March 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Band visit reiterates music importance

SACO – In celebration of Music In Our Schools awareness month, the Saco Middle School Concert Band and Italian Heritage Center Concert Band of Portland held a joint performance last week.  More...

Council deadlocks on park vs. parking lot

BIDDEFORD – A proposal to rename a small lot on the corner of Washington and Jefferson streets may still be on the table after councilors disagreed on the matter.  More...

Family literacy brings learning full circle

BIDDEFORD – To many, the distance between adult education and kindergarten may seem great, but to Paulette Bonneau, Biddeford’s unique population provides an opportunity to bridge the gap between adult and early childhood learning.  More...

Editorial

Politics & other Mistakes

Finding Mr. (or Ms.) Perfect

It could be the most important election of 2014. Considering the opportunity for political gain it presents, the Democratic Party can’t afford to nominate another underperforming schlub.  No, not the governor’s race. More...

Beyond the Headlines

Clean candidates actually dirty

Money and politics seem to be two words that are not mutually exclusive. With the Citizen’s United decision by the Supreme Court, money has been amplified by way of political action committees, better known as PACs.   More...

Le grenier de souvenances de Norman

Lorsque les femmes portaient des chapeaux

Je me souviens lorsque les femmes portaient des chapeaux surtout à la messe du dimanche. Les hommes en portaient aussi mais les leurs ne comparaient pas à ceux des femmes. More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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‘Carry over’ not used this year

BIDDEFORD – Superintendent Jeremy Ray highlighted actions taken to achieve efficiencies when he presented the school committee’s proposed budget to the city council. More...

RSU 23 plans more reductions

OLD ORCHARD BEACH—The clock is ticking for the RSU 23 School Board to adopt a budget voters will support.  The 2012 budget took three referendums to get by Saco and Dayton voters. More...

In need: people aren’t the only ones facing food insecurity

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – Community Animal Watch, an official Old Orchard Beach municipal committee, is appealing to the public for donations of pet food, especially cat food. Donations may be brought to town hall or to Salvation Army.  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

Student with passion for poetry competes at state level

SACO – For Thornton Academy senior Morgan Wiggan, performing poetry has always been a large part of her high school career.  On Wednesday, March 20, Wiggan and nine other high school students from around the state took the stage at Husson More...

Community News

Ghost tours bring visitors inside dormant mills

BIDDEFORD – For more than a century, men and women of every age and description watched over the machinery and equipment that occupied the mills in downtown Biddeford as the factories there produced products for New England and the rest of the More...

Modelers to use gym at TA

Southern Maine Scale Modelers (a nonprofit organization) is hosting its annual DowneastCon, a display and contest for scale plastic models, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Promotions abound at bank

Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution recently promoted Michael Jean and Stephanie Paquet to assistant vice president. In addition, Amy Dugal-Smith, Matt Grenier, William Hoyle and Lisa Upton were promoted to officer.  More...

Letters

Reader will pay for survey about closure

To the editor:  I will pay $100 to anyone who would take a survey of the people about the Bradbury Street Extension closure – a simple survey. Do you want the street reopened, left closed or don’t care? More...

Letter to RSU committee went unanswered

To the editor:  More...

Reader: We don’t need no education

To the editor:  If you read the March 14 Courier story “BHS - Is system flawed?” you, like me, are outraged at school administrators  More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

Another holiday is upon us and this one has an age-old battle of chocolate bunnies, those hollow and those that lay eggs vs. More...