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Sanford residents and Maine National Guard members Sgt. Brett Baker and Pfc. Adam Mcleod were part of a team that was awarded Best Squad at the state’s 240th Regional Training Institute, held September 9-11. Competition events included a stress shoot, modified Army Combat Fitness Test, day and night land navigation, vehicle maintenance, casualty evacuation, various squad tactics obstacles, and a water crossing. Read the full story here:

Local Rabies Vaccination Clinics in September:

  • Tractor Supply – So. Sanford – Sunday, Sept. 18th from 4pm to 5:30pm. Call 490-0034 w/questions
  • Loyal Companion – Center for Shopping, Sanford- Monday, Sept. 26th from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Call 490-2412 w/questions

The Sanford-Springvale YMCA will be closed Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18, while the upper parking lot is being paved. It will reopen Monday, September 19.

This week, Sanford Fire Department probationary member Daniel Macinnis received his shield from D-Shift. Receiving your shield is a tradition that signifies you have met the requirements of the shift and are now a part of the SFD family. Congratulations Dan and continue the hard work!!

The Sanford Backpack Program’s Boxes of Joy campaign will kick off in mid-October. This program supplies boxes of holiday goodies and necessary items to local families in need. If you would like to sponsor a box, or learn more about the program, contact

Sanford resident Trevan Nordmann was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Portland this week for possessing and transporting child sexual abuse materials. He was sentenced to six years in prison and five years of supervised release. He pleaded guilty to the charges earlier this year. At least one of the videos found to be in his possession showed a child under the age of 12. The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) investigated the case.

Read last week’s Sanford Spartans Varsity Sports Recap here:

Sanford High School’s varsity volleyball coach (Coach Hill) is back at Nasson Community Center to share his love of the game with young, developing players! Please join him for clinics at Nasson beginning October 24. These clinics are open to players in grades 5-8 from any school district. Register here:

The Sanford-Springvale YMCA’s Kids Out Enrichment program provides after-school care for children in grades K-6 from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Financial assistance is available. For more information, see this page:

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