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The Sanford Fire Department would like to remind residents that a new burn permit is needed each day you have a fire, even in a covered or enclosed fire pit. Permits are quick and easy to obtain by going to and filling out a short form. will tell you at a glance what the fire danger is each day (updated daily at 9:00 a.m.).

As stores transition back to reusable bags, don’t be caught without one! You can purchase a reusable Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger bag at the Sanford Hannaford store for $2.50. They will donate $1 to the Sanford Backpack Program for each bag sold during the month of April.

Here’s an amazing opportunity to get beautiful hanging flower baskets for yourself, a friend, or for Mother’s Day. SHS Project Graduation has partnered with Wentworth Greenhouses to offer four different hanging baskets at $24 each. Choice of Wave Petunia, New Guinea Impatiens, Ivy Geranium or Fuchsia. You can pay by check made out to SHS Project Grad 2021 and mailed to: SHS Project Grad 2021, 100 Alumni Blvd, Sanford, ME 04073; or Venmo to @SHSpg (please indicate Flower Basket in the comment box). The deadline to order is April 30 and baskets are scheduled to arrive on May 5. Email Karen at with any questions.

Shop your winter blues away with the Local Vendor and Craft Sale on May 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 403 High St. in Sanford. This event is downscaled from previous years due to Covid guidelines, but a nice selection of items will be available. There will be raffles too, with proceeds benefiting the Maine Children’s Cancer Program.

York County Community Action administers MaineHousing’s heat pump program in York County, which pays for the cost and installation of heat pumps for eligible Maine homeowners. Heat pumps are a popular and efficient tool to help heat homes in cold climates. You may be eligible for a heat pump installation at no cost to you if:

  • You are eligible for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) and the Central Heating Improvement Program (CHIP)
  • You own and occupy your home
  • Your home is considered a good candidate for a heat pump as a secondary heating source

For more information, please call 207-206-1261. If you are not currently a recipient of Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) benefits, you may apply by phone at 207-459-2950.

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