Sidney, a fast-growing, picturesque central Maine town of just over four thousand people, is located between Augusta and Waterville along the west side of the Kennebec River. Sidney was settled in the 1760's as part of Vassalboro and was incorporated as a town on January 30, 1792. The town was named for Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586) who was English poet, courtier and soldier, and is remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the Elizabethan Age.
Once an agricultural community known especially for its production of hay and apples, Sidney is still home to working farms and retains its rural character. Sidney's original nineteen schoolhouses have been replaced by the highly respected James H. Bean Elementary School that is part of the Messalonskee School District. Bordered on the west by Messalonskee Lake, Sidney is a welcoming community that offers recreational opportunities, successful businesses, an excellent education for its children, and friendly neighbors!
Deadline for returning Nomination Papers for Selectman, Assessor, and Overseer of the Poor is February 4, 2016 at 4:30 pm. Two positions are available and papers have only been taken out for one of the positions. If you are interested in serving in your local community, this is your chance. Pick up papers at the Town Office.
The Annual Budget Committee Meeting will be held at the Sidney Town Office on Saturday, February 6, 2016 beginning at 9:00 am.
The Sidney Town Office will be CLOSED on Monday, February 15, 2016 in observance of Presidents Day. The Board of Selectmen will meet on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:30 pm to the end of business. The Code Enforcement Officer will be in his office on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
VOTING for two Selectman, Assessor, and Overseer of the Poor positions will be held on Friday, March 18, 2016 at the Sidney Town Office, 12:30 pm - 8:00 pm.
The Annual Town Meeting will be held at the JH Bean School on Saturday, March 19, 2016 beginning at 9:00 am.
There are many residents that have hit upon hard times and are in need of heating aid. These people are employed and they generally are not eligible for General Assistance. By the generosity of those in better circumstances these families can be helped by the Town of Sidney Heat Fund. In order to keep this fund available we are asking for your help in donating what you can. Please make the check out to Town of Sidney and mail to 2986 Middle Road, Sidney, ME 04330 or stop by the Town Office and drop off what you can. We thank you in advance for your generosity.