Merry Christmas & Happy New Years

from The Town Office Crew

The Office will be closed

12 /22/17 & 25

12/29 & 1/1/18

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Commodity Supplemental Food Program

by The Eastern Agency on Aging

The Enfield Town Office is now a pick-up location

on the 2nd Tuesday of every month 1pm to 5 pm

This is for Seniors age 60 and older.

Forms available at Town Office

Come Apply

 

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Stored Solar (Covanta) is now taking brush (brush only please)

 

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Tranfer Station

will be changing to

 WINTER HOURS

11/8/2017

8am to 4pm

Wednesday & Saturday

 

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TOWN GARBAGE BAGS AVAILABLE

at Town Office & Transfer Station

Large 10 for  $5.00

Small 10 for $3.50

STARTING DATE:  DECEMBER  3, 2016   Saturday

                                                                                    

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Town Report & Property maps

are now on our web site!

Look under  "about our town"

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911 HOUSE NUMBERS

It is important to have your house numbers visible so emergency personnel can see it.

Signs start at $6.00

Stop by or call the Town Office for details.

 *****8888

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REMINDER

For roadside pick-up all garbage needs to be in Town Bags in a covered container. Garbage left in bags creates an extra job for public works.

Rcycling is picked up on 1st and 3rd mondays

 

 

Enfield was first settled about 1820, and was originally called Cold Stream. It was incorporated on January 31, 1835. Cold Stream Pond, which occupies nearly one third of the town's 15,000 acres, is one of the state's purest bodies of water, reaching depths of more than 100 feet. Cold Stream takes its name from the literal translation of its Indian name, which is preserved as the title of the Enfield Grange, Ammadamast.

The first known white settler in the region was John Woods, arriving from Buckfield in 1819 to clear a farm and build a home near the south end of the town. This could possibly be the origin of the town's name, (end field), Enfield.

Much of Enfield's history can be attributed to the abundant hydro resources which served as highways for the early settlers and explorers, and as a source of power for a variety of mill industries. The first saw and grist mill was build on the shores of Cold Stream Pond at the outlet by General Joseph Treat. Other saw mills, a carding mill and a brick yard were early industries in the town. The Vanceboro Manufacturing Company produced various woodenware items such as pill boxes and whip sockets. Another mill produced plugs for the ends of paper rolls. 

Enfield has had a number of elementary schools, and once had its own high school. After the school burned, students chose whether to attend school in Lincoln, Howland or Lee.

The Enfield Fish Hatchery has been in operation for many years. The hatchery raises brook trout and landlocked salmon for stocking by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. The fish hatchery is located at 45 Cobb Road, and can be visited between the hours of 8 am to 3 pm. Please call (207) 732-3676 before visiting. 

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