November 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

City applies for Brownfields Program

BIDDEFORD – The city of Biddeford is in the process of finalizing an application for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Program to clean up part of the city’s River Walk.  More...


Fiscal cliff could impact local education

SACO – As the Regional School Unit 23 School Board prepares for the 2013-2014 budget season, it faces both the planning uncertainties associated with withdrawal and the impact of the looming fiscal cliff.  More...

Community News

Community News

Stylists give back   October was breast cancer awareness month and the stylists at On the Go Hair Designs were determined to honor their clients and friends who have battled the cancer.  More...



Downtown festival draws guest

Get in the Christmas spirit and come to Biddeford’s Downtown Holiday Festival 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. There will be a stage set up in City Square on Adams Street for entertainment that will include at 5 p.m. More...


Politics & otherMistakes

One toke over the line

Next session, the Maine Legislature will consider a bill that follows the leads of the states of Washington and Colorado in legalizing marijuana for recreational use. More...

Beyond the Headlines

One Meal at a time

On Thanksgiving last week I decided to volunteer over at Most Holy Trinity Church serving individuals who needed a hot meal. This was a pleasant break from tradition for me. More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

The Courier accepts calendar listings from nonprofit organizations. Submissions must be received 10 days prior to publication. Please email your listing to and indicate the date of your event in the reference line. More...

Rhyme time

Seniors from Evergreen Manor in Saco, Atria Senior Living in Kennebunk and Piper Shores in Scarborough fill the Saco Museum on Nov. More...

Great Person nominations begin today

It’s time for the Courier’s Great Person Award nominations.  Each year we ask for help from our readers to tell us who has influenced your life. More...

News Updates

Newest website updates:

Additional letters - November 3rd, 2016 - 12:29pm
Biddeford native works for animal rights - August 26th, 2016 - 11:27am
Petition for second assembly surfaces - June 13th, 2015 - 10:56am
Officer given state sentiment - May 26th, 2015 - 4:15pm
Whistle Blower - May 12th, 2015 - 2:27pm


Saco men friends for life

Joseph Grondin and James Edward Whelan, both of Saco, are the perfect example of a lifelong friendship. The 90-year-old men met when they were 5 years old on Beacon Avenue in Biddeford. More...

Le grenier de souvenance de Norman

Le Petit Garçon Bleu

“Le petit garçon bleu” est une histoire tirée de l’anthologie de Normand Beaupré, Voix Francophones de chez nous – contes et histories, Llumina Press, 2009. More...

What the Padiddle?

Last week’s headlight was a 1972 Chevy Nova, guessed correctly by Steve Huntington, who is a member of the Mass Cruisers Auto Club ( and goes to Old Orchard Beach every September. More...


Hostess strikers were greedy

To the editor: I cannot believe the arrogance and ignorance that the bakers’ union had demonstrated at Hostess. More...



Irene P. Gosselin, 86, of Biddeford, died Nov. 11, 2012, in Biddeford.  Roland J. Soulard, also known as Red or “Ti-Blanc,” 93, died in South Portland Nov., 12, 2012. More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

What is your favorite holiday movie?

“’The Nightmare Before Christmas.’” — Julie Hannigan, Biddeford. More...