November 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Rep answers to residency challenge

OLD ORCHARD BEACH/AUGUSTA – House District 13 Rep. George Hogan has denied a challenge on his apparent lack of residency within the district, which precisely covers Old Orchard Beach. More...

News

Council considers banning plastic bags

SACO – City Councilors Roger Gay and Eric Cote are proponents of a new city ordinance that would restrict and regulate the use of single-use plastic and paper bags typically used by shoppers to carry groceries or other small items. More...

Community News

BMS music teacher in running for award

Music has a significant impact on students’ education and well being.  More...

JMG programs collect donations

Jobs for Maine Graduates students from Biddeford High School and Thornton Academy will host a collection drive the week before Thanksgiving break. The students will be collecting clothes, shoes and other items at BHS and Thornton Academy. More...

Seniors experience telehealth

When MaineHealth Care at Home’s home health care aide Laura Mayberry first presented a telehealth tablet to Philip Sherman, he seemed hesitant to take the device. More...

Letters

Charter commission thanks voters in Biddeford

To the editor:   The entire Biddeford Charter Revision Commission is extremely grateful for the overwhelming voter support demonstrated at the polls/Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 8.  More...

Judge intends to seek election in future years

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Senator-elect thanks voters in Old Orchard, Saco

To the editor:   Our area had record voter turnout. That is something we should all be proud of. The greater citizen participation in our Democratic process, the more accountability we have in government.  More...

City will lack taxi services

BIDDEFORD – Twin City Taxi, a taxi cab business that serves southern Maine, recently notified the city that it will not seek to license its cabs in Biddeford for 2017. More...

Stackpole Bridge to be completed in May

SACO – The rehabilitation construction of the historic Stackpole Bridge on Simpson Road has encountered delays and will not be complete until May 2017. 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

Reading matters

October was National Literacy Month, and on Halloween, the Biddeford School Department hosted guest readers to read books to kindergarten students at John F. Kennedy Kindergarten Center. More...

Lucky Pup Rescue

It’s heartbreaking when a dog has had a tough past and it has made it too difficult for them to live with other animals. Crosby is one of those dogs. More...

Honoring our veterans

Biddeford and Saco held a joint Veterans Day parade Friday, Nov. 11, that traveled from Saco, over York Hill and into downtown Biddeford. More...

Editorial

With a language we all understand

Library Links

The term “institutional memory” holds a special meaning at McArthur Library. I have been working at the library a tad over two years, although this is nothing in comparison to coworkers who have been here for seven, 10, 20 or 45 years. More...

Birthdays

Nov. 9: Happy birthday Lillian Lachance from GMACC.  Nov. 17: Happy anniversary Happy Anniversary Roger and Sandy Bergeron from GMACC.  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...