July 4, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page


Buy photo, funds benefit Animal Welfare Society

Least terns (sternula antillarum) are an endangered species in Maine. These tiny terns (about 9-inches long) really need our help, too. More...

What now?

The 165-year-old Stackpole Bridge will remain closed to vehicles, possibly for a “number of years,” Saco Mayor Mark Johnston said. More...

Vets gear up for OOB event

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – Two Old Orchard Beach organizations, VFW Post 7997 and Alouette Resorts, made donations of $1,000 and $400, respectively, to the Maine Wounded Heroes Fund for its upcoming POW/MIA Recognition weekend. More...



Run for Cash was a success

Our ninth annual Captain Christopher S. Cash Memorial Race took place June 22. More than 500 people attended by either running, walking or participating in the children’s fun run. More...


Nancy Smith Harnsberger

Nancy Smith Harnsberger, 79, a lifetime summer resident of Bayview and for nine years, a year-round resident of Saco, died peacefully in her home Monday, June 24, 2013.  She was born in Portland on April 3, 1934, the daughter of the late Roscoe More...

Thomas Paul Bojko

Thomas Paul Bojko passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in Maine after a long illness.  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...

Tours expose local erosion

SACO – Maine Sea Grant held its second “Resilient Coast Tour” meeting in Saco, traveling to properties in Wells, Kennebunk and Old Orchard Beach for an event that lasted from 9 a.m. to nearly 5 p.m.  More...

Where has the gardener gone?

Absence of caretaker noticed at Old Orchard Beach park

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – The former gardener of Veterans Memorial Park said he was not hired back by former town manager Mark Pearson – and was never told why. More...

News Updates

Newest website updates:

Additional letters - November 3rd, 2016 - 12:29pm
Biddeford native works for animal rights - August 26th, 2016 - 11:27am
Petition for second assembly surfaces - June 13th, 2015 - 10:56am
Officer given state sentiment - May 26th, 2015 - 4:15pm
Whistle Blower - May 12th, 2015 - 2:27pm


There once was a zoo in Saco

He has sheep with horns in his front yard, a lion once sprawled on his couch and, well, this article is only some of Norman Waycott’s story.  Waycott, who was raised in Saco and began training animals at age 10, is the former owner of the More...


Politics & other Mistakes

Stoned and stupid

You can almost see the IQ points evaporating.  The stoners pushing a referendum to legalize the use of marijuana by adults in Maine’s most populous city seem to be growing dopier by the toke – in both senses of dopier. More...

Library Links

The Maine Reader’s Choice Award needs you

As you may know, librarians and booksellers in the state have created an award to celebrate the best United States fiction of the year. More...

Le grenier de souvenances de Norman

La Malédiction de Squando (volet #1)

(Je tiens à remercier tous ceux qui ont lu ma dernière rubrique sur “En Ville.” Une douzaine de gens m’ont donné de bons commentaires et m’ont même renseigné sur d’autres magasins que j’avais oubliés.  More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

We asked people at a local cruise night in Old Orchard Beach, what is your favorite classic car?

“57 Chevy Bel Air.” – Donnie Sessions, Sanford More...