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As of May 27, 2020 the Town Office will be open to foot traffic with the following restrictions:
a) Only two people allowed in the lobby at a time.
b) A face covering is required.
c) Social distancing is required while waiting to enter the building.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Phone (207) 625-8344
Fax (207) 625-4120
Janice Miller – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hannah Hutchinson – email@example.com
Dan Davis (CEO) – CEO@portermaine.org or (207) 256-4522
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We now are accepting credit cards in the office with the condition of a 2.5% fee for transactions over $40 and a $1 fee for under $40*. Also continue to check in at https://www1.maine.gov/online/bmv/rapid-renewal/ for online registrations.
We are currently keeping in close contact with both our Health Officer and our Emergency Management Director and will monitor this situation closely.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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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.
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
Alan & Diane Wentworth
Check the pictures below to see what a wonderful job was done by these fine people. Thank you all!
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.