May 17, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Two Democrats vie for House District 134 seat

Three candidates will be on the November ballot seeking the office of State Representative for House District 134, which is part of Saco. Incumbent Democrat Linda Valentino is unable to seek re-election due to term limits. More...

News

‘Awesome Ashley’

Biddeford 20-something raises awareness through public access

Ashley Gray spends enough time in front of a camera to know how a successful interview should feel. But as she sat down for a profile piece for the Courier, she laughed nervously. “I’m not used to being in the hot seat,” Gray said. More...

Police Notes

From Biddeford police   May 4  Raeleigh Ann Whitten, 23, of Sanford, was arrested at 11:03 p.m. at 65 Main St. for operating under the influence.  Robert Edward Bernier, 56, of Arundel, was arrested at 11:18 p.m. at 388 Elm St. More...

Alliance to celebrate spring with a 31-mile event

The Eastern Trail Alliance will host an event called Spring on the Trail May 18 as part of an initiative to showcase over 10 miles of new off-road sections of trail and two bridges completed over the past 18 months.  More...

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‘Last Romance’ opens at City Theater

Do you love to go to the theater? Come to Biddeford City Theater, located 205 Main St. in downtown Biddeford. City Theater was originally built as a municipal building and opera house in 1860. More...

Editorial

Never mind the bollocks

Politics & otherMistakes

In the wake of its chaotic state convention, the Maine Republican Party has cleverly positioned itself to appeal to a whole new segment of the public:  Anarchists.  More...

Le grenier de souvenances de Norman

Welcome to the Courier’s newest column – or should we say columns. Biddeford native and author Norman Beaupré will write twice monthly about growing up Franco American in both English and French. Ayez le plaisir de jouir de.....   More...

Norman’s Attic of Memories.

Let’s begin with an introduction. My name is Norman Beaupré. I was born in Biddeford on Simard Avenue named after my great-grandfather, Joseph Simard, who was one of the first Québécois pioneers of Biddeford. He was a stone cutter. More...

Health

Dr. Ellie’s Health Tips:

Health Tip of the Month: Asparagus is the one of the many vegetables that I associate with spring and summer. Perfect steamed, sautéed and grilled, asparagus is a nutrient dense treat.  Asparagus is a stem vegetable. More...

Get comprehensive eye exams from Dr. Jo Johnson

Dr. Jo Johnson has been serving the eyecare needs of York County since 1977. A fully licensed medical doctor whose specialty is ophthalmology, Dr. Jo (as many of her patients call her) provides both medical and surgical eyecare. More...

Think you need a hearing aid?

If you need or think you might need a hearing aid, you should call Mark Vail today — he’ll test and evaluate you for the hearing aid you need in the comfort of your home and you’ll be happy with it.  More...

Courier unveils mobile application

Thornton Academy teacher, students use app as teaching tool

In trying to keep up with the new technologies of the 21st century, the Courier is introducing a brand-new mobile application so readers can enjoy the news that matters most to them in the iPad, iPhone and Android format. More...

Two candidates run for Senate District 5 Dem’s seat

State Senate District 5 is made up of Buxton, Saco, Old Orchard Beach, Dayton and part of Biddeford. Sen. Barry Hobbins held the seat but term limited out. Donald Pilon and Linda Valentino will represent Democrats in the June 12 primary. 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

Biddeford native publishes first book

During the late 1980s and ‘90s, athletes from Biddeford High School were known for their hard-charging style and winning ways. More...

In the News

Saco sports complex bought, renovated

XL Sports World Saco LLC has purchased Southern Maine Sports Zone, an indoor sports facility located on North Street in Saco.  In an e-mail press release, Kris Lamb, co-owner and CEO of XL Sports World, said an investment of approximately $1 mil More...

Main Street Challenge competitors advance

Five businesses will advance to the next round of Biddeford’s Main Street Challenge in a competition to receive financial and business development assistance from the city  More...

Community News

Birthdays

May 17: Happy birthday Lilliane Deschene, love sister Anita and Richard and kids.  May 21: Happy birthday Lauren Lachance from GMACC . . . happy birthday Tim Sweeney from GMACC.  More...

New Saco vet clinic opens

As Pierre Giroux looked around the new, 3,700-square-foot building at 331 North St. in Saco, he knew it would be a busy day. The building is home to the Saco Veterinary Clinic, which is scheduled to open to the public for the first time at 1 p.m. More...

What the Padiddle?

Can you guess?

Last week’s headlight was a 2005 Chrysler Sebring, which was guessed correctly by Adam Morrill, originally from Waterboro. He is now a Burlington, VT. resident. More...

Letters

More prayer would be a good thing to have

To the editor:   Mayor Alan Casavant was not afraid, in his official capacity, to offer the citizens of Biddeford an opportunity to join the nation in prayer on May 3.  More...

Kudos to mayor for supporting proclamation

To the editor:   First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives us religious freedom. It forbids a national (government) established church.   Separation of church and state is an invention made up by liberal judges.  More...

Biddeford should take lessons from Lewiston

To the editor:   Why don’t we get someone from Lewiston to tell the Biddeford folks how to do it?  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 e-mail your listing to editor@inthecourier.com and indicate the date of your event in the reference line. More...