News Blast March 17, 2017


Warrant Information Session

If you missed the warrant information session on March 16th, here are two handouts from the session.
Fire Department Staffing (Warrant Article #19)
Solid Waste Curbside Collection (Warrant Articles #4 & #5)

Town Report 

Town Report Information

Animal Control Officer

The Town of Durham is seeking applications for the position of Animal Control Officer.  The successful applicant must either be certified by the State of Maine or be willing to become certified.  This position is paid a stipend.  Interested parties should submit an application to, Town Administrator, 630 Hallowell Road, Durham, ME 04222, or
Job Description

2017 Municipal Election

2017 Municipal Election will be taken place on Friday, March 31, 2017. Polls will be open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.  Absentee voting is taken place currently at the Town Office during regular business hours.  Cut off for the absentee voting is Monday, March 27, 2017.

2017 Annual Town Meeting

2017 Annual Town Meeting will be held, Saturday, April 1, 2017 . Meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. Forty-two articles will be covered.

Town reports will be available at the Polls and at the Town Meeting. We ask that you respect the cost of the town reports and take one per family and as a Durham resident.

RSU5 Special Board of Directors Meeting – March 22, 2017


8th Annual Tortoise and Hare 5K Run/Walk

Support the Freeport High School Track Team by joining us for the 8th Annual Tortoise and Hare 5K Run/Walk!  This fun event starts and ends at Bow Street Market on Saturday,  April 1.  Prizes are awarded to the “Hares” or the fastest in various age groups, and the “tortoises”, or the person that can closest predict their time in various male and female age groups.  Overall male and female winners will receive a $100 Bow Street Market Cash Card.

Entry Fee
Pre-registration before March 31 – $20.00 at
Day of race registration 8 a.m. – $25.00 (Cash)
Start time 9:00 a.m.
Online registration and more information is available at
If race is canceled due to extreme weather conditions, there will be NO MAKE UP DATE AND NO REFUNDS.

Photo Contest – Deadline extended 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
Not a Durham Resident?  No problem!  Open to all Mainers!!
Please send submission to:

Upcoming Events & Meetings

Tuesday,  March 21, 2017


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

Board of Selectman Meeting

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


Thursday,  March 23, 2017

Historic District Commission Meeting

There will be a Historic District Commission meeting held at the Town Office at 6:00pm.