March 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Mayors aim to protect city-based economy

Mayors from several of Maine’s major cities and towns formed a coalition last Thursday to address state budget cuts and higher property taxes in local municipalities.  More...

Biddeford and Saco propose budget increases

Due to hikes in capital projects and city operations, Biddeford and Saco residents may face budget increases in fiscal year 2013. More...

Committee votes down Freshman Academy

The Biddeford School Committee voted Tuesday against an initiative to continue a pilot-program that focused on transitioning freshman into high school.  More...

Community News

Leap day

Biddeford Intermediate School’s Title I staff celebrated Leap Day by hosting a breakfast for their students and families. More...

Extra in your paper

In trying to keep up with the ever-changing social media landscape, the Courier will be introducing a series of technological ways to bring our readers closer to the news that matters most to them.  More...

Loranger Middle School, second quarter

Grade six   More...

Editorial

Nothing as sure as death and taxes

Several people have mentioned to me the death of Norma Martel, a Biddeford resident and “good, good person,” as they called her. More...

Notable Quotable

The Courier would like to introduce our newest segment to our readers: The Notable Quotable. Every week we will print a quote by a public figure who is featured in one of our stories.  More...

Obituaries

Evelyn Emerson

Evelyn Davis Emerson, 90, passed away March 19, 2012, at Wardwell Home with her family by her side.  She was born in Biddeford, one of nine children, Feb. More...

Norma Martel

Norma J. Martel, 71, of Biddeford, died March 19, 2012, at Southern Maine Medical Center.  She was born Dec. 11, 1940, in Kennebunk, to Norman and Barbara (Huff) Stackpole and was educated there. More...

Breaking News - 3/30/2012 12:28 PM

BREAKING NEWS

MERC CONTRACT COMMITTEE ANNOUNCED

Several Biddeford officials were named to work on contract negotiations with Maine Energy Recovery Company (MERC) during last night’s city council executive session.  More...

Driving force

OOB loses Linda Jenkins

Linda Mae Jenkins, a well-respected member of the Old Orchard Beach community who was recognized for her volunteerism and revival of the town’s baseball stadium, died last Saturday of cancer. She was 53. More...

Downtown business has emergency food pantry

Erika Ryan of Saco knows what it takes to help a struggling community: get to know those in need on a personal level. To accomplish this, last week Ryan opened Helping Hands, a store and emergency pantry on Jefferson Street in Biddeford. 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

Neighbors

Almost 40 years later, event will bring veterans together

Looking back, most people don’t know the day their lives changed forever. Russell Warriner, a 64-year-old veteran and resident of Old Orchard Beach, will look you in the eye and tell you that for him, that day was Feb. 4, 1968.  More...

In the News

Ferry will take UNE students to Biddeford

The University of New England’s Student Government has announced a pilot program that will explore the option of a ferry to connect Saco and Biddeford for the first time since 1925.  More...

Car show may run with LaKermesse

Downtown Development Commission members discussed the organization of its annual car show, Maine Coastal Cruisers, which is scheduled for June 23, the same weekend as of La Kermesse, scheduled June 21 through 24.  More...

Trash pick-up could change

Downtown Development Commission member Dan Ducharme said he’s concerned trash on city sidewalks hinders business in downtown.   More...

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‘Local’ is important to butcher

Did you know Downtown Biddeford has a butcher shop? Hoglunds Country Side Meat Market is located at 50 Washington St., right behind Maine District Courthouse. Owner Michael Hoglund, along with his son, Chris, opened the business in June 2008. More...

Letters

Pastor answers letter about ‘gay movement’

To the editor:   I am writing in response to a letter from Conrad Boisvert. While I respect Mr. Boisvert’s opinion, I do feel that I need to correct a couple of pieces of misinformation in his letter.  More...

Resident enjoyed Youland’s piece

To the editor:   More...

Editor was way off in last week’s newspaper

To the editor:   More...

Word on the Street

Are you going to La Fête du Printemps?

“I’m going to try. It’s a nice summertime play.” – Beth Howard, Biddeford 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...

Health

St. Andre Health Care is proactive about crime

St. Andre Health Care in Biddeford cares about its clients, especially their safety, which is why it recently announced a charter membership with a national program called Senior Crimestoppers.  More...