Office hours

Regular Durham Town Office 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.

The Town Office will be closed for Christmas Dec. 23, 24 and 25. It re-opens Dec. 26 at 10:30 a.m.

The office also will be closing on Dec. 31 at noon to the public for year-end closing of books.

Tax reminder

Taxes are due by Dec. 31 at noon. Taxes paid after Dec. 31 list your name in the 2014 town report.


Selectmen meet Monday, Dec. 30, at 4:30 p.m., in the Durham Town Office.

Planning Board date change

The January Planning Board meeting will be on Jan. 8 due to the News Year’s holiday on Jan. 1. Applications for the January meeting need to be received on or before Dec. 30 at 4:30 p.m.

Thank you from Durham Giving Tree

A thank-you and appreciation has been given to all those who volunteer their time to the Lisbon Area Christian Outreach. Volunteering, donating food and necessities is a “gift from the heart” that “warms the heart of those in need.”

CEO available

The town’s codes enforcement officer will be available from 5-7 p.m. on Dec. 18, at the Town Office. No hours on Dec. 25.

Christmas programs at churches

Shiloh Chapel, 12 Beulah Lane (off Shiloh Road), Durham, will feature a Christmas music program on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 10 a.m. All are welcome.

The First Congregational Church of Durham, 773 Royalsborough Road, will hold a Christmas Eve service, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m.

All are welcome.

AMVETS Post 13

seeks members

Are you a veteran or do you know one? Want to belong to an organization that supports other veterans, families and the local community? You’ve earned the right to join the American Veterans organization. Become a member and tell your story. For membership information about Post 13 in Durham, call Chad Burke, 207-798-0956.

Eureka Center for rent

The Durham Eureka Community Center is available for rent. The maximum amount of people the hall holds for an event is 50. For rentals, contact Nancy Decker at 751-1323 or the Town Office at 353-2561.

At the community center

The Durham Eureka Community Center, corner of Routes 9 and 136, hosts cribbage every Tuesday from 9 a.m.-noon at the Eureka Center. For more information call the Town Office at 353-2561.

Couponing for the Community meets every other Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. No cost. Learn the basics including where/how to find and collect coupons; how to organize them in a way that works best for you; and how to begin using them. Pat Provost heads this community project with the hopes that some of the skills acquired will be used to give back to the community by helping families in need.

Registration forms are available at the Durham Town Office or on, which also lists new events and classes.

Food pantry

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

Durham updates

The town of Durham has a local TV channel and a website. The town also puts out a weekly bulletin of all posts, events and meetings for the upcoming week in the town/area. To sign up for weekly emails go to and enter your email at bottom of the home page. To get nonprofit information/event or meetings on the website or town channel, e-mail it to [email protected], or [email protected] or call 207-353-2561, ext. 16. Durham website is See all town meetings on demand at

Local church services

First Congregational Church of Durham UCC, 773 Royalsborough Road, Sunday worship 10 a.m. Peter Mercer, acting pastor.

Services for the Shiloh Church, Beulah Lane off Shiloh Road, are every Sunday at 10 a.m. Ron Parker is pastor.

Services for Friends Meeting, corner of Route 125 and Quakermeeting House Road, are every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Daphne Clements is pastor.

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