August 20, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

City decides on new, full time administrator

SACO – The city council unanimously voted to hire Ithaca, New York Chief of Staff Kevin Sutherland to be the next city administrator.  Sutherland will start Sept. 21 at an annual salary of $110,000. More...

News

Teen makes fundraising an important goal

SACO – Miss Maine Teen USA Skyler Gaudette, 16, traveled to the Bahamas last Sunday to compete in the Miss Teen USA pageant.  Before leaving, the Thornton Academy senior visited the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland to pre More...

York County August indictments released

Michael E. Barnhart, 28, of Pine Haven, Saco, Class B robbery/threatening force/compel.  Ronald S. Bendixen, AKA Ronald S. Morrell, 28, of Therrian Avenue, Saco, Class C aggravated criminal mischief/law enforcement.  More...

Grant allows return of historical accuracy to lighthouse

BIDDEFORD – A Savannah, Georgia resident has given a $50,000 donation to the Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse to restore the interior of the keeper’s house at the light station. More...

Obituaries

Maurice J. Dion

Maurice J. Dion, 87, of Lyman, passed away Sunday July 26, 2015 at Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough. He was born in Springvale, on April 8, 1928, one of 13 children to Alice Blanchette and John Dion. 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...

Saco to offer business incentives similar to neighbor’s

SACO – A business incentive program called Start UP-Saco! will soon be initiated as an opportunity for businesses looking to expand or start anew in the city’s downtown or Camp Ellis areas. More...

Parish celebrates area priests

BIDDEFORD/SACO/OLD ORCHARD BEACH – The Good Shepherd Parish held a double anniversary reception Sunday, Aug. 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

Birthdays

Aug. 20: Happy birthday Rick Goodwin from GMACC.  More...

Lucky Pup Rescues

Tucker is a lab mix who is approximately 2 years old. He weighs about 40 pounds and is full grown so he's a great medium-sized dog. Tucker loves to meet new humans and he is so handsome. More...

Photos sought for calendar

The Heart of Biddeford Design Committee seeks submissions from photographers to feature in a Biddeford gift calendar. More...

Community News

Native releases singles from new album

An Overnight Low will release two songs, “Magellan with a Timetable” and “Albert’s Square,” from its forthcoming record, “Piccadilly,” on Friday, Aug. 28. More...

RiverJam Festival includes Biddeford and Saco this year

The second annual RiverJam Festival on Saturday, Sept. 19 will feature bands in two locations along the Saco River: Biddeford’s Mechanics Park from noon to 5:30 p.m. then right across Main Street on Saco Island from 7:45 to 10:30 p.m.  More...

Meetinghouse celebrated with open house Aug. 23

The Biddeford Historical Society will host an open house 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23 at Biddeford’s First Parish Meetinghouse.  More...

Health

Think you need a hearing aid?

If you need or think you might need a hearing aid, you should call Mark Vail today — he’ll test and evaluate you for the hearing aid you need in the comfort of your home and you’ll be happy with it.  More...

Providing home care for you and your loved ones

At New England Family Healthcare, we strive to provide the best inhome services for you or your loved ones at affordable rates. More...

MASSAGE & ACUPUNCTURE… a vacation for your body.

Need help unwinding over vacation? Or perhaps you need to continue your therapeutic massage and acupuncture treatments while you’re away. Put yourself in the hands of the skilled staff at MassageCraft & Acupuncture Clinic. More...