Office hours

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


Durham selectmen are schedule to meet Tuesdays, July 15 and 29, at 6:30 p.m., in the Town Office.

The Durham Planning Board will meet Wednesday, July 2, at 7 p.m., in the Town Office.

Town wins

safety grant

Municipal officials have announced that the town of Durham has received a Safety Enhancement Grant awarded by the Maine Municipal Association for $1,773.80.

The grant programs offer financial incentives to members of the Maine Municipal Association Workers’ Compensation Fund to purchase safety equipment or services that assist in reducing the frequency and severity of workplace injuries. Improving workplace safety for municipal employees saves taxpayers money by reducing lost hours at work, cost of insurance claims and overtime expenses for employees who might have to fill in for injured co-workers.

According to Ed MacDonald, loss control manager for Maine Municipal Association, the program received 182 applications for this grant period and $154,499.18 was awarded. Grants are awarded in May and October each year.

CEO hours

Paul Baines is Durham’s new codes officer. His hours are Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; and Thursdays, 1-6 p.m. He can be reached at 376-6558 or [email protected] For more information, call the Town Office, 353-2561.

Durham Historical Society Meeting

The Durham Historical Society will meet on Tuesday, July 8, at 6:30 p.m., at the Union Church/Old Town Hall. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. Open Days this summer will be on July 19 from 1-3 p.m.. All are welcome to view this wonderful building and the collection of local artifacts.

Club schedules safety classes

The Durham Rod & Gun Club, 59 Pound Road, will hold several safety classes this summer at the clubhouse. To register for the classes, write to [email protected] or call 655-7681. Homework is required to pass, as well as a written test. Classes include:

Hunter safety: July 8, 6-9 p.m., and finishing Aug. 2, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; and Aug. 12, 6-9 p.m. and finishing Aug. 24, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Archery safety: July 29, 6-9 p.m., and finishing Aug. 10, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Trapping safety: July 15, 6-9 p.m., and finishing July 26, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

All safety classes available through Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Safety are listed on

Masons serving bean supper

The Masonic Lodge will host a bean supper Saturday, July 12, from 4:30-6 p.m., at the lodge, located on Route 136 across from the River Park.

On the menu are baked beans, chop suey, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, bread, pickles and homemade pies. The prices are $7.50 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-12 and free for children under 5. No reservations are needed. For more information, call John, 751-0037.

AMVETS members

AMVETS supports other veterans, families and the local community. Post 13 in Durham is seeking members. For information, call Chad Burke, 207-798-0956.

Rent Eureka Center

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

Cribbage, couponing

The Durham Eureka Community Center, corner of Route 9 and Route 136, hosts cribbage every Tuesday from 9 a.m.-noon.

Couponing for the Community meets at the Community Center every other Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. It is a chance to learn couponing basics including where/how to find and collect coupons; how to organize them; and how to begin using them. Pat Provost heads this project with the hopes that some of the skills acquired will be used to give back to the community by helping families in need.

Food pantry

The Lisbon Area Christian Outreach (LACO) food pantry, which serves the towns of Durham, Bowdoin, and Lisbon Falls, is open Wednesday from 6-8 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m.-noon and Saturday from 8-10 a.m. The LACO Food Pantry is located at the Marion T. Morse School on School Street, Lisbon Falls. The parking lot is behind the Lisbon United Methodist Church, off Berry Avenue. There is also a free clothing bank. For more information, see

or call Deb, 240-1637.

Town info

Durham 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 meeting on the website or town channel, email it to [email protected], or [email protected] or call 207-353-2561 EXT 16. All town meetings can be seen on demand at

Church services

The First Congregational Church of Durham UCC, 773 Royalsborough Road, holds

Sunday worship at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Peter Mercer.

Shiloh Chapel, Beulah lane off Shiloh Road, holds services

Sundays at 10 a.m. Ron Parker is pastor.

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

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