June 7, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Saco kicks off 250th

When Johanna Hoffman, president of Saco Spirit, looks at the efforts being put into Saco’s month long birthday festivities she sees the opportunity to share an experience with her neighbors few other New England cities get to celebrate.  More...

Biddeford schools have new leader

When Jeremy Ray looks at the future of Biddeford schools, he believes progress begins with the strength of the community.  Ray, 35, who resides in Saco with his wife, Susanne, signed a three-year contract to serve as Biddeford’s new superi More...

News

Two long-time politicians vie for House seat

2012 PRIMARY RACE

Maine’s House District 137 makes up parts of East Biddeford, Biddeford Pool and Kennebunkport. Incumbent Rep. Alan Casavant, who is also Biddeford mayor, will square off against District 4 Sen. More...

Four candidates up for Old Orchard Beach Dem seat

2012 PRIMARY RACE

Maine’s House District 132 is made up entirely of Old Orchard Beach. Democrats bid-farewell to current State Rep. More...

Inspired girls, women enter Run for Cash

For the passed eight years, Old Orchard Beach resident Nancy Kelley has hosted the Run for Cash Memorial 5K race in remembrance of her son. More...

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Phoenix Rising welcomed to city

There is a brand new jewelry and gift store in downtown Biddeford. Phoenix Rising is a great place to find unique gifts and handmade sterling silver jewelry. More...

Letters

Father, sister of victim urge others to be aware

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Support our military; come to June 14 meeting

To the editor:   Come to the projects committee meeting in Biddeford council chambers at 6:30 p.m. June 14 and support our military by asking to have our freedom of use of Bradbury Street Extension returned.  More...

Grateful for emergency response, no matter cost

To the editor:   In response to “Emergency response seems like a waste” (May 24 Courier), let me first say that I applaud vigilance by our community to avoid excessive or inappropriate spending of taxpayers’ money. More...

Breaking News - 9/11/2012 4:40 PM

The results are in!

York County residents elect candidates in primary election

The votes are in and it seems that York County residents are favoring the old over the new, as several Democratic incumbents won their primary race in the June 12 elections. More...

RSU 23 voters turn down budget

More than 4,000 go to the polls

The RSU 23 budget referendum failed to pass at the polls on June 12 with more than 2,300 voters turning down the proposed plan. More...

Saco Police Department investigating TravelWise Network Inc.

The Saco Police Department has opened an investigation involving TravelWise Network Inc.  for alleged financial improprieties. More...

Thornton bids adieu to students and headmaster Carl Stasio Jr.

After spending the last four years at Thornton Acdamey, students are looking to the future with optimism and a willingness to venture into the unknown that, some would say, only a recent high school graduate could have.  But after working at Tho 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

‘Angel’ uses own plane to fly patients to appointments

The little 4-year-old boy had been in a Boston area hospital for a few weeks. More...

Community News

Work of art

Cape Elizabeth H.S. senior Noelle Webster paints a nautical mural on the south wall of Fifties Pub in Biddeford. More...

Run for Cash is June 23

The eighth annual Memorial 5K Run and 3 Mile Walk to benefit the Capt. More...

Medicare workshop is June 13

McArthur Library will host a free workshop about Social Security and Medicare 3:30 to 5 p.m. June 13.  More...

Editorial

A house is not a home

Politics & otherMistakes

The Maine State Housing Authority has such an offputting name that it prefers to use a pseudonym. It calls itself MaineHousing, with the words mashed together to indicate that, even though it’s a mindless bureaucracy, it’s still cool. More...

Obituaries

Charles S. Nicholson

Charles S. Nicholson, 86, of Kennebunk, died at Kennebunk Nursing Home on May 31, 2012, after a long illness.  He was born in Biddeford on Dec. More...

Word on the Street

What advice would you give recent high school graduates

“Never give up, give all you’ve got and always look for the good.” – Rita Bissonette, Saco More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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