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MERC sale would raise tax slightly

The Biddeford Finance Department has released a comprehensive analysis of how property taxes will be impacted by the proposed contract to buy out Maine Energy Recovery Company (MERC).  More...

News

MERC talks prompt new charter question

With the Biddeford City Council deliberating a potential contract to close down Maine Energy Recovery Company (MERC), the charter commission is preparing a 14th question that would require the city to hold a public referendum for large purchases More...

MERC public hearing: residents want to vote on issue

Roughly 60 residents from Biddeford and Saco occupied Biddeford City Theater Tuesday, July 3, to share their opinions with city councilors and Mayor Alan Casavant on the city’s proposed purchase of Maine Energy Recovery Co. (MERC). More...

Robin Dayton: OOB councilor has long history of civic responsibility

Getting to Know

Old Orchard Beach Town Councilor Robin Dayton has seen politics from the federal, state and local level and is now looking to open a new chapter in her life by working for Sagadahoc County. More...

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After decades on the job, Biddeford barber has great sense of humor

If you are looking for a great men’s haircut, come to Roger’s Barbershop, 110 Main St. in downtown Biddeford.  More...

Editorial

Politics & other Mistakes

Good side of bad things

Now for a few words in support of partisanship, gridlock, negative campaigning and super PACs.  More...

Correction

In “Peers salute Saco firefighter for last time” on page 2 of the July 5 Courier, Luke Godbout was the firefighter being honored.   More...

See what Biddeford, Saco has to offer

From the Chamber

I’d like to take the opportunity this month to welcome all of our visitors to the Biddeford-Saco region. The weather has been beautiful and we sure hope you are enjoying yourselves, whether at the beach or at our amusement parks. More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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Hello, friend

Don Foote, chairman of the board of directors of Marine Mammals of Maine, rescued a hurt and bleeding seal from Fortunes Rocks in Biddeford July 2. More...

Republican drop out draws ire from Saco candidate

A local candidate running for state Senate and a Saco constituent are crying foul after hearing Republican Marie Doucette, who was running for House District 134, dropped out of the race. 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

Trainer takes physical education seriously, but has much fun doing it

According to doctors, individuals who get together regularly to exercise receive more than one benefit for their time in the gym, on the road or at their favorite swimming pool.  Linda Burgess, a personal trainer and group exercise instructor fo More...

Community News

Birthdays

July 5: Happy birthday Matthew Cole from GMACC.  July 6: Happy wedding anniversary Cheryl and Dan Dubois from your biker/cruise friends.  More...

Pet of the Week

Button says “I said a prayer for you today.” Button is a 9-year-old toy poodle and his owner is Conrad Boisvert of Old Orchard Beach. (Courtesy photo) More...

What the Padiddle?

Can you guess?

Last week’s headlight was a 2005 Toyota Corolla, which stumped readers far and wide. What about this week’s headlight? Can you guess what make of car it belongs to and/or what year it is?   More...

Letters

Students ‘hate’ Saco Middle School

To the editor:  I’m a parent in Saco and, while I understand concerns of Saco parents and tax increases, I wanted to give my opinion on this whole fiasco going on in Saco.  More...

La Kermesse was nothing but a mess

To the editor:  More...

This is what you could have had

To the editor:  And the winner is, South Carolina.  Greetings to the citizens of Biddeford, Saco and surrounding communities,  More...

Word on the Street

What were your plans for Fourth of July?

“I think I’ll at work at Wendy’s in Saco.” – Keith Sawyer, Biddeford More...