August 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Original MERC council reflects on decision

BIDDEFORD – Nearly 30 years after the council vote that allowed Maine Energy Recovery Co. to build its plant on Biddeford soil, Catherine “Kitty” Goudreau said she still “rues the day” she let MERC into the city. More...

News

RSU board shaves $400,000 off budget

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – Members of the Regional School Unit 23 Board met to talk about the future of the school district’s budget and how it will go about the withdrawal process with Saco and Dayton. During a special meeting on Monday, Aug. More...

Biddeford begins months-long process of re-branding

BIDDEFORD – City officials and members of the public met with a South Carolina consulting firm in order for Biddeford to take its first steps toward creating a new image. More...

Young runner blows by competition

Alexandra Hart of Saco may only be 12 years old, but she hopes to be just like one of the Olympic athletes who just finished competing in London. At the rate she runs, her goals may not be too far fetched.  More...

In the News

In the News

Heart of Biddeford has new president   Local nonprofit Heart of Biddeford is ushering in a new – yet similar – era under newly elected President Holly Culloton.  More...

New digs

Karen Chasse, president of the Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club, present $500 to John Sherman, Saco’s deputy director of parks and recreation, and Erika Dube, Young School Playground Project Committe More...

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Coopa Creations owner reflects on art, downtown

If you ever have thought about getting a tattoo or piercing, or want to add another, downtown Biddeford has the perfect place for you. Coopa Creations, 114 Main St., has been open for six years. More...

Editorial

Politics & otherMistakes

Flunking out

I’m surprised Republican Gov. Paul LePage hasn’t stumbled over the obvious solution to reforming Maine’s education system:  Turn control of the state’s schools over to former GOP Gov. More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

Will you buy more lobster because of decreased prices?

“In this economy, I would love cheap lobster. Except I’m Jewish and shellfish isn’t kosher. More...

Things to Do

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Breaking News - 8/22/2012 3:36 PM

Saco man badly burned in brush fire

CAPE ELIZABETH – A Saco man is being treated for first and second-degree burns at Maine Medical Center after brush fire exploded. More...

Rotary Park lifeguards warn of mild case of E. Coli

BIDDEFORD - Rotary Park lifeguards have asked swimmers to stay away from the left section of the swimming area after a test revealed a bacterium in the water. More...

Biddeford residents vote down school budget for second time

Exactly 1,000 Biddeford residents turned out to the polls to vote down the $32.6 million budget. The budget, which was scaled back by more than $400,000 by new Superintendent of Schools Jeremy Ray and the Biddeford School Committee, was defeated More...

City thinks twice about nonprofit fees

BIDDEFORD – Members of the city’s Policy Committee may have seen the last of a proposed ordinance that would institute municipal service fees to nonprofit organizations that own residential rental properties. 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

Saco literary agent begins career early; friend of Shel Silverstein

As the world changes, evolves and grows, some industries naturally transform into something that no one could have predicted or foreseen. More...

What the Padiddle?

Last week’s headlight was a 2008 Subaru Legacy, no one guessed. A certain Biddeford resident was on a roll the last couple weeks, so here is some incentive. Get three correct guesses in a row and receive a Courier T-shirt.  More...

Library Links

Canoes, samplers and panoramas – oh my   More...

Community News

Community News

Pets welcomed to Blessing of Animals   Union Church on Stonecliff Road in Biddeford Pool is sponsoring a Blessing of the Animals 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 on the lawn at 1 Bayview Ave. in Biddeford Pool.  More...

At your service

A mobile food bank was at Friends of Community Action Food Pantry in Biddeford Aug. 1, when 224 people waited in line. More...

Birthdays

Aug. 16: Happy birthday Amanda Rood from BPS . . . happy anniversary Connie and Chuck Ransom from GMACC.  More...

Letters

Biddeford resident will pay for signatures

To the editor:   I need volunteers to collect 2,000 or more signatures from registered Biddeford voters before the end of August to put the following question on the November ballot: “Yes or no – should Bradbury Street Extension be r More...

Biddeford superintendent: budget vote is Aug. 16

To the editor:   More...

C.A.R.E.: make informed decision about RSU 23

To the editor:   We are writing to invite you to become more actively involved in an effort to understand the Regional School Unit 23 withdrawal and budget validation processes.  More...

Health

Marty Layne Audiology will help you with hearing loss

Marty Layne is a professional audiology practice with Doctors of Audiology on staff who can give you a hearing test to diagnose whether you have a hearing problem.  More...

Dr. Ellie’s Health Tips:

Health Tip of the Month: One of the most horrific words a person can hear concerning their own health is cancer. Cancer will scare the daylight out of you. More...

MASSAGE... A vacation for your body!

Are you looking to enhance your vacation? Or perhaps you’re looking for relief from chronic pain that can actually improve your health. More...