March 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Landlords make rental units safer, per city

BIDDEFORD – After completing changes to their apartment building required by codes enforcement, Grady and Sue Sexton, owners of Grady’s Radio & Satellite TV and landlords of a four-unit apartment building in downtown Biddeford, have s More...

News

Protestors to appear every week on Main Street

BIDDEFORD –More than 50 protesters gathered last week in downtown Biddeford to urge Republican Sen. Susan Collins to preserve the Affordable Care Act.  More...

Corrections

In a page 1 story in the Feb. 23 Courier, “Farmer’s roots in Saco ran deep,” it should have been noted that Rick Grant died Feb. 13.  Grant also did not pay for his father’s share of Grant’s Farm. More...

Birthdays

March 3: Happy birthday Clarence Stewart from GMACC. March 4: Happy birthday Nancy Sturdevant from GMACC.  Send birthday and anniversary greetings to editor@inthecourier.com.   More...

Letters

Speak up about Saco school budget

To the editor: “The budget is not just a collection of numbers, but an expression of our values and aspirations.” – Jacob Lew More...

Parent upset about what budget cuts were made

I am a resident who lives in the city of Saco and recently received an email from our superintendent of schools detailing proposed budget cuts in response to the governor’s proposed two-year budget. More...

Good Morning,

My name is Carrie Woodcock and I am the parent of two children who attend Saco Public Schools. My daughter Samantha is a third grader at CK Burns School and my son Noah attends sixth grade at Saco Middle School. 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...

Proposed budget cuts leave school officials worried

SACO – A somber air permeated city hall after the Saco School Board proposed budget cuts that amount to $796,315 for the fiscal year 2017-2018 year, potentially resulting in the loss of 13 jobs in the Saco School Department.  More...

Legislator aims to clean up ‘nips’ from city streets

BIDDEFORD – Take a stroll around a city’s downtown area in Maine and a number of tiny alcohol bottles – or “nips” – may be observed, littered throughout streets and sidewalks like discarded cigarettes. 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

Community News

Plans in works for new facility

A $50 million project now under way in Biddeford has the potential to advance increased mutual aid between water utilities from Portland to Kittery, an effort that has been moving forward since 2005, when utility-sponsored legislation began the proce More...

Boat safety course offered

A boating safety course will be offered 6 to 8 p.m. starting Wednesday, April 4 at Kennebunk Elementary School, 177 Alewive Road, Kennebunk. More...

Camp available for kids with autism

The city of Biddeford and city councilors announced a new summer camp in Biddeford for children with autism spectrum disorder.  More...

Editorial

What is the tip credit and how does it work?

Legislative Lowdown

In November 2016, a significant majority of voters, including many in Biddeford, agreed to increase the minimum wage in Maine. More...

Local grant advances arts education

Beyond the Headlines

Throughout middle school and high school there was an activity that sparked my creativity, taught me crucial team building skills and helped me overall with core academic subjects. That activity was band.  More...

Every child is an artist

Library Links

Children that grow up in the Saco School District will acquire some fine boasting rights. All of them are able to announce that their own works of art have hung in a museum. More...