October 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

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Election 2016

District 12 race sees political newcomer in Biddeford

Printed below are responses to survey forms from candidates for State Representative for District 12, which covers the downtown area of Biddeford. Incumbent Martin Grohman, a Democrat, will face Independent Matthew Lauzon. More...

Trials scheduled for May

BIDDEFORD – The Maine federal District Court has issued scheduling orders for the lawsuits of Biddeford residents Lawrence Oullette and Matthew Lauzon against the city of Biddeford, individual police officers, and the city’s police chief. More...

Walking tour of cemetery is Oct. 15

Amble through history while on a walking tour of Laurel Hill Cemetery in Saco at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. The event is sponsored by United Baptist Church of Saco.  More...

Editorial

What is it about Harry Potter?

Library Links

When I first became a children’s librarian, it was just after “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” the first Harry Potter book by J.K. Rowling, had been released to American audiences.  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...

Pepperell Square

Business owners react to possible closure to traffic

SACO – Since at least April, the city has been exploring the possibility of closing Pepperell Square to general vehicle traffic. The idea first appeared on a city council agenda at the Sept. 22 Traffic Safety Commission meeting.  More...

Notre Dame: parking could be waived

SACO – The planning board discussed different visions for the future of urban life around Main Street, and specifically for vehicle parking, for the proposed development of Notre Dame de Lourdes church on Cutts Avenue. 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

Fresh air

Kimbark Smith, who organized the effort to develop Milliken Mills Trails Park in Old Orchard Beach, speaks to an audience who would be the first community members to enjoy it. More...

Reverend to perform for area parish

Good Shepherd Parish will host a concert with the Rev. Andre Patenaude 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 23 at Most Holy Trinity Church, 271 Main St., Saco.  More...

Two longtime Biddeford residents to be honored

The Biddeford Education Foundation will be the beneficiary of the first Pillars of Pride event to honor two community partners and longtime contributors to learning, Roland Eon and Jim Godbout. The dinner and silent auction will be held 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Community News

Dinner to benefit Project Sunrise

A Spaghetti Dinner to benefit the 2017 BHS Project Sunrise event will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at The Rochambeau Club in Biddeford.  More...

Book Shed announces sale

The Friends of Libby Library will hold its end-of-season sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14 and 15 in the Book Shed at 27 Staples St., Old Orchard Beach.  More...

Letters

Candidate is many things

To the editor:   I am writing to endorse Diane Denk for the Maine House of Representatives for District 9 (part of Biddeford, part of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport).  More...

Ranked Choice is way to go

To the editor:   We are writing in support of Ranked Choice Voting, Question 5 on the November ballot, a simple common sense reform to our voting system that puts power back in the hands of voters to restore majority rule and give voters more vo More...

Gamble wasn’t smart

To the editor:   If there is another attempt at building a casino in southern Maine, I would recommend it be built in Saco. There they will find plenty of people willing to chance incredible odds for some money.  More...