January 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Mayor’s race begins early

BIDDEFORD – Former city councilor Perry Aberle announced on New Year’s Eve his decision to run in Biddeford’s next mayoral race in November.  More...

News

Home owners notice coyotes being more brazen

BIDDEFORD – Coyotes have moved into some Biddeford neighborhoods and residents have been reporting sightings to animal control and the Maine Warden Service. More...

Saco River boat launch for Biddeford in the works

BIDDEFORD – The city has been awarded a $17,000 grant to design a new boat launch for Mechanics Park downtown, near Water Street. More...

What the Padiddle?

Last week’s headlight was a 2000 Landrover Discovery II, which stumped readers. Remember, three correct guesses in a row wins a Courier T-shirt. What about this week’s headlight? More...

Letters

To the mayor: be more sensitive about MERC

To the editor:   More...

What do you think about parking garage?

To the editor:   Would you pay to park in a garage downtown Biddeford? Email a letter to the editor to editor@inthecourier.com. The council said it has not heard from the people. Let’s let them know. Roland C. Ferguson Biddeford   More...

Blue hair is a big thing; help raise money

My connection to Joyful Harvest has been long and strong. In 1999 as Joyful Harvest was just forming, my son was trying to get work. However, being only 16 years old, he was told that he didn’t have experience. More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

What’s your New Year’s resolution for 2013?

“To quit smoking. I went for three weeks once before.”— Linda Hoitt, Saco. More...

Things to Do

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out the Courier's calendar of events

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

Rink re-do?

Rink needs improvements

West Brook Ice Rink on Pool Street in Biddeford opened up last week for the season, but just barely.  More...

Shootings prompt talk

BIDDEFORD – Biddeford teenagers have mourned the loss of fellow students more than once in the last few years.  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

Community News

Community News

Police academy starts soon   The Saco Police Department will hold its third Citizen Police Academy, which begins Wednesday, Feb. 20 and runs eight weeks. Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. at Saco Police Department. More...

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Tan, Tone & Do a fixture for decades

If you are the type of person who believes that looking good equals feeling good, come to downtown Biddeford’s Tan, Tone & Do Beauty Center on Foss Street right behind the police station. It has been at this location for 35 years.  More...

Editorial

Politics & other Mistakes

Addicted to bad ideas

Solving Maine’s most serious problems would be a lot easier if we could eliminate obviously unworkable solutions from the debate. More...

Beyond the Headlines

High schoolers can start early

During my senior year at Thornton Academy, I decided to take a step that ended up paying off down the road. I decided to take college courses as a supplement to my high school instruction.  More...

Obituaries

Deaths

Alphonse Valcourt, 79, of Saco and formerly of Biddeford, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, in Saco.  Richard D. Digan, 74, of Saco, died suddenly on Dec. 27, 2012, at Southern Maine Medical Center. He was born in East Boston, Mass., Aug. More...