September 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Enrollment spikes in Saco’s lower grades

SACO//DAYTON/OOB – As Regional School Unit 23 starts the school year amidst a flurry of debates about Saco and Dayton withdrawing from the unit, new assessment standards, increasing enrollment numbers and unexpected impacts on the school budget More...


Saco and Biddeford learn who candidates are

SACO/BIDDEFORD – With final paperwork submitted for the Tuesday, Nov. More...

Focus on Wildlife

It’s still summer, but fall migration has been in progress for several weeks now. More...

Photo sales benefit shelter

Wildlife photographer and Saco resident Chuck Homler has teamed with the Courier to raise funds for the Animal Welfare Society in West Kennebunk. More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

What are you looking forward to most as the new school year begins?

“I’m looking forward to the silence in my house.” – Michelle Arsenault, Saco More...

Biddeford bans activity in city’s medians

Aimed at preventing panhandling, an ordinance regarding aggressive behavior fails to get a second

BIDDEFORD – A proposal to prohibit activities in median strips was approved unanimously by the city’s policy committee Monday, Sept. 9, and will now be forwarded to the city council for a vote.  More...

Next week: weigh in on RSU 23

SACO/DAYTON/OOB – Residents in Old Orchard Beach, Dayton and Saco may weigh in on the specifics of the final negotiated plans for Saco’s and Dayton’s withdrawals from Regional School Unit 23.  More...

Great Falls looks at Biddeford, but goes across river

SACO – A Maine-based direct response company, Great Falls Marketing, will relocate one of its two centers to Saco this month and expand its staff, bringing up to 100 new jobs to the area.  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


Singer needs help to make Nashville dream come true

BIDDEFORD – A local singer/songwriter who has been performing since childhood is hoping to raise $22,000 to pursue a lifelong dream of having a professionally produced album of her works.  More...

Community News

Community News

Long-standing OOB car show is this weekend   More...


Politics & other Mistakes

Breaking up is hard to do

You may have seen these headlines, but you might not have made the connection.  “Assaults increase at state mental hospital” (Lewiston Sun Journal, Aug. 29).  “Riverview solution elusive” (Lewiston Sun Journal, Aug. More...

Library Links

Nurses integral part of Civil War

Keeping in mind that John Haley’s Civil War exhibition remains open at the Saco Museum until Sunday, Nov. 10, I thought I would enlarge upon an important aspect of the Civil War. 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 and indicate the date of your event in the reference line. More...