January 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Mandarin lessons sought for Saco schools

SACO – After traveling to China as part of an education delegation sponsored by the College Board, Superintendent Dominic DePatsy is hoping to offer Mandarin, the most widely spoken language in China, as a subject matter in Saco schools next ye More...

News

Winterfest going citywide

BIDDEFORD – As Winterfest marks its fifth anniversary this year, organizers have shifted the annual festival’s focus from being a downtown event to a citywide affair. More...

Furniture store makes move in Cumberland County

The last pod of development at Gallery Place is officially up and running. More...

Community News

Fundraiser in Old Orchard Beach will benefit ‘Mr. Bill’

A fundraiser for Dennis Blow, known as “Mr. Bill,” will be held 5 p.m. until closing Jan. 9 at The Whaler in Old Orchard Beach.  Blow has stage 4 lung cancer. The event will feature Black Cat Road, a blues band. More...

OOB resident’s art to be on display throughout the month

The Dyer Library gallery will feature work from Sylvia Orhard, an Old Orchard Beach resident and graduate of Maine College of Art, formerly Portland School of Art.  More...

Senior lecture series starts Jan. 20 in York County

York County Senior College’s winter 2016 Gary Sullivan Memorial Lecture Series commences Jan. 20 with a historical lens, with February and March lectures examining aging and writing.  More...

Obituaries

Louise Allen

Louise Allen of Saco, formerly of Auburn, died Dec., 28, 2015, with her family by her side.  She was predeceased in death by her husband, Breece.  More...

Carol Ann Walker

Carol Ann (Lank) Walker of Old Orchard Beach, formerly of Melrose, Massachusetts, died at Seal Rock Healthcare in Saco on Dec. 28, 2015 of lupus. She was 74 years of age.  More...

Courier’s ‘Great Person’ is Union Church pastor

BIDDEFORD/OLD ORCHARD BEACH – The readers of the Courier have voted, and Old Orchard Beach resident Jan Hryniewicz was named the Great Person of 2015.  More...

City tables downtown parking limit

BIDDEFORD – The public safety committee considered and tabled a proposal to extend to Saturday the two hour parking limit on Main Street that is currently in place from Monday to Friday. 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

New Year, new volunteers

Library Links

Happy New Year from McArthur Library! Is it time for a new year, new commitment from you? Would you like to assist us with a program that will bring many benefits to all involved? We hope so.  More...

Birthdays

Jan 4: Happy birthday Agatha Fortin from Aline, Jacques and family . . . happy birthday Gary Lowell, love, Mom, Dave and family. Jan. 9: Happy birthday Bonnie Lachance from GMACC.  More...

Births

From Southern Maine Health Care.  Noelle Victoria Roux was born Dec. 22, 2015, to Jocelyn Roux of Biddeford. Grandparents are Ed and Joyce Roux of Biddeford.   More...

Letters

Lights around stack serve as beacon for two cities

To the editor:   More...

Incarcerated woman gives thanks for award candidate

To the editor:   While the Courier’s Great Person Award nomination and voting periods have ended, I would still like to tell you why I supported Bev Yarborough.  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...