News and Updates
05/09/2019: The Town will be partnering with Lincolnville Communications, Inc. (LCI) to apply for a ConnectME Infrastructure Grant this spring in hopes of bringing high-speed internet to the unserved areas of Bowdoinham. To make our best case to win the highly competitive ConnectME grant, we need to show that the service is wanted by residents. Residents can sign up for LCI’s internet service by submitting a signed pre-application with LCI.
05/08/2019: What is rabies? Rabies is a disease that is caused by a virus. It affects the brain and spinal cord and can cause death if left untreated. Rabies in people is very rare in the United States, but rabies in animals - especially wildlife - is common in most parts of the country including Maine. An animal with rabies is called a “rabid” animal. How is rabies spread?
05/03/2019: The Town is currently seeking nominations for Citizen of the Year. This award is presented to the selected nominee at the annual Celebrate Bowdoinham event in September. The criteria for this award are as follows: • The Citizen of the Year award recipient shall be an outstanding individual recognized for their impact on the lives of Bowdoinham citizens, a special individual who shows dedication and spirit beyond what is considered regular duty.
04/19/2019: One new feature of this redesigned website is the Weekly Digest. This feature will send you an email once per week (on the weekend) and inform you of new events and meetings for the coming week. It also will provide you with any new posts on the website. To sign up to receive the Weekly Digest, go to the "Home" menu and click on "Signup for the Weekly Digest". We hope you like this new feature!
03/12/2019: Advisory Committee on Aging – 6 members and 2 alternates Board of Appeals – 1 alternate member
03/08/2019: The Second Half of your 2019 Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes are due APRIL 16, 2019 You can pay your taxes online at www.bowdoinham.com/online-service/property-tax-payment.
03/08/2019: Believe it or not, it’s that time again to donate and shop the Rummage Sale! Thank you to all of those who have donated to make our rummage sale very successful yearly! We love the variety of items of that come but as a reminder we do not accept TVs, or large appliances. Our Sale will be Friday, April 26th from 5pm-7pm $1 entry fee (no early birds), Saturday, April 27th 9am-noon. Our donation times will be by appointment. All proceeds benefit the school’s field trips and additional learning opportunities throughout the year.
03/08/2019: The Clothes Closet will be opening again on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6pm beginning March 13th. We will have spring and summer clothes out. Donations of clean clothes in good condition can be dropped off during those hours. Anyone is welcome to “shop” at the Clothes Closet. The clothes are free, but donations are welcome and help with expenses. The Clothes Closet is located at the Nazarene church on the corner of School and Main Streets (7 School St.).
03/08/2019: We gather Monday mornings from 9-12 to continue to make Merrymeeting Hall ready for use. All are welcome. Just stop by and take a look at what is going on. Though it will be unfinished, we would love to to have Merrymeeting Hall open in mid-late March. To help out or inquire about using Merrymeeting Hall, please contact
03/08/2019: We are so excited for our second season at Peary’s Garden to begin! We’re taking applications—come join your neighbors and grow your own food and flowers this year in Bowdoinham’s community garden, located on Sadie Lane (behind the Farm Cart).