June 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page


Focus on Wildlife

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Sale of photo goes to AWS

The American mink (Mustela vison) is a member of the weasel family (Mustelidae) which includes badgers, fisher cats and river otters. More...

Some say fire boat is matter of life and death

Proposal for new fire boat has citizens’ group pitted against rescue personnel

SACO – Saco might purchase a rescue boat, as an $108,000 bid proposal is currently being considered by the city council.  “I just think it’s an awful lot of money for a boat,” Councilman Arthur Tardif said. More...


Politics & other Mistakes

Money does not matter

We all know what’s wrong with state government. It doesn’t work because of:  More...

Guest Column

Take me out to The Ballpark

What a job I have this summer, working at The Ballpark. The financial reward is not very high. In fact, as a volunteer, there is no pay. However, the social benefits are most rewarding.  More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

Many of us growing up remember summer trips to the local ice cream spot to end a perfect summer day and ever since, have had our favorite spots to go for the that delicious summer treat. So we want to know this week, what is your favorite local ice cream spot?

“Dairy Queen.” – Sieghan Herrick, Biddeford 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...

Bowed building repaired

BIDDEFORD – The owner of a building at 47 Main St. that had been deemed unsafe by the city’s code enforcement office in March said he is relieved the structural renovations have been completed. More...

Man brings religion to the streets of Biddeford

BIDDEFORD – “Young man, want a rosary?” Donald Lessard asked a student outside Biddeford High School, pointing to a box that contained hundreds of rosaries donated to him from churches throughout the country.  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


Mother of three has style

Amy DesRoberts lacks driveway signage to her two businesses. More...

Community News

Community News

Sleep lab leaves Biddeford   More...

Pantry gets new van

Hannaford Supermarket donated $10,000 to Friends of Community Action Food Pantry. More...

Achieved by reading

Carla Lafortune, left, presents Cathy Baillargeon, fourth-grade teacher at CK Burns School, with an IPad mini for raising the most funds for a fourthgrade classroom. More...


Watchdog group doesn’t agree with boat purchase

To the editor:   On June 3, the Saco Fire Department brought before the city council a request to spend $108,000 on a new fire boat. More...

Maine needs better access to family planning

To the editor:   As a young woman and resident of Biddeford, I am writing today to urge the Maine Legislature to pass LD 1247 “An Act to Expand Coverage of Family Planning Services.”  More...

Mayor thankful for Hunger Awareness Week

To the editor:   The communities of Biddeford, Saco, Kennebunkport, Old Orchard Beach and Kennebunk recently observed Hunger Awareness Week. More...