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 Sidney's original nineteen schoolhouses have been replaced by the highly respected James H. Bean Elementary School that is part of the Messalonskee School District.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!
**INCLEMENT WEATHER CLOSING POLICY** The Town Office will be CLOSED if State Offices close due to inclement weather. All closures will be posted on the local news stations.
Dog License renewals are due by
Nomination Papers for the following positions will be available on Thursday, December 22, 2016:
Selectman, One - Two year term
Selectman, One - Three year term
RSU#18 School Board Director, One - Three year term
All nomination papers require at least 25, but no more than 50 Sidney registered voter signatures. Due by 4:30 pm, Monday, January 30, 2017. (Submit early for verification before the deadline).
2016 Fiscal Year End Closure:
The Sidney Town Office will be CLOSED on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 for year end. All property taxes must be paid by Monday, January 30, 2017, 4:30 pm, to avoid having your name printed as deliquent in the 2017 Town Report.
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.