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News

50 Plus Club celebrates half century mark with dance

BIDDEFORD – For 50 years, seniors in and around Biddeford have had a place to congregate thanks to the work of dedicated volunteers and city staff. In honor of this, the Biddeford 50 Plus Club will host a 50th anniversary Oldies Dance 8 p.m. More...

Proposed Factory Island development topic of scrutiny

SACO – Developers who plan to build a six-acre multi-use facility on the east side of Factory Island must adhere to strict guidelines from the Saco River Corridor Commission if they want their vision to become a reality.  More...

Community News

Book Shed to close for season

Friends of Libby Library are giving books away at bargain prices before putting The Book Shed into hibernation mode for the winter. Come to The Book Shed Friday, Oct. 20 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., or Saturday, Oct. 21 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. More...

Graveyard art author comes to library

Meet the author and the illustrator of “Lasting Impressions: Art, Symbolism, and History Found in Graveyards and Cemeteries,” a book by York resident Paulette Chernack, and her daughter Cassandra Davidson. More...

Community to come together for race, fun run

In conjunction with Saint James School’s 25th anniversary celebration, the Saint James School Parents, Friends & Teachers Association (PFTA) will host its annual Trot for Catholic Education 5K and Kids Fun Run Saturday, Nov. More...

Letters

Candidate deserves support in Ward 3

To the editor:   Citizens of Ward 3, I am asking you to vote for Barbara Colman as your next councilor. Living in another ward, I am unable to cast a vote for her. Elect a candidate with a value system I see she holds true to everyday.  More...

To the editor:

Open Hands, Open Heart out of Saco recently held its third annual fundraiser that will provide new shoes for needy children. 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...

Residents seek to clear up zoning misconception

SACO – After years of dispute, two Kinney Shores residents will bring a contract zone request before the planning board again, despite a previous rejection from city staff.  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

Biddeford furniture company makes move across city line

SACO – A longtime furniture company will relocate from Biddeford’s historic mill district as the business landscape around it begins to change.  More...

Old Orchard, Scarborough disagree on horse permit system

SCARBOROUGH – In September, the town council tweaked the horses on the beach ordinance to require each rider outfit his or her horse with a containment device to catch feces rather than having it fall onto the beach.  More...

Helping Hand

Rotary Club of Saco Bay Sunset hosted a Crutches 4 Africa (www.crutches4africa.org) project in Biddeford. More...

Editorial

With Fire Prevention Week here, it’s time to honor city firefighters

Legislative Lowdown

This week is Fire Prevention Week, and it is a good time to recognize the contributions and hard work of our Biddeford Fire Department. More...

Reading outside in the perfect spot

Library Links

Have you been by the Dyer Library lately? Have you noticed the bright, lime green fence behind the library? Perhaps you’ve wondered what was going on there. Please read on…  More...

Birthdays

Oct. 12: Happy birthday Aline Cadorette from Cheryl and your customers. Oct. 13: Happy birthday Sam Labrecque from GMACC. Oct.  More...

Obituaries

Lois Duquette

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – Lois Marston Duquette, 68, Old Orchard Beach, Maine passed away on Oct. 3, 2017 with her family at her side at Maine Medical Center Portland Maine, due to a cerebral aneurysm.  More...