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Dr. Robert Cummins and Frank Connors 1972
09/01/2020: “Two dozen people meeting in the Town Hall on a warm evening in April, 1970, formed what was soon to become our Bowdoinham Historical Society. Dr.
08/26/2020: Presidential Election and Municipal Election is November 3, 2020. You can begin requesting absentee ballots as of August 10th, but ballots will not be available for mail or pick up until 30 days before the election (around October 5th). You can request an absentee ballot:
08/26/2020: Economic Recovery Grant Open. Apply by September 9! Are you a Maine business or non-profit who: Has 50 or fewer employees (at any time during the year), Experienced a 20-percent loss, And are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and related public health response? For more information, please visit our website:  ​​​​​​​https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MEDACF/bulletins/29b8cdb
08/25/2020: “If thou of fortune be bereft, and in thy store there be but left two loaves, sell one, and with the dole, buy hyacinths to feed thy soul.” ― John Greenleaf Whittier In this year of Covid, be all need ‘bread'…. But we all also need some ‘hyacinths', as well… Something lovely to enjoy to ‘feed our souls’.   Sunday afternoons 1-5pm August 23, through September  
08/13/2020: Town of Bowdoinham Select Board Meeting August 13 at 5:30 p.m.
08/11/2020: The library reopened on June 2nd, with limited hours – Tuesdays 10-2 and Fridays 2-6.
08/11/2020: At the Bowdoinham Select Board meeting on August 11, 2020, the Select Board voted to accept Town Manager Thomas Woodin’s resignation. Pursuant to his employment contract, Tom has provided 45 days notice to the Board, and will work closely with the Board and Town staff to ensure a smooth transition. The Select Board wishes Tom well in his future endeavors.  
08/05/2020: Labbe completed the installation of the 18” culvert yesterday.  They are starting on the southern(old landfill road) arch today, but encountered some high ledge in the road bed on the northern side.  They will have to hammer out the ledge in order to install the footings.  
07/30/2020: The Town of Bowdoinham now offers a “Tax Club Plan” that allows property owners to pay their annual property tax bill in monthly installments without incurring interest. This plan was first authorized by a vote at the town meeting in June 2014. To be eligible to participate in this plan, the property owner must be current with their property taxes, must enroll no later than August 14, 2020 and must abide by the requirements of the plan.
07/30/2020: The Town is currently seeking nomi- nations for Citizen of the Year. The criteria for this award are as follows: • The Citizen of the Year award recipient shall be an outstanding individual recognized for their impact on the lives of Bowdoinham citizens, a special individual who shows dedication and spirit beyond what is considered regular duty. • The following characteristics will be considered: present activities, previous activities, charitable/philanthropic efforts, improvement in the quality of life for Bowdoinham residents, and commitment to the community.

We are Hiring:

The Town of Bowdoinham is accepting applications for an on call snow plow operator. The successful candidate must hold a valid Maine class B or C license. Also must be able to work long hours and be available during all winter storms. Applicant must submit to pre- employment drug and alcohol testing. Previous Plowing Experience preferred. Salary negotiable D.O.Q.   

The Town of Bowdoinham is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of assistant town clerk/assistant tax collector at the Town Office.  This position is for approximately 30 hours per week and will be responsible for collecting taxes and fees as well as issuing license, permits and motor vehicle registrations as well as other office duties.