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 Sidney's original nineteen schoolhouses have been replaced by the highly respected James H. Bean Elementary School that is part of the Messalonskee School District.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!
The Sidney Town Office will be CLOSED on Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day.
The Selectboard will meet on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 beginning at 6:30 pm and the Code Enforcement Officer will be in his office from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Sidney Will Hold A Ceremony And Parade on Memorial Day:
The parade will begin at Transfer Station Drive at 10 am and end with a ceremony at the Town Hall on the Middle Road. This entire event will last approximately one hour and will feature antique cars in the parade, marching veterans (any veteran is welcome to join!), a bag piper, and Minuteman reenactors, along with local children. Boy Scouts will be hosting a BBQ after the ceremony at the Town Hall parking lot.
RSU#18 will hold the 2017 Budget Referendum and the State of Maine will hold a Bond Issue VOTE on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Polls for Sidney voters will open at 8:00 am and close at 8:00 pm at the Sidney Town Office (2986 Middle Road, Sidney). Absentee Ballots must be requested by 4:30 pm on Thursday, June 8, 2017.
A FREE Electronic Waste Collection Event will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 9am-2pm (or until full capacity) at the American Legion Post #5, 21 College Avenue, Waterville, ME 04901. FMI: Scott Adams at 207-968-2787. Donations accepted to support B.S.A. Cub & Boy Scout Camp Bomazeen, Belgrade, Maine.
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.