About Us

Since the Sanford News ceased publication a few years ago, there has been no single source for news and information in our community. A city of 20,000+ people should have a news outlet, so we created the Sanford Springvale News in the summer of 2020. The SSN is the community’s source for all information including: 

  • City Council & other meeting summaries
  • Major happenings  
  • Business news
  • School news 
  • Events and activities
  • And much more! 

The Sanford Springvale News is a free, nonpartisan publication, and support from the community is vital for its survival. We have been working without pay to this point, but need your help to keep it going. There are advertising and sponsorship opportunities available, and donations are being accepted as well to help the publication survive and grow.  

We currently distribute 1,000 paper copies to stores and other locations across Sanford and Springvale. A printable version with color photos and ads is available to download and print from our website. We have over 550 subscribers to the e-newsletter that goes out twice a week. Our Facebook presence is also growing rapidly, as well as our website traffic.  

Would you like to help support our publication? Here’s how: 

  1. Advertise with us: check out our rates page and give us a call to get started. Your ad will be in the paper, the printable publication, e-newsletter and website, and will also be mentioned on Facebook (we will post the ad for that week, tag your business, and will put contact information for your business in the post).  Visit our Ad Rates page for more info.
  2. Sponsorship: We have a variety of sponsorships available, whether it be a certain section of the publication, or the publication itself, which would include an advertisement thanking you as a sponsor in all the avenues we offer. Contact us through our web form, or email Liz at sanfordspringvalenews_ads@outlook.com to learn more.
  3. Donation: We are now accepting donations to help support our work, add more news, and increase distribution. You will be thanked for your donation on our media outlets, unless you would prefer to remain anonymous. You can donate by Paypal, debit or credit card using this button, or mail a check to Sanford Springvale News, PO Box 553, Springvale ME 04083.

We are also looking for ways to improve this publication, so if you would like to join our team, please let us know. Anything you can do to help keep the news and information flowing to the residents of Sanford and Springvale, whether it’s submitting articles, taking photos, or just helping to share community events news, will be greatly appreciated.

Who Are We?

Zendelle Bouchard is the SSN’s Editor and Publisher. She writes most of the content, and edits submissions and press releases for publication. She is a resident of Sanford, with a background in publishing and writing about antique and vintage dolls.

Dave Rude is our Associate Editor. He combs dozens of community websites and Facebook pages twice a week for news and information, and assists with editing and proofreading. He resides in Sanford, where he spoils his dog rotten.

Liz Kilkenny handles Advertising and Marketing. She lives in Springvale and has five kids in the Sanford School System. She has been an Ambassador for the Sanford Springvale Chamber of Commerce for almost four years, and has over ten years of experience in advertising and marketing.