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 Sidney's original nineteen schoolhouses have been replaced by the highly respected James H. Bean Elementary School that is part of the Messalonskee School District.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!
RSU#18 School Board Director Vacancy: The Sidney Board of Selectmen will be accepting Letters of Intent and Resumes for a vacant RSU#18 School Board Director position until 4:30 PM on Friday, May 6, 2016. Submittals will be reviewed on Monday, May 9, 2016 at the Board Meeting. This is an interim position that will be up for election at the March 2017 Town Meeting. If you are interested in this position, send your Letter of Intent and Resume to: Town of Sidney, Board of Selectmen, 2986 Middle Road, Sidney, ME 04330.
RSU# Budget Referendum Vote for Sidney Residents: Polls open 8:00 am to 8:00 pm ~ Sidney Town Office ~ Tuesday, May 24, 2016.
Memorial Day Holiday: The Sidney Town Office will be CLOSED on Monday, May 30, 2016 in observance of Memorial Day. The Board of Selectmen will meet on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 beginning at 6:30 pm. The Code Enforcement Officer will be in his office on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 ~ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
Memorial Day Celebration: Sidney Town Office grounds, Monday, May 30, 2016 ~ More information to follow.
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.