News and Updates
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.
11/07/2019: The Fire Department needs your help with their Thanksgiving Pie Fundraiser! Pies (or other baked goods) are needed on Monday, November 25th. If you are able & willing to bake a pie in support of this great community fundraiser, please contact Firefighter Ken Chase at 666-3505.
10/22/2019: Lincolnville Communications, Inc. is in the process of securing all pole permits (over 700 poles!) and completing their final fiber build out design. They are planning on completing the fiber build out by the end of this year. LCI Customer Service Unit will begin contacting applicants in December to go over all details, discuss any additional cost (i.e., if fiber drop from pole to house is beyond the first 250 ft included in he $100 install fee) – and start setting up installs for January, February and March. We've not heard which roads they are planning on starting with, but understand
10/22/2019: Snow Plowing Bob King 522-8025 Kevin O'Farrell 721-8726 Jim McPherson 666-3049 Dennis Weeks 522-1876
10/18/2019: Sealed bids, plainly marked “Surplus Property Bid" on the outside of the mailing envelope, addressed to Nicole Briand, Director of Planning & Development, 13 School Street, Bowdoinham, Maine 04008 will be accepted until
10/17/2019: State and Municipal Referendum /Annual Election November 5, 2019 Polls are open 8:00am – 8:00pm Bowdoinham Town Hall, 13 School Street
09/20/2019: This is to follow-up on the memo on the back of your Tax Bill, (attached below). There has been a number of questions about the 20% increase on Building Values. Why? In order to maintain our certified ratio of 100% and comply with State Statues. This directly affects exemptions and reimbursements from the State. Shouldn’t the Mil Rate Come Down?
09/17/2019: Dear Bowdoinham Residents in the ConnectME Fiber Optic Internet project area.