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Tuesday, November 2, is Election Day. There are seats for City Council, School Committee, Water District Trustee and Sewer District Trustee on the ballot, as well as three statewide referendum questions. City Hall is open Friday, October 29, until 5:00 p.m. for in-person absentee voting in the Council Chambers on the third floor. You can also vote at the polls on Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. If you aren’t sure what ward you live in, find your address on this page. You can view a sample ballot here. Polling places are:

  • Ward 1: Nasson Community Center Gym, 457 Main St., Springvale
  • Ward 2: St. Ignatius Hall, 25 Riverside Ave.
  • Ward 3: Sanford High School, 100 Alumni Blvd., use door #41

On Thursday afternoon, October 28, the City’s contractor struck a gas service on Prescott St. while performing roadway reconstruction. The Contractor’s superintendent immediately called 911 and the Fire, Police, and Public Works Departments responded to secure the area and evacuate residences and businesses within 300 feet as a precautionary measure. Unitil Gas was contacted according to Sanford’s Emergency Action Plan. They assessed the situation, and with assistance from the City’s and Contractor’s forces, had the service shut off within an hour.

Sanford Parks and Recreation Coordinator, Lori Hegarty, is now leading line dancing at the Memorial Gym, 678 Main St. Parking is on the right hand side of the building and in back of building. Dance from 10:30-11:30 Wednesday mornings. Cost is just $2 each week you participate – pay supervisor on duty. Plenty of room for social distancing. Masks are not required. If you have questions call Lori at 324-9130. There will be no dance on November 10.

The Holly Daze Parade will return December 3! The parade application and information are available now on the Recreation Departments website at sanfordrec.com.

Sanford Backpack Program’s month of giving for their Box of Joy campaign starts November 1! Would you like to sponsor a box for a family to enjoy in December? You can fill the box with your family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, etc. Send an email to either sbp@strongersanford.org or 22graced@gapps.sanford.org to sign up!

The Trafton Center’s annual pie sale begins November 1st and will run through November 18th. Pick up a homemade pumpkin, apple or blueberry pie to liven up your holiday table! For more information, call Trafton at 457-0080.

“Tony’s legacy lives on” at the Academy of Business at Sanford High School, named for Antonio Troiano. Read his story in the Sanford School’s Legacy Foundation’s newsletter here.

Players at the 3rd Annual Bob L’Heureux Par Three Tournament held on October 8th enjoyed a beautiful day of golf and fun. The winning team again this year was Sean Dumont, Willie Dumont, Mike Ramini and Joe Divincenzo. 11 teams participated and the food was provided by John Edmonds. The Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Pine Hollow Little Par Three owner Mark L’Heureux for organizing and hosting the event, volunteers Julie Turner from Senior Planning Center and friend for running the putting contest, as well as Corporate Principal Sponsor Partners Bank, Corporate Sponsors Atlantic Broadband, Southern Maine Health Care , Partner Sponsor Kennebunk Savings, Event Sponsor Edward Jones of Sanford, and hole sponsors Cabana’s Auto Body, Vetted Maine, After Glow Edibles, ROHM America, Town Square Realty, and Senior Planning Center.

Chamber of Commerce President Rick Stanley with the winning team.
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