December 6, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page


Disassembly of MERC could take a year

Councilor disappointed at lack of second vote for incinerator purchase

BIDDEFORD – Spirits were high in the mayor’s office when City Manager John Bubier signed closing documents to finalize the city’s purchase of the Maine Energy Recovery Co., but while city officials celebrate a gain, others mourn the More...

Police Notes

Biddeford police  Nov. 23   Anthony J. Gallant, 26, of Alfred Road in Arundel, was arrested at 1:10 p.m. at Walmart on Boulder Way on a warrant and for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.  More...

Nominations roll in for Great Person Award

It’s time for the Courier’s Great Person Award nominations.  Each year we ask for help from our readers to tell us who has influenced your life. More...



‘Honk’ has lesson for all

If you love theater, come to downtown Biddeford’s City Theater. Its newest production, “Honk, The Musical,” started last weekend. It continues this weekend, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. More...


Reader tells real story of Hostess

In reference to letter to the editor, “Hostess strikers were greedy,” Nov. 29: although Mr. Blackmore educated all the readers of the Courier about how greedy the hostess workers were. More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

What would you have done with the $500 million Powerball jackpot if you won?

“I would re-open my business and create a youth program for high school kids.”— Bobby Richardson, Biddeford. More...

Council and tax watchdog group face off

SACO – Members of the new watchdog group Saco Citizens for Sensible Taxes met for the first time in what Saco’s mayor called a cordial meeting with the Saco City Council.  More...

Scout on official business gets to know government

BIDDEFORD – Biddeford city officials and staff took time out of a busy day Tuesday to help a 7-year-old Cub Scout.  Biddeford City Councilor Melissa Bednarowski took her nephew, Dominick Scavuzzo, on an educational tour of city hall Nov. 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

Community News

Downtown festival rocks around the Christmas tree

A crowd of about 200 people gathered in Biddeford’s City Square for the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus Nov. 30. More...


Nov. 28: Happy birthday Bob Turgeon from your wife, Frenchy.  Dec. 3: Happy birthday Holly Nunan, love dad, Yaya, Matownt, Aunt Sheila and your cousins, nieces and nephews.  More...


From Southern Maine Medical Center   Rilynn Summer Inman was born Oct. 19, 2012, to David Inman and Stacy Conley of Saco. Grandparents are Lila Conley of Saco and Pam Beckwith of Greenville.   More...


Politics & otherMistakes

Finding balance

Balancing the state budget is easy.  If by “easy,” you mean “ridiculously difficult.”  More...

Beyond the Headlines

TA students show passion for craft

There is something that comes around every fall and spring that re-affirms why the arts are so important to high schools across this state; Thornton Academy’s fall play and spring musical.  More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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