Office hours

The new town office hours are Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; closed Wednesday. For more information 353-2561.


Durham selectmen will meet Tuesday, July 30, at 6:30 p.m., in the Durham Town Office.

CEO available

The codes enforcement officer is available on Wednesdays, July 17, 24 and 31, from 5-7 p.m., at the Durham Town Office.

Summer lunches free for kids

Free lunches are available to all kids and teens age 18 and under. There are four sites in Freeport: at the Freeport Community Center, Mast Landing School, Morse Street School, and Village View Apartments Community Room. All lunches are served from 11:30-noon. For more information, call Alicia Rost, 775-0026, ext. 2085.

Historical society open for public July 20

The Durham Historical Society is holding an open house again this summer. The Old Town Hall/Union Church will be open to the public on Saturday, July 20, from 1- 3 p.m. Built in 1835 through the combined efforts of the Baptist, Methodist and Congregationalists, this historic building now houses the Durham Historical Society and artifacts. The Congregationalist Church held services here from 1947 until 1951. The building also served as the Town Office from 1924-1986.

Congregational church to host chicken dinner

The First Congregational Church of Durham UCC, 773 Royalsborough Road, will host a chicken barbecue Saturday, Aug. 3, from 4:30-6 p.m., at the church. On the menus is barbecue chicken, choice of salads, rolls and beverage. In addition, there are frozen pies for sale and ready to bake, at $10 each. These pies are available at the supper.

The cost is $9 for those13 years and old and $3 for children 5 to 12. Children 4 years and under are free. Proceeds benefit the church.

Food pantry open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Lisbon Area Christian Outreach serves the Towns of Bowdoin, Durham and Lisbon Falls.

The hours are Wednesday from 6-8 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-noon and Saturday 8-10 a.m. The Food Pantry is located at the Marion T. Morse School on School Street. The parking lot for the food pantry is behind the Lisbon United Methodist Church off Berry Avenue. In addition to the food pantry thee is a free clothing bank. For more information, see

Posting town news

John Ricker is responsible for the town channel and website. To reach him with information on an event or meeting for the channel or website, email him at [email protected], [email protected], or call 353-2561, ext 16. The website is

Local church services

The First Congregational Church of Durham has services at 10 a.m. every Sunday. Services for the Shiloh Church are every Sunday at 10 a.m.

Services for Friends Meeting are every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Community center for rent

The Durham Eureka Community Center is available to rent for small groups of 50 or less. It is appropriate for showers, birthday gatherings and meetings. Contact Anita Sellars for more information, 353-6217.

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