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 Sidney's original nineteen schoolhouses have been replaced by the highly respected James H. Bean Elementary School that is part of the Messalonskee School District.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 Town of Sidney is embarking on a 2-year Comprehensive Planning Process. This document will help guide the Town of Sidney for the next 12 years. Postcards are available at the town office. Please take one and mail it back to us, or fill it out at the counter and put it in the suggestion box. You can also submit your information online on our Comprehensive Planning Committee Page. We appreciate your contact info! We want as many residents of Sidney involved as possible!
There are many residents that have come 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.
Students from the James H Bean School delivered Hero Bags to the Shepherd Road Station to recognize Sidney Fire and Rescue Departments today, Thursday, February 14, 2019. The Sidney Fire and Rescue Departments would like to extend appreciation for the time and effort the students put into purchasing, organizing, and delivering the Hero Bags. Such a thoughtful way to recognize the heroes of this community!
From the James H Bean School - Mrs. St. Peter (Principal), Mrs. Johnson (Fifth Grade Teacher), and students.
Sidney Fire Chief Richard Jandreau
The Town is seeking residents who are interested with updating the current Comprehensive
Plan. If you want to get involved, please contact Angela Nelson at 547-3159
The United States 2020 Census is looking for temporary, local work.
They pay $16.50 per hour plus 58 cents per mile.
Apply online at: 2020census.gov/jobs or call 1-855-562-202
2019 Tax bills will be mailed out during the second week of July.
2019 mil rate is set at $12.55 per thousand. This increase is due to:
the RSU, County Tax, and PSAP budget increases.