News Notes: March 14, 2021

The Sanford Backpack Program will have a community food distribution at Willard and Lafayette Schools on Thursday, March 18 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Three Rivers Land Trust has a new video about the proposed Sanford Community Forest. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMaFmv72gpM.

Due to a Covid-19 exposure, the Springvale Library is closed for all services from March 13 to March 24. Curbside will not be available. Check their website for updates and information: springvalelibrary.org.

Do you qualify for a Homestead Exemption? If you are a permanent resident of Maine and have owned a home in Maine for the past twelve months prior, you do! The homestead exemption provides a reduction of up to $25,000 in the value of your home for property tax purposes. Once you fill out a homestead tax exemption, it will roll over automatically every year – there’s no need to file a new application unless you move to a new residence. The deadline to apply is April 1. Print out your application here: https://www.maine.gov/revenue/sites/maine.gov.revenue/files/inline-files/homesteadapp.pdf.

MaineHealth has updated their visitor policy which includes Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford and the Goodall Campus here in Sanford. Read it here: https://www.mainehealth.org/Patients-Visitors/Visitor-Restrictions.

No appointment is required for non-respiratory care needs – like strains, sprains, injuries and more – at the SMHC Walk-In Clinic at Goodall. Either walk-in to be seen or schedule your visit. Appointments are required for symptomatic COVID-19 testing and all patients with COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms. PLUS non-symptomatic COVID-19 testing is now available by appointment. Call 490-7900 to schedule. For hours/more info, visit https://www.mainehealth.org/Southern-Maine-Health-Care/Services/Walk-In-Care.