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 Sidney's original nineteen schoolhouses have been replaced by the highly respected James H. Bean Elementary School that is part of the Messalonskee School District.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!
Our next CHPC meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019; 5:30pm; Town Office.
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.
The Sidney Town Office will be CLOSED on Monday, November 11, 2019 in observance of Veterans Day. The Selectboard will meet on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, beginning at 6:30 pm and the Code Enforcement Officer will be in his office on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
The Sidney Historical Society's Veterans Committee will sponsor a Veterans Day program from 11:00am to 12:15pm on November 11th at the Sidney Grange Hall. The gathering will be inside after a wreath laying ceremony. All are welcome!
The Sidney Town Office will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, 2019 in observance of Thanksgiving.
The Transfer Station will be CLOSED Friday, November 29, 2019 in observance of Thanksgiving.
Sidney Transfer Station has an immediate job opening.
Vacant position is for Friday, Sunday, and possibly Saturday hours.
For more details please see "Town Business" & "Job/Committee Openings"