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Election 2017

All seven positions on Biddeford School Committee are up for reelection this fall. Brianna Gilbert will not seek a place on the next committee. More...

Communities converge to battle student substance use

SOUTHERN MAINE – Local volunteers will participate in a national campaign next week to address substance use among young adults and encourage prevention at an early age.  More...

Sheriff clarifies stance on federal immigrant orders

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – Gov. Paul LePage issued Maine county sheriffs an ultimatum at the end of last month regarding federal immigration orders, but one local sheriff refused to accept it.  More...

Editorial

Legislators called into special session by governor

Legislative Lowdown

Typically, the Maine State Legislature meets for the first half of the year, wrapping up business by June. More...

Standing by our sheriffs in wake of detainment issue

Beyond the Headlines

A few weeks ago, Gov. Paul LePage began threatening to remove sheriffs from office if they didn’t do their jobs to his liking. More...

The Fires of 1947 – The Week Maine Burned

Library Links

I only saw my grandfather cry once.  It was a cool day toward the end of the summer and we were sitting in my grandparents’ tiny camp on the shore of Bonny Eagle pond in Buxton.  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...

Student scientists hit the streets of OOB

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – Volunteers and school members have taken incremental and important steps toward improving the quality of surrounding water sources, and imparting the value of conservation to the next generation. More...

Election 2017

BIDDEFORD – Two city councilors face a contested election this November, while the rest of the incumbents on the council will retain their positions. In Ward 1 incumbent Michael Swanton will run against newcomer Kathleen Russell. 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

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

producing stereoscopic images of the breast with X-rays. He also championed the importance of comparing both breast images side-by-side.  More...

History of mammogram technology

Mammography remains one of the most popular and well-known diagnostic tools for breast cancer. More...

Cape Nails Hair & Spa

At Cape Nails Hair and Spa, we offer both the latest beauty techniques and products in hopes of providing a comfortable, peaceful and sanitary space. More...

Community News

Watchdog group to hold candidates forum

Saco Citizens for Sensible Government will hold a public forum for Saco City Council and mayoral candidates 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Union Church changes leaderhip

Union Church of Biddeford Pool welcomes Rev. Paula Norbert as its new pastor, the position held by Rev. Jan Hryniewicz, who served as pastor for 15 years and was the Courier’s “Great Person 2015”.  More...

Parking installed for wounded military at community college

Southern Maine Community College is paying tribute to military veterans by reserving designated parking spaces specifically for veterans who have been wounded in combat.  More...

Letters

Community weighs in on candidates for city council

To the editor:   I am writing to share my views on why Lynn Copeland should be elected for City Council, Ward 4. We need fresh new ideas to move our community forward and I believe Lynn is up for the challenge.  More...

Obituaries

Priscilla T. (Beaupre) Tkatch

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend to so many, Priscilla T. (Beaupre) Tkatch of Central Square, New York, passed away on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at Hospice Atlanta in Georgia, from stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Born Sept. More...