News and Updates

12/09/2021: As you may have noticed the Homestead and Veteran exemptions have been reduced on your tax bill.  Instead of receiving the full exemption amount, Bowdoinham can only offer 91% of the exemption amount.  The highest the Board of Assessors could declare for the Town’s FY2022 certified ratio was 91%. The certified ratio is determined by Maine Revenue Service through analysis of assessed values and sales data.
12/08/2021: Saturday December 11 from 11-2 at the Fire Station Girl Scout Troop 721 is hosting a lunch at the fire station to raise money for their trip to the Galápagos Islands in June.  Come warm up with a hot bowl of chili or soup, chat with your friends, enjoy some delicious holiday treats, and check out the crafts the girls have been working on.  Lunch is $7 and includes a choice of bread and beverage.
Bowdoinham Quilt 1912-2012 , About the Quilt
12/07/2021: Calendars are available to purchase at the Town Office, Merrymeeting Hall, Bowdoinham Country Store and Bowdoinham Guild of Artisans Holiday Sale for $10. The Calendar showcases the Bowdoinham Quilt 1912-2012 that was created by many wonderful volunteers.  This calendar was sponsored by the Town of Bowdoinham to promote Bowdoinham’s rich history and raise money for the rehabilitation of the Town Hall.
12/06/2021: Cemetery Advisory Committee meeting for 12/6/21 has been cancelled.
12/02/2021: Holiday Festival begins December 3rd, starting Friday evening when Santa comes to Town and joins the community for our annual tree lighting and carols at the Fire Station.  The Bowdoinham Guild of Artisans' Annual Show and Sale begins Friday evening at the Town Hall and runs through Sunday afternoon.  Check our Town Calendar for Holiday events all month long. View various homes as they decorate for the Holiday Lights Contest, enjoy a special holiday farmers market, craft fair and a cookie swap.
12/01/2021: Voting is now open for the 2021 Holiday Lights Contest! Check out the voting boxes around town or vote online.
11/29/2021: As of November 29th public sand is now located at Mailly Waterfront Park.    
11/18/2021: Holiday Giving Tree  The giving season is coming quickly and we have already started preparations here at the Town Office. There will be three businesses hosting our giving tree: Three Robbers Pub, Bowdoinham Country Store and the Bowdoinham Hardware Store.
citizen of 2021
11/18/2021: The Citizen of the Year award is to recognize an individual that goes above and beyond for the people of the community of Bowdoinham. Bowdoinham’s Citizen of the Year is equally ready to lend a hand or lead the charge. Through many years of service to both the causes and citizens of Bowdoinham, they have never asked for, or sought, recognition.

We are Hiring:

The Town of Bowdoinham is currently seeking qualified applicants for an on-call snowplow operator. The successful candidate must hold a valid Maine CDL license and be able to work long hours and be available during all winter storms. Previous plowing experience preferred. Successful applicant must pass pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.  Wages are negotiable based on qualifications.

The Town of Bowdoinham is currently seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Public Works Driver/Operator.  This position is responsible for snow removal and sanding/salting operations, road, sidewalk and drainage construction and maintenance, park and cemetery maintenance, vehicle maintenance and other duties as assigned.  Preference will be given to applicants that hold a… more