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Local and State Referendum Elections

June 13, 2017

Cole Memorial Building

 

 Election Results:

State Referendum Question 1

Yes   48

No    51

Selectmen : June Grey

School Board: Rowena Clukey &  Douglas Theriault

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Town Meeting

June 19, 2017  7pm

Cole Memorial Building

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School Budget Vote

Date: June 29, 2017  12pm - 5pm

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

 

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Tranfer Station

now open on

SUMMER HOURS

9am to 5pm

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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