April 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Biddeford works to close down MERC

The city of Biddeford has signed a memorandum of understanding with Casella Waste Systems in order to purchase and close Maine Energy Recovery Company (MERC). More...

Dispatch won’t be shared

The Saco City Council made its first cuts to the preliminary fiscal year 2013 budget during a workshop Monday night.  As Finance Director Cheryl Fournier went into a detailed explanation of individual parts of the $23.3 million budget, members o More...

Fate of commissions brought up in charter review discussions

The future of Biddeford’s police and fire commissions may well be determined by work currently being done by the city’s charter review commission. More...

News

TA Students Celebrate National Poetry Month

April is national poetry month and Thornton Academy celebrated that fact by hosting a poetry slam event on Thursday, April 5. More...

Does city need another turnpike access point?

A study group that has researched transportation infrastructure in central York County discussed improvement strategies that could positively impact the area, including two different upgrades to Route 111 in Biddeford and Route 202 in Sanford.  More...

OOB officials keep budget tight, so far

Old Orchard Beach residents may see a budget decrease in fiscal year 2013.  More...

Community News

Birthdays & Anniversaries

Feb. 28: Happy birthday Nicholas Lessard from Mom and Dad and Shawn, your sister, Alana, your brother, Grammy P, Grandpa, Memere, Pepere and your aunts, uncles and cousins, with lots of love, hugs and kisses, xoxo, we’re proud of you.  More...

Program at McArthur Library is just S’Marvelous

Library Links

I hope you remember that song by Ira and George Gershwin that goes, “S’Wonderful, S’Marvelous,” and I hope that refrain gets stuck in your mind. More...

Familiar faces inspired mini-documentaries

An April 10 multimedia presentation by Portland’s Salt Institute of Documentary Studies will tell some of the compelling, personal stories that make up the communities of Biddeford and Saco.  The free presentation is open to the public and More...

Letters

What is the true meaning of Easter?

To the editor:   “He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay” – Matthew 28.6.  More...

Help Community Action Food Pantry match funds

To the editor:   It’s that time of year again when we are asking for your help. This time of year we do a matching challenge fund: for every dollar you give, we receive $1 to match your gift.  More...

What about senior citizens?

To the editor:   Senior citizens I know waited until they were 65 years old before retiring. They wanted to get Medicare/health care coverage.  Politicians today tell us Medicare is going broke. More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

In honor of April Fools’ Day the Courier asked: “What is the best prank you have ever seen?” More...

Engine hosts "Documentary in a Day" projects

On Tuesday, April 10, Engine, a nonprofit arts organization located at 65 Main St. in Biddeford, hosted Salt Institute’s “Documentary for a Day” projects. More...

UNE launches pilot ferry program

Today, the University of New England began their ferry pilot program in an effort to reduce the college’s carbon emissions. More...

Sealed with a kiss

Capelli D’Angelo, left, and Rigatoni, two grey seals released by the University of New England’s Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center, make their way toward the water on Sunday at Biddefor More...

News Updates

Newest website updates:

Additional letters - November 3rd, 2016 - 12:29pm
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

Neighbors

Skiing roots run deep for therapist

Kurt Jepson and his partners at Saco Bay Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy have been working with athletes at almost every level for the past 24 years. More...

In the News

Semi-finalists announced for Main Street contest

Heart of Biddeford announced the 10 semi-finalists who will advance to Phase 2 of Biddeford’s inaugural Main Street Challenge. More...

Saco substation gears up

Central Maine Power began installing a new transmission line and substation in Saco last week.  More...

Candidate endorsed

Local Democrats have announced their support for 20-year-old Justin Chenette, who is running for the House District 134 seat being vacated by Rep. Linda Valentino. More...

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dp Plourde Crafts puts twist on glass

Would you ever expect to find a stained glass shop in downtown Biddeford? dp Plourde Crafts is precisely that shop. It is located in North Dam Mill, 2 Main St., suite 229. More...

Editorial

Politics & and Other Mistakes

Magic money

It’s fun to pretend there are supernatural solutions to our problems. More...

Obituaries

Joseph W. Zuke

Joseph W. Zuke, 86, a lifelong resident of Biddeford, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on Friday, March 30, 2012, at Seal Rock Health Care Facility in Saco.  He was born in Biddeford on Aug. More...

Jason Rochelo

Jason Marc Rochelo, 35, of Biddeford, died unexpectedly at his home on March 31, 2012.  He was born in Pittsfield, Mass., on Jan. 3, 1977, to Donald and Donna (Hess) Rochelo.  More...

Emile J. Tardif

Emile J. 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...