December 6, 2012 RSS feed / News

Disassembly of MERC could take a year

Councilor disappointed at lack of second vote for incinerator purchase

BIDDEFORD – Spirits were high in the mayor’s office when City Manager John Bubier signed closing documents to finalize the city’s purchase of the Maine Energy Recovery Co., but while city officials celebrate a gain, others mourn the More...

Nominations roll in for Great Person Award

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...

TA’s Andrew Libby wins player of the year award

SACO – Andrew Libby led the Thornton Academy football team to a dream season with an 11-1 record, concluding with its first Class A State championship in 24 years. More...

Norman’s Attic of Memories

The Little Blue Boy

(the boy discovers the little Santa Claus) Once his clothing had dried, the countrywoman wanted to dress the little boy and send him home as soon as possible so as not to alarm his grandfather who, no doubt, was waiting and worrying about him. More...

Library Links

Christmas trees, a book group and samplers

What’s happening at the Dyer Library and Saco Museum? Lots of things. Let me tell you about them all.  More...

Pet of the Week

Rudy’s parents are Jeff and Abby Robey of Saco. (Courtesy photo) More...

Police Notes

Biddeford police  Nov. 23   Anthony J. Gallant, 26, of Alfred Road in Arundel, was arrested at 1:10 p.m. at Walmart on Boulder Way on a warrant and for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.  More...

UNE, city talk payment

BIDDEFORD – Discussions between the city of Biddeford and the University of New England surrounding a proposal to have the university participate in a Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) program continue as the parties try to balance the benefits More...

Le grenier de souvenances de Norman

Le Petit Garçon Bleu (5me partie)

(Le petit garçon découvre le petit Père Noël) Une fois les vêtements séchés, la femme de campagne voulut rhabiller le petit garçon et l’envoyer chez lui le plus tôt possible pour ne pas alarmer son grand-père qui, sans doute, l’attendait More...

Bottle drive will benefit Lady Tigers

A bottle drive fundraiser to benefit the Biddeford High School Lady Tigers basketball program will be held 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. More...

What happened to the money?

SACO – Saco City Administrator Richard Michaud explained in a four-page report last July why Saco is “treading water” in several key respects. More...

Toys for Tots event beats record

Vassie Fowler is proud and touched to announce the most successful Toys for Tots fundraising event she and her husband, Jack, have organized in the five years they have participated in the program’s efforts. On Dec. More...