January 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

TA grad remembered for drive

Joyce Bonenberger died in a fire that killed her husband and son

SACO – On Friday, Dec. 13, Joyce Bonenberger, 51, a member of the class of 1980 at Thornton Academy, was killed in the early morning when her home in Casa Grande, Ariz., was destroyed by a fire. More...


Focus on Wildlife

A print of this image and others featured in the Courier, can be ordered online by visiting facebook.com/focusonwildlife and clicking on the orange "our Etsy store" button. More...

Woman recognized with national award

Saco resident Barbie Poitras, shipping supervisor at Volk Packaging in Biddeford, was named a 2014 STEP Award winner.  More...

Saco wants to be able to add sand to Camp Ellis

SACO – A bill submitted by Sen. Linda Valentino (D-Biddeford, Buxton, Dayton, Old Orchard Beach, Saco) is being reviewed by the Legislature’s Joint Environmental and Natural Resources committee this week and may possibly be amended. More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

What’s your favorite way to keep warm on a frigid day?

“Sitting upstairs and going on the computer because heat rises and it’s warmer upstairs.” – Steve Cote, Saco More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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Budgets: superintendents speak out

SOUTHERN MAINE – In coming weeks, school departments across the state will begin rolling out budgets to be reviewed and scrutinized by elected officials and voters. More...

After decades, member leaves city waste commission

BIDDEFORD – In 1990, while the city was in the midst of renegotiating a contract with Maine Energy Recovery Company, Paul Therrien appeared frequently before the city council to speak against the company’s proposal to raise tipping fees f 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


Politics & other Mistakes

Don’t dare

In tests conducted by a team of researchers (please note: The preceding phrase is subject to credibility issues with regard to the terms “tests,” “conducted” and “team of researchers”), normal people, when asked if More...


Pray for letter writer

To the editor:   More...

Pharmacists made a big difference

To the editor:   For the last seven years, I’ve had the pleasure of going on many humanitarian journeys with Saco’s United Baptist Church. More...

Thanks to community for food boxes at holidays

To the editor:   Good Shepherd Parish, which includes churches in Biddeford, Lyman, Old Orchard Beach and Saco, would like to thank members of the community who enabled the parish to distribute 174 food boxes and turkeys for Thanksgiving.  More...