January 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Health reasons hold up Holland

PORTLAND – A court hearing went into recess until further notice last week when convicted murderer Rory Holland was unable to make a timely appearance. More...

News

Your Raging Tide Lineup

‘Oggie’ back with Tide

The Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide has announced the signing of pitcher Adam Ogburn. Ogburn, a junior at Rollins College and Panama City, Fla., native, will make his return to Old Orchard Beach after pitching for the Tide last summer.  More...

RSU 23 Board counters withdrawal proposal

SACO – The ball is now in the court of the Saco Withdrawal Committee regarding the city’s retreat from Regional School Unit 23, which also includes Dayton and Old Orchard Beach.  More...

Withdrawal brings uncertainty for staff

The majority of teacher and staff contracts are up for renewal at the same time that the withdrawal would go into effect. More...

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Cop turned comedian headlines at City Theater

If you have a sense of humor, downtown Biddeford has a must-see show for you. More...

Letters

Councilor encourages voice among voters

To the editor:   This Wednesday, Jan. 16, the Old Orchard Beach Town Council will have a workshop on the relationship between the Libby Memorial Library and the town of Old Orchard Beach.  More...

Former mayor will not forget MERC

To the editor:   More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

The Courier asked business owners: What potential location would you prefer the city build a parking garage, Washinton Street or the corner of York and Main streets?

“I immediately like Washington Street because that covers existing businesses and then I agree with York Street for future growth. More...

Health

OVER 40? YOU Belong here!

About Us: At Healthy Body, Fit Mind we take a thoughtful approach to fitness with true customization designed around your lifestyle, goals and current fitness level. Our specialty is people over 40 and beyond!  More...

Ms. Belle Marsh is now accepting new clients for Rolfing:

Structural Integration treatments at her studio at 9 Churchill Rd., South Portland. Rolfing® is a form of bodywork that works with the connective tissue called fascia. Rolfing can increase the range of motion and relive pain in joints. More...

Transform your life with MAINELY Chiropractic

The new year is a great time to set health and wellness goals. These often include getting more exercise, sleeping more, eating better and losing weight. MAINELY Chiropractic can help you achieve these goals.  More...

Saco market robust, say out-of-town vendors

SACO – For a few hours on Saturday mornings an old, neglected mill space on Saco Island is seeing an uptick of activity, harkening back to the days of constant manufacturing on the island, which sits in the Saco River between Saco and Biddeford More...

Town wants to reach out through Facebook

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – Jason Webber, director of the Old Orchard Beach Recreation Department, received an interesting request from Town Manager Mark Pearson last week.  Pearson asked Webber to conduct an online poll on the recreation departme 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

Longtime race directors retire

This spring will mark the 15th anniversary of Mary’s Walk and the Kerrymen Pub 5K, and it will be the first time in as many years that Joel Croteau and Mel Uchenick have not served as the race directors.  Croteau, a 68-year-old Biddeford r More...

Mark Huot wins Great Person Award

The ballots have been counted and the Courier is pleased to announce that this year’s winner of the Great Pearson Award is Biddeford resident Mark Huot.  Carol Grenier, a former winner herself (1995), nominated Huot and was thrilled to hea More...

In the News

Fee relief could be on way for some businesses

BIDDEFORD – Business owners who sell secondhand items could be looking at a reduction in one of the annual fees they pay to the city.  The policy committee discussed reducing – and maybe even eliminating – the $200 annual licen More...

Editorial

Politics & Other Mistakes

Wrong thing to say

Consider the cases of two clueless politicians. One is a Republican who holds Maine’s highest office. The other is a Democrat buried at the bottom of the legislative power heap. Both believe they’ve been wronged. Neither is right. More...

Beyond the Headlines

Economic bus tour highlights challenges

Last week, a good number of legislators including myself, took an economic bus tour around key parts of the state. More...

Le grenier de souvenance de Norman

Les vieilles chansons

Faisant partie de ma jeunesse, les chansons en français étaient ancrées fermement dans le plus profond de moimême. En premier lieu, il y avait les chansons que maman, grandmaman et surtout tante Éva Cookson Beaupré m’avaient apprises. More...