STAY HEALTHY AND SAFE DURING THESE TRYING TIMES
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
The Town Office will be closed all day on July 14,2020 due to elections.
The polls will be open from 8am to 8pm on July 14, 2020
Our local Grateful Undead group is setting up a phone buddy system to help older residents who are alone at home and would like someone to check in regularly to give them someone to talk to, someone who can know they are safe, and if not, to get them assistance. This buddy system is entirely voluntary, and anyone may participate to make calls, and is voluntary for older residents who would like to receive calls.
If you know of someone who might be interested, have them call our Porter contact person, Kathy Chaiklin , at 625-8030.
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*
*PayPort is a service offered by a third party working in partnership with the State of Maine and this municipality. As part of our service to you, we will remit the designated portion of your payment to the municipality on your behalf. The balance funds the operation of this and other Maine.gov online services. Conducting business through Maine PayPort is voluntary and the final cost may be higher than using other forms of payment. This service is provided by the Information Resource of Maine (InforME) as designated in statute of (M.R.S.A.Title 1, Ch. 14).
Transactions up to $40 - $1 processing fee
Transactions over $40 - 2.5% processing fee
Effective February 13, 2019 the Selectmen's meetings will be held on every other Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
2020 DOG LICENSES ARE AVAILABLE
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, 2020
IT IS ILLEGAL FOR DOGS
LICENSED OR UNLICENSED TO RUN AT LARGE.
Please check the calendar regularly for upcoming events, meetings, public hearings, special town meetings, etc.
***HUNTING & FISHING LICENSES ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2020**
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.