July 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page


Down on the farm

Marc and Melissa Worrell of East Coast Alpacas will participate in Maine Open Farm Day. They will be open Saturday, July 22 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. More...

‘White privilege’ discussed in Saco

SACO – Community members gathered along the shores of Ferry Beach in Saco for a discussion about race and privilege in America.  More...


It’s time to address vetoes in the statehouse

Legislative Lowdown

It’s mid-July and although the hard work of the budget process is behind us, the Legislature is not quite adjourned for the year.  More...

Books, books, books … and a cemetery question

Library Links

Cemetery question first, while I have your attention. Following a walking tour of Laurel Hill Cemetery that attracted quite a turnout, I am working on a history of the cemetery, with the blessing of its trustees. More...

Trash bag prices go up in OOB

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – The town of Old Orchard Beach has not changed the price of its blue municipal trash bags since 2004, until now. Effective June 26 the cost for each 55-gallon trash bag increased from $1.50 to $2.50. More...

City closer to regulating recreational pot

SACO – After enacting an emergency zoning ordinance on May 8 to allow regulated distribution and cultivation of recreational marijuana in Saco, the city council has moved forward in its process to regulate it. 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


A step ahead

Thornton Academy graduating senior Shania Rodriguez, left, is the 2017 receipt of the Spirit of Service Scholarship. Sen. More...

Annual Bacon Street Festival is Aug. 6

The 10th annual Bacon Street Neighborhood Festival will be held noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6. The festival is free and will be held at 39 Sullivan St., in the St. Andre senior housing parking lot in the Bacon Street neighborhood.  More...

Another Chance Animal Rescue

This super sweet girl is a 14-year-young Persian. Allie would make a wonderful companion as she really just craves attention. 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...