Town News & Notices

Emergency Numbers


Oxford County Sheriff       207-743-9554        

Oxford County Emergency Management     207-743-6336

Nationwide Runaway Hotline        1-800-786-2929

National Child Abuse Hotline         1-800-422-4453

National Domestic Violence Hotline           1-800-799-7233  

Center for Missing and Exploited Children          1-800-843-5678

National Poison Control Center               1-800-222-1222

National Substance Abuse Helpline          1-800-662-4357

*** NOTICE***

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

A message from ecomaine


We would like to thank the citizens of Baldwin, Hiram, Porter, and of course our attendants at the transfer station for their help with our recycling efforts. As you can see from the letter (see below) we received from ecomaine, your efforts have paid off. We have not been charged tipping fees for excessive contamination.

“Another great month for your communities!  Thank you for the super clean recycling and for everyone’s effort!  It’s been almost a year since we began tracking contamination in the recycling loads and in that time only 2 of the loads from your towns exceeded 5% contamination and that was in the first month of our evaluating the loads.  Since June of last year, the loads have consistently been between 0-1% contaminated.  What an excellent trend for your communities!

We thank you very much for your exemplary work!”

Lissa Bitterman

Business Management Director


Please continue to help us maintain and improve our record of very low contamination. We can’t do it without your help.

Important Notices



All dogs over 6 months of age are required by law to be licensed.

Please bring the current Maine Rabies & Neuter/Spay certificate if applicable.

A late fee of $25.00 will be charged 

starting February 1, 2019



 Please check the calendar regularly for upcoming events, meetings, public hearings, special town meetings, etc.   

Hunting & Fishing



 The Porter Planning Board has been reviewing the 2003 subdivision  regulations since January of this year and has an updated amendment  ready for a September 18, 2019 public hearing Check the Planning Board page for more information.

Snow Removal

 Parking  any vehicle within a plowed right-of-way during snow removal is  prohibited by State law.  Such vehicles will be towed at the owner’s  expense. 

Street Lights

 If you  notice a street light is out, please notify the Town office with the  pole number and location so we can contact CMP to get it repaired 


 We have open positions on the  Appeals Board.  If you are interested, please stop in the Town Office for more details.​ 

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Fuel Assistance Through Community Concepts


The Low Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP) serves Oxford & Androscoggin counties.

If you are in need of fuel assistance you should contact Community Concepts at 1-800-866-5588.  A representative from Community Concepts will be available at the Porter Town Hall Tuesday through Friday from October 9 through October 22 from 9am to 3pm to assist you.  You must call to schedule an appointment.    

However, if there are not a sufficient number of applications, appointments at the Porter Town Hall may be canceled.   


For more information click the link below.

CMP Help With Past Due Electricity Bills

Arrears Management Program from Central Maine Power Co.

Our arrears Management Program (AMP) is designed to help you reduce your past due balance.  For more information, click the link below.

Become a Foster Grandparent or Senior Companion!

Become a Foster Grandparent or Senior Companion! (docx)


NEW!! Mail Box Ordinance

Boston Post Cane

 The latest  recipient of the Boston Post Cane is M. Ellen Miliken.    She 

was born 97 years ago in Parsonsfield, ME.  She moved to Porter in 1981 and has lived here ever since.  She worked most of her life doing various jobs such as babysitting, working in the apple orchards, rock picking for Manuel Stacey, and anything else that needed to be done.  She and her husband raised four children, Ruth, Faye, Marie, and Richard. She has eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one great great grandchild with two more on the way. She still lives by herself in her home in Porter. Amazing.

Special Town Meeting

There will be a Special Town Meeting on October 7, 2019 at 6:30pm.

Articles to be voted on are:

1. Elect a moderator.

2.  Vote on the updated "Land Use Ordinance".

3.  Vote on a Food Sovereignty Ordinance -  "Local Food and Community Self-Governance Ordinance of 2019" .

4.   To  see if the Town will vote to authorize the Tax Collector to accept  prepayment of taxes for the ensuing year, not yet due or assessed, and  to pay interest at the rate of 3% per annum on such                                                                                                                 payments made prior to commitment of those taxes.  Prepayments may not exceed 90% of the prior year’s tax. Said interest on  prepayments shall be taken from undesignated fund balance as needed.  

5.  Motion to adjourn.