April 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Pizza by Alex manager retires

BIDDEFORD – In the 53 years that Pizza By Alex has established itself as one of the most familiar institutions in the city, the pizzeria has seen a number of changes. More...

News

Sub shop rises from ashes, reopens this week

BIDDEFORD – Ernie B’s Subs N More on Jefferson Street is making a comeback. Owner John Beaudoin said it reopens at 10 a.m. Friday, April 26. More...

Library Links

The story of that past

The words of a very popular Civil War song begin, “Oh, the years creep slowly by, Lorena…” For me, right now, it seems like the years are flying by instead. More...

Birthdays

April 22: Happy birthday Roxanne Litalien from Clairette, Joanne and Jeannie. April 26: Happy birthday Terry Lanvegin from BPS. More...

Editorial

Politics & other Mistakes

Addicted to bad ideas

I’ve never met a Maine business owner who thought the state unemployment benefit system was fair. Or the workers compensation system. Or the environmental protection system. Or the human rights commission. More...

Le grenier de souvenances de Norman

Deuxième volet de Les saprés moulins et les saudites shoe shops

Avec le temps je me décidai de chercher du travail au “moulin”, la Pepperell. Tout ce qu’on put m’offrir ce fut le travail du carding, la troisième relève de 11:00 heures du soir à 7:00 heures du matin. More...

Norman’s Attic of Memories

Second part of life in the mills and shoe shops

With time I decided to seek employment elsewhere, the Pepperell Mill. All that I could get was a job in the carding room. I worked on the third shift from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. I hardly managed to sleep in the daytime, so I changed shift. More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

Earth Day was Monday, April 22. What do you believe is one of the biggest issues facing the earth’s environment today?

“People being disrespectful in general to their surroundings. Things like littering, graffiti and pollution.” – Jeremy Buckley, Old Orchard Beach More...

‘Citizens’ say zero increase possible

SACO – Saco Citizens for Sensible Taxes, an organization that seeks to educate the public about municipal taxes and encourages participation in the city’s budget process, will present a series of recommendations for achieving a 2014 budge More...

Smokers target bill with flier

AUGUSTA – State Rep. Megan Rochelo, who represents downtown Biddeford, has submitted a bill that would set the tax rates for all tobacco products to a rate comparable to the tax on cigarettes. 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

Duo heads to Vegas for competition

SACO – For pool players Pauline McGrath and John Broker, years of hard work and nights and weekends spent competing in local tournaments has resulted in the duo qualifying for the 2013 American Poolplayers Association Jack and Jill 8-Ball champ More...

Community News

Community News

Event benefits salmon   The Saco River Salmon Club will hold a fundraiser event at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 28 at the Ramada Inn in Saco.  More...

Salute

Meet the new American bald eagle mascot for the Captain Christopher S. Cash Memorial Family Race Day. More...

Cream of the crop

The Rotary Club of Saco Bay honors local students monthly from Biddeford and Old Orchard Beach high schools, along with Thornton Academy. More...

Letters

Withdrawal committee responds to questions

To the editor:   More...

Fighting the law doesn’t matter now

To the editor:   More...

Biddeford officials should be replaced

To the editor:   I presented the Biddeford City Council with the following and it did nothing.  Bradbury Street Extension was closed because there was traffic on it and because I believe former Mayor Joanne Twomey wanted her grandchildren t 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...