Town News & Notices

Emergency Numbers

   

Oxford County Sheriff       207-743-9554        

Oxford County Emergency Management     207-7473-6336

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 on November 1, 2018 TV2 (now Sacopee TV) will be changed from channel 2 to channel 1301. 

IMPORTANT NOTICES

  

Nomination papers will be available December 7, 2018 

for the following positions:

Selectman, Assessor, & Overseer of the Poor       3 year term

Road Commissioner                                           3 year term

MSAD #55 Board of Directors                             3 year term

 Planning Board Member (2 positions)                   3 year term   

Papers are due back by January 15, 2019 by 3:00 pm.

 
 

DEADLINE FOR BUDGET REQUESTS, WARRANT

ARTICLES AND REPORTS FOR THE ANNUAL TOWN REPORT

are due at the Town Clerk’s Office no later than 

6 p.m. on Friday, December 28, 2018

Absolutely no requests or articles will be accepted after that date.

**** NOTICE ****

  

EcoMaine is having a problem with contaminated loads of recycling materials. They cannot accept the following materials: single use shopping bags, trash bags with either recycling or trash in them, food waste, textiles, clothing, pillows, metal or plastic hangers, hoses, plastic containers larger than 5 gallons and Styrofoam forms still in their cardboard boxes.

Downgraded loads (loads which contain 5-9.99% contaminants by volume) incur a contamination fee of $40 per ton and rejected loads (loads which contain 10% or more of contaminants by volume) incur a contamination fee of $70.50 per ton.

Our last load was 20% contaminated, weighed 6.20 tons, and cost Tri-Town $437.10, when in fact, it should not have cost us anything.

Please help us keep our cost down by being aware of the items that are acceptable in the recycling containers. If this problem continues we will be forced to raise the amount requested for the station at your next town meeting. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

Video From ecomaine

Important Notices

ITS TIME TO REGISTER YOUR FURRY FRIENDS!!!!!


2019 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, 2019

    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

 ***HUNTING & FISHING LICENSES ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2019** 

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 

Volunteers

 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 every Wednesday from 9am to  3pm during the months of September and October to assist you.  You must call to schedule an appointment.

For more information click the link below.

Fuel Assistance

Become a Foster Grandparent or Senior Companion!

Become a Foster Grandparent or Senior Companion! (docx)

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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.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR CABLE SUBSCRIBERS

 December 12, 2018


Dear Municipal Official:


Charter Communications (“Charter”), locally known as Spectrum, is making its customers aware that effective on or after January 21, 2019, WCSH-Antenna TV on Basic and Starter TV, channel 1246, will no longer be available. WCSH-Quest will launch on Basic and Starter TV on channel 1247. 

For a current channel lineup, visit www.spectrum.com/channels

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


Sincerely,


Shelley Winchenbach

Director, Government Affairs

Charter Communications