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Saco to use saved funds for security equipment

SACO – The Saco School Department may get $175,000 to help the district upgrade its facilities with newer technology, cameras and security equipment. More...

News

Biddeford officials lambasted about restaurant’s issues

BIDDEFORD – With legal action now being taken by the Biddeford-Saco Area Economic Development Corp. against a would-be restaurant owner, officials in Gardiner are saying the corporation should have seen red flags earlier.  More...

Paranormal class OK’d for neighboring Adult Ed

KENNEBUNK – The teacher of an adult education course on children and the afterlife is questioning why the class was canceled, before it was again allowed to be held.  More...

‘Soup-er’ kicks off March 13

Heart of Biddeford invites the culinarily curious to explore downtown restaurants during Biddeford Restaurant Week, March 13-19. More...

Editorial

Arts grant to benefit classrooms

Beyond the Headlines

Our area is rooted in a deep educational commitment to the arts. It’s one of our best assets. We have plays, musicals, dance recitals, choral and instrumental concerts, and more. More...

Filling up the wheelbarrow

Library Links

This morning, after another one of those icy-rainy nights that we’ve been having a lot of lately, I passed the wheelbarrow on my way to the car. Parked by woodpile because it’s wood we haul, it was nearly half full of rainwater. 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...

Green presidential candidate visits Biddeford

BIDDEFORD – While the upcoming Democratic and Republican party caucuses have been drawing the most public attention, the first presidential candidate to visit a caucus in Maine this year appeared at City Hall last Saturday to make her pitch to More...

More sand, less business

City denied federal grant to dredge Saco River

BIDDEFORD/SACO – Three dredging maintenance proposals submitted by the Army Corps of Engineers – two on the Saco River and one at Wood Island by Biddeford Pool – were denied federal funding by the Appropriations Committee for the 20 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

Community News

Bishop celebrates Mass of the Anointing of the Sick

Pauline Pollock, a resident of Saint André Health Care in Biddeford, was one of about 100 residents, family members and staff who filled the community center at the facility for a Mass of the Anointing of the Sick, celebrated by Bishop Robert P. More...

Legislator supports building of a new area courthouse

A bill by Sen. More...

Bank welcomes PB and J donations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 16.2 percent of Maine households – more than 208,000 individuals – are food insecure. More...

Letters

‘In My Back Yard’ – what’s not to like?

We’ve been thinking about the frequently used term “NIMBY”– Not in My Back Yard. More...

Saco watchdog group: Look, listen and learn

To the editor:   More...

Commissioner expands on charter revision thoughts

To the editor:   At last week’s Charter Commission meeting in Biddeford I said I was for removing the fire and police commissions from the city charter. More...