December 20, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Developer sought for public works project

SACO — The city of Saco is requesting bids for a design build team for a new public works building, with the goal of completing the new building in 2020.  On Nov. More...

Neighbors

No. 1 fan

Thornton Academy graduate Chuck Tsomides, second from right, got a special visit from TA football captains Athan Gikas, Ethan Logan, Anthony Bracamonte and Ean Patry on Monday as the Trojans brought the 2018 Gold Ball to Wardwell to celebrate with Ts More...

TA golfer among the state’s best

SACO — The 2018 Maine Class A Golf Championship couldn’t have started much worse for Thornton Academy junior Armand Ouellette.  The Golden Trojans’ top player found himself in a hole right away as he pounded his drive into trou More...

Staying in the game

Two members of the Maine Red Claws basketball team visited Biddeford Intermediate School on Thursday, Dec. 13 as part of their Read to Achieve Program. More...

Editorial

Marty’s Community Corner

Nips bottles will soon be redeemable

One of the hardest fought battles during my time in the Maine Legislature was adding a deposit to nips bottles. I heard from so many people around Biddeford and Saco about the scourge of litter resulting from these little liquor bottles. More...

Library Links

Ode to a phone: Tech days return

Last week my beloved phone died. It was a Samsung 6S and we had been through so many things together. Our relationship began on August 17, 2016, a date I remember well. More...

Birthdays

Dec. 20: Happy birthday Julie Tucker from GMACC . . . happy birthday Mitch Cyr from GMACC.  Dec. 24: Happy birthday Catherine Waterhouse from GMACC.   More...

Health

TOTAL well-being

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...

Resident offers to drop city lawsuit

BIDDEFORD – Stickers on the newly installed parking kiosks have sparked another barb in the battle for parking in Biddeford, this time in the form of a restraining order.  More...

Recycling waste coming from apartments

BIDDEFORD — Multi-family properties that have curbside recycling paid for by the city of Biddeford have high levels of contamination, according to the public works department. More...

Out with the old

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News

Dinosaur mini golf proposed for Route 1

ARUNDEL – Route 1 could soon have a new attraction with a prehistoric nature: a dinosaur-themed miniature golf course.  More...

Saco is collecting Socks for Seniors

Socks for Seniors is a nonprofit community service project that organizes, collects and distributes new socks for seniors in communities all over the country, including Saco.  Lori Angis with the Saco Police Department is coordinating the local More...

Princesses, princes raise money for charity

“We’re just a bunch of princesses trying to make a difference.”  Brie Roche is leading a team of actresses and actors that portray princesses and princes to raise money for local organizations and who are positive role models t More...

Community News

PD forgoes razors for good cause

The Saco Police Department raised $660 during November for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program. Twenty employees participated in the “No Shave November” fundraiser this year to help fight against childhood cancer. From left, Det. More...

Grant will help families who are food insecure

York County Community Action Corporation received a $4,000 grant from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and Maine Water to provide food vouchers for the Gaining Access to Healthy Eating Resources (GATHER) program, a fruit and vegetable prescript More...

Text 911 now available

The Maine Public Utilities Commission announced that text to 911 is now available at all 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) throughout Maine. More...

Letters

Biddeford City Theater production was tops

To the editor:   It should be shouted from the rooftops, “Hats off again to Linda Studivant for another home run.” We enjoyed the brilliantly produced and directed, “A Christmas Carol, The Musical,” at Biddeford City Thea 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...