February 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Mayor refuses to do interview

BIDDEFORD – Mayor Alan Casavant heard an earful from residents last week regarding the juxtaposition of his job as mayor and his job as a state lawmaker.  More...

News

Teen gets involved with pageant by chance

SACO – Delaney Seavey never thought she would take part in a pageant, but in January she found herself in Rockport being crowned Miss Maine Teen USA.  More...

Police Notes

From Biddeford police   Jan. 26  Ian M. Michaud, 21, of South Street, was arrested at the corner of 1:51 a.m. at 470 South St. More...

After more than half century, Little Leagues merge

BIDDEFORD – Biddeford’s East and West Little Leagues officially merged into one league as of the first week of February.  The president and vice president of each league met in August 2012 and decided that it was time to combine the More...

Community News

Pet of the Week

Mac enjoying the winter snow. He belongs to Biddeford resident Stephanie Salvas. (Courtesy photo) More...

Community News

Forum involves budget   State Sen. Linda Valentino (D-Saco) will host a community forum 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Saco City Hall. The focus of the forum will be the governor’s proposed two-year budget.  More...

Letters

Keep receipts

To the editor:   I am writing to urge everyone (if they don’t already do so) to get and keep receipts when using debit or credit cards.  More...

Many contributed

To the editor:   All here, by their donations, bring life to the paraphrase of Stephen Grellet, who said, “Let me do good now, for I shall not pass this way again.”  More...

New pantry gives thanks

To the editor:   The Old Orchard Beach Food Pantry at 155 Saco Ave. would like to thank our supporters who have helped us get our new pantry off and running with their generous donations of all kinds, their support and help of services.  More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

What are you looking forward to when the weather warms up?

“Antique car shows.”—Sara Longley, Saco More...

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 editor@inthecourier.com and indicate the date of your event in the reference line. More...

Thornton students take age-old issue head on

SACO – Many area schools may struggle to find ways to connect with students and teach them the importance of tolerance and respect toward their peers.  More...

Should group have more teeth?

BIDDEFORD – The planning board mulled over a request to shift the city’s Historic Preservation Commission’s status from an advisory board to a mandatory board, with some members of the planning board calling for specifics when it ca 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

Leader in community receives noted award

The Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently announced that Dean Wolfahrt is the 2013 recipient of the A. William Kany Leadership Award.  More...

Library Links

The work of children

This is a season for the work of school children at the Saco Museum. What’s really remarkable about that is that the work spans about 250 (or more) years of creativity. More...

Bir thdays

Feb. 7: Happy birthday Melissa Tardiff from BPS. Feb. 8: Happy birthday Alan Mullett from GMACC. Feb. 9: Happy birthday Erin Rice from GMACC.  More...

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No ‘Ordinary Days’ at City Theater

Once again, downtown Biddeford is the place to be for theater lovers. City Theater presents “Ordinary Days” Friday, Feb. 15 through Sunday, Feb. 24 with shows on Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. More...

Editorial

Politics & other Mistakes

School for fools

If there’s one Maine institution Gov. Paul LePage hates more than the state’s whiny newspapers, it’s public schools. More...

Beyond the Headlines

Youth aim to bridge divide

Rep. Justin Chenette   More...

Le grenier de souvenance de Norman

Comment dit-on en français?/ How do we say that in French?

This column will be different from my other columns in that it will be a combination of French and English – not the traditional French column on the top of the page, and it translated in English below it. More...