July 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Out with the old

The Saco River, as it now appears without the old steam pipe metal bridge that used to connect the mills on both sides of the river. More...

Red Sox tickets to bring in donations

BIDDEFORD – The Biddeford squadron of the Sons of AMVETS is taking reservations to a Red Sox game to raise money for the group’s annual Thanksgiving Day basket giveaway. More...

Oncology nurse named SMHC’s ‘Caregiver of the Year’

Oncology Nurse Navigator Peggy Belanger was named Caregiver of the Year at Southern Maine Health Care’s annual Employee Recognition Dinner.  More...

Letters

Do the math

To the editor:   Subsequent to the vote by the city council to accept the cell phone tower in an area not zoned for communications towers, my engineer mind commenced the technical analysis of things to come. They are not good.  More...

You decide

To the editor:  Many residents are asking, “How come the state of Maine doesn’t help Old Orchard Beach with the school budget?” The answer is simple. We are overtaxed and the state figures we can take care of ourselves.  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...

Fourth triggers road blocks, more

BIDDEFORD, OLD ORCHARD BEACH, SACO – Local and state law enforcement will increase enforcement beginning this week and continuing through the holiday weekend.  State police have already dispatched additional troopers statewide in both mark More...

Smoking ordinance lacks teeth

BIDDEFORD – The chairman of the city’s recreation commission would like to strengthen enforcement procedures for the city’s ban on smoking in city parks. More...

News Updates

Newest website updates:

Additional letters - November 3rd, 2016 - 11:29am
Biddeford native works for animal rights - August 26th, 2016 - 10:27am
Petition for second assembly surfaces - June 13th, 2015 - 9:56am
Officer given state sentiment - May 26th, 2015 - 3:15pm
Whistle Blower - May 12th, 2015 - 1:27pm

Community News

Community News

Alumni Association gives scholarships   More...

Editorial

Ask Dick & Harriet

Question: The average 2014 graduate left college $33,000 in debt. Are Biddeford students prepared/ have a plan, and a good idea of what college will mean for them four years in the future? More...

E-readers, mobile phones, and tablets . . . oh my!

Once upon a time, many moons ago, Libby Memorial Library only circulated books and other printed materials and the patrons were happy. More...

Le grenier de souvenances de Norman

Les vieilles chansons de mon enfance

Ma mère aimait chanter, ma grand-mère Beaupré aimait chanter (elle avait une belle voix, ma grand-mère), tante Éva avait tout un répertoire de chansons du bon vieux temps, et je dois dire que j’ai été élevé à chanter des chansons françaises. More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

What are your plans for the Fourth of July?

“We’re just gonna stay here, watch the fireworks, enjoy the beach.” – Johan Ramsey, Old Orchard Beach More...