January 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

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Rehearsal Dinner How-to

Many couples find their wedding rehearsal dinners to be relaxing respites from the whirlwind of wedding planning. More...

Helpful Hints When Planning Floral Arrangements

When planning their weddings, couples may find themselves becoming experts on subjects they previously never gave much thought. More...

Introducing Leighton Farm Subdivision

Considering a move to Scarborough or live in town and looking for a new home? More...

Letters

Where is city’s due diligence?

To the editor:   A few years ago my family brought home a wonderful, new refrigerator. More...

Donations sought for awareness gala

To the editor:   More...

Food pantry gives thanks

On behalf of the Biddeford Food Pantry, I would like to thank our private and corporate donors for their most generous contributions throughout the year. 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...

School proposal draws online critics

SACO – An online petition has appeared on Change.org opposing plans to consolidate Fairfield and Young elementary schools. As of the Courier’s deadline, the petition had 141 supporters.  More...

City Theater: The show goes on

BIDDEFORD – City Theater, built in 1896, celebrates its 120th anniversary this year and the nonprofit organization that manages it is planning a series of events and a gala in recognition of the landmark birthday.  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

OOB athlete needs sponsorships for hockey opportunity

Local hockey goalie Gavin Sperlich, 12, of Old Orchard Beach, was named to the Selects Hockey International Program.  More...

Saco resident co-authors book with her father

Saco resident Julie Campisi has co-authored and published the book, “Watches I Have Known,” with her father, Barry J. Marcus of Milford, Massachusetts. Marcus has been a watchmaker for more than 70 years. More...

Salmon club fundraiser is Feb. 28

Saco River Salmon Club will hold its winter fundraiser, “It’s all about the leaper,” noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28 at Run of the Mill in Saco. More...

Editorial

Fighting to save students’ lives

Beyond the Headlines

I am a firm believer that even if a particular bill doesn’t become law, it doesn’t mean progress hasn’t taken place. More...

Tribute to ‘Downton Abbey’

Library Links

By the time this appears in print, Season 6 of “Downton Abbey” will be available on DVD to the U.S. market, thus marking the end of an era for fans of the BBC show. More...

Obituaries

Virginia M. Nelson

Virginia M. Nelson, 91, of Fortunes Rocks, Biddeford, passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at Seal Rock Healthcare in Saco.  Ginny was born in Biddeford on Aug. 9, 1924, a daughter of Stephen and Mary (Murphy) White. More...