October 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Election 2012

Two candidates, separated in age by almost four decades, will square off for state representative for House District 134, which includes part of Saco. More...

News

Police Notes

Biddeford Police  Sept. 12   Kristine Beth Howes, 26, of Main Street in Biddeford, was summonsed at 1:31 p.m. at Walmart for shoplifting.   More...

Le grenier de souvenances de Norman

Les beaux dimanches d’antan

Les beaux dimanches d’antan furent observés avec une sorte de révérence car c’était la journée du Seigneur, disait-on. Pas de gros travail, pas de corvée, juste l’ordinaire. More...

Norman’s Attic of Memories.

The restful time of Sundays

I remember that Sunday was a day of rest and considered a time of quiet reverence since it was the day of the Lord. No hard work and no worker bees, just the “ordinary tasks” as the women called it.  More...

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Dentist thrives on Main Street

Are you looking for a dentist? Downtown Biddeford has an office to take care all of your general dentistry needs. Dr. Dean Tourigny has an office located 234 Main St. on the second floor of the Lumb building. More...

Editorial

Politics & other Mistakes

Framing Charlie

“The senator wasn’t cut out for crime. He was the kind of man who’d use vanity plates on a getaway car.” – Andrew Vachss, from his novel “Blossom” More...

Obituaries

In Memory

On your 50th birthday we will gather together to celebrate your life. We will raise our glasses to you, our friend. We will cry, we will hug and most of all, we will never, ever forget you. More...

Deaths

Virginia “Ginna” Scammon, 85, of Saco, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford. She was born in Saco on Oct. 6, 1926, to David and Mary Biggar Mercier.  More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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Chariot of Trojans

Alison Leary, who graduated from Thornton Academy in 2007, right, steers her family’s horses down Main Street in Saco during the Thornton Academy homecoming parade held Saturday, Sept. 29. More...

Ad hoc group looks for direction

BIDDEFORD – A new ad hoc committee developed by Mayor Alan Casavant was still looking to find its identity while proposing a new image for Biddeford during its inaugural meeting. More...

Mother still envisions stillborn son’s milestones

BIDDEFORD – As Lindsay and Mark Shuenke prepare for the third annual Noah’s Walk this weekend, the couple still wonders what their family would be like if their first child had not been stillborn. 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

Musician spreads talent any way he can

A local musician performs and lives by one principle: listening to his heart.  Saco resident Rob Duquette, a professor of World Music, American Music and African Drumming at the University of New England, has had a pulse on the local, national a More...

Community News

Pet of the Week

Want to see your pet in the Courier? Email editor@inthecourier.com

“This is my baby, Frankie Bones,” writes his owner, Amy V. Whitten, of Biddeford. “He’s a year-and-a-half old miniature pinscher/ Boston terrier mix. He likes to climb trees.”  (Courtesy photo)   More...

Births

From Southern Maine Medical Center   Derick Michael Tyler Dorais Jr. was born Sept. 4, 2012, to Derick Dorais and Brittney Libby of Saco. Grandparents are Justin and Stephanie Libby of Saco and Tracy Dorais of Biddeford.   More...

Community News

UNE to host philosophy lecture next week   More...

Letters

Chief: your officers should notice pedestrians

To the editor:   Dear Chief Brad Paul, Saco police chief, my name is Cara St.Louis-Farrelly and on July 11, 2010, my 74-yearold mother was run down in a crosswalk on Main Street in Saco as she walked to church.  More...

Camp Ellis: real estate and rats

To the editor:   The trapping has begun in Camp Ellis and five of the pet cats have been taken away. It is important for the residents there to understand what can happen next. More...

School construction disrupted trees, privacy

To the editor: (Addressed to Biddeford city councilors and City Manager John Bubier)   I have a problem with the school district. I thought you all might want to hear about it and offer some assistance in resolving the issue.   More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

Are you happy the NFL got rid of replacement refs and hired back the regular referees?

“It was a smart move on everyone’s part. I almost stopped watching football because of it.” – Michael King, Westchester, N.Y. More...