News Blast February 17, 2017

Durham Photo Contest Deadline Extended!

Due to the low number of submissions we have decided to push the deadline to May 31st


With your attachment please include the following:

Image Category:
Photo Description:
Email Address:
Phone #:
Physical Address:
Please title image attachments in the following manner:  Last Name_Category.jpg
All images must be 2000 pixels minimum in length
Limit 3 images per category
Deadline February 24th
Not a Durham Resident?  No problem!  Open to all Mainers!!
Please send submission to:

tritownpenguinThe Tri-Town Penguins Snowmobile Club (Durham, Freeport, Pownal) meets on the last Tuesday of each month from September to April.  Meetings are held at the Durham Fire Station 615 Hallowell Road Durham beginning at 7pm.  The next meeting is Tuesday, February 28th.  New members are always welcome.  For more information, please contact Duncan Daly at 865-6188 or Mike Yates at 233-6952.

RSU 5 Board of Directors Meeting

March 1, 2017 Board meeting


Looking for nominees for the Spirit of America Award

The Spirit of America Foundation Tribute is presented in the name of Maine municipalities to local individuals, organizations and projects for commendable community service.
Nominees should be submitted no later than February 21st, 2017.

Durham Sand

Sand is available at the salt shed on Hallowell Road.  Please limit yourself to two (2) five gallon buckets.  This is for Durham residents ONLY.

Quilt Retreat

Saturday, February 18th ~ 9am – 9pm
Sunday, February 19th ~ 9am – 3pm
Durham Eureka Community Center

Browntail Moth Population Spikes

Many people in parts of Maine, especially the mid-coast region, have been adversely affected by the recent spike in the browntail moth population. The population is expected to further increase this year.

To help educate the public on Browntail moth management and avoidance, the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, along with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension  have worked together to plan a series of meetings in towns that have been, or are at risk to be, significantly impacted by Browntail moth in 2017.

The presentations will cover: ID of browntail caterpillars and winter nests, ways to manage browntail in your area, and precautions residents in affected areas should take.


Upcoming Events & Meetings

Monday, February 20, 2017

Town Office Closed


Tuesday,  February 21, 2017


Durham Eureka Community Center, corner of Route 9 and Route 136, hosts cribbage every Tuesday from 9 a.m.- noon.

Selectmen’s Meeting

There will be a regular Selectmen’s Meeting held at the Town Office at 6:30pm.