December 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Biddeford sees influx of owls

SOUTHERN MAINE – A snowy owl irruption in southern Maine has got bird watchers turning their heads.  More...


Focus on Wildlife

Wildlife photographer and Saco resident Chuck Homler has teamed with the Courier to raise funds for the Center for Wildlife in Cape Neddick. More...

Downtown store makes shopping easy

BIDDEFORD – A newly opened boutique downtown is offering a creative way for couples to shop for each other and to buy local.  Roxi Suger, who owns Suger at 25 Alfred St. More...

Restaurant will serve free Christmas dinner

Traditions Restaurant in Saco and the Hadiaris family will hold a free, family-style Christmas dinner 1 to 3 p.m. Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25 at the restaurant, 162 Main St., Saco.  More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

Why is it important for Thornton Academy to take part in Salvation Army’s Adopt-a-Family campaign?

“It’s important because the new generation needs to help the people around them, because we’ve come too close to our technology. -Nicholas Cronin, junior, Saco More...

Two nominated for award

It’s time to submit your nomination for the Courier’s Great Person Award. Each year, readers choose one person they think has made our communities a special place to live. Last year’s winner was Mark Huot of Biddeford.  More...

Far from home

Travel inspires album of transition songs

BIDDEFORD – A local songwriter will release a CD next month of songs he composed while traveling between Maine and the United Kingdom, where he spent time earning his doctorate in education at the University of Manchester.  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


Politics & other Mistakes

That all you got?

This isn’t one of those columns where I ridicule some clueless schlub – such as Republican U.S. Senate candidate Erick Bennett. That’s not the point I’m trying to make. Besides, it’d be way too easy.  More...


Warning: don’t feed the bears

To the editor:   That a taxpayer would agree to have the government take his hard earned money to give to those who have not worked for it (welfare) is rather sad (“Stop undeserved handouts,” Dec. 5 Courier).  More...

Reporter’s Notebook

Adventures in time and sleep space

BOSTON – Among the noblest of professions, and of a higher altitude than either the president or the pope, careers in space exploration are what all children dream of, even if but for a fleeting moment. 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 and indicate the date of your event in the reference line. More...