December 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Neighbors

Voting continues for Great Person Award

It’s time for the Courier’s Great Person Award nominations.  Each year we ask for help from our readers to tell us who has influenced their lives. More...

Birthdays

Dec. 27: Happy birthday Jake Waterhouse from GMACC. Send birthday and anniversary greetings to editor@ inthecourier.com or mail them to 1 York St., Biddeford, ME 04005. More...

Editorial

Mother responds to Thornton incident

Dear person who called in a threat to Thornton Academy,  More...

Beyond the Headlines

Saco students rise above lockdown

It was a tough day for Saco. Between the shooting in Hillview Heights Dec. 18, the threat at Thornton Academy and the lockdowns throughout our school system, it’s easy to see how one’s sense of security is shaken.  More...

Library Links

Libby lays out game plan, elects officers

The Friends of Libby Library voted in new officers for the 2015 calendar year at its regular meeting in November as follows: Chairman Doris Harris, Treasurer Cathy Larking and Secretary Pam Emery. More...

Motorland opens second location

BIDDEFORD/ARUNDEL — Chances are, if asked to name the fastest growing business in Biddeford over the past two years, you wouldn’t name a car dealer. More...

Invite to bring 700-plus to city

BIDDEFORD — Biddeford High School will be transformed from Tiger might to winter white the first weekend in February, when Dudziak’s School of Gymnastics hosts Maine’s largest annual gymnastics competition, the Frostbite Invite.&nbs 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

Community News

Sweetser receives $800,000 grants

Sweetser, a nonprofit mental health organization with locations throughout Maine, was awarded two grants that totasl $800,000 from the Next Generation Foundation, a charitable organization located in Blue Hill, supporting education, health enhancemen More...

Dance raises money for Ronald McDonald House

Area residents held a rock and roll oldies dance in October to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Portland at the American Legion Hall in Kennebunkport.  More...

New collective to exhibit

Engine will hold the exhibition, “Primum,” by a newly formed artist collective called Autus that opens 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at Engine, 265 Main St. in Biddeford. The exhibition will run through March 21.  More...

Letters

Thornton student grateful to teachers and police

To the editor:   I would like to thank all the law enforcement who acted so quickly and efficiently to the threats at Thornton Academy this past week. I was one of the 1,600 students locked down and evacuated.  More...

Obituaries

Caroline Trimm

Caroline Louise Trimm, 72, of Dayton, died Nov. 29, 2014, of a brain tumor.  She was born June 13, 1942 in Massachusetts.  She leaves three children, Todd Ellorin and his wife Leslie of Mt. More...

Things to Do

Friday, Dec. 26

Good Shepherd Parish Masses, St. Anne Chapel (at St. Joseph), 7 a.m.; Most Holy Trinity, 9 a.m. Good Shepherd Parish office is located at 271 Main St., Saco. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. FMI, call 282-3321.  More...

Saturday, Dec. 27

Saco River Winter Market, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 110 Main St., Saco Island, parking behind Run of the Mill Brew Pub, on the river. Agricultural products, specialty foods, local art. FMI, follow it on Facebook.  More...

Sunday, Dec. 28

Service, 11 a.m., Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 20 Jenkins Road, Saco.  Service, 10 a.m., Unitarian-Universalist Church of Saco- Biddeford, 60 School St., Saco, with church school at the same time beginning Sept. More...