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 Sidney's original nineteen schoolhouses have been replaced by the highly respected James H. Bean Elementary School that is part of the Messalonskee School District.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.
The Board of Selectmen have rescheduled the Monday, Feb 13, 2017 Board Meeting to Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017, 6:30 pm to the end of business.
The Sidney Town Office will be CLOSED on Monday, February 20, 2017 in observance of Presidents' Day.
The Selectboard will meet on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 6:30 pm to the end of business.
The Code Enforcement Officer will be available on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
The Code Enforcement Officer will be on vacation from Monday, February 27 through Monday, March 6, 2017.
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The Town of Sidney will hold a Public Hearing at the Sidney Town Office, 2986 Middle Road, Sidney, Maine, on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm to discuss the following Town Referendum question: "Shall this municipality authorize the State to issue licenses for the sale of liquor to be consumed on the premises of licensed establishments on days other than Sunday?" Submitted by Snow Pond Center for the Arts/New England Music Camp
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
Voting for Officials and Referendum Question will be held on Friday, March 17, 2017, 12:30 pm - 8:00 pm at the Sidney Town Office.
Town Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 beginning at 9:00 am at the JH Bean School.
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.