This week at Town Hall

  • Red Cross Blood Drive: Tuesday, April 7th from 1pM to 6PM in the downstairs level of Emerson Hall.
    Click on the link below for more information and to follow instructions for making an appointment.
    Please Donate!
    https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time
  • Governor Mills COVID-19 Executive Order, Effective 3/25/2020:
    3-2020 Gov Mills Executive Order – COVID-19
  • DEP COVIV-19 Notice:

    DEP – COVID-19 Notice
  • Annual Green Up Day due to COVID-19:
    Do you need a break from Netflix; or need a bit of fresh air; an activity for the kids and want to do something good for your community?
    Help by picking up TRASH!

    Green Up Day COVID-19 Notice
  • Returning to CASTINE – Please read the following:

    Returning Castine resident COVID-19 Notice
    CDC Covid-19 Guidelines
  • COVID-19 NOTICE: EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, 3/17/20, per the Governor’s & Castine Selectboard recommendation, the town office will be closed to foot traffic, the length of time TBD.  The staff will be on duty to take phone calls (326-4502) and emails during regular business hours.  Certain transactions can be processed online.  Check the Town’s website (www.castine.me.us) for updates and information for completing transactions.  Please call if you need to be seen by appointment for an essential transaction.
    We apologize for any inconveniences.
  • FYI:  State of Maine recent bill passed: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_129th/billtexts/SP078901.asp
    PART F: 
    Sec. F-1. Registrations issued by a municipality. This section affects certain registration and licensing performed at the municipal or county level.
    1. Vehicles and trailers. Notwithstanding the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 29-A, chapter 5 or any other law or municipal charter provision or ordinance to the contrary, a registration, including a temporary registration, of a vehicle, including, without limitation, a motor vehicle, all-terrain vehicle, watercraft or snowmobile, or a trailer required to be registered in this State that expires during the period of a state of emergency declared by the Governor in accordance with Title 37-B, section 742 due to the outbreak of COVID-19 is deemed extended until 30 days following the termination of the state of emergency.
    2. Renewal of licenses for sale of liquor. Notwithstanding Title 28-A, section 653, subsection 1 or any other law or municipal charter provision or ordinance to the contrary, during the period of a state of emergency declared by the Governor in accordance with Title 37-B, section 742 due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and 30 days following the termination of that state of emergency, the municipal officers or, in the case of unincorporated places, the county commissioners may grant the request for a renewal of a license issued pursuant to Title 28-A, Part 3 without a hearing; this subsection does not prohibit the municipal officers or county commissioners, as applicable, from denying a renewal of a license issued pursuant to Title 28-A, Part 3 based upon a finding specified in Title 28-A, section 653, subsection 2 or 3.
    3. Dog licenses. Notwithstanding Title 7, chapter 721 or any other law or municipal charter provision or ordinance to the contrary, a license of a dog required to be licensed in this State that expires during the period of a state of emergency declared by the Governor in accordance with Title 37-B, section 742 due to the outbreak of COVID-19 is deemed extended until 30 days following the termination of the state of emergency.
    4. Registration or license fees due. The extensions granted pursuant to subsections 1 and 3 of this section do not change the registration or licensing interval for any vehicle or trailer or dog for which the registration or license period was extended, and all registration or licensing fees that would have been due but for the extension are due within 30 days of the termination of the state of emergency.
    Sec. F-2. Access to online registration. The Secretary of State, Bureau of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, during the period of a state of emergency declared by the Governor in accordance with the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 37-B, section 742 due to the outbreak of COVID-19, shