June 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Son’s death doesn’t stop fight

When Raima Fernald talks about her son, she speaks with a tone of acceptance and nostalgia; she accepts that he lived a life of unimaginable suffering and nostalgia now that he is gone.  More...

News

Could Biddeford residents vote on Saturdays?

Have you ever wondered why Election Day is held on a Tuesday? It’s a question that has baffled many voters and politicians alike, both on the local and national levels. More...

Courier reporter goes on ride-along with Saco cop

As I sat in the lobby of the Saco Police Department, waiting to have an officer assigned to me for a ridealong, I wondered what excitement we would come while patrolling the streets of the city.  More...

Biddeford youth gear up for Trek Across Maine

For many in the community, the second weekend in June is spent around the barbeque and celebrating Father’s Day. More...

Community News

Parade kicks off Saco’s 250th

Saco kicked off its 250th birthday with a parade June 9 with more than 100 groups participating. The celebration will last through next month. More...

Dozens gather for Nick’s Walk

Above, Dawn and Bob Paquette, Nick’s parents, participated in the walk held in their son’s memory. More...

What the Padiddle?

Can you guess?

Last week’s headlight was a 2008 Chevy Malibu, which was correctly guessed by Timothy Lambert of Biddeford.  More...

Letters

Town should not charge for bathroom use

To the editor:  I visited Old Orchard Beach last weekend and was surprised and disappointed to find out that there is now a charge to use the public restrooms. More...

Regardless of vote, what’s next?

To the editor:  More...

Parent: Saco will work best by itself, not in unit

To the editor:  More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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Celebration continues in Saco

Moving panorama is must-see event

Hundreds participate in walking tours. Even more anticipated for Saco Sidewalk Arts Festival this weekend. More...

Great grads

Class of 2012 reminded of transitions, challenges

Biddeford High School bid farewell to 207 seniors under a clear, blue sky at Waterhouse Field during the June 10 graduation ceremony.  More...

At Tide home opener, players, fans give back

Community baseball returned to Old Orchard Beach when a few homegrown heroes kicked off the Raging Tide’s opening game of the season June 7 against the North Shore Navigators.  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

Let’s Get Cruisin’

Car club is family affair

Larry Plourde and his wife, Linda Morin, of Saco, the owners of Rosa Linda’s Restaurant in Saco and Lisa’s Pizza in Old Orchard Beach, built a brand new 1950s style diner on Route 5 in Waterboro in 2003. More...

In the News

Saco business investigated

The Saco Police Department opened an investigation on June 2 in to TravelWise Network Inc. More...

Book fair money possibly embezzled

The Saco Police Department is investigating a case of embezzlement that allegedly occurred at a book fair sponsored by CK Burn’s School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) last year.  More...

Biddeford Police warn to lock doors

A 14-year-old juvenile from Biddeford was charged with burglary of a motor vehicle for the third time in two months on June 11.  At 11:06 p.m. More...

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Car show returns to downtown

Do you like classic cars? How about classic car shows? Come to downtown Biddeford’s annual car show 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 23.  More...

Editorial

Goodbye normal street

Politics & other Mistakes

The U.S. Senate campaign in Maine is about to swerve off the blacktop, crash through the puckerbrush and plunge into the swamp, dredging up a mass of slime and stinking muck. In other words, the fun starts now. More...

Courier proud to be in parade

View From The Nest

The crew at the Courier was excited to be part of Saco’s 250th birthday parade on Saturday. We made up mock front pages that stood about four feet tall. Each featured an important part of Saco’s history.  More...

Obituaries

Phillip S. Attwood

Phillip S. Attwood, 83 of Old Orchard Beach, passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home in Saco, Maine, surrounded by his wife Irene and their children.  More...

Word on the Street

What was your favorite part of Saco’s 250th birthday parade?

“I was handing out fliers for Mainely Clog Dance. I really had fun doing that.” – Haley Boutin, Biddeford More...