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PD to use smartphone app

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – Old Orchard Beach Police department will begin using a smartphone app called MyPD to take tips and publish information to the community. More...

News

Anjon’s in Scarborough up for sale after 60 years

SCARBOROUGH – Anjon’s has been serving Italian food, steak and seafood at 521 Route 1 for 60 years, but restaurant owner John DiSanto has placed the family-run restaurant up for sale, indicating now is the time to solely focus on the past More...

OOB works with Maine Municipal on school funding

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – Town Manager Larry Mead is working with Maine Municipal Association to defend Old Orchard Beach’s interests – along with those of similar communities in Maine – in state funding for area schools. More...

Saco updates deputies agreement for PD

SACO – The city council has unanimously approved an updated “Memorandum of Understanding” between the city and the York County Sheriff’s Office that will continue to allow Saco police officers to work and to use powers of arre More...

Community News

Music teacher earns recognition

In 2015, Music & Arts launched the Music Educator of the Year Award an honor that recognizes a special music educator for his or her outstanding achievement in music education. More...

TA athlete gets top honor

In its 32nd year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company announced Mike Laverriere of Thornton Academy as its 2016-17 Gatorade Maine Football Player of the Year. More...

Train station volunteers sought

The Saco Volunteer Program is recruiting volunteers to work at the train station as information clerks and greeters for passengers, which includes assisting patrons with the kiosk machine.  More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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OOB reacts to MEA results

Officials discuss hiring curriculum coordinator

OLD ORCHAD BEACH – Regional School Unit 23 (RSU 23) board and staff are reacting to low scores from the 2015-2016 year’s Maine Educational Assessments (MEA). More...

‘GP’ nominations end Friday

It’s time for the Courier’s Great Person Award nominations.  Each year we ask our readers to tell us who has influenced their lives. 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

An honor

Top left, Saco Chief of Police Bradley Paul, on the right, receives the city of Saco necktie from Mayor Roland Michaud, left, in recognition of Paul’s long career and retirement at the end of t More...

Giving back

Domenic Pugliares, owner of Dunegrass Country Club in Old Orchard Beach, and his wife, Serena, held a first-time bike drive at the club for Toys for Tots, now knowing how many bikes they would collec More...

Thanks go to snowmobilers

Members of Saco Pathfinders Snowmobile Club collected food and distributed baskets to four families in Saco the day before Thanksgiving. Two additional baskets will be distributed for Christmas. More...

Editorial

Season of giving needed for school playground

Beyond the Headlines

Between the constant bell ringing at the grocery store for the Salvation Army to sending cheer to children in need with Toys for Tots and everything in between, this is a season of giving; the true spirit of the holidays.  More...

A feast of films, food and fun

Library Links

It was a bitterly cold evening last week, so I decided to avail myself of the cozy fireplace over at Libby Library. Once there, I was greeted by Libby Lobster, who was already curled up by the fireplace reading a book about Christmas. More...