Office hours

The Durham 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. ATV registration stickers are now available at the town office.


The Planning Board will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, June 1, at 7 p.m., at the Durham Town Office.

A joint meeting of Durham and Pownal selectmen will be held Tuesday, June 7, at 6 p.m., at the Durham Town Office.

There will be a meeting of the Appeals Board at 6 p.m., on Wednesday, June 8, at the Durham Town Office.

Benefit bean supper June 11

There will be a bean supper at Acacia Lodge, Route 136 across from River Park in Durham, on Saturday, June 11, from 4:30-6 p.m. This will be a benefit supper with all proceeds going to Shawn Bennett. The menu includes baked beans, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, chop suey, corn bread, pickles and homemade pies. The cost is $8, $4 for children 5-12, and free for kids under 5.

June 4 car show

aids food pantry

A benefit car show hosted by the Yankee Cruisers Car Club will be held Saturday, June 4, rain or shine, at Shiloh Chapel, Beulah Lane (off Route 125) in Durham. There will be 27 classes plus best in show. Registration is from 8-11 a.m., and voting ends at 12:30 p.m. The awards will be given at 2 p.m.

Breakfast and lunch will be offered, and crafter tables are available. There will also be tours of historic Shiloh Chapel. Admission to the show is $7 per car, includes driver and passenger; $2 for spectators, with kids under 12 free.

The show is a benefit for the Lisbon Area Christian Outreach (LACO) food pantry, which serves the towns of Durham, Bowdoin and Lisbon. For more information, call Archie, 312-1587, or see

Community Lunch

The Community Lunch at the First Congregational Church of Durham, 773 Royalsborough Road, will be served on Tuesday, June 7 and 21. Doors open at 11:30 and the meal is served at noon. The suggested donation for lunch is $2-$4, and all proceeds fund future lunches. The general schedule is the first and third Tuesday of the month.

The general lunch schedule is the first and third Tuesday of the month.

For those interested, the book club will meet over dessert on June 7. The selection is the novel, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” by Mark Haddon.

The church, located at the intersection of routes 9 and 136, is handicapped accessible. Those interested in helping or who have questions can call Julie Wagoner at 353-9715.

Fishing derby

L.L. Bean has scheduled its 47th annual Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 4, from 8-11 a.m., at the Durham Rod and Gun Club on Pound Road. The derby is open to all children 3-12 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult, and the derby will be held regardless of weather. Kids must provide their own fishing poles, sinkers, bobbers, and worms. Prizes will be awarded to the various age groups for biggest fish, most fish (in total weight) and first fish caught.

Absentee ballots

now available

Absentee voting for the June 14 primary election ends June 9. Ballots for the Regional School Unit 5 budget validation referendum will only be available through June 9. For more information, call the Town Office, 353-2561.

Burn permits

available online

Diana Dimock of Durham Fire and Rescue has reminded residents that free online burn permits are available at Written burn permits can be obtained based on staffing and fire class day.

Pre-K, kindergarten

sign-up under way

Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten pre-registration has begun for the 2016-2017 school year. See for the registration forms and more information.

The pre-K program is a partial week, full-day program operating in two sessions: a Monday and Wednesday session and a Tuesday and Thursday session. Placement in Friday’s session, will be determined by the results of screening. This means, some children will be recommended for placement in a three-day program in order to provide them with additional support.

The program will only accommodate a total of 32 students. If there are more than 32 children registered, priority will be given to those with an academic or developmental need, and remaining places will be determined by lottery.

AMVETS, auxiliary membership

Veterans who want to belong to an organization that supports other veterans, families and the local are welcome to join the Durham AMVETS Post 13. For membership information, call Chad Burke, 798-0956.

Women who are the wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister or granddaughter (18 or older) of a veteran are invited to join the Durham AMVET Post 13 Ladies Auxiliary. Give Melinda a call or email her at [email protected]

The group meets every third Monday of the month at 7 p.m.

CEO hours

Hours for Paul Baines, Durham’s codes enforcement officer, are Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Friday, 1-4 p.m. He can be reached at 376-6558 or [email protected] For more information, call the Town Office, 353-2561, ext. 13.

Weekly cribbage

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

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.

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

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.

Durham Monthly meeting of Friends, 532 Quakermeeting House Road, at the corner of Route 125, every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The pastor is Douglas Gwyn.

Students in American Kicks Martial Arts, Durham, recently competed in the 24th KicksUSA karate tournament. Among those receiving awards were Julia Noreika of Durham, left, who placed second in forms and third in sparring in the girls and boys division, for the 6- and 7-year-olds; and Frank Noreika of Durham, who placed third in forms and first in sparring ages 35 and up.