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Sanford airport gets $14,000 for runway repairs

Sanford airport gets $14,000 for runway repairs

SANFORD - Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport has been awarded $14,000 to seal cracks in runway pavement from the Federal Aviation Administration. The award is part of a $2.2 million grant that will fund infrastructure upgrades at nine airports in Maine.

New 4-H event stresses education, fun

Safety Saturday, May 31!

SPRINGVALE - With the goal of helping kids make safer choices, the University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering its first 4-H Safety Saturday on May 31. The program covers, ATV, bike, tractor and fire safety, and offers CPR instruction.


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Come visit us at the Sanford Farmers' Market this Wednesday in Springvale from 1:00-5:00pm at Rite Aid and Saturday from 8:00am-Noon in Central Park. Be sure to buy your raffle tickets ($3/ea) to support our market and the Maine Federation of Farmers' Markets. Enter to win a $100 and $500 (grand prize) from Johnny's Selected Seeds. .

Three vie for sheriff’s Democratic primary win

June 10 primary for York County Sheriff:

The pending retirement of York County Sheriff Maurice Ouellette has set off a three-way race for top cop in York County. Candidates William King, Dana Lajoie and Paul Main will be on the June 10 Democratic primary ballot. There are no Republican contenders for the post.

Local growers can get a jump on contest prepping

Ever wanted to grow a giant pumpkin?

SANFORD - Gardeners interested in growing giant pumpkins can get a start with seedlings offered at Springvale Nurseries on Main Street in Sanford.


Last weekend for "Oliver!"

Stop by Bradford Block Bistro for discount tickets!

Who has their tickets for the LAST weekend performances of "Oliver!" Friday and Saturday at Nasson Little Theatre at 7pm? All seating is general admission. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and children 12 and under. Dinner/Theater package available with our corporate sponsor, Bradford Block Bistro (right next door to the theater) Don't miss this AMAZING cast and crew. Reserve tickets at www.myotc.org or by calling the OTC Box Office at 207-294-2995 or at the door. Box office opens one hour prior to curtain. 'Consider Yourself' one of the family with Our Theatre Company!


Great work!!

32 Seventh Graders from SJHS worked diligently all morning raking leaves, cleaning trash, and spreading mulch to prepare for the upcoming fence installation! It's really happening, folks! Let's keep the park clean....prepare to clean up after your dog!

The National Parent Leadership Institute - NPLI

The National Parent Leadership Institute - NPLI

The Parent Leadership Training Institute enables parents to become leading advocates for children. Parents' opinions are often unheard. They lack advocacy skills, but not the motivation or will to change their children's lives. The PLTI teaches parents, who wish to improve the lifelong health, safet…

Sanford hunting for new high school, tech center leaders

Sanford hunting for new high school, tech center leaders

SANFORD - Sanford school administrators are planning the process to replace departing Sanford High School Principal Jed Petsinger and Sanford Regional Technical Center Director Jim Stopa.

Spose making mark on national stage

Spose is awesome...seriously

SANFORD - Ryan Michael Peters is funny and serious, laid-back and driven all at the same time. He is also a writer, father, musician, emcee and the rapper known as Spose.

Farm fresh – and more of it

Can't wait!

SANFORD - Farmers, crafters and herbalists will be among the vendors offering locally grown produce and other products in Central Park on Main Street for opening day of the sixth season of the Sanford Farmers’ Market on Saturday.

Sea Dogs wrap-up: Catch Mookie while you can

Sea Dogs Season!

Since the Boston Red Sox tend to move players up a league when their opponents no longer present a challenge, it might be wise to get out to Hadlock Field soon: Mookie Betts of the Sea Dogs is rapidly outgrowing Double A.

Observer News Briefs - 4/24

Info on everything from free passes to rummage sales to growing trees and more in the area:

Goodall library offers cultural perks



Put sign up, CHECK. Now all we need is Saturday, Farmers and Customers. Nice weather would be a bonus.

School site, design plans developing

School site, design plans developing

SANFORD - Planning for the proposed Sanford High School and Technical Center is moving on several fronts, including site design, land purchase and mechanical system choices, school officials said last week.

Film fest just the ticket

Can't wait!!

SANFORD - A month ago, James Harmon, Sanford High School’s Film Club adviser and Rebound program teacher, never intended to organize a film festival. But as of this week, plans for the first Sanford International Film Festival are under way, with 25 hours of movies to be shown from May 31-June 1 at…

Sanford Maine Dog Park


Please join us at our meeting on Wednesday at 6pm at the Goodall Library. Things are moving along, and we have some planning to do!
If you cannot make the meeting and you have any thoughts or questions please send me an email... [email protected]

Fashions for a cause

Coming up!

SANFORD - Featuring styles for the “young, to the young at heart,” the Y/Trafton Center’s Spring Fashion Show will be held on Saturday, April 26, at 11:30 a.m. at the Town Club in Sanford. The theme of this year’s show, the center’s largest fundraising event, is “Fashions – Generationally Speaking,”…

Sawmill making the cut

Pleasant River Pine planes the plank!

SANFORD - Saws are humming again at Pleasant River Pine on New Dam Road in Sanford, the site of the former Lavalley Lumber and sawmill.

Sanford Maine Dog Park

Can you help?

We should be able to get the fence up very soon, but we have some cleaning to do first! We have access to a wood chipper Saturday (April 19th) morning from 8-noon. The more people we have helping us out the more we can get chipped while we have the machine. Please stop by, even if it is just for a short while, and lend a hand if you can.

For Immediate Release: Save the Date for the Sanford International Film Festival


SANFORD, MAINE – An exciting new collaborative effort is underway to host a Film Festival in Sanford on the weekend of May 31–June 1. The City of Sanford and the Sanford Regional Economic Growth Council are working with partners in the community to generate a remarkable opportunity for members of t...

Doing right for old flags

Doing right for old flags

SANFORD - A Sanford woman is on a mission to help people properly dispose of American flags.

Fair offers students a look at careers


SANFORD - A career fair for Sanford High School and Sanford Regional Technical Center students will be held from 8-11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15, in the high school gym.

$35M school budget heads to council

Budget heads to City Council on Tuesday

SANFORD - The Sanford Budget Committee voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend that the City Council approve a school budget of just over $35 million; a municipal and school capital improvement plan totaling $1.69 million; and a $1.5 million, 10-year bond for school improvements.

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