February 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

News

New funds pumped into local transit system

BIDDEFORD/SACO/OLD ORCHARD BEACH – The Shuttlebus-Zoom has received more than $500,000 in public grants to improve its operations. More...

Councilor appointment expected in mid-March

BIDDEFORD – Bradley Cote resigned from the Ward 3 seat on the city council last week, packing his materials and leaving council chambers in the middle of the Feb. 17 meeting. More...

Should schools start later?

SACO – As of the Courier’s deadline, the school board was scheduled to discuss at its Feb. 25 meeting a proposal submitted by parents and pediatricians to start and end the school days at Saco Middle School at a later time. More...

Community News

Reading kicks off Easter

St. Augustine Anglican Church invites children in kindergarten through grade five to its Lenten reading event from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 14 in the Community Room of Dyer Library.  More...

Submit photos, win prizes

Southern Maine Health Care is encouraging parents to share favorite photos of their babies through an online contest called “Oh Baby!” The competition features five stand-alone contests that last two months each: Sleeping Beauty, Chubbies More...

Teach them well

More than 100 people, including residents of Hillview Heights, the staff at city hall, Saco Fire Department and Saco Police have placed blue lights in their windows as part of Project Blue Light. More...

Letters

Outreach has been phenomenal

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Council fails to secure independent report

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Veteran proved that you can fight city hall

To the editor:   I wanted to share my condolences to a Korean wartime hero that we recently lost. He and I differed on many things, most notably what has come to be known as Bradbury Hill.  More...

Things to Do

Thursday, Feb. 26

Knitting and crafting group, 1:30 to 4 p.m., Deering Room, Dyer Library, Saco.  Open play time, 9 a.m. to noon, The Center for Parenting and Play, 11 Adams St., Biddeford. For children 6 and younger.  More...

Friday, Feb. 27

Baked haddock supper, 4 to 6:30 p.m., Most Holy Trinity Hall, 271 Main St., Saco. Includes mashed potatoes, rice, string beans, coleslaw, rolls, beverage and dessert. Pizza, beverage and dessert also available. Proceeds benefit St. More...

Saturday, Feb. 28

Stand up and Be Counted Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., all veterans can go to or contact their nearest veterans service organization and sign up for benefits or go online to www.va.gov.  Open painting group, 11 a.m. More...

Could ‘Challenge’ be offered in Saco?

SACO – The Economic Development Commission discussed the possibility of instituting an incentive contest to attract new businesses to downtown Saco. At a Feb. More...

Mayor retains counsel after city attorney’s refusal

SACO – Mayor Don Pilon has sought legal counsel from attorney Timothy Bryant of the law firm Preti Flaherty to determine how to challenge a city council action to rehire City Administrator Richard Michaud postretirement. 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

Songwriter has number one song in Manchester

Salford City Radio in England named a Biddeford native’s song its Single of the Week recently.  “Goodnight Portland,” written by Chad Walls with An Overnight Low, was taken from the album “Euston,” which was release More...

Birthdays

Feb. 22: Happy first birthday to my daughter, Lucie Grace Binette, love always, Dad xoxo . . . happy first birthday to my granddaughter, Lucie Grace, love Gramma and Grampa Binette. More...

In the News

Grady’s TV & Satellite…

A family business that goes above & beyond.

Clients constantly ask the owner of Grady’s Radio and Satellite TV in Biddeford, Grady Sexton, how his store can outlive the big box stores that sell some of the same items that he does. More...

“We’re a shop for everybody in the family and every kind of rider or skier”

Out for a ride along Goose Rocks beach? Gliding along the trails at Harris Farm? Or, hitting the slopes at Sunday River? Before going on your next adventure, visit Gorham Bike and Ski for all your bicycling & skiing needs. More...

Home Snuggers - Snugging Homes All Winter Long!

These cold temperatures and snow drifts will be with us for a while. But it is not too late to re-insulate your home for all winter season!  More...

Editorial

Beyond the Headlines

Time is of the essence

Less than a month. That’s the time given, right after the election, to submit any bills, not just for the course of the current session, but for the entire length of a twoyear legislative term. More...

Library Links

When C.J. Box has a new book, spring is near

When I was a child, getting ready to play in the snow took a long time.  More...

Obituaries

Bernadine Allen

Bernadine (Bernie) C. Allen, 83, of Saco, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice in Scarborough. She was born December 2, 1931, in Biddeford, a daughter of Roland and Mildred (Quinn) Sylvester and attended local schools. More...

Health

Our patients are treated like they’re our family

The names on the front door may have changed order in the past year, but the exceptional results achieved for denture wearing patient remains the same at Denture Solutions.  More...

Fitness For Every Woman

A worldwide women's fitness franchise, Curves, has been in Saco for 12 years. When the center faced possible closure in 2013, longtime member Ashley Martin purchased the Saco center to keep it open.  More...

It is stress that overwhelms the nervous system.

Dr. More...