March 15, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

After storms, Saco officials frustrated

SACO – Recent storms on Maine’s coast have caused unprecedented high tides in Saco Bay, leaving residents and officials wondering if the federal government has forgotten about Camp Ellis. More...

Biddeford native uses song to inspire youth

BIDDEFORD – When Ben Fogg was in his early 20s, he was working in a Starbucks in San Diego. Struggling to make ends meet, he would often bring a jar of peanut butter to work as his lunch. More...

Thornton places first at regional one-act festival

Thornton Academy took home first prize at the Maine Regional One Act Festival. More...

Editorial

Universal care or universal waitlists?

This fall, Maine voters will be asked to create a new entitlement program called “Universal Home Care for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities.” This initiative will be funded by a 3.8 percent payroll tax on those who earn more than $127 More...

Mary’s Walk: Two decades of making a difference

Beyond the Headlines

Every year like clockwork, there is an event that unites us. It brings people of all walks of life (literally) together for something much bigger than ourselves individually; a true collective conscious. More...

Birthdays

March 18: Happy birthday Sibyl Curtis from GMACC.  March 21: Happy birthday Tina Northcutt, love, John, Lilly, Michael, Nami, Cheryl, Dave and Grammy Nunan.   More...

Health

Eating right can improve quality of life

Legend states that on April 2, 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León was the first European to discover modern-day Florida when he traveled on a quest for the mythical “Fountain of Youth.”While modern science has proven that there is More...

Are you Perplexed, Bewildered, Dazed or Confused about your health insurance?

Karen Vachon, License Insurance agent helps senior citizens, individuals, families, and small businesses, navigate their health insurance options.  More...

Think you need a hearing aid?

If you need or think you might need a hearing aid, you should call Mark Vail today — he’ll test and evaluate you for the hearing aid you need in the comfort of your home and you’ll be happy with it.  More...

Musical chairs?

City hall offices to undergo move

SACO – The Saco City Council tabled discussions on the restructuring of city hall and its annex until a solution to make the buildings more functional and customer friendly can be found. Saco City Hall was constructed in 1856 at 300 Main St. More...

Legality of kiosks challenged

BIDDEFORD — While the Biddeford City Council has chosen the location for all $1.2 million parking garage, the implementation of parking kiosks has some residents questioning their legality. 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

Student success

Above, Thornton Academy student accept the trophy for first-place in the regional one-act festival held at TA March 10. (David Hanright photo) More...

Catholic school students to participate in walk-out

Students at three Catholic schools in Maine were scheduled to pray, reflect, create cards of comfort, and campaign against gun violence during the “ENOUGH: National School Walkout” planned for Wednesday, March 14.  More...

Community News

New hall of fame established

The Biddeford Cultural and Heritage Center has established a hall of fame that will recognize people who have made Biddeford and the world a better place to live and work. More...

Marie Joseph to hold retreats

“Blessing: Discovering God’s Goodness” with Diane Dube will be held 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More...

Restaurant Week kicks off

Biddeford + Saco Restaurant Week, March 11-17, has been marked by special events throughout the week that highlight establishments, while all locals and visitors are invited to submit an entry form at participating restaurants for a chance to win a $ More...

Letters

Customers want money back, will attend hearing

To the editor:   More...

Columnist was way off on assessment of walk outs

Mike Coleman, for his column in last week’s Courier, appears to have talked with not a single student engaged in organizing the school walkout planned for March 14 before he categorically and inaccurately dismissed their efforts. 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...