Sherburne St. in Sanford will soon be renamed Tanguay St., in honor of Leon Tanguay, a lifelong resident of Sanford who has lived on the street since 1947 and raised his family there. Mr. Tanguay is a World War II veteran who retired from a career as a stonemason at age 85. He will be 98 years old next month. Residents of the street who attended a Zoom session with Code Enforcement Officer Jamie Cole to review suggestions agreed Tanguay St. was the best choice. Other suggestions were April St. (to go along with with May, June and July Sts. in the neighborhood), Hackett St. and Hooyah St. City Clerk Sue Cote offered up the information that before it was called Sherburne St., it was known as Quebec St. Mr. Cole said the change will take effect the first week of April and residents will receive an official notice in the mail with their new address. He said this is the first of many duplicate street names in the City that will be changed to comply with the E911 system. This system, used throughout North America, automatically provides the caller’s location to 911 operators. It is vitally important in those emergencies when callers are unable to provide their address.
Best of Sanford: Please help the Friends of Downtown nominate local businesses and places for a fun “Best of Sanford” event coming up this spring. They are asking community members to nominate a place in each category, and will be rolling out four separate “rounds” of (survey) nominations with different categories! Nominations will be compiled and then 2-3 nominees in each category will move forward for the final “Best of Sanford” voting! Winners in each category will be listed and available to the public. The first round of the survey, which is about restaurants, is online now—go to surveymonkey.com/r/FODBestofNominations to submit your nominations!
Love Fried Chicken? Love to Support local veterans? Come get your fried chicken dinner March 19 at the Sanford VFW from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. The meal is drive-thru and includes mashed potatoes with gravy, a dinner roll, sweet corn, cookies and a bottle of water. The cost is $10 per meal. Raffle tickets will be available for our Ultimate Cornhole Package as well while they take your order – $5 each, 10 for $40, 25 for $80. Raffle tickets for the 2022 Harley will be available as well at $10 a ticket.