News Notes: May 23, 2021

Melinda Graffam has organized a fundraiser for the Bennett family, whose home on Railroad Ave. was destroyed by fire on May 20. Visit this page if you can help: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-the-bennetts-family-rebuild-home

The Press Herald is reporting that the Sanford Walgreen’s pharmacy administered “deactivated” doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to some patients this week, when workers accidentally diluted the vaccine with sterile water instead of saline solution. Walgreens is notifying those patients affected to return for an active dose.

The Springvale and Goodall Libraries will both be continuing to require patrons to wear masks in the library for now. Most other Covid restrictions are being lifted.

As of May 24, masks and social distancing will no longer be required at Holy Family and Notre Dame Churches. Mass will continue to be live streamed for those who are more comfortable worshiping from home.

Let’s celebrate our 2021 graduates! Send a balloon, or as many as you like to a graduating senior. Just $5.00 each. The Sophomore Class will deliver the balloon, along with your message, and tie it to the graduate’s mail post, (or other suitable location if there is no mailbox) the week of graduation. Just print and fill out this form and mail it in with a check OR email your message and pay via Venmo or PayPal. Just make sure to put Balloon in the memo. Venmo: Search Kristie Baker (Spartan Head Logo) Paypal paypal.me/Spartans2023 Questions or messages can be sent to Michael Kane mkane@sanford.org or Kristie Baker kbaker@sanford.org. Order deadline in May 28.

Sue Lamoreau of Sanford Regional Technical Center has been recognized as an Extraordinary Educator by Junior Achievement of Maine. Read the interview with her here.

York County Community Action’s Transportation program was recently awarded $15,000 by The John T. Gorman Foundation “to support same-day transportation services for York County residents, so they may meet essential, urgent needs.” The Gorman Foundation’s 2021 Direct Services Grants awarded a total of $1 million to 71 organizations who are addressing the immediate needs of vulnerable Mainers in all 16 counties.