October 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page


Like a good scare?

Student volunteers from Thornton Academy, Biddeford and Old Orchard Beach High Schools prepare to scare the victims of the Trail of Terror, at Aquaboggan on Route 1 in Saco, which opens Thursday, Oct More...

Do you dare?

Proceeds from this year’s Trail of Terror go to OOB365’s Fun Family Friendly Events. This year’s event has about 50 volunteers to help organize the trail. More...

Options for turbine point to removal, but what next?

SACO – The defunct wind turbine in front of the Amtrak Station is expected to be removed before the end of the year. City officials are already discussing what might take its place.  More...


OOB voters be warned

To the editor:   This coming Nov. 7, our ballot will include a question regarding a yes or no vote to approve or disapprove of a proposal to build a casino in Old Orchard Beach. What? Really? More...

Candidate supported hike

To the editor:   I am writing to remind Saco voters that former Councilor Marston Lovell cast the deciding vote on May 21, 2012 when then Mayor Mark Johnston raised taxes 18 percent in fiscal year 2013. More...

Vote no on a casino

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Community center’s future is unsure

BIDDEFORD – The Biddeford City Council approved a short term fix for the J Richard Martin Community Center, but a lengthier discussion will be necessary to determine how best to handle the almost 130-year-old building.  More...

Election 2017

Two seek mayor’s seat in Saco

Saco Mayor Ronald Michaud will not seek reelection this fall. Instead, former mayor Donald Pilon will run against former city councilor Marston Lovell. Below are their answers to survey responses. Name: Marston D. 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


Fall town hall forums opportunity for accountability

Beyond the Headlines

We’ve seen stories of late of Congress people on both sides of the aisle afraid to hold town hall style forums back home in their districts with their constituents. More...

Starting school later was needed, smart move

Legislative Lowdown

The hardworking people of Biddeford, used to long hours and early shifts, know how to get out of bed on time. But anyone who’s had to wake up a teenager at 5 a.m. knows how much they need their sleep. More...

Library Links

Donations mean ‘two-ply’ win for patrons and residents

I was perusing the new fiction section at Libby Memorial Library earlier this week when I heard an eerie “Oooooooooooooo” sound coming from the fiction Q to Z section. My curiosity piqued and I hurried over to investigate. 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...