Sangerville News
Low-income seniors, growers connect through Maine Senior FarmShare | Print |
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 08:07

By Meg Haskell
BDN Staff

SANGERVILLE — Spring is barely a gleam in the weatherman’s eye these days. But for some older Mainers, the rollout of the 2016 Maine Senior FarmShare program last week stirred deep anticipation of the sweet aroma of fresh-tilled soil and the welcome sight of tender young vegetables at local farm stands.

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MAINE SENIOR FARMSHARE Rainie Stutzman, left, and Wendy Frye carry lettuce to the greenhouse to be planted in Sangerville. Stutzman and her husband, who own Stutzman’s Farm Stand & Bakery, participate in the Maine Senior FarmShare Program that connects low-income seniors with participating farmers.

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Library receives $500 grant | Print |
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 08:47

SANGERVILLE — The Sangerville Public Library has been awarded $500 from the Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Trust Fund for new books to enhance the summer reading program.

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Fire destroys home in Sangerville | Print |
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 10:35

By Ryan McLaughlin
BDN Staff

SANGERVILLE — A home on Frenchs Mill Road was destroyed by fire on March 2, officials said.

The fire at the two-story residence broke out shortly before noon, according to Lt. Marc Boutilier of the Sangerville Fire Department. Boutilier said half of the house was gone when firefighters arrived to battle the blaze, so there was nothing crews could do to save the home.

A cause has not been determined, and the fire remains under investigation.

 

Crews from Sangerville, Dexter, Dover-Foxcroft, Guilford and Monson were sent to the home.

 
Martin’s Cleaning hopes to expand with $50,000 grant | Print |
Wednesday, 02 March 2016 11:56
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Observer photo/Stuart Hedstrom
MARTIN’S CLEANING SERVICE — The family owned and operated Martin’s Cleaning Service is hoping to expand its capabilities through a $50,000 grant application from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Micro-Enterprise Program. If awarded, the funding would provide for the purchase of additional cleaning equipment for larger jobs as well as a van with ramp to transport the equipment to the job site. Pictured are father and son Phil and Deven Martin.

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

SANGERVILLE — Residents, via a special town meeting vote in late January, approved a $50,000 application from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Micro-Enterprise Program for the family-owned Martin’s Cleaning Service. The grant application is earmarked to help the business expand, as awarded funds would provide for the purchase of additional commercial cleaning equipment and to acquire a van to transport the new equipment.

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