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Motorcycle noise an issue for some

BIDDEFORD – The issue of late night motorcycle noise came up at the Aug. More...

News

Focus on Wildlife

Photos benefit AWS

The peregrine falcon (Falco peregrines) is the fastest animal on the planet. More...

Mayor says residents should be satisfied with decision

The following is an email from Biddeford Mayor Alan Casavant sent to constituents. It appears here unedited.  “During the past few months, there has been discussion regarding the residency of Biddeford’s Superintendent, Jeremy Ray. More...

Editorial

Speak freely

Politics & other Mistakes

Everybody is in favor of free speech – as long as it’s not too free. Or too speechy.  Liberals and conservatives alike support the First Amendment’s prohibition of government interference in our right to express ourselves. More...

Rebutting casual contract changes

Reporter’s Notebook

In an Aug. 12 email to his constituents, Mayor Alan Casavant, who is also the school board chairman, may have implicated that the board made decisions illegally in executive session.  More...

Norman’s Attic of Memories

Saint André’s School

From the very beginning of my life, I belonged to Saint André’s Parish. The pastor was Monsignor Arthur Décary. More...

Obituaries

Margaret D. Heseltine

Margaret D. Heseltine, 73, of Kennebunk, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford after a long illness.  She was born in Biddeford on Aug. 23, 1939, to J. Eugene and Lena A. Garand Lacourse. More...

Main Street Challenge: less rent and funding model may change

BIDDEFORD – Several property owners met Aug. 16 at the Heart of Biddeford office to discuss parameters for Main Street Challenge Encore – a proposed entrepreneurial start up competition for businesses locating to downtown Biddeford.  More...

‘Popeye’ ingrained in fabric of city

BIDDEFORD – A service for William Bernier Aug. 15 at St. Joseph Cemetery found friends and family recollecting the imagination and goodwill of a longtime local character, known for helping others and for his vivid storytelling. 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

He’s a ‘Fish’n Optician’ – who knew

He has a garage converted into a ‘live lobster for sale’ store. More...

Community News

Local band, Old Soul, leaves for tour next month

Rehearsing in a band member’s woodworking shop in Kennebunk on a Wednesday eve, members of Old Soul said they aim to practice a couple times a week. More...

Thousands flock to Market Basket for grand opening

The opening of the new Market Basket grocery store at Biddeford Crossing Sunday, Aug. 18 was a near record-breaker, according to company officials. More...

Pets of the Week

Prince belongs to Vivian Licker. (Courtesy photo) More...

Letters

What do you think about beach parking spaces?

To the editor:  I am Mike Swanton, councilor of Ward 1 in Biddeford and chairman of the capital projects committee. This year, due to road reconstruction, we moved some parking spaces around on Fortunes Rocks Road. More...

Who is that man in Old Orchard Beach Town Hall?

To the editor:  Saturday mornings I like to watch “The Lone Ranger” and his Indian friend, Tonto. It’s on from 10 to 11 a.m. on channel 87.  More...

Letter writer doesn’t like governor

To the editor:  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...