June 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Officials detail position cuts in RSU 23

SACO – There was a “faulty assumption” about Thornton Academy’s maximum allowable tuition projections, which resulted in a $425,000 reduction in the proposed 2013-2014 Regional School Unit 23 Board’s fiscal budget, said More...


Breaking News - 6/10/2013 10:28 AM

Candidates run to replace Michael Coleman

MICHAEL COLEMAN SEAT The following candidates are running to replace Old Orchard Beach Town Councilor Michael Coleman, who is the subject of a recall. More...

Focus on Wildlife

Funds from photos go to animal shleter

On the way to Biddeford Pool one morning last week, on the side of the road were four wild turkey chicks and their mother. The mom flew into the woods and called for her young.   More...

Biddeford mil rate rises 6.1 percent

BIDDEFORD – The city council approved a combined municipal and school budget totaling $60,343,849 Monday, with $41,834,810 to be assessed as revenue from property taxes. More...


Politics & other Mistakes

Bad word for a good thing

There are some words that are so politically incorrect they can only be hinted at in polite conversation.  The F-word.  The N-word.  And worst of all, the C-word.  More...

Le grenier de souvenances de Norman

Une Vocation Religieuse Locale – de Biddeford au Brésil

Cette semaine je veux vous parler d’une vocation religieuse locale dans la personne de Soeur Priscille Roy, s.c.i.m. membre de la Congrégation des Servantes du Coeur Immaculé de Marie ou mieux connu sous le nom des Soeurs du Bon Pasteur. More...

Norman’s Attic of Memories

A local religious vocation – from Biddeford to Brazil

This week I want to talk about a local religious vocation in the person of Sister Priscille Roy of the Congregation of the Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary or better known as the Good Shepherd Sisters.  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...

Councilors refute recall effort

All seven Old Orchard Beach town councilors are subjects of a recall election on June 11. More...

UMaine signs lease in Saco

Biddeford made effort to relocate program

SACO – The University College at Saco renewed its lease May 31 with Mattson Development to occupy offices at the Saco Island property until August 2014. 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

Alternative education is topic of presentation   Dr. Chad Walls, a Biddeford native and former alternative education teacher at Biddeford High School, will hold presentations at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. More...

Community News

Community News McArthur to host Vision Fair

Folk band to play at Biddeford Middle School

Folk/rock duo Aztec Two-Step will perform The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook and their own original music 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23 at Biddeford Performing Arts Center, Biddeford Middle School, 25 Tiger Drive. More...

Strutting her stuff

Princess belongs to Biddeford Resident Janice Howard. Princess is a Mexican hairless terrier and attracted a crowd of admirers at Fortunes Rocks in Biddeford last weekend. (Molly Lovell-Keely photo) More...


Manager disrespected library board, staff

To the editor:   More...

Writer didn’t look at debt the right way

To the editor:   I write to respectfully disagree with Marc Cardullo, who wrote in last week’s letters section that voters should reject the bridge bond because it represents debt.  More...

Poem conveys reader’s feelings

To the editor:  OOBscurities  Now so much to OOB’s new council’s utter chagrin, Ex-town manager’s powerful skills were quite thin. More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

With this past weekend’s soaring temperatures accompanied by an ample dose of New England humidity, locals along with tourists were reminded that a Maine summer can leave you scrambling to keep cool. With that, we want to know, how did you beat the heat over the weekend?

“The beach!” – Kim Dunton and Bryanna Rizas, both of Biddeford More...