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Peace Run inspires as it crosses through Maine

On Monday close to a dozen runners from The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run ran through southern Maine as part of its North American stretch that covers 10,000 miles and stops at schools and youth groups along the way. More...

Correction

The Courier’s July 28 article, “Watchdog group targets slate of people, organizations,” should have stated that Engine, an arts organization located downtown, was approved for $15,000 from the city’s Main Street Makeover fund More...

Community News

Pantry seeks volunteers

Old Orchard Beach Community Food Pantry is looking for volunteers. For more information, call 206-2451, 937-8094 or 934-5873.   More...

Campaign for new courthouse moves forward

A new state law that provides $65 million for the construction of a new York County courthouse took effect on Friday, July 29.  More...

Stone Soup benefits from credit union campaign

Recognizing the issue of summertime hunger and the lack of focus it receives, the Maine Credit Unions' Campaign for Ending Hunger developed an event to highlight the issue and make donations to Stone Soup Food Pantry in Biddeford and St. More...

Obituaries

Carl B. Friedman

Carl B. Friedman of Saco passed away on July 25, 2016, at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough after a long and courageous battle with cancer.   More...

Dorothy M. Spears

Dorothy M. Spears, 91, of Saco, passed away peacefully on Aug. 2, 2016 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.  She was born in Queens, New York on March 13, 1925, the daughter of John and Louise Gherke Horstmann. More...

Pokemon invades Biddeford parks

BIDDEFORD – A popular game played on mobile devices has attracted crowds of residents into city parks and historical landmarks. More...

Charter revision requests pared down

BIDDEFORD – The charter revision commission reduced the number of charter amendments they will propose on this year’s election ballot from 33 to 22 proposals, and decided to have voters vote on them individually instead of in bundles. 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

World youth inspires local woman

BIDDEFORD – A local resident traveled to Krakow, Poland to participate in her fourth World Youth Day, a pilgrimage convened every two or three years by the pope, since its founding in 1985 by Pope John Paul II.  More...

Go wild with blueberries this August

Blueberries are one of the most powerful fruits as far as your health is concerned because of the antioxidants.  Wild blueberries have at least double that power. So, get busy and try these recipes as soon as you can. More...

Another Chance Animal Rescue

Patsy is a sweet and loving 7-year-old spayed female who would love nothing more than to find a family to commit to her forever. More...

Editorial

The Granite Kiss

Library Links

When I was a little girl there was an elderly man who lived next door to my family. He had a rough shed attached to his house; the interior walls of the shed were rough hewn lumber. More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

The Courier accepts calendar listings from nonprofi t 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...