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 Durham Historic District Commission will meet Thursday, June 16, at 6:30 p.m., in the town office.

The Board of Selectmen will meet Tuesday, June 28, at 6:30 p.m., at the Town Office.

Yard sale June 18


The Women’s Auxiliary of AMVETs Post 13 will hold a yard sale Saturday, June 18, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at the AMVETs hall, 1049 Royalsborough Road. Table rentals are available for $10. For more information, contact Erica Burke at 841-4017, or email her at [email protected]

College honors

Southern Maine Community College has announced that four Durham students are among those named to the 2016 spring semester dean’s list. They are: Monica Bartels-Biswell, Kristin Dolloff, Corey Kilton and Emily Moker.

Cameron Ernest Olson of Durham was named to the spring dean’s list at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I.

Community Lunch

serving pulled pork

The Community Lunch at the First Congregational Church of Durham, 773 Royalsborough Road, will be served on Tuesday, June 21. Doors open at 11:30 and the meal is served at noon. On the menu is pulled pork on rolls with cole slaw and homemade desserts. The suggested donation for lunch is $2-$4, and all proceeds fund future lunches.

Although the general schedule is the first and third Tuesday of the month, the lunch on July 5 will be canceled due to the July 4 holiday. Lunches will resume after that on July 19.

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.

Farm tour looks

at cover crop

Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District, with Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, are hosting a Conservation Farm Tour on Wednesday, June 29, starting at 5 p.m., at New Leaf Farm, 496 Davis Road in Durham. Dave Colson, MOFGA’s agricultural services director, will lead a tour of a cover crop demonstration planted at New Leaf Farm.

For more information and to register for the event, contact Jocelyn Lahey at 753-9400, ext. 404 or [email protected]

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.

Durham resident and Brunswick High School freshman Logan Holt, qualified for two national competitions in speech and debate. The Dragons had an exceptional year and qualified five students for the National Catholic Forensic League Tournament in Sacramento, Calif., May 28-29. Holt also qualified for the National Speech & Debate Association Tournament held in Salt Lake City, June 10-12. He was the only Brunswick High School student to qualify for both national tournaments. Here, Holt receives an award from Maine’s first lady, Ann LePage.

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