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News

Newcomers seek Saco seat

Saco residents Margaret O’Neil and Kathie Purdy are seeking the Democratic nomination for House District 15, which includes part of Saco. Name: Margaret “Maggie” O’Neil Age: 26 More...

Saco officials square off for Senate seat

Primary 2016

Two state representatives from Saco, Justin Chenette and Barry Hobbins, are seeking the Democratic nomination for Senate District 31, which covers Hollis, Limington, Old Orchard Beach, Saco and part of Buxton. More...

Community News

Rotarians install ramp at Ballpark

In July 2015, the Rotary Club of Saco Bay received a district grant for an Americans with Disability Act-approved ramp at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach. More...

McArthur Library offers a ‘Clean Slate’ to young summer readers

Library Links

Kids who do not engage in reading activities over the summer lose academic ground, between one to three months of learning, according to studies. More...

U.S. senator to speak at graduation

Maine’s first Independent United States senator, Angus King, is scheduled to speak at Thornton Academy’s class of 2016 graduation ceremony at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 5 in Hill Stadium. More...

Obituaries

Rita A. St. Michel

Rita A. St. Michel passed away at her home on Saturday, May 14, 2016. She was born in Biddeford on May 18, 1964, the daughter of Edgar and Lorraine Boissonneault St. Michel. Rita graduated from Old Orchard Beach High School. More...

Four seats in coverage area contested in primary

Primary 2016

The Courier is publishing surveys of candidates running in contested races in the primary election to be held Tuesday, June 14. Surveys of all candidates facing a contest in the general election will be published prior to the general election. 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

They served us well

Top, Biddeford resident Larry Johnson was one of about 150 people at Biddeford and Saco’s joint Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 30. Johnson is a Vietnam veteran and was with the Army and Air Force. More...

Birthdays

June 2: Happy birthday Ed Headley from GMACC  June 8: Happy birthday Janet Michael from GMACC.   More...

Public welcome to celebration

The public is welcome to a retirement celebration 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 4, for Doug Nielsen, senior minister at First Parish Congregational Church in Saco. His last service is the following day. More...

Letters

Candidate can organize

To the editor: I met Laurie Dobson during a trip to York to canvass for Bernie Sanders. She was running the Sanders’ field office out of the home of a local volunteer. More...

Skills as social worker needed

To the editor:  I am writing this letter to formally endorse Susan Deschambeault for Maine State Senate District 32 for the primary election on June 14.  More...

Candidate is authentic

To the editor:  In today’s political landscape, one of the things that is missing with our leaders is authenticity and really serving the people that they were elected to represent. More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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