March 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Airport to negotiate with residents

BIDDEFORD – The Biddeford airport commission approved a $223,850 contract with a firm to help gain access to prune trees at the north end of the airport’s only runway.  More...

News

Saco Comp Plan Committee seeks advice from Portland

SACO – Saco is in the midst of updating its comprehensive plan, so when the city committee charged with the job scheduled a date to focus on economic development, it invited Portland Economic Development Director Gregory Mitchell.  More...

With much support, OOB family moves forward after fire

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – Maurice Doucette of Old Orchard Beach received a call Saturday, March 18 that no one wants or expects to get. His home caught fire and it was a total loss.  More...

Editorial

Funding schools and avoiding tough cuts

Beyond the Headlines

Saco has been in the midst of some intense debate recently when it comes to our local school budget. More...

Saving our school and library internet

Legislative Lowdown

Imagine taking on a job search today without the internet. Or looking for a new home or apartment. Even if you have internet on your phone, that kind of research is hard to do. More...

Kids events scheduled at Dyer

Library Links

Believe it or not, it’s almost time for spring vacation. Yeah, I know, spring? Really? But we all know that spring will come again and then the little rug rats will all be out for their week of rest and relaxation.  More...

Another cat abandoned

SACO – For the second time in about a month, a cat was abandoned in a box in the Saco Valley Shopping Center.  More...

On the market

There are 12 businesses that occupy the Five Points Shopping Center, now for sale. The center generates about $191 million for Biddeford in real estate taxes, and nearly $22,000 in business taxes. 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

Shopping for a new owner

The Five Points Shopping Center, located at 420 Alfred St., is for sale, though there is no asking price. The last major purchase of the center was in 2004 for $6.9 million. (Garrick Hoffman photo) More...

Biddeford’s Five Points Shopping Center for sale

BIDDEFORD – The Five Points Shopping Center is for sale, according to property management company Atlantic Holdings, LLC, which helps manage the shopping center’s property.  More...

Button show to be held

Button collectors and dealers from Maine and New England will gather in Biddeford 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, for their annual meeting and show of the Maine State Button Society. The show will be held at St. 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...