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  • Special Select Board Meeting January 10 The Board of Selectmen is holding a 2018 Planning Session for all town officials on Wednesday, January 10, at 6 p.m.. Like all Select Board meetings, this Planning Session ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2017, 3:10 PM by Alissa Yoder
  • Tree Pruning on Somerville Road There will be tree pruning in the right of way on Somerville Road starting on December 17.  Please be cautious if you are traveling on this road.
    Posted Dec 11, 2017, 1:02 PM by Alissa Yoder
  • In Case of Storms... The Town Office will be closed when RSU 12 is closed.  The closings will be announced on channels 6, 8, and 13.
    Posted Dec 11, 2017, 9:56 AM by Alissa Yoder
  • Somerville Rabies Clinic Saturday, January 6th from 9 am - 11 am - Somerville Volunteer Fire Department on Route 17.  The cost is $15 per dog.Bring proof of previous rabies vaccinations so your pet ...
    Posted Dec 6, 2017, 12:45 PM by Alissa Yoder
  • Christmas on the Farm
    Posted Nov 27, 2017, 3:56 PM by Alissa Yoder
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Special Select Board Meeting January 10

posted Dec 11, 2017, 1:10 PM by Alissa Yoder   [ updated Dec 11, 2017, 3:10 PM ]

The Board of Selectmen is holding a 2018 Planning Session for all town officials on Wednesday, January 10, at 6 p.m.. Like all Select Board meetings, this Planning Session is open to the public.

There will also be a Select Board meeting scheduled at the regular day, the first Wednesday of the month, on January 3, 2018 at 6:00 pm.



Tree Pruning on Somerville Road

posted Dec 11, 2017, 1:02 PM by Alissa Yoder   [ updated Dec 11, 2017, 1:02 PM ]

There will be tree pruning in the right of way on Somerville Road starting on December 17.  Please be cautious if you are traveling on this road.

In Case of Storms...

posted Dec 11, 2017, 9:56 AM by Alissa Yoder   [ updated Dec 11, 2017, 9:56 AM ]

The Town Office will be closed when RSU 12 is closed.  The closings will be announced on channels 6, 8, and 13.

Somerville Rabies Clinic

posted Dec 6, 2017, 12:44 PM by Alissa Yoder   [ updated Dec 6, 2017, 12:45 PM ]

Saturday, January 6th from 9 am - 11 am - Somerville Volunteer Fire Department on Route 17.  The cost is $15 per dog.

Bring proof of previous rabies vaccinations so your pet can receive a 3 year shot rather than a 1 year. All animals must be on a leash or in a carrier.

You can register your dog anytime between October 15 and January 31 at the town office. You can also register online by clicking here, or register your dog at the rabies clinic.

Christmas on the Farm

posted Nov 27, 2017, 3:55 PM by Alissa Yoder   [ updated Nov 27, 2017, 3:56 PM ]


State News Update from Dana Dow

posted Nov 22, 2017, 9:47 AM by Alissa Yoder   [ updated Nov 22, 2017, 9:48 AM ]

State News Updates
Dear Friends:

It is a great honor to have the opportunity to serve the people of Senate District 13 in the 128th Legislature. If you have a question or comment about what is happening at the State House, I would like to hear from you. Please use the information provided above to contact me, or email me at dana.dow@legislature.maine.gov.  

Here's what is happening in Augusta! 

Sincerely,                                                         
Dana Dow

Senator Dana Dow represents Senate District 13 which includes the municipality of Windsor in Kennebec County, the municipality of Washington in Knox County and the municipalities and unorganized territories of Alna, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta, Edgecomb, Hibberts Gore Township, Jefferson, Louds Island Township, Monhegan Island Plantation, Newcastle, Nobleboro, Somerville, South Bristol, Southport, Waldoboro, Westport Island, Whitefield and Wiscasset in Lincoln County.

Now is the Time to Enroll in Health Insurance
 
If you purchase your health insurance on the Marketplace, now is the time to enroll. The open enrollment period is shorter than normal this year, running from November 1 - December 15, 2017. It is critical for those who need insurance to act quickly, as once this deadline passes, no more plans will be available until next year, unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period due to a life live event such as losing other coverage, marriage or the birth of a child. Plans purchased on the 2018 Marketplace will take effect on January 1, 2018. For more information, go to www.healthcare.gov

State Cash Pool Earnings Reach Eight-Year High
 
The state's cash pools earnings have reached an eight-year high, thanks to years of fiscally prudent practices under conservative leadership, and an improving economy. The cash pool is comprised of the state's financial resources which include savings accounts, money market accounts, federal agency securities, U.S. Treasury notes and other resources. It first exceeded $1 billion in February of this year, with earnings reaching 1.24 percent in October, earning $3.37 million during the first quarter of the fiscal year, which began in July of this year. This is great news for Maine tax payers, as every dollar earned is one less dollar Maine taxpayers must contribute to cover the state's expenses. 

