December 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Kid crushes back

Maine Red Claws mascot Crusher hugs fifth-grader Chance Frost on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at Biddeford Intermediate School. More...

News

Time is running out to vote for ‘Great Person’

Nominations for the Courier’s Great Person Award have ended, which opens up the voting period. Published this week is the list of the 11 nominees and a description of why they should be considered.  More...

Dance school steps up for youngsters

SACO – A local dance school celebrated the holiday season for its 25th anniversary the same way as it has for years – performing for charity. The Steppin’ Out Dance Centre, at 308 Main St., performed a benefit show on Sunday, Dec. More...

Birthdays

Dec. 18: Happy Birthday Daddy (Jamie Morneau), love Jack and Sophia.  More...

Community News

Businesses to offer UNE discounts

The Heart of Biddeford and University of New England announced a program designed to draw more members of the UNE community downtown. Ten downtown businesses have agreed to place “UNE Welcome Here” decals in their windows. More...

Hospital recognized for anti-smoking program

The Maine Tobacco Free Hospital Network, a program of the Breathe Easy Coalition of Maine, recognized 33 Maine hospitals through the annual Gold Star Standards of Excellence program recently, during a recognition event at the Maine Hospital Associati More...

Cat nap deserved

Old Orchard Beach Community Animal Watch will sell Amato’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Cinemagic coupon books through Jan. 5; call 289-5002. More...

Game on! Surge won’t recede out of OOB

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – The Surge professional baseball team will continue on even though the North Country Baseball League folded after just one season.  Alex Markakis, general manager for the Surge, confirmed that Bruce Zikari had sold the t More...

Salvation Army steps up area donation collection efforts

BIDDEFORD/SACO/OLD ORCHARD BEACH – The Salvation Army, a Christian church that has developed a reputation for helping others, has installed donation boxes across the area to help fund the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in Portland. 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

First class effort

Saco Middle School students collected more than 700 donations for Saco Food Pantry to help meet the holiday need. Pictured here is the winning class that collected more than 300 items and Rep. More...

Students leave warm clothes

Students from St. James Catholic School on Dec. 15 tied more than 230 bags that contained warm clothing to benches and fences surrounding a public park on Green Street in Biddeford.  More...

Curling up with a few hundred good books

This weekend’s bout of chilly weather did serve as a reminder of what your local library is all about, a place to warm up with a good book. It would be a good old hard copy. More...

Obituaries

David E. Miller Jr.

David E. Miller Jr. was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and grew up in Stratford. He graduated from Bunnell High School, where he played football and was on the track and cross country teams.   More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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