Trust with a conservation easement outlining her own vision for future usage of the farm and land. More...

The diet of Lent is humane, good for the environment

To the editor: This Wednesday, Feb. 10, marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the desert before launching his ministry. More...