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 71 Main Street
Porter, Maine 04068
Tel:  207-625-8344
Fax: 207-625-4120


Porter  is located fifty (50) miles southwest of Paris in the southern end of  Oxford County. Formerly called Porterfield Plantation.  It was settled  about 1781 and named for Dr. Aaron Porter, and was incorporated on  February 20, 1807.

Our  population is 1498, and we are part of Maine School Administrative  District 55 along with the towns of Baldwin, Cornish, Hiram, and  Parsonsfield.

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Effective February 13, 2019 the Selectmen's meetings will be held on every other Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm

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2019 Porter Town Report

World War II Veterans Memorial


The Selectmen would like to thank Adrian Durgin for all the time, effort, and planning that went into finishing the World War II Veterans Memorial in the Veterans Park at the corner of Bridge and River Streets.

Along with Adrian, we would like to thank the following people and businesses who made this possible.

Stone Surface, Granite and Marble of Naples

Aaron Libby – Masonry of Fryeburg

Downeast Engraving of Naples

Kerri – Blasted in Stone of Standish

P.Y. Estes & Son of Baldwin

Tony Morin & Nina Vono

Roger & Cindy Berube

Joan Thurston

Alan & Diane Wentworth

Dan Lemieux

Paula Jordan

Susan Stacy

Maryagnes Gillman

Tillman Thompson

Eric Pearlman

Check the pictures below to see what a wonderful job was done by these fine people. Thank you all!

Monument to Commemorate the old Porter High School


  The memorial project was initiated by the building committee to commemorate the site of the old Porter High School. The original cornerstone was incorporated into the design of the monument along with the capstone with an etching of the old school.

The project committee was formed of former PHS alumni: Jan (McDonald) Iler, Becky (Weeks) Carpenter, Cindy (McDonald) Berube, Sylvia (Trueworthy) Pease, Vanessa (Johnson) Trueworthy, and Denise (Jordan) Day, Porter Building Committee Liaison. 

The initial design idea was created and presented to our citizens by Denise Day at one of our public hearings. However, due to the cost of the initial design, the committee decided it was too expensive to ask the townspeople to fund. Thus, the committee decided to use a single pillar design instead of the more expensive two pillar design.

Others involved were: 

· Steve Estes notifying 'Dig Safe' for us.

· Luc Collette of Collette Monuments, Lewiston for the etched capstone & delivery

· John Foss & his helper of Foss Masonry Inc., Limerick set the PHS cornerstone pillar

(New brick was used for the base & column because of the age of the old PHS brick  saved)

· Mike Jordan of Porter (helping to set the cornerstone with his tractor/loader?

· Nicholas Storer & helper, Samantha Staples of Stone Hill Landscaping, Limerick layed the walkway using the brick from the base of the PHS building which was an important factor in the conception of the entire project.

We would like to thank all the above people and businesses who helped make this project possible.

The monument is located on the left side of the building near the entrance to the Meeting Room. If you have not seen it yet, stop by sometime.  It is very impressive, and a job well done.

See photos below.

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