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RiverJam 2017 plans underway

BIDDEFORD/SACO – Seeking to boost its attendance and provide a memorable experience for all, Heart of Biddeford and Saco Main Street have begun planning the 2017 RiverJam Festival with the help of others.   More...

News

Volunteers take lead on Waterhouse Field work

BIDDEFORD – Demolition work has begun at Waterhouse Field and more work is expected to be completed in coming weeks.  On Friday, May 5, Waterhouse Field Alumni Association President Jim Godbout dismantled the press box with equipment he re More...

Gymnastics teams close successful season

The end of meet season has come for team programs at Dudziaks gymnastics in Biddeford.  More...

Community News

May 23 workshop helpful for students applying for college

“How do colleges really chose students?” a look at the college admissions process, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 in the Deering Room at Dyer Library. The speaker will be Wendy Thompson of Westport Educational Consulting.  More...

High school runners can apply online for B2B event

Applications are being taken for the second annual Beach to Beacon High School Mile, a showcase event for top young runners from across Maine who want to compete against their peers on Aug. 4 in Cape Elizabeth.  More...

Juilliard students to perform at area theater

The Saco River Theatre Classical Music Series presents from Juilliard School of Music, “Music from Traveling Sounds.” Members have all won international awards in their respective instruments, and are among the brightest young talents on More...

Letters

Donation impressed mayor, officials

To the editor:   I would like to publicly thank the individual who anonymously sent me a check for $550 to pay for damages, “inflicted upon your city in the mid to late ’70’s.”  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...

OOB High School accredited

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – After more than 12 years since it was last accredited, Old Orchard Beach High School has earned accreditation again – and in full.  More...

Old Orchard Beach couple exchange volunteer hours for trek donations

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – Pairing a fundraiser with an almost dizzying amount of volunteer hours, Old Orchard Beach residents Meagan and Ben Poirier will put their feet to the pedals in the 180- mile Trek Across Maine in June to benefit the American More...

Transportation issues narrowed

SACO – Following a meeting that focused on transportation-related data in March, Saco’s Comprehensive Plan Committee, accompanied by the Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission, have begun eyeing goals, strategies and policies 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

Lucky Pup Rescue

This gorgeous boy is 80 pounds of sweet soul. More...

Foster parent program to launch

Spurwink Services was awarded the A Family for ME contract by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. More...

Giving back

The board of directors of the John C. Duranceau Scholarship Fund presented a $10,000 check May 5 for a new sound system to be installed in Biddeford High School’s Tiger Gym. More...

Editorial

Let’s strengthen the integrity of the Legislature

Beyond the Headlines

We live in an era where it’s easy to question whether government really has our back. Between the money and the lobbyists, it’s easy to lose sight of the good work taking place day in and day out.  More...

Encourage economic growth through employee ownership

Legislative Lowdown

Recently I had the chance to have dinner with Wick Johnson, long-time owner of Kennebec Technologies in Augusta. This is a company with about 65 employees that Wick has owned since 1984. They do precision machining for the aerospace industry. More...

‘Embellishments’ opens this weekend

Library Links

When I think of the Victorian era – roughly the years of Queen Victoria’s very long reign, 1837-1901, I picture dark, fancy, fancy parlors, horse-drawn carriages, muddy streets and uncomfortable clothing. More...