February 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Cities talk economic development

SACO – The economic development commission received information updates from Economic Development Director William Mann and City Administrator Kevin Sutherland about efforts to unify branding in the city.  More...

News

Facts make Thornton teacher’s fiction believable

SACO — A Thornton Academy English teacher is fulfilling a lifetime dream of being a published fiction writer.  David Arenstam’s three short stories – “Running Through Snow Showers,” “Blink” and “Th More...

Folk duo to perform at McArthur March 13

Enjoy an afternoon of traditional and contemporary folk music at McArthur Library at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13, with a performance by Simons & Goodwin.  More...

Music therapy isn’t well established here in Maine, but one Arundel resident is working to change that with “Be Your Note” Music Therapy Services.

Patricia Mulholland MA, MT-BC, NMT, along with two other practicing music therapists in the state, are working with the American Music Therapy Association on a task force to achieve formal recognition by the Maine State Legislature so that music ther More...

Community News

Auction to benefit camp

Royal Family Kids’ Camp will host a weeklong online auction that begins at noon Sunday, Feb. 28 and runs through 9 p.m. Saturday, March 5.  More...

TA introduces academy

The Thornton Academy Alumni Board is collaborating with TA faculty for a series of enrichment courses to be offered at Thornton Academy for alumni and community members. The first four courses in the Alumni Academy will be presented in March. More...

Greens to caucus

Biddeford Green Independent caucus, convened by Michael LaClair, will be held at Biddeford City Hall Council Chambers at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, to conduct presidential preference votes, elect local leaders and organize for a Green future. More...

Letters

Time to join the movement: Caucus is March 6

To the editor:   On Sunday March 6, if you’re a registered Democrat in Old Orchard Beach, you’ll have the rare opportunity to change the course of history – for the better.  More...

Story brought attention to important issue

To the editor:   Thank you Ben Meiklejohn, Terri McLeod and the others who contributed to the very sad story about heroin addiction in the Feb. 11 Courier, “Heroin’s fatal grip worsens a mother’s pain.”  More...

Fitness fundraiser to benefit BHS senior

BIDDEFORD – A local fitness center has sponsored a fundraiser, “Friday Night Lights,” to raise money for Codie Ramos, a Biddeford High School senior and athlete who was diagnosed with lymphoma in December.  More...

Officials: River won’t divide’ mutual interests

BIDDEFORD/SACO — The Biddeford-Saco Cooperation Steering Committee held its first meeting last week to institutionalize a practice of meeting together and identifying collaborative efforts.  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

Neighbors

Grady’s TV & Satellite…

A family business that goes above & beyond.

Clients constantly ask the owner of Grady’s Radio and Satellite TV in Biddeford, Grady Sexton, how his store can outlive the big box stores that sell some of the same items that he does. More...

Having the right team, makes home selling easy

There’s no question that right now it’s a seller’s market. If anyone would know, it’d be Deja Lett of Keller Williams Realty of Saco. More...

Charlene’s Coastal Properties

For a ‘shore’ sale, there’s no better broker than Charlene Farley Weinstein, owner of Charlene’s Coastal Properties, now located at 192 Saco Ave. in Old Orchard Beach.  More...

Editorial

Being the ‘people’s lobbyist’

Beyond the Headlines

There is one issue that I’ve been on the forefront of since I arrived at the State House a few years ago; the influence of special interest and lobbyist money over our public policy decision-making.  More...

Biddeford council’s executive sessions under scrutiny again

Executive Session Watch

The Courier has a history with holding the Biddeford City Council to task for the manner in which it uses executive sessions to conduct city business.  More...

Libby Library encourages patrons to take survey

Library Links

Even though a site called SurveyMonkey.com is hosting the online portion of its newly launched survey, it’s anything but monkey business. The importance of this survey, which was launched Feb. More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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