October 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Election 2012

House District 133 is entirely made up of Saco. Two candidates are seeking the position as incumbent Don Pilon has reached his term limit and cannot seek re-election. Representing the Democratic Party is former Sen. More...

News

Court appearance of Biddeford pastor moved

SPRINGVALE – The first court appearance for local Pastor James Napier, who is charged with possessing pictures of child pornography, was moved from Maine District Court to York County Superior Court.  More...

Cyclists celebrate 10 years on trails

The Maine Coast Cycling Club celebrated its 10th anniversary Oct. 21 with a 35-mile ride and a pancake breakfast. The group originally started meeting and riding out of Kennebunk High School but, has since moved to Kennebunkport Bicycle Co.  More...

Festival draws Scouts

Right, Wesley Horton, 16, and Colter Bishop, 13, of Boy Scout Troop 310 in Saco, watch as their trebuchet launches a brick into a field in Rotary Park in Biddeford on Saturday, Oct. 20. More...

52

52

Tour spooks mill goers

If you’re in the mood for a good fright this Halloween night, come check out “Halloween in Pepperell’s Shadows.” The event will be held 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31 at Mill Building No. More...

Editorial

Politics & otherMistakes

You can’t count on me

Under former Gov. John Baldacci, a Democrat, state revenue projections were calculated by a panel known as the Consensus Economic Forecasting Commission. More...

Obituaries

Deaths

Robert Foran of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., formerly of Saco, died suddenly on Oct. 17, 2012. He was born Jan. 27, 1953 in Biddeford to Roland and Helena Dion Foran.  More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

What is your favorite scary movie?

Editor’s note: The Courier doesn’t consider itself left or right, politically, and welcomes any reader to learn more about Word on the Street or any of the other functions of the newspaper by calling Managing Editor Molly Lovell-Keely at More...

Dyer Library announces new museum director

Director begins new post on Monday

Leslie Rounds, executive director of Dyer Library and Saco Museum, announced today that Tara Vose Raiselis has been selected as the new director of the Saco Museum.   More...

Bonds

Residents will decide on paving, building repairs

BIDDEFORD – The future of the city’s infrastructure is in the hands of voters as Biddeford residents will decide on three bond questions during the general elections Tuesday, Nov. 6.  More...

Motorland allows students real life experience with cars

BIDDEFORD – Learning about vintage automobiles may seem like just a hobby, but one man has turned his love for timeless cars into a business and a way for students to gain hands-on mechanical experience.   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

Witch tells of religion and his own battle with cancer

For most of the people in southern Maine, Wednesday, Oct. 31 is a day when school children wander through their neighborhoods collecting treats and showing friends their favorite costume.  For the Rev. More...

In the News

In the News

City has seat at table during negotiations  BIDDEFORD – While a deal for an out-of- state organization to merge with the local water company is reviewed by the Maine Public Utilities Commission, Biddeford officials look to make the city&rs More...

Community News

Pets of the Week

Sasha’s owner is Tina Pyke of Biddeford. (Courtesy photo) More...

Community News

Youth b-ball league starts soon   The Southern Maine Travel Basketball League will host tryouts for boys and girls in grades three through six 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.  More...

Births

From Southern Maine Medical Center.  Ella Marie Smith was born Sept. 19, 2012 to Corey Smith and Sheena Girard of Old Orchard Beach. Grandparents are Kevin and Paula Girard of Old Orchard Beach and Dale and Karen Smith of Gorham.   More...

Letters

Reporter got it wrong in front page story

To the editor:   More...

Founding fathers would be ‘appalled’

To the editor:  This is the answer to a history question I had this semester and thought it related to what’s going on right now in our country:  More...

Same sex marriage is from ‘pits of hell’

Concerning Question 1, (same sex marriage), it is beyond my wildest imagination why anyone in the ministry or a believer (follower of Christ) would ever favor or support same sex marriage. 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...