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Serial rapist worked in Biddeford High School

BIDDEFORD – Convicted serial rapist Gary Irving, who was discovered living in Gorham after 34 years on the run, worked at Biddeford High School last summer as an installer for National Telephone & Technology.  More...

News

Library notes anniversary, touts annual events

BIDDEFORD – The McArthur Public Library, the oldest tax-funded library in Maine, celebrates its 150th anniversary this year.  More...

Birthdays

April 4: Happy birthday Sandy McKenney from your friends and family . . . happy 37th birthdeay Naarah, love mom, Kevin and Moe. April 6: Happy birthday Moe, love Naarah, Christine and Kevin. More...

Deaths

Robert R. Lariviere, 90, of Biddeford, March 21, 2013, at Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough. He was born in Biddeford April 17, 1922, to Oliva W. and Yvonne Prince Lariviere.  More...

In the News

Slots open for Movies in the Park

There are seven sponsorships spots left for Movies in the Park, scheduled for July in downtown Biddeford.  Biddeford native Lee Cote, co-owner of Video Creations, the Kennebunk-based company that will bring feature films to Mechanic’s Park More...

DDC wants to make buses more visible downtown

Biddeford’s Downtown Development Commission wants to make public transit more visible downtown.  More...

Fundraiser for girl with cancer

Delia Binette is a 5-year-old girl who was recently diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Ewing sarcoma. More...

Letters

Article was effective for fundraiser

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Let’s make history in Old Orchard Beach

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Sign petition this Saturday in OOB

To the editor:   I am writing this in the hope that those of you who know me will take a few moments to read this. More...

Senate passes superintendent bill

Biddeford Democrat opposed

Augusta – L.D. 6, “An Act To Prohibit a Requirement That a Superintendent Reside in the School Administrative Unit,” passed the Maine Senate today by a vote of 28-6.   Sen. David E. More...

TONIGHT: Artist meeting will focus on oil pastels

Saco Bay Artists will hold its monthly meeting featuring a Sennelier oil pastel demonstration by artist Jim Minet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 8, at the Pines on Manor Street in Ocean Park.   More...

Fliers in Courier were not approved

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – Courier papers distributed in the Old Orchard Beach area recently appeared with uninvited guests inserted between the pages – fliers from Taxpayers for Truth, a group that aligns itself in support of four town councilo More...

City councilor says codes department was unfair

Fatboys Saloon to open this month; manager says image not bad

BIDDEFORD – City Councilor David Bourque was issued a summons for occupying a space at 61 Main St. without an occupancy permit. 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

Oyster farmer by chance

People are often given labels and titles throughout their lives, but Biddeford resident Abigail Carroll never thought one of them would include “accidental oyster farmer.”  Carroll, the owner and operator of Nonesuch Oyster Farms, sa More...

An honor

Saco swears in firefighters
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Editorial

Politics & other Mistakes

Three-time loser

Let’s test your knowledge of useless information.  Can you name the only two people in modern times who’ve run for all the major offices in Maine – U.S. representative, U.S. senator and governor – unsuccessfully?  More...

Beyond the Headlines

Rally welcomes back heroes

The U.S. military involvement in Vietnam may have ended in the early 1970s, but the heroes who returned from the war were left with a less-than-satisfying reception to say the least. More...

Correction

In the March 28 issue of the Courier, in the letter titled, “OOB needs help from above,” on page 16, Jerome Bergt’s name should have been added as John Bird’s colleague.   More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

In one form or another we can all recall hearing the old seasonal adage “Sweet April showers do bring May flowers.” With all of us so anxious for spring to be sprung, we want to know, what is your favorite type of flower? 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 editor@inthecourier.com and indicate the date of your event in the reference line. More...