April 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Expo brings together animals, people

Above, Meredith Reynells of Cape Neddick paints portraits of animals and can be contacted through www.meredithreynells.com. More...

Biddeford church resumes weekly downtown cleanups

BIDDEFORD —Second Congregational Church will resume a weekly cleanup of downtown neighborhoods starting this Saturday, April 9. The congregation did similar cleanups last fall for several months, which the Rev. More...

City’s complaint about Facebook post has local man appealing to ACLU

BIDDEFORD — A local man filed a request for action from the American Civil Liberties Union following a March 24 incident in which City Manager James Bennett asked him at a city council meeting to remove an incorrect Facebook post about skyrocke More...

Community News

Saco Bay Artists meeting April 11

Saco Bay Artists will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 11 at the Pines on Manor Street in Ocean Park featuring Caren-Marie Michel demonstrating a pastel landscape.  More...

Celebrate National Library Week

Libby Memorial Library in Old Orchard Beach joins communities nationwide in celebrating the changes that are happening in today’s libraries. More...

Scholarship deadline nears

The deadline for two college scholarships for students in area high schools is almost here.  More...

Letters

Another municipality limits public comment

To the editor:   The public opportunity to be heard at Saco City Council meetings has been shunted. When the new council took the helm, it ushered in changes to the public agenda. More...

Don’t let it happen in our communities

To the editor:   More...

Third man comes forward with suit

Bertrand Girard recounts alleged abuse in August Courier interview

BIDDEFORD – A third man has filed a lawsuit against the city of Biddeford and Police Chief Roger Beaupre over allegations of sexual abuse by a former police officer.   Attorney Daniel Lilley, of Portland, filed a complaint Feb. More...

Restaurateur finalizes lease for Steer N Stein space

BIDDEFORD — The owner of Jimmy the Greek’s restaurants in Old Orchard Beach and South Portland has finalized a 10-year lease to operate a restaurant at 140 Main St. 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

Even libraries can use friends

It’s an exciting time here at Libby Library. It’s been nearly a year that the long awaited expansion became a reality and re-opened to the public. More...

Birthdays

April 7: Happy birthday Jacki Cole from GMACC. April 9: Happy birthday Sandy Bergeron from GMACC. April 10: Happy birthday James Waterhouse Jr. from GMACC.   More...

Summer Camps

Portland Conservatory of Music This summer the Portland Conservatory of Music (PCM) presents four weeks of day-long musical ensemble workshops; one week of Rock and three different weeks of Jazz. More...

Editorial

Go ahead, take closed government personally

Don’t take it personally? That’s usually good advice, but today we urge the opposite reaction to government bodies operating in the shadows, purposely avoiding public scrutiny and genuine transparency. More...

Ten Commandments for open meetings

“I think heroic deeds were all conceived 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...