Office hours

The Town Office in Durham’s hours are Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Wednesday closed and Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. For more information, call 353-2561.


Durham selectmen will meet Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 6:30 p.m., in the Durham Town Office.

CEO available

The code enforcement officer is available on Wednesdays, Aug. 21 and 28, from 5-7 p.m., at the Durham Town Office.

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.

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

Food pantry open Wednesday, 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 there is a free clothing bank. For more information, see

Before- and after-school care available

Spaces are available at the Regional School Unit 5 Recreation and Community Education Laugh and Learn child care before- and after-school programs in the fall, located at the Morse Street School (K-2) and Mast Landing School (3-5) in Freeport, the Durham Community School (K-5) and the Pownal Elementary School (pre-K to 5).

Morning hours begin at 7 in Freeport and Durham. During the morning hours, children are provided a variety of craft projects and creative centers within the classroom. After school, there is time for play on the playground equipment, on the school trails or in the gymnasium. Also, the program provides an environment for children to do their homework and/or receive assistance with their studies. A healthy snack is provided during the aftercare portion of the day. The aftercare day ends at 5:30.

A new aftercare and kinder care program will start in the fall at the Pownal Elementary School. Kinder care hours in Pownal are projected as 11:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m., or 11:45 a.m. -5:30 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays Thursdays and Fridays. Programming will be designed to enhance the kindergarten curriculum. Aftercare will be 3:30-5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (pre-K to Grade 5).

Call 865-6171 to enroll or visit for enrollment forms.

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.

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