December 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

News

OOB garden grows community spirit

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – A community garden located on town land at The Ballpark has become the pride of all involved.  “We’re delighted to have this, it benefits the citizens and the community,” said Assistant Town Manager Lo More...

Formation begins for police, fire advisory committees

BIDDEFORD – Following a city vote on Election Day to eliminate the Police Commission and the Fire Commission, the Biddeford Policy Committee has recommended two ordinances to create Police and Fire Committees, as required by the new charter.&nb More...

OOB Neighborhood Watch ‘a two way street’

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – For the last 10 years the town has had robust programming to foster cooperation between community members and the police department. More...

Editorial

A Christmas lesson for legislators

Beyond the Headlines

Around Christmastime, we teach children the importance of giving, as well as receiving. We try to impart a sense of gratitude, not just for the flashy new things in our life (like Christmas gifts!), but for all the things we already have. More...

Children are welcome here

Library Links

There was a time, not so very long ago, when most museums did not welcome children. It wasn’t publicized, of course. At least not too many places dared to announce it, but it was a sad and rather ugly truth. 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...

Nominations roll in for Great Person Award

It’s time for the Courier’s Great Person Award nominations.  Each year we ask our readers to tell us who has influenced their lives. More...

Commission to revisit clock tower

BIDDEFORD – The city’s historic preservation commission is seeking to update its information on the status of the city hall clock tower and the potential cost of renovating it. 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

Official wants to partner with Canada

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Birthdays

Dec. 15: Happy birthday Karalee Giasson from GMACC.  Dec. 18: Happy birthday Daddy (Jamie Morneau), love, Jack and Sophia.  More...

Karate kid

Jack Walker, 12, of Old Orchard Beach, and son of Charlie and Beth Walker, received his first-degree black belt on Aug. 13, through Villari’s in Scarborough. More...

Community News

Children’s ‘Nutcracker’ to be held Dec. 17

“The Children’s Nutcracker,” a complete production of the traditional holiday favorite, complete with sets, backdrops, elaborate costumes and props, will be held at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. More...

TA to hold holiday concerts next week

The holiday concert at Thornton Academy this year will feature musical selections from Concert Band, String Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, Treble Choir, Chamber Singers and Concert Choir.  More...

Women’s union holds Christmas meeting, gathers donations

The Women’s Educational and Industrial Union, Incorporated of Saco held its annual Christmas meeting Friday, Dec. 2. More...

Letters

Education funding not guaranteed

To the editor:   Whether or not you supported Question 2 this year, it appears it will go into law. I’m writing this letter to make sure that people understand that sometimes tax revenue is directed into a general fund. More...

Health

December is ... AIDS Awareness Month

Knowledge important in the fight against HIV/AIDS

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 25 million people have died from HIV/AIDS since the onset of the epidemic roughly 30 years ago. More...

Providing home care for you and your loved ones

At New England Family Healthcare, we strive to provide the best in-home services for you or your loved ones at affordable rates. More...

Aging Excellence

In May 2015, the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers changed its name to “Aging Life Care Association” (ALCA - aginglifecare.org) . More...