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News

Retired Burns School teacher sends love to graduates

SACO — High school graduation symbolizes an ending as well as a beginning. More...

Community comes together to chart beach erosion

SACO – Sandy beaches in southern Maine are under a greater threat than ever from coastal erosion due largely in part to human impact. More...

Bringing the history of the holocaust to a local synagogue

BIDDEFORD -- Congregation Etz Chaim is usually quiet on a Thursday night in July. While the sanctuary remains empty, a few dedicated congregation members set up rows of plastic chairs in the downstairs hall. More...

Editorial

Shutdown brought DC-style politics to Maine

Beyond the Headlines

The only bill out of the near 2,000 submitted that we must write and pass in the Maine Legislature is the budget, which outlines the operation of state government and services for the following two years. More...

New state budget benefits Biddeford

Legislative Lowdown

The budget process for the state of Maine was more divisive and difficult this year than it has been in the past. We missed our deadline of midnight on June 30 and did not finally pass a state budget until 1 a.m. More...

A good guidebook makes the difference

Library Links

Those who know me (or are Facebook friends with me), know I love to spend most of my free time outdoors, hiking, biking, kayaking and paddleboarding. How do books fit with an active lifestyle? 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...

Accessibility issue addressed at Biddeford Pool beach

BIDDEFORD – Visitors in wheelchairs to Biddeford Pool Beach will soon be able to access the sand and water thanks to a purchase by the city of Biddeford.  On June 12, the Biddeford Recreation Department bought a beach-accessible wheelchair More...

News Updates

Newest website updates:

Additional letters - November 3rd, 2016 - 11:29am
Biddeford native works for animal rights - August 26th, 2016 - 10:27am
Petition for second assembly surfaces - June 13th, 2015 - 9:56am
Officer given state sentiment - May 26th, 2015 - 3:15pm
Whistle Blower - May 12th, 2015 - 1:27pm

Neighbors

Birthdays

July 8: Happy birthday Frankie Diolio, lots of love, mom. July 12: Happy birthday Jack Morneau, love Mom, Dad, and Sophia, Yaya, Papoo, Grammy Nunan, Grampa Morneau, your aunts, uncles and cousins.  More...

Thanks

Gardeners grateful for sponsors  To the editor:   With all the difficult news we read each day it’s nice to share some good news.  More...

Honor Roll

Biddeford High School, term four  Grade 12   More...

Community News

Historical society to celebrate former president’s visit

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of James Monroe coming to Biddeford from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 15 at the Meetinghouse in Biddeford.  Learn about the first president to visit Biddeford and his meeting with George Thatcher. More...

Fun, Flap & Play is July 22

The seventh annual Fun, Flap & Play with Kaylee for Autism will be held 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 22 at Friendship Park on the Old Alfred Road in Waterboro. More...

Biddeford Softball All-Stars win fourth straight district title

The Biddeford Girls 11/12 All-Star team continued its dominance in District 4 by winning a fourth straight title.  In their 2017 district debut, Biddeford defeated York 10- 0. More...

Letters

Residents needed to participate in Saco government

To the editor:  “We always hear about the rights of democracy, but the major responsibility of it is participation.”  – Wynton Marsalis   More...

Obituaries

William A. “Bill” Thomas

William A. “Bill” Thomas, 69, of Biddeford, died unexpectedly at York Hospital on July 1, 2017.  Bill was born Nov. 29, 1947, in Somerville, Massachusetts. More...