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Community News

Rabbi to speak about rap

Congregation Etz Chaim will host Rabbi Sam Yolen at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. More...

Another Chance Animal Rescue

Meet Lulu. This stunning girl is only 2 years old and already has had many adventures. Lulu was surrendered to a shelter in  North Carolina a year ago along with her four kittens before they were all brought to Maine.  More...

Diocese effort achieves new goal

Parishes and schools in the Portland Diocese raised more than $62,000 for the Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl program during the 40 days of Lent in 2018. More...

Letters

Concern over drinking water is red herring

To the editor:   According to Wikipedia; “A red herring is something that misleads or distracts from a relevant or important issue.”  More...

Saco seniors, abatement program will be fixed

To the editor:   If you are one of the individuals who has worked in the Saco senior volunteer tax abatement program, please understand I, along with several others, have attempted to resolve the issue of volunteer versus employee since January 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...

The Waters on Saco Island

Project stalls with river commission

SACO – The Saco River Corridor Commission has decided to table approval of The Waters, a $40 million development on the east side of Saco Island, until next month’s Aug. 22 meeting.  More...

Turf goes in at Waterhouse Field site

BIDDEFORD – Waterhouse Field has begun phase two of renovations, which includes the laying of artificial turf, a first for the 89-year-old field.  The second phase will cost approximately $950,000 and follows the renovations of phase one t More...

News

Disc golf course open

Biddeford Mayor Alan Casavant presided at a ribbon cutting at Riverside Drive, a public disc golf course at Rotary Park in Biddeford, on Monday, July 23. More...

Editorial

See ‘Buried in Time’ at library

Library Links

As you may have heard, History Press recently published our new book, “Laurel Hill Cemetery of Saco, Maine.” Although part of the book is a history of the cemetery itself, a larger portion is stories about the people buried there. More...

Birthdays

July 27: Happy birthday Grace Grantham from GMACC.  July 28: Happy anniversary Jamie and Joan Waterhouse from GMACC.  More...

Did You Hear?

Did you hear? More...

Obituaries

Charles James Nye Jr.

Charles James “Butchie” Nye Jr. died July 21, 2018. He was born Feb. 19, 1946 in Portland.  He was from Scarborough, Maine and most recently resided in Lakeland, Florida. He passed peacefully in his sleep. More...