April 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Committee formed to examine Biddeford school morale

In a surprising end to Tuesday night’s Biddeford School Committee meeting, members voted to create an adhoc committee to study the morale of students and teachers in the district. More...

Non-smoking policy extends to Biddeford’s beaches

The Biddeford Parks and Recreation Commission is setting out to remind residents to be considerate of your nonsmoking neighbors.  Over the next month the parks and recreation commission will put up signs around Biddeford beaches and parks to not More...

Early public input supports OOB trail

Building a connection to the new sections of the Eastern Trail was discussed by the Old Orchard Beach Conservation Commission at an April 19 meeting.  Ginger McMullin, a member of the commission, said her group would like to build a 2.5-to-3 mil More...

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Quinn’s offers electric bicycle

Are you an avid bicycle rider? Well, downtown Biddeford has a store that can fulfill all your bicycle needs and more. Quinn’s Bike & Fitness, located at 140 Elm St. (U.S. Route 1) has every type of bike you could ever need.  More...

Editorial

Politics & and Other Mistakes

Ordinary people

Democracy is a messy system of government. Its basic tenets encourage the ignorant masses to react based on emotional appeals, thereby overwhelming the reasoned judgments of the educated elite.  More...

Army of ants has nothing on chamber members

From the Chamber

Last month I explained what a chamber of commerce is, conceptually. More...

Word on the Street

In honor of Earth Day, the Courier asked: what do you do to help the environment?

“I haven’t planned anything, but with summer coming we could do something.” – Riley Townsend, Biddeford. More...

‘Monster Love’

Biddeford artist, Sean Page, an example to love, live by

Several times a day, Biddeford resident Valerie Page is haunted by the whistle of the train that killed her husband, Sean Page, as he made his way to their W. Cutts Street home last Monday. More...

Screening phase ends for new Biddeford superintendent

With the end of the school year approaching, a search committee is working to fill the void that will be created by Biddeford Schools Superintendent Sarah-Jane Poli, who announced her retirement earlier this year. 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

At 80, Saco woman sharp as ever

This year, because April 15 was a Sunday, the government extended the deadline for filing personal income taxes until Tuesday, April 17. For 80-year-old Saco resident Sandy Shaw, that meant at least two more days of work.  More...

In the News

‘Friend’ charged in OOB death

Maine State Police and the Old Orchard Beach Police Department have charged Old Orchard Beach resident Michael Swenson with the murder of Roger White.  The body of White, 49, of Old Orchard Beach, was discovered at approximately 9 a.m. More...

Community News

Fundraiser will send ‘Duckies’ to competition

A spaghetti dinner and show featuring the DI Duckies will be 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Mildred L. Day School in Arundel.  Proceed to the Mildred L. Day DI Team reach its goal of traveling to Knoxville, Tenn. More...

La Kermesse to celebrate heritage of different cultures

The La Kermesse Franco-Americaine Board of Directors will work with several organizations in Biddeford and Saco on this year’s revamped summer festival. More...

A good cause

Makaila and Mya Paul of Saco, 11 and 8, organized a lemonade stand Saturday to donate proceeds to Open Hands Open Heart. (Courtesy photo) More...

Letters

This is religious freedom, pay attention

To the editor:   (In response to April 19 letter “Dems planted activist”)  More...

School committee should get its act together

To the editor:   More...

Writer doesn’t know much about faith, women

To the editor:   (In response to April 19 letter “Dems planted activist”)  I have no way of knowing if Mr. Boisvert is married or was. But I am sure he is lying or knows nothing about women and even less about God.  More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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