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News

Field of dreams

The District 4 8-10 Girls Little League All Star team in Saco won the district competition last week that will send them to states in Ellsworth starting Friday, July 22. More...

Community News

Pantry seeks volunteers

Stone Soup Food Pantry is looking for volunteers.  Helen Lewis, volunteer executive director, said the pantry, which serves more than 150 families each week, needs volunteers with computer and office experience to help on a part-time basis.  More...

Mass to celebrate well known priest

A special Mass, sponsored by the Friends of Father Zénon Décary, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 24 on the campus of University of New England in Biddeford. The Mass will commemorate the 76th anniversary of Décary’s death. More...

Boatbuilding is focus of Biddeford festival

The Biddeford Boatbuilding Festival will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 at the Pepperell Mill Campus event space in downtown Biddeford. The festival is free and open to the public. More...

Letters

Bridge planning not transparent

To the editor:   Preserving the historical Stackpole Bridge was a project approved at referendum in November 2014 in the amount of $990,000. The lowest bidder was Chesterfield Associates ($839,500) and the next lowest was CPM ($1,192,756). More...

Stackpole Bridge news not surprising

I admit, I’ve always voted against restoring Stackpole Bridge. More...

Fight back against governor’s attacks

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Stackpole bidders threaten lawsuit

SACO – Two of the four companies that entered bids to work on Stackpole Bridge may sue the city over the way it handled its contract with CPM Constructors’, a Freeport company that was chosen last year to rehabilitate the historic bridge. More...

Charter commission bundles proposals

BIDDEFORD – The Charter Revision Commission has decided to bundle nearly 30 proposed revisions to the charter into six questions that will appear on the ballot, grouped by topic areas.  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

Birthdays

July 8: Happy birthday Frankie Diolio, lots of love, mom.  July 14: Happy birthday Richard Smith from GMACC.  More...

Lucky Pup Rescue

Chi Chi is a 5-year-old pug, pekingese, chihuahua mix. More...

The Wardwell Retirement Neighborhood provides Seniors a place to call home

The Wardwell has a proud heritage of serving the elders in our community since its initial organization in 1878. More...

Editorial

Author of ‘Chasing the Rabbit’ to speak at library

Library Links

I must admit I am a bit emotional writing this week’s Library Links. Author and local businessman Derek Volk will visit the library in a few weeks so I thought I would read his book. More...

The corner grocery stores of my youth

C Norman’s Attic of Memories

Today there are almost no small grocery stores of my childhood days where the local grocer was well-known by his patrons. In the old days, the corner grocer was very well-known by almost everyone in the neighborhood. More...

Les Épiceries de ma jeunesse

Le grenier de souvenances de Norman

Aujourd’hui il n’existe presque plus de petites épiceries où l’épicier était bien connu par ses clients dont la plupart furent les voisins. 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...