April 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Best Buy closing its doors

Best Buy will be the fourth major store at Biddeford Crossing to close its doors. More...

‘Ferry’ nice ride

UNE launches commuter ferry

A pair of ducks flew overhead, suddenly diving into the Saco River during Jeanne Hey’s commute to the University of New England on Monday. More...

BHS teacher resigns amid ‘disrespect’

In an unexpected turn of events, Biddeford High School English teacher Gerald Lemieux resigned after 46 years of teaching, due to his discontent with the school’s teaching environment.  More...

Community News

Saco duo reunite for old time music fun

Two years ago, musical duo Red Soucy and Roland Bergeron played before an overflow crowd for their final reunion concert. However, at 7 p.m. Saturday they’ll be doing it all over again for two simple reasons.  More...

It’s a duck’s world at Al’s Quackery

Alison Leary refers to her dad when it comes to her fascination with ducks.  “As a little girl, I had wanted chickens as pets, but my dad said, ‘No, you can have ducks, instead,’” she recalled.  What started as a chi More...

Busy times in Dyer Library’s Children’s Room

The Dyer Library Children’s Room has become one of the busiest places in town lately. More...

Letters

BHS student is disgusted with system

To the editor:   Our education system is failing. If any person were to walk down the halls at Biddeford High School, they would be shocked and disgusted at what they see and hear.  More...

Letter writer was wrong this time around

To the editor:   I have followed Mr. Conrad Boisvert’s letters to the editor over the years, agreeing with many of the points he raises. More...

Superintendent search committee is diverse

To the editor:   I was reading last week’s article in the Courier about the charter commission and found a few problems I felt I should write about. More...

Vigil held for Biddeford man killed in train accident

Friends and family remember Sean Page

Tattoo community gathers to support friend. More...

MERC talks resume

The Maine Senate and House killed a bill on Monday that would have authorized the state to facilitate the transfer of Maine Energy Recovery Co. (MERC) to the city of Biddeford, which wants to close the facility. More...

Moving day

Courier and Mainely Media staff are scheduled to be working in their new office by tomorrow, April 12. The company moved from 180 Main St. 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

Neighbors

Mother’s love spurs poetry event

Many parents find it difficult to connect with their children and are always looking for the right way to remain an active part of their lives.  Saco resident Jill Kehoe said that poetry was the single device that allowed her daughter to express More...

In the News

Officials will look at gifting policy

The Biddeford Policy Committee has created a memorial gift policy subcommittee to determine the rules and regulations for gifts and money that are privately donated to the city.  More...

Saco teacher nominated

Matthew Amoroso, a teacher at Thornton Academy in Saco, was one of eight educators nominated by Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen and First Lady Ann LePage for the 2013 Teacher of the Year Award.  More...

The birthday couple

Simone and Ben Goulet of Old Orchard Beach both celebrated their 90th birthdays this month. More...

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La Corseterie is unique boutique

La Corseterie, located at 193 Main St., is downtown Biddeford’s intimate apparel boutique. La Corseterie offers women’s undergarments available in all sizes. More...

Editorial

Politics & and Other Mistakes

Strike down the heathen

“There is no basis in nature for a right to sodomy,” Michael Heath told the Associated Press in March.  I assume monkeys, dogs and other animals known to engage in this practice will take note and reform their perverted ways.  B More...

York County’s leading weekly goes daily

View From The Nest

There was an error in reporting last week’s story about the Biddeford Charter Review Commission. More...

Word on the Street

How do you feel about the possible closure of MERC?

“I’d be happier in the morning if I could wake up and there would be no smell.” – Elijah Thoms, Biddeford More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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