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News

Take final chance to submit Great Person nominations

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...

Vote may mean more will get recovery help

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – An area recovery treatment center has struggled to accept patients but that could change thanks to a referendum passed by Maine voters this year.  More...

OOB offers computers for younger students

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – Fifth grade students at Loranger Memorial School are the first to try new laptops in Regional School Unit 23 as funding from the state appears to be running out.  More...

Editorial

Arts classrooms in community get big boost

Beyond the Headlines

The arts have a special place in my heart. As a former trumpet player, I have fond memories of marching band, holiday concerts and the need to clean out my spit valve. More...

Marijuana legalization a complicated matter

Legislative Lowdown

Although it has been more than a year since marijuana possession and retail sale were legalized by a state-wide referendum, retail sale is still not allowed. More...

Library offers fun, food and festivities

Library Links

Upon entering the Libby Library earlier today I was greeted by loud cracking sounds coming from the Community Room. More...

Concert series could be moved

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – The Ballpark Commission has big plans for next season, which could include hosting the town’s summer concert series.  More...

Students test new tech

Charlotte Belanger, left, and Lily Beaulieu, fifth grade students at Loranger Memorial School, work on an assignment. The Chromebook laptops are new for the school department as of this year. 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

‘Misfit Toys’ find home

The Collective Motion Arts Center will hold its first ever perfomance 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10 on Thornton Academy’s gymnasium stage. More...

Community News

Donation used as teaching tool in Old Orchard Beach

At the OOB Community Food  Pantry, shelves will be full this week after one donation in particular. More...

Help for the holidays

On Sunday, Nov. 19, Home Depot donated materials and eight employees from the Biddeford store to come and help C Shift at Biddeford Central Station decorate the outside Christmas tree. More...

Lucky Pup Rescue

The “T” puppies are 6 months old and are adorable. Their mom appears to be a Lab/Australian shepherd mix who weighs about 50 pounds, and Dad’s not fessing up. More...

Obituaries

Ruth Lubelan Gillin

The family of Ruth Lubelan Gillin sadly announces the passing of their beloved wife and mother on Nov. 23, 2017 at Southern Maine Medical Center. 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...