November 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Saco eyes makover

SACO – Saco Public Works Director Patrick Fox hopes to establish a new committee by December to address the city’s recycling program, which he says has much room for improvement, and could include a pay-per-bag program.  More...

News

Tax talk

Ivanka Trump, left, President Donald Trump’s daughter, and Jovita Carranza, U.S. More...

New canine among ranks in OOB

While officer mourns loss of longtime police dog and friend, he trains dog’s replacement

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – Training has begun for the Old Orchard Beach Police Department’s newest four-legged member, but the memory of his predecessor is still fresh.  More...

Councilor to soon finish up decades of service to city of Saco

SACO – A municipal veteran will retire from public service at the end of the year but has no plans to stop helping his community.  More...

Letters

All-clergy service is Nov. 19

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Save pantry

To the editor:   Biddeford Food Pantry serves 600 families per month, involves 38 volunteers in the store and is open three days a week. 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...

Future of Hills Beach Fire Station to be determined

BIDDEFORD – The Hills Beach Fire Station has been unmanned and only used for storage since 2003 so city officials have made the first step in deciding its fate.  More...

Signs in business, industrial parks need enhancement

BIDDEFORD – The YMCA of Southern Maine hopes to increase its visibility on Route 111 while city officials consider updating signs throughout nearby business parks.  More...

News Updates

Newest website updates:

Additional letters - November 3rd, 2016 - 11:29am
Biddeford native works for animal rights - August 26th, 2016 - 10:27am
Petition for second assembly surfaces - June 13th, 2015 - 9:56am
Officer given state sentiment - May 26th, 2015 - 3:15pm
Whistle Blower - May 12th, 2015 - 1:27pm

Community News

Another Chance Animal Rescue

Oh so sweet and loving is this beautiful girl. Casey is approximately 1-year-old and her foster mom says she is just the best cat ever. More...

Knights to host Thanksgiving

The 19th annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 23 will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Most Holy Trinity Church Hall, 271 Main St. in Saco.  More...

Turkey Trot is Thanksgiving Day

The Saco Turkey Trot kicks off again this year with hundreds of runners, walkers and spectators. “Trotters” take to the streets of Saco in their choice of events on Thanksgiving Day. More...

Editorial

Let’s protect referendums from legislative tampering

Beyond the Headlines

On Election Day this year, the people of Maine scored a huge victory when they enacted a new law that will provide health insurance coverage to roughly 80,000 Mainers by expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.  More...

There’s more to being energy efficient

Legislative Lowdown

Energy price spikes due to recent hurricanes reflect how vulnerable Maine households are to volatile heating fuel prices. One of the best ways to shield yourself from spikes in energy costs is to make your home more efficient.  More...

Birthdays

Nov. 20: Happy birthday Dave Cebula from Dave and Cheryl . . . happy birthday Linda Mason, love, Leslie Mason.  More...