May 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Broken windmill in Saco takes turn for better

SACO – The windmill at the Amtrak train station in Saco, which hasn’t been spinning in recent months, will undergo minor repairs and maintenance. More...

News

Spring showers bring May flowers . . . and volunteers

Top, Cassidy Mawhinney, 11, of Biddeford, helps the Downtown Development Commission plant flowers May 19 in downtown Biddeford. More...

Downtown Biddeford spruced up

Cassidy Mawhinney, left, and Brianna Keely, 8, of Biddeford, help push forward mulch for volunteers to spread in downtown flower boxes. (Molly Lovell-Keely photo) More...

Old courthouse goes to highest bidder – the bank

BIDDEFORD – The old courthouse at 27 Washington St., which was auctioned by Keenan Auction Company on Monday, May 20, was bought by the highest bidder – Bayview Servicing LLC, the bank that already owned the property as a result of a fore More...

Editorial

Politics & other Mistakes

Give me an F

I was educated in Maine public schools. Here’s what I learned:  My fourth-grade teacher explained to my class why the best way to settle the civil rights unrest then gripping the nation was racial segregation. More...

Le grenier de souvenances de Norman

Les Souvenances du Moulin de Maurice Mercier et de Rose Coté

(À la fin du dernier volet des souvenances des moulins et des shoe shops, j’avais demandé aux lecteurs et lectrices de me contacter si ils voulaient partager leurs expériences de travail avec les lecteurs du Courier. More...

Norman’s Attic of Memories

The memories of two mill workers: Maurice Mercier and Rose Coté

(At the end of the second part of my memories of the mills and shoe shops, I asked the readers to contact me if they had any mill experiences to share with my readers. Well, here are two stories of millworkers. 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...

Petition aims to close bar

BIDDEFORD – A petition being circulated downtown calls for the city to close Fatboys Saloon, a recently opened bar on Main Street owned by Ward 2 City Councilor David Bourque.  The petition cites noise complaints, public urination, parking More...

St. André staff ‘shine’

BIDDEFORD – When Garnet Valliere first assumed her role as administrative assistant at St. André Health Care Facility, she did not have much experience working with people. 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

OOB woman chases dream

Jillian Major is living up to her name: she has some major stuff going on in her life. More...

In the News

In the News

Members of water advisory board meet   The Maine Water Company, formerly Biddeford and Saco Water Company, has consulted with municipal leaders in Biddeford, Saco, Old Orchard Beach and Scarborough and formed an advisory council that will provid More...

Community News

Community News

Flag raisings begin next week   A nightly flag raising ceremony is held each evening at 6 p.m. in Old Orchard Beach Veterans Memorial Park. Ceremonies will begin Monday, May 27 and continue through Labor Day.  More...

Letters

Old Orchard Beach employee deserves more

To the editor:   A while ago I requested that a newspaper write an article that featured Louise Reid’s nine years of dedication to the citizens of Old Orchard Beach as its assistant town manager.  More...

Reward offered for stolen recall signs

To the editor:   A $1,000 reward is being offered to anyone that has information that leads to the arrest(s) of the person(s) responsible for this Class 2 Crime that occurred in Old Orchard Beach Saturday.  More...

Break up OOB ‘gang’ by voting on June 11

To the editor:   There is a saying in politics, “Follow the money.”  More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

Memorial Day is directly around the corner. Many of us spend all winter planning activities the summer will bring. With that in mind, the Courier hit the streets to ask, what are you looking forward to doing this summer?

“Hanging out with friends.” – Miranda Koch, Biddeford More...