December 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Neighbors

Voting continues to determine Courier’s Great Person

Nominations are in for the Courier’s Great Person Award and voting begins now.  We’ve asked readers to tell us who has influenced their lives. More...

Lucky Pup Rescue

Spider is a sweet senior, mixed breed, perhaps with some Shepherd and/or Husky. She is almost 13 years old but has dreams of being pampered on for many years to come. More...

Editorial

Books: Perfect last minute gifts for children

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It’s usually not too hard to shop for the children you know best – your own. But we often have to come up with gifts for children who we don’t know quite as well. Books are the perfect gifts for kids. More...

Knights express thanks to community

The Knights of Columbus of Biddeford, Saco, Old Orchard Beach and Lyman would like to extend warm wishes and a big thank you to the community and parishioners of Good Shepherd Parish for the support of our 19th annual free Thanksgiving dinner held at More...

Christmas flake in Saco, Maine

Ho, the beautiful white snow thin brooding pieces of flakes.  In, the old city of Saco, Maine.  Now, that winter is here and the snow and the robin flying by.  Here there is nothing but pines with patches of snow on their branches.&nbs More...

Cops to get body cameras

‘If they can record us, we should be able to record them’

BIDDEFORD – Biddeford police officers will soon be required to wear body cameras amid a growing move toward the technology’s use, despite a minority detracting voice.  More...

Legislator unhappy about water rate hike

BIDDEFORD/SACO/ OLD ORCHARD BEACH – The Maine Public Utilities Commission approved a rate increase for the Biddeford and Saco division of Maine Water Company, frustrating residents and spurring a local lawmaker into action.  More...

New in town

The Rotary Park disc golf course is officially open as of Saturday, Dec. 2 thanks to donations from local businesses and residents. See story on page 5. (Courtesy photo) More...

News

Fixes to ice arena among items in city proposal

BIDDEFORD – Before the city council approves a budget for fiscal year 2018-2019 in March, funding for each municipal department must be decided through the capital improvements plan.  More...

Developer who took down trees won’t be fined, for now

SACO – While city officials chose not to impose fines on a developer for clearing trees on Saco Island, the Saco River Corridor Commission still has to meet and discuss what action it may to take.  More...

All invited to Christmas dinner

The 19th annual free Christmas dinner will be served from 1 to 3 p.m. at Traditions Restaurant, 162 Main St., Saco, on Christmas Day, Dec. 25.  More...

Community News

Senator named as president of Saco group

The city of Saco’s downtown development organization, Saco Main Street, has selected a familiar name as its new president.  Justin Chenette, who represents the Saco area in the state Senate, was voted by its board of directors to serve in More...

Photo

Biddeford resident Jules Payette placed third at World Natural Bodybuilding Federation World Championships in Boston in the men’s light heavyweight class Nov. 18. More...

Taking action

Members of the Faith in Action Team at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco and Biddeford installed a little free pantry in November at its location on 60 School St. in Saco. 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...

Health

December is ... AIDS Awareness Month

Knowledge important in the fight against HIV/AIDS

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 25 million people have died from HIV/AIDS since the onset of the epidemic roughly 30 years ago. More...

Providing home care for you & your loved ones

At New England Family Healthcare, we strive to provide the best in-home services for you or your loved ones at affordable rates. More...

MassageCraft – Share the Health

Looking for a gift that keeps on giving? If one massage or acupuncture treatment is beneficial, 4 treatments are a fabulous way to enhance the health of a loved one. Save $15 when you purchasea4–1hourgiftseriesatMassageCraft.  More...