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5,000th Baby Receives Alfond Grant 

A baby from Brunswick has become the 5,000th Maine newborn to receive a $500 Harold Alfond College Challenge Grant.Officials say Sebastian Bond is getting a head start on his college fund through the scholarship program, which was formed through the estate of the late Harold Alfond, found of Dexter Shoe Company.Sebastian was born May 6th.Since the program went into effect in 2008, it has contributed $2.5 million to NextGen college savings accounts to help families prepare early for the costs of higher education.