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Upcoming Drug Take Back Initiative - Sanford

On April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Sanford Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your medications for disposal to the Sanford Police Department at 935 Main Street. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last September, Americans turned in 242,000 pounds—121 tons—of prescription drugs at nearly 4,100 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,000 state and local law enforcement partners. 
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S.

Upcoming Drug Take Back Initiative - Sanford

On April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Sanford Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your medications for disposal to the Sanford Police Department at 935 Main Street. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last September, Americans turned in 242,000 pounds—121 tons—of prescription drugs at nearly 4,100 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,000 state and local law enforcement partners. 
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S.

Education chief visits schools in southern Maine

SANFORD, Maine (AP) -- Maine's top education official is continuing his "listening tour" with stops in southern Maine to hear from teachers, superintendents, students and parents.

Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen on Monday will visit Sanford High School and Massabesic High School in Waterboro. A public forum will be held Monday night in Sanford to hear ideas on what can be done to improve Maine's education system.

The stops are part of Bowen's pledge to visit Maine's nine superintendent regions in his first 100 days on the job.

Suspect indicted in 2008 rape of Sanford teen

SANFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Sanford police say a man who's currently serving a federal prison term has now been indicted for the rape of a 14-year-old, who was walking to school, three years ago.

Dane Wilba Bosley was indicted for Gross Sexual Assault, Kidnapping, Assault and Criminal Threatening by a York County Superior Court Grand Jury.

Police say the teenager was walking to school on a wooded path behind the Sanford Armory around 7 a.m. in October of 2008, when Bosley approached her with a knife.  They say he forced her into a secluded area, and raped her.

The victim told officials at Sanford High School, and they called police.  While there were few leads at the time of the crime, police did collect DNA evidence from the victim and from the scene.  That evidence was processed by the state crime lab and entered into a database.

Hundreds of Volunteers to be Recognized During National Volunteer Week

Tuesday, April 12 in Sanford – 11:00 AM -2:30 PM
Thursday, April 14 in Portland – 11:00 AM -2:30 PM

Scarborough, Maine—Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA) will be recognizing its many volunteers at special luncheon events during National Volunteer Week. Nine volunteers will be honored for 20 or more years of service. According to Ken Murray, Volunteer Manager at SMAA, more than 1,300 volunteers have been invited.

Spring Clean Up Day

The Town of Sanford, Public Works Department has chosen this years date for the seventh annual clean up day to be Wednesday, May 18, 2010.  Clean up Day has become a day when individuals, groups as well as municipal employees get out and help clean up the town.  Volunteers pick up trash on the sides of the roads in an effort to keep our town clean.  Some groups that like to get involved are:  Strategies for a Stronger Sanford, Sanford Housing Authority, Waban and a group of seniors at Sanford High School.

Fire Marshal investigates fire in Sanford

SANFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The State Fire Marshal's Office will look into the cause of a fire overnight at an apartment building in Sanford.

The Sanford Fire Department was first called to the scene of a building fire at 35 Lebanon Street at 12:22 AM Sunday.

On arrival, Acting Chief Richard Bond says they found smoke showing from the second floor of the four unit building.

Three people were taken to Goodall Hospital in Sanford; among them a man on home oxygen support.

Chief Bond says several other stations helped out in fighting the fire and that the operation ran very smoothly.

The fire started in a second floor apartment, and that unit suffered serious damage from the flames, smoke and water. The other 3 units sustained smoke and water damage.

Bond says he wouldn't venture a guess as to a cause until the Fire Marshal investigated.