Please slow down at work construction sites
The Town of Porter has been certified by AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) as an Age Friendly Community.
This summer there will be major road construction on Old Meeting House Road and two sections of Spec Pond Road. Construction times may vary so please be alert and drive slowly during these times.
At times these roads may be closed to through traffic, with the exception of fire and rescue vehicles. Please help by avoiding these roads whenever possible.
The two companies involved are W.L. Sturgeon, Inc, and Carroll Materials. If you see their vehicles in the area, please give them the room they need to work safely.
Thank you for your cooperation.
If you have any information about the illegal manufacture or sale of these
drugs in Porter, you're urged to contact the MDEA District III Task Force at:
207-753-9174 or Text TIP411 (847411)
This may help efforts by allowing State agencies to know of secluded
locations in the community if this is occurring, and to coordinate a more
FOR ALL DOGS SIX MONTHS AND OLDER*
Neuter/Spay certificate, if applicable.
*As of January 31, 2022 there is a $25.00 late fee
IT IS ILLEGAL FOR DOGS
LICENSED OR UNLICENSED TO RUN AT LARGE
***HUNTING & FISHING LICENSES ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2022***
Presentation of the Boston Post Cane
May 29, 2021
In 1909 the now defunct Boston Post newspaper distributed the walking canes to 700 New England towns, an idea they hoped would boost readership.
The canes were made of ebony imported from Africa and crowned with 14 karat gold and were presented in varying degrees of ceremonial pomp to the oldest living male of those communities.
Women were added to the list of cane recipients starting in 1930.
Along the way many towns have had their canes stolen or lost. At some point in time Porter lost its cane, however, someone spotted it at a yard sale, purchased it and returned it to Porter.
Because of that kind deed we are happy to present our Boston Post Cane to Adrian Durgin.
Adrian was born on September 16, 1924 in Porter and graduated from Porter High School in 1942. He joined the Air Force during World War II and returned to Porter following his time in the Air Force. He left us for a time to work at Pratt & Whitney in Connecticut, but returned when he retired. He was a driving force behind our beautiful Porter Veterans Park.
Thank you, Adrian, for your service to our country and the Town of Porter.
Municipal Building info:
71 Main Street
Porter, Maine 04068
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.