January 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page


Apple Cane passed on in Old Orchard

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – The Old Orchard Beach Historical Society has selected 93-year-old Lorraine Miles Wyman to receive the honorary Apple Cane, which is given to the oldest native of Old Orchard Beach and who still lives there.  More...


Workers removed from the former site of the Maine Energy Recovery Company a portion of the outfall pipe that extended above the riverbed. More...

Trek Across Maine meeting is Jan. 29

Learn about the Trek Across Maine at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 at Community Bicycle Center (CBC) of Biddeford, 284 Hill St. The Trek is scheduled for June 13 to 15.  More...


Tighten the purse strings when it comes to spending

To the editor:   I mentioned before that every Monday through Friday I go to McDonald’s, where a group of us senior citizens meet and enjoy each other’s friendship.  More...

Announcements were telling for one reader

To the editor:   The increasing immorality of our society is not a happy topic. Probably one which most folks would prefer to ignore. But, the truth will remain despite heads in the sand.   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...

Crowd funding

From businesses to individuals, raising money goes online

BIDDEFORD – With the emergence of the Internet, businesses and organizations are forever changed in the ways they employ techniques in marketing, branding, communication and outreach. More...

Great Person Award winner announced

Biddeford resident Brian Bedard was named the Courier’s Great Person of 2013.  Bedard is a local contractor and does work within the community, especially with helping the elderly. 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

Community News

Community News

Votes are in for Festival of Trees winners The Dyer Library and Saco Museum have announced winners of the People’s Choice and Kids’ Choice awards for The Holly and the Ivy, the ninth annual Festival of Trees. More...


Politics & other Mistakes

God told me to

In Paul Kelly’s satirical song “God Told Me To,” there’s this line: “The wicked need chastisement, you know it’s either them or us.”  More...

Le grenier de souvenances de Norman

Les fêtes de mon enfance

Alors que nous commençons une nouvelle année, ceci me rappelle de toutes les fêtes de l’année de mon enfance à partir du Jour de l’An, le premier janvier. Au Canada, c’était la grande fête des cadeaux donnés aux enfants. More...

Norman’s Attic of Memories

The holidays of my childhood days

Now that we are into the New Year, this reminds me of all the holidays during the entire year of my childhood days starting with New Year’s, the first day of January. In Québec, Canada it was the great feast of gift-giving for the children. More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

What’s your New Year’s resolution?

“Do a little better for myself.” - Cody Poirier, Saco. More...