News and Updates
02/11/2020: Richard Ferrier Scholarship Richard Ferrier Scholarship offers financial assistance to Bowdoinham residents between the ages of 13 and 18 as of April 1, 2020, to pursue their artistic, academic, athletic and vocational or life’s passion outside of the traditional school environment. The application deadline is April 1st. Paper applications are available at the Bowdoinham Public Library, and at the Maine Community Foundation website, www.mainecf.org to download and print.
02/11/2020: It is official, as part of the state wide celebration of Maine’s 200th year of statehood the Bowdoinham Historical Society is hosting the “Happy Birthday Maine Variety Show” on March 28th. This is going to be an evening of fun and entertainment for everyone in town. We are now looking for acts to fill the variety show. These acts are open to all ages and in true variety show fashion they can be of any type; musical, dance, poetry, skits, comedy or any other talent you want to share. We are limiting the whole show to two hours so acts should be no more than 10 minutes in length.
01/29/2020: Friends of Baxter State Park invites current Maine high school sophomores and juniors to submit an application to participate in the 12th annual Maine Youth Wilderness Leadership Program. The program includes a nine-day wilderness experience in Baxter State Park, scheduled for early August. The application deadline for the program is February 8, 2020. Please click here to learn more or apply online.
01/21/2020: Lower Main Street will be closed to thru traffic from 11am on Friday, January 24th until 10pm on Saturday, January 25th for the Ice & Smelt Festival. Lower Main Street is he Town owned section of Main St between River Rd and Mailly Waterfront Park. The street will only be closed from the Credit Union entrance to the railroad tracks. The portion of the road between Three Robbers and the Masonic Hall will be open. Mailly Waterfront Park will be open, please use River Rd entrance.
01/10/2020: Maine Department of Environmental Protection is now accepting applications for a Small Community Grant to correct malfunctioning septic systems. If you or someone you know is having problems with their septic the program maybe able to help. The application must be submitted by the Municipality and the deadline is February 7th, 2020.
01/06/2020: Dear Fellow Artist, The Merrymeeting Arts Center invites you to join us for our 2nd Annual Equinauxion, on March 21, 2020.
01/02/2020: State Law requires all dogs six months and older to be licensed by January 1st, however there is a grace period of January 31st before a late fee is incurred. Neutered/Spayed Dog - $6.00 Not Neutered Dog - $11.00 After January 31st there is a $25.00 late fee.
01/02/2020: Work continues to bring fiber optic internet to over 200 homes in the most rural portions of Bowdoinham that currently do not have access to high speed broadband. The Town of Bowdoinham and LCI Fiber Optic Network, with the assistance of a ConnectME grant, have partnered to tackle this large infrastructure project that will require that 25 miles of fiber optic cabling to be installed on over 700 telephone poles on the following roads:
11/13/2019: Age-Friendly Bowdoinham in conjunction with Bowdoinham Fire and Rescue Department will be distributing 5-gallon buckets of winter sand this winter. This program is designed for those residents that cannot pick up their own winter sand from the Town’s courtesy sand pile located at the entrance to the old Public Works property at the waterfront. Special thanks to Bowdoinham Hardware for providing the 5-gallon buckets to the Town for this program.