New drug drop off box at Gorham PD

A collection box for unwanted prescription drugs was recently installed by volunteers in the lobby of the Gorham Police Department, 270 Main St.

The lobby is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Nate Moody, son of Shawn Moody of Moody’s Collision Centers, painted the box; Mike Sinnett of Sinnet Signs lettered it; and carpenter Curt Peffer installed the box into a lobby wall.

“It hasn’t cost the town a dime,” Lt. Christopher Sanborn said last week.

The box provides a receptacle for anyone to drop off unneeded or expired drugs. The department is still holding a prescription drug drop off day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26.

Gorham dancers earn scholarships

Dancers from the Dance Studio of Maine attended the West Coast Dance Explosion convention and competition in February in Boston.

Gorham dancers took classes, competed and auditioned for scholarships. Lindsey Nygren, Alyssa Libby, Madison Firmin, Bella Moulton and Jake Doolittle were awarded scholarships by the faculty. Scholarship finalists included Grace Perron, Maggy Aube, Izzy Dyer, Nicole Labbe, Lauren Paquet, Maddie Poulin, Vanessa Verville, Sophie Gagne and Olivia Garand.

Doolittle also received the award for Male Elite Dancer of the weekend with an invitation to perform in Las Vegas this summer.

Matthews on dean’s list

Allison Matthews of Gorham has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Lafayette College in Easton, Penn.

Genealogical society to meet

Paul Doucette of Gorham, president of the Greater Portland Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society, said the organization will meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, at 12:30 p.m. at the Cape Elizabeth Church of Latter Day Saints, 29 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth.

A social time at 12:30 p.m. precedes the program. Matthew Jude Barker will speak on “The Irish of Portland, Maine: A History of Forest City Hibernians.”

For more information, visit the group’s website at or call Doucette at 899-9640.

Good Friday service set

The Gorham Ecumenical Council is sponsoring a Good Friday service from noon-3 p.m. on Friday, April 18, at Cressey Road United Methodist Church, 81 Cressey Road in Gorham.

The service will be based on the last seven words of Christ, with an ecumenical group of ministers and lay leaders preaching. Hymns, meditations and prayers will also be included in the service.

U.S. taxpayer debt

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service reported on March 27 that the U.S. Public Debt was $17,533,579,816,074.13.

Showing the new drug drop off box installed in the lobby at Gorham Police Department are, from left, Lt. Christopher Sanborn, Shawn Moody, Mike Sinnett, Chief Ronald Shepard and Officer Ted Hatch. The box was painted at Moody’s Collision Center and Sinnett lettered it. 

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