February 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Case made for later start time

SCARBOROUGH – Over the last year many area school districts have been looking into starting later in an effort to ensure students, especially adolescents, are getting enough sleep to be productive in the classroom and healthier in life. More...

News

Biddeford charter change talk heats up

BIDDEFORD – At its last two meetings, the charter revision commission has begun a review of the city charter, informally discussing possible changes that may be proposed at future meetings.  More...

Young truth seekers find ‘Theology on Tap’

SOUTH PORTLAND — Young people come to their religion in many ways, and in varied places. More...

‘Souper’ Bowl nets money for charity

Driven by the joy of giving to those in need, Good Shepherd Parish youth and young adults stood at the entrances of parish churches (Most Holy Trinity Church, Saco; St. Joseph Church, Biddeford; St. Margaret Church, Old Orchard Beach; and St. More...

Community News

City seeks public participation

The Biddeford City Council is advertising spots for a newly created Strategic Plan Steering Committee, to be made up of 13 members.  More...

Race benefits health programs

The second annual York County Community Action Care4Kids 5K Run/Walk at Camp Ellis will be held Sunday, April 10. More...

Museum needs volunteers

“A Portal to History, Friendships, and Service: Seashore Trolley Museum’s Training Program for Tour Guides” gets underway Thursday, March 31.   More...

Letters

Participate in your local caucus; here’s how

To the editors:   In Maine, the selection of an American president begins in local communities at political party caucuses and they’re coming up quickly. Have some fun – get a little raucous: come to a caucus!  More...

Watchdog group recognizes council

To the editor:   Saco Citizens for Sensible Government would like to recognize and thank the mayor, city council, city administrator, planning board and city departments involved with developing a contract zone agreement for 184 Simpson Road, Sa More...

City files motion to dismiss in two civil cases

BIDDEFORD – Two civil lawsuits against the city, Police Chief Roger Beaupre and former police officers have been transferred to federal courts.  More...

Developer nixes hotel for now, could build on nearby property leased for $1

BIDDEFORD – The developers of the Lincoln Hotel and Lofts project at 17 Lincoln St. have submitted a proposal to amend the site plan, removing the hotel from the project entirely. 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

St. James School, quarter two

Highest   Grade five: Simon Blake, William Palmer, Emma Paquet and Baylor Wilkinson.  Grade six: Avery Cadorette and Bella Ciampi.  Grade seven: Nicholas Hill  More...

Lucky Pup Rescue

Chewie is gorgeous, athletic and energetic. He absolutely loves people and enjoys snuggling with his chosen human. He is 1-year-old and full of the desire to play. More...

Royalty

In honor of Valentine’s Day, with the help of Thornton Academy students, Evergreen Rehabilitation & Living Center crowned their annual king and queen. More...

Editorial

Councilors share news, goings on from February

Council greetings from Dave Precourt, Ward 1, (West/ Buxton-Line Saco) and Kevin Roche, Ward 4, (Shoreline/ Saco River “triangle” Saco). Happy school vacation week, or as Kevin calls it, parent survival week. More...

A simple definition of ‘ NERD’

Library Links

nerd noun \ n rd\ a person who behaves awkwardly around other people and usually has unstylish clothes, hair, etc. a person who is very interested in technical subjects, computers, etc. 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 .  Thursday, Feb. 18   More...

Health

The best (and worst) foods for heart health

No one wants to hear from their doctors that they have joined the millions of people across the globe to be diagnosed with heart disease. More...

Art of Awareness

At Art of Awareness, we believe that true wellness comes from caring for mind, spirit, and body. More...

Massage Craft - CHRONIC PAIN?

We have the answer. Looking for relief from chronic pain that can actually improve your health? Reduce pain, sleep better, and increase your body awareness through massage, acupuncture, yoga and polarity. More...