News and Updates
04/29/2020: From the Office of the Governor - After months of tireless efforts and decisive action by people across Maine, our state appears to be flattening the curve against COVID-19. However, we should not expect life to return to normal. Instead, we have to embrace a new normal – a different way of doing business, shopping, traveling and recreating that keeps us all safe. To that end, the Mills Administration has prepared a plan to gradually and safely restart Maine’s economy.
04/17/2020: As you may be aware, a monkey wrench was thrown into our plans for the annual Bowdoinham Library Plant sale, but we have found a way to move forward with an online sale: https://bowdoinhamplantsale.com/
04/16/2020: Due to the COVID19 health emergency we are all experiencing, Bowdoinham’s municipal offices are experiencing changes is how business is conducted.
04/07/2020: Augusta, MAINE - Governor Janet Mills is encouraging Maine small business owners to consider applying for assistance with payroll, rent, and other operational expenses through the new federal Paycheck Protection Program. The program, administered by the U.S.
04/04/2020: For the time being, the Town of Bowdoinham will be conducting public meetings via video conferencing. This is in accordance with emergency legislation (PL 2019, c. 617) enacted by the Maine legislature on March 17, 2020, which temporarily authorizes remote participation at municipal board and committee meetings by board members and the public. The Select Board has arranged for the public to safely view or listen to various municipal board meetings such as the Select Board, Finance Advisory Committee and Planning Board via Zoom. Joining by Computer
04/04/2020: The Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed revisions to the Land Use Ordinance to address marijuana definitions, uses and standards and Select Board Licensing.
04/01/2020: Attached is a slide deck of what is required because once you start it you cannot save, you must finish the entire application. If the business has the sales and expense info for the previous 12 months, the entire app shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes. Even if a business doesn't get or want the loan, one could still be eligible for the $10K grant portion (they call it forgivable).
04/01/2020: All Bureau of Motor Vehicles Branch Offices Closed to the Public Effective Tuesday, March 17, all of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles' offices will be closed to the public until further notice, to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Maine. All of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles' Mobile Unit visits are also suspended until further notice.