February 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page


TA Middle School lawsuit enters final phase

ARUNDEL — The fight over who will educate middle school students from Arundel has entered the final phase, even as Thornton Academy (TA) has sweetened the pot by offering parents free tuition for their children. More...

WinterFest fun

WinterFest in Biddeford included a laser show set to music on Friday, Feb. 3 and a sledding hill constructed at City Square on Saturday, Feb. 4, in addition to other events. More...

Former Pirate’s hockey arena in Saco being renovated

SACO – While the ice continues to stay frozen outside, the ice at the Maine Sports Arena in Saco has melted in anticipation of a new chapter. 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...

Abused cat had tape around face

SACO – Two employees of Pet Life in Saco were shocked Sunday morning when they discovered a cat had been left outside the door, stuffed in a cardboard box, inside a hooded litter box, with duct tape around its face.  More...

Parking garage could go off Lincoln Street

BIDDEFORD – The Downtown Taskforce Subcommittee has identified two places where a potential parking structure could be located in the city.  More...

News Updates

Newest website updates:

Additional letters - November 3rd, 2016 - 12:29pm
Biddeford native works for animal rights - August 26th, 2016 - 11:27am
Petition for second assembly surfaces - June 13th, 2015 - 10:56am
Officer given state sentiment - May 26th, 2015 - 4:15pm
Whistle Blower - May 12th, 2015 - 2:27pm



Feb. 9: Happy birthday Erin Rice from GMACC.  Feb. 11: Happy 93rd birthday Gaby LeBrun from family and friends . . . happy birthday Kate Waterhouse from GMACC.  More...

Meeting generates development, planning ideas

SACO – A joint meeting of Saco and Biddeford’s respective city councils, planning boards, and city staff heard presentations, discussed traffic issues, and generated raw development ideas.  More...


Opioids are the real crisis

Beyond the Headlines

Questions around the implementation of the new recreational marijuana law have sucked a lot of air out of a lot of rooms in Augusta, and in the news, for good reason. More...

Column to provide information on legislative happenings

Legislative Lowdown

I’m pleased to start a weekly column providing updates on activities in the Legislature. I’ll cover progress on various bills and initiatives and discuss matters of current interest in Maine. More...


Library Links

There are only moments left in the biggest football game of the year (or is that the century?) and our beloved Patriots, who have been behind for the entire achingly painful game, are still down by eight points. More...