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02/08/2021: We are very excited to bring you The Ice & Smelt Festival this year! This year Ice & Smelt is going to be a week-long Festival, February 15th-20th. We have events that are going to be located throughout town, with the goal of getting you and your family outside for a safe winter festival! We are excited to offer programs sponsored by the Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham Public Library, and the Recreation Department!  
02/01/2021: The Town Office and Recycling will be closed on Tuesday, February 2nd, due to the winter storm.  The Solar Project meeting is still planned as scheduled for 6:30pm via zoom. Be safe!
01/25/2021: Watercraft storage rack spaces are now available for the 2021 boating season!
01/13/2021: Due to the high demand for recycling, new hours have been added! Now open Tuesdays Noon to 6:00pm! Don't forget: due to the current shared location with Public Works,  recycling operations will be suspended while snow plows are out. To receive a text alert when there are closures click here to sign up.
01/06/2021: Bowdoinham’s long-standing Recycling Program is an enormous source of pride for the Town, and an important way our community can contribute to reducing waste and living more sustainably.
01/06/2021: Hello fellow neighbors, Winter is coming, and snowmobile season is almost here!     Bowdoinham is lucky to have an extensive trail system thanks to the many landowners in Bowdoinham, Bowdoin, and Richmond that have granted us access to over 40 miles of recreational snowmobile trails for use throughout the winter months.  Not only do these trails allow us to travel throughout our community, but they are also interconnected with other trail systems that expand into many towns all over the state.
01/05/2021: This year's Holiday Lights Contest winners are: Best Lights - 39 Abbagadassett Road; Best Traditional - 1404 River Road; Best Decorations - 66 Carding Machine Road; Most Creative - 39 Abbagadassett Road; Facebook Favorite - 1404 River Road
01/05/2021: Ski and Skate rentals are now available through the Town Office! Come in and sign out ski and skate equipment today! We have sizes from youth to adult that are ready to be used on the snow and ice! Rentals are available during office hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 8:30-4:00 and Wednesday 9:00-6:00.  Come get your skis and skates today!
01/04/2021: Friends of Merrymeeting Bay’s (FOMB) first presentation of their 24th annual Winter Speaker Series, Seabrook Nuclear Plant: Winds of Change?, features Doug Bogen, Executive Director of the Seacoast Anti-Pollution League. This event, FOMB’s first ever virtual meeting presentation will be held via Zoom and is accessible via a hyperlink at the top of the FOMB web page at www.fomb.org . The event takes place Wednesday January 13th at 7 pm and is co-sponsored by Peace Action Maine.