April 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

After death, Saco farming family moves forward

SACO – Since the unexpected death of Rick Grant, the seventh-generation farmer of Grant’s Farm in Saco, his son Ben Grant ensures the legacy of the farm will continue. More...

Mayor presents survey results about aging in city

SACO – As part of its new age friendly initiative, Saco Mayor Roland Michaud fielded questions and presented survey results to a crowd of about 70 people in Garland Auditorium at Thornton Academy. More...

Community News

Ecology School to benefit from bag program

The Ecology School, a Saco environmental education nonprofit that teaches 12,000 students a year about coastal Maine ecosystems and sustainability, has been selected as a beneficiary of the Hannaford Cause Bag program.  More...

Thornton announces valedictorian

Thornton Academy Headmaster Rene M. Menard and Director of Academics Marsha Snyder announced Annabel Winterberg as the valedictorian for the class of 2017.  More...

Rotary issues essay awards

Each year the Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club sponsors an annual essay contest for all eighth graders in Biddeford, Saco and Old Orchard Beach schools. This year marked the 22nd year they have held the contest.  More...

Letters

School and city budget presented

To the editor:   “Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery”  – Calvin Coolidge   More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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Rising sea levels

Saco’s revised comp plan will address dangers

SACO – Saco’s comprehensive plan committee began drafting goals in anticipation of sea level rise, in addition to policies and strategies to accompany them. More...

Search for ancestry leads to inspiration

BIDDEFORD – After nearly 10 years of researching her ancestry, Saco resident Marcee Lee Winthrop, 62, has started a club so she can teach others to do the same.  “I like to say if you don’t know where you come from, you don&rsq 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

May 3: Happy birthday Mellanie Raymond from GMACC.  Send birthday and anniversary greetings to editor@inthecourier.com.   More...

Saco Bay Artists to meet May 8 in Ocean Park

Saco Bay Artists will hold its monthly meeting featuring a pastel landscape demonstration by Ellen Pelletier at noon on Monday, May 8 at the Pines on Manor Street in Ocean Park.  More...

Another Chance Animal Rescue

Taz is a very sad girl as her human dad very recently passed away unexpectedly. Taz is a 7-year-old lady who lived as the only pet in a small apartment. More...

Editorial

A state budget for all, not the chosen few

Beyond the Headlines

Budgets are all about priorities. Some are in tune with the needs of the general public and others miss the mark . . . by a lot.  The governor has proposed his two-year, nearly $7 billion state budget, and what’s his top priority? More...

Efforts are made toward job education

Legislative Lowdown

Unemployment is currently at its lowest ever rate in Maine. While that’s good news, there is a downside. Businesses lack skilled workers. Restaurants and retail stores are all speaking of part-time and seasonal worker shortages. More...

Coming soon: a bountiful shed full of books

I was just checking out a DVD at Libby Library when I heard the sound of someone typing, and cursing even more, frantically at one of the patron computers. More...