January 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Year in review

Your top stories in Biddeford, Saco and Old Orchard

At the end of every year, the Courier looks back on the most interesting and influential stories printed in the paper. More...


Voting extended one week for Great Person

Voting for the Courier’s annual Great Person Award has been extended one week becuase a nominee Tammy Ackerman’s name was left off the ballot.  More...

Dayton man honored at STRIVE

William Broomall, 30, of Dayton, received STRIVE’s Alumni Volunteer Award on earlier this month for dedicated service the past five years as the deejay for STRIVE’s Friday Night Social, held each week from 6 to 9 p.m. More...


Dec 31: Happy birthday Dominic Curit love nun and pup. Jan. 8: Happy birthday Devin Curit love nun and pup. Jan. 3: Happy birthday Jennifer Parks!   More...


Parents, what do you think about this?

To the editor:   Time for Bil Moriarty (AKA Santa Bil) to go. This guy has no business being on the Biddeford School Committee or around children.  More...

Welcome from a stranger made one reader’s day

To the editor:   With all the terrible news in the papers these days, it’s nice to remember kindness of others, especially around the holidays.  I just moved in to a neighborhood on Locke Street in Saco. 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...

Breaking News - 1/9/2013 8:58 PM

Holland stalls hearing

A hearing on whether Rory Holland owes compensatory damages to Tammy Cole for the death of her sons in 2009 is postponed until further notice

A court hearing went into recess until further notice today when Rory Holland was unable to make a timely appearance.Rory Holland, formerly of South Street in Biddeford, currently serves two life sentences at the Maine State Prison for the 2009 murde More...

UNE professor honored with award

Geriatrician and stroke physician Dr. Desmond O’Neill is the recipient of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine 2012-2013 Humanism in Aging Leadership Award.    More...

1920s water tower will stay in Biddeford Pool

BIDDEFORD – A water tower that has stood in Biddeford Pool since 1927 will remain in service per an agreement between the Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Wells Water District and the Biddeford and Saco Water Co., now owned by Maine Water Co. 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

In the News

In the News

Area senator appointed   AUGUSTA – State Sen. David Dutremble (D-Biddeford) was appointed chairman of the Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for the 126th legislative session.  More...

Giving back

Committee members for a fundraising dance to benefit Ronald McDonald House of Portland include, from left, Lori Irving, Beverly Pelletier, Jackie Paul, Bruce Martin, Wendy Twitchell, Robin Chibroski More...



Smoke shop is place to gather, socialize

If you like to smoke a cigar or pipe in a comfortable, friendly and social atmosphere, downtown Biddeford has just the place you’re looking for. DAD’s Smoke Shop, 44 Alfred St., can take care of all your tobacco needs. More...


Politics & otherMistakes

Guns are drawn

“Just try to say it,” said the mental health counselor.  “OK,” I said. “I guess I can do that much. Here goes. More...



Armand B. Gagnon, 72, of Biddeford, died Dec. 23, 2012. Hewas born in Biddeford May 15, 1940, to Raymond and LillianGagne Gagnon.Gary Poissant, 49, of Biddeford, died Dec. 21, 2012, at hishome. He was born in Biddeford Sept. More...