March 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Fights in film are both literal and figurative

BIDDEFORD/ SACO – A former resident of Biddeford and Saco will compete in his first martial arts tournament to prepare for the starring role in a vampire movie he wrote. More...

News

Focus on Wildlife

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Purchase print to help center

The meadow vole, better known as the field mouse, is a small rodent of open fields, grasslands and marshes. Meadow voles don’t hibernate, go into torpor or cache goods like most other rodents. More...

Women’s softball league to gather

Saco Women’s Slo-pitch Softball League will have an organizational meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 at Saco Community Center, 75 Franklin St.  More...

Editorial

Politics & other Mistakes

Friends from other planets

According to a group called the Mutual UFO Network (motto: Sorta Like The Syfy Channel, Only Less Credible), Maine has more sightings of unidentified flying objects than any states except Washington (where marijuana is legal), Montana (where common l More...

Library Links

A petting zoo of another kind

“Many people see acquiring information as a highly social process in which trusted helpers matter.” This comment sums up the evolving role of libraries, and is drawn from a recent Pew Research Center study that finds more than two-thirds 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...

UNE $19 million away from goal

BIDDEFORD – The University of New England has kicked off a fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $60 million over an eight-year period. More...

City’s PILOT committee remains stagnant

BIDDEFORD – Mayor Alan Casavant said a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) committee he formed in his first term has not been active since the new council was elected in November. More...

Restaurant to open on prominent corner in OOB

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – A baseballthemed cafe specializing in sliders, or small burgers or sandwiches, will open next month on the vacant lot at 16 Old Orchard St. 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

Young girl has passion for helping the even younger

A young girl spills the contents of her backpack on the table in front of her. Out pour at least two dozen incredibly small knit hats. The material is mainly pastel-colored, with light shades of blue, pink and yellow. More...

Monarch Center residents to collect food for needy

In connection with National Nutrition Month and National Social Workers’ Month, The Monarch Center, 392 Main St. More...

Community News

Community News

Welcome home U.S. veterans   The second annual Vietnam Heroes Day of Honor Rally sponsored by the Saco Bay Center for Civic Engagement is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 30 in Saco’s Eastman Park.  More...

Couple to wed

Michelle Leighton of Walden, Vt., and Richard Leighton of St. Johnsbury, Vt., and Mr. and Mrs. Vincent R. More...

Photo

Community Animal Watch of Old Orchard Beach found this dog with worms, Lyme disease and in need of X-rays because of pain and swelling in his neck. It is estimated the dog is 4 years old. More...

Letters

Principal didn’t understand story

To the editor:   In response to Terry Young’s letter to the Courier about Ben Meiklejohn’s article “Saco boy grows hair for locks of love but endures torment from school peers,” featuring my son Cole, it saddens me to thi More...

‘Citizens’ urges others to become involved

To the editor:   More...

Alarmists were wrong on temps

To the editor:   Global warming? You lie often enough, people will believe you. Keep lying, people will get bored.  Former Vice President Al Gore made millions dollars by lying to the public. When they found out the truth, they got bored. More...