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Dedicated Volunteers Mark 6 Months of Bringing You Local News

Written by: Lisa Blanchette, SSN Editorial Board Member

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”-Helen Keller

The Sanford Springvale News is a non-profit newspaper, and we couldn’t maintain the website, Facebook, and E-Newsletter without numerous volunteers and financial supporters.

We have come so far since the first meeting on March 23, 2023 when approximately 20 individuals gathered with the common goal to rekindle the Sanford Springvale News. Those in attendance had varying skill levels in terms of working on a newspaper but all shared a strong feeling that our community needed to have a free source of factual information about what is happening in Sanford and Springvale. They shared a can-do attitude. Many times in the past few months our progress was described as flying while still learning to pilot the plane, but we have persevered because of the commitment of this core group of volunteers.

Thank you to all our volunteers who do so much to keep this important work going.

Editorial Board Members:  Kendra Williams (Sponsorship, Style Committee, Proofreader), Connie Garber (Liaison to SFSS, Finance Committee), Zendelle Bouchard (Style Committee, Social Media Editor), Barbara Sutcliffe (Finance Committee, Proofreader), Michelle McCarthy (Facilitator, Web & E-News Admin, Style Committee, Content Coordinator), Jack McAdam (Web Admin), Lee Burnett (Submissions Editor), Sue Murphy, Lisa Blanchette (Finance Committee, Events Editor), Gail Burnett (Copy Editor, Style Committee, Proofreader)  

Other Team Members:  Terry McCarthy (Tech Support), Dave Rude (Events, Social Media, Proofreading), Rosemary Guptil (Marketing), Terry Jellerson (Photographer, Distribution), Brett Williams (Editorial Board Ad-Hoc), Sam Bonsey (Editorial Board Ad-Hoc) 

Columnists:  Jordan Wilson (Fire & Police), Sue Murphy (Passages), Kristi King (Parks & Rec), Lisa Blanchette (Community Calendar), Carolyn Cadigan (News Notes & Real Estate), Mary Hastings (Economic Development), Kevin McKeon (Nature), Sam Bonsey (Local Sports) 

Reporters/Writers:  Lawrence Furbish (Features), Zendelle Bouchard (City News), Kendra Williams (School Board) 

If you would like to join this amazing team of volunteers to assure that Sanford and Springvale continue to have a free source of factual information about what is happening in our community and you share that can-do attitude, please contact us at and let us know you want to join the team. 

Our next big goal is to produce a print edition of the Sanford Springvale News – so look for updates on our progress toward that goal.  

We have established ourselves as a 501C3 under the fiscal sponsorship of Strategies for a Stronger Sanford. If you would like to support us financially we will have a donation button live very soon. In the meantime, Checks can be made out to: Strategies For a Stronger Sanford, with “Sanford Springvale News” on the memo line. Mail checks to SFSS at: P.O. Box 958, Sanford, ME. 04073.

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