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 Sidney's original nineteen schoolhouses have been replaced by the highly respected James H. Bean Elementary School that is part of the Messalonskee School District.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 is seeking interested residents with updating the current Comprehensive Plan.
If you are interested in being involved, please contact Angela Nelson at 547-3159.
A road detour will be held on the Middle Road (North End of Lyons Road)
through to the Middle Road General Store for a large culvert replacement.>
The anticipated completion date is for the END September 2018.
General Assistance Public Hearing will be held on
Monday, September 24th at 7:30 PM, during the Board of Selectmen meeting,
to adopt the GA Ordinance & yearly Appendices A-D.
Board Approved Meeting Minutes are now being posted to the web site!
To view please click on "Departments" then "Selectmen"
on the top header of our site. The agenda will be posted Fridays, by the end of business.
Starting the week of October 1st,
Sidney will no longer participate in the zero-sort program!
We will go back to recycling certain items.
For questions please call 547-3159.
Please click here to view the informational flyer --->Recycling Changes Flyer
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.