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 Sidney's original nineteen schoolhouses have been replaced by the highly respected James H. Bean Elementary School that is part of the Messalonskee School District.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!
** STORM CLOSING NOTICE: The Town of Sidney will CLOSE during inclement weather if State Offices close or if the Selectboard deems necessary. Please find our storm closing on local television and radio stations. **
Sidney is currently seeking a back up animal control officer. See Job Openings under Town Business for more details.
2018 Dog re-registrations are due,
Office will be closed for Christmas,
From Friday 12/22/17 until Tuesday 12/26/17
(Dump permits will need to be purchased by Thursday 12/21/17)
There will be NO Selectmen meeting week of December 25th
There will be NO Code Enforcement Officer hours week of December 25th
Transfer Station will close at noon on:
- Christmas Eve Only, Sunday 12/24/17
(Normal hours Friday 12/22/17 and Saturday 12/23/17)
- New Years Eve, Sunday 12/31/17
*** Nomination papers are available
December 12th and due back,
by 4:30 PM, Monday, January 22nd.
Contact the clerk for the list
of available positions. ***
Town Office will be closed New Years, Monday January 1, 2018
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.