January 10, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Diving in to 2019

Ben Halleck of Portland with his son Max, and daughter  Caroline before the start of the  More...

Neighbors

So. Maine Boxing Club is in your corner

Marty’s Community Corner

The Southern Maine Boxing Club has a remarkable story. With a history in Biddeford that dates back to 1953, the club was founded by former City Councilor Dick Potvin. More...

Community News

Center part of event

Biddeford Cultural and Heritage Center joins the Maine Association of Nonprofits at the 16th annual Maine Nonprofit Day at the statehouse. More...

Registration open

Registration for Saco Community Garden plot rentals is open to Saco residents. The Community Garden offers a place for gardeners of all skill levels to rent a plot to plant and grow fresh produce, herbs and flowers. More...

Elks give back

The Biddeford-Saco Elks, a fraternal and benevolent organization committed to serving needs in the community, has been able to make use of grant money awarded by the Community Investment Program of the Elks National Foundation.  More...

Letters

America is behind

To the editor:   Full disclosure: I’m British. I am 70 years old and throughout my entire working life I have never had a job where paid sick leave (up to three months) was not available – regardless of time in employment. 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...

Portable toilet to be installed downtown

BIDDEFORD – Following the lead of Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center to aid the city’s homeless, the Biddeford Finance Committee has approved adding a public restroom to be placed in a currently unspecified location downtown.  More...

Saco hotel holds donation drive

SACO – The Saco Hampton Cares project, a charitable, employee-led organization founded through the Saco Hampton Inn on Industrial Park Road, hosted a donation drive over the weekend for Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center on South Street in Bidde More...

News

Biddeford to hold two more neighborhood meetings

The city of Biddeford is continuing its efforts to promote the revitalization of its neighborhoods with the My Neighborhood Network initiative. More...

Skating for scholarships

The sixth annual Tiger Hockey Alumni Game was held Dec. 23 at Biddeford Ice arena. There were more than 60 players in attendance and approximately $5,000 was raised for the Desi Scholarship Fund and Project Sunrise 2019.  More...

AMVETS seek applicant for Valley Forge trip

AMVETS Service Foundation and AMVETS Post 1 in Biddeford are seeking candidates for its 2019 Freedoms Foundation contest.  Each year the foundation sends Maine youths ages 15-16 to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, where they share with their peers a More...

Editorial

Resident: Mayor took away right to free speech

Guest Column

At the Dec. 18 Biddeford City Council meeting, Mayor Alan Casavant cited rules, for the roughly three members of the public that were present, that he claimed applied to the public address portion at the end of the meeting. More...

New leadership will protect way of life

Beyond the Headlines

Our economy, personal health and quality of life are all dependent on how we treat our natural resources.  If we don’t have clean air and clean water, there isn’t much else that matters after that. More...

Birthdays

Jan. 14: Happy anniversary Sharon and Brian Kearns from GMACC.   Send birthday and anniversary greetings to editor@inthecourier.com.   More...