Maine Office of Information Technology Announces Data Breach
 
The Maine Office of Information Technology (OIT) has announced that personal information of 2,100 individuals included in the Maine Department of Health and Human Services child welfare services database may have been compromised during a technology system upgrade. The upgrade, which was carried out by a contractor, temporarily posted the database to a third-party website outside of the State of Maine system. According to a release, "The file consisted of information including the names, addresses, and Social Security numbers of persons receiving foster care benefits, as well as the names of children and legal guardians of individuals participating in the program." OIT is currently in the process of mailing the identified parties to let them know about the exposure and to offer them one year of credit and identity monitoring. The notification is available here.

Maine Bureau of Insurance Provides Resources for Storm-Related Damages
 
Following the major wind and rain storm that swept through the state, resulting in widespread power outages that lasted for a number of days for many Maine households, the Bureau of Insurance would like to remind Maine residents that they are a resource for those who sustained weather-related property damage. They would like to encourage those with questions about homeowners, renters, auto or commercial property policies to visit their page, www.maine.gov/insurance, or call them at 207-624-8475.  For a list of helpful tips, click here.

Beware of New Phone Scam
 
There is a new phone scam targeting Maine phone numbers in which the caller claims the recipient has received an award from Maine's Department of Health and Human Services. During the call, the caller asks the recipient to pay $200 for an access code to get the award, which they sometimes describe as a grant. If you receive a call like this, please be aware that the government would not ask for your credit card information over the phone. If you have received a similar phone call, or have any questions, please contact the Office of the Attorney General Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-436-2131.                
Maine Senate Majority Office | (207) 287-1505 | Website

Election Results for November 7, 2017

posted Nov 8, 2017, 10:48 AM by Alissa Yoder   [ updated Nov 8, 2017, 10:56 AM ]



The results of the November 7, 2017 State Referendum are below:



Question 1: Citizen Initiative
26 Yes
124 No
2 Blank

Question 2: Citizen Initiative
69 Yes
83 No

Question 3: Bond Issue
88 Yes
64 No

Question 4: Constitutional Amendment
88 Yes
58 No
6 Blank




Dog Licenses Now Available for 2018

posted Oct 16, 2017, 9:43 AM by Alissa Yoder   [ updated Oct 16, 2017, 9:43 AM ]


Pictured: Maggy, 2017 Dog of the Year. Maggy will receive a free dog license for 2018.  Enter your dog for 2018 Dog of the Year when you come to license your dog! Ask Alissa for details.


You can stop in at the Town Office anytime between now and January 31st for your dog's 2018 license.  Fees are $6 for spayed/neutered dogs and $11 for dogs that are not spayed/neutered.  You can also go online by clicking here and renew your dog's license online. Licensing your four-legged friend ensures that:
  • You are protecting your dog from rabies
  • You are protecting your family's health
  • You will not get a fine for not having your dog licensed - It's the law!!
  • It is easier to find your pup if they wonder away
  • Half the proceeds go to helping to stop animal cruelty in Maine and supporting our local animal shelter
Need to get a rabies shot for your dog? We have a list of rabies clinics coming up in our area.  Click here to see the list.

CMP Pole Replacement/Maintenance

posted Sep 27, 2017, 1:37 PM by Alissa Yoder   [ updated Sep 27, 2017, 1:37 PM ]

CMP will be doing pole replacement and maintenance in Somerville starting in October.  No power outages are expected and residents will be contacted on an individual basis if needed. The roads that CMP will be on will be Patricktown Road, Turner Ridge Road, Sand Hill Road and Brann Road. If you have any questions feel free to contact the town office.

Comprehensive Plan Draft

posted Aug 7, 2017, 8:24 AM by Alissa Yoder   [ updated Aug 21, 2017, 1:24 PM ]

There was a Comprehensive Plan Committee meeting on Wedesday, August 9, 2017 from 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm. The revised plan was voted on by the committee members and passed.  The committee will now be taking the draft to a Special Town Meeting (date unknown at this time) to be voted on by the Town. To view the draft, click here

Chris Johnson and Roy Miller revised the plan to take in suggestions offered at town meeting and at the July 12 Comprehensive Plan Committee meeting,  In addition the discussion of the road improvement plan was updated. 

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