January 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Neighboring town says no to pot sales

ARUNDEL — At a special town meeting Jan. More...

Courier 2017 Great Person Award profile on hold for now

Readers voted Jim Godbout, owner and operator of Jim Godbout Plumbing & Heating, the Courier’s Great Person of the Year for 2017. More...

Team of gardeners on mission: education, community

BIDDEFORD – Residents hope to have a new community garden ready for planting this spring to build upon the work of previous gardens in the area and teach local children the value of growing one’s own food.  More...

Community News

Festival winners announced

The Dyer Library and Saco Museum announced winners of the People’s Choice, Students’ Choice, and Student Art Contest for Winter Celebrations, the 13th annual Festival of Trees. More...

City of Saco, helping out

Age Friendly Saco, in collaboration with the city, will pick up the sand-salt mixture for any homebound resident older than 65 who needs it, and deliver it to their home. To have it delivered, contact Age Friendly Saco at 710-5029, ext. More...

Letters

Salvation Army supports people in need

I am writing in response to the column article entitled, “Legislative Lowdown” written by Rep. Martin Grohman. More...

Thanks to many for saving food pantry

To the editor:  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...

Cities move closer to joint harbor commission

BIDDEFORD/SACO – Saco city officials released the latest draft of regulations for a proposed joint harbor commission, which includes provisions Saco could adopt whether or not Biddeford agrees to a joint commission.  More...

Former mayor announces run for governor

BIDDEFORD – A former Biddeford mayor announced her candidacy for the 2018 gubernatorial race amidst a crowded field, but could make history if elected.   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

Thornton Academy student named DAR ‘Good Citizen’

Senior Nolan Eisenhaur of Saco was named Thornton Academy’s Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen.  More...

A day to remember

From left, Amer and Farah Ogleh, 14 and 10 respectively of Biddeford with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Officers Megan Nelson and Elicia Fortier. More...

Birthdays

Jan. 22: Happy birthday Bob Towne from GMACC.  Send birthday and anniversary greetings to editor@inthecourier.com.   More...

Editorial

Offshore drilling catastrophic for Maine economy

Beyond the Headlines

The Trump administration, particularly, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, has announced plans to expand future oil and gas leasing in the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans, as well as the eastern Gulf of Mexico. More...

The end (of your old library card) is nigh

Library Links

I was perusing the new nonfiction section at Libby Library, hoping to find the recently released biography of Hezekiah Pizelblatt, the man who revolutionized modern dentistry with his invention of jet-propelled, guided dentures, when I was distracted More...

Drug overdoses are killing us – what we can do

Legislative Lowdown

Last week I wrote a column on some of the basics of opioids and the scope of the opioid crisis. I’d like to dedicate this column to a series of recommendations and ideas. Solving the opioid crisis will not be simple.  More...

Health

Learn the basics of donating blood

The flow of healthy, oxygenated blood through the body is essential for life. It is also required in large supply when people undergo surgeries and other therapies. With the demand for blood so high, reserves are in short supply. 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 - CHRONIC PAIN?

We have the answer. Looking for relief from chronic pain that can actually improve your health? Reduce pain, sleep better, and increase your body awareness through massage, acupuncture, yoga and polarity. More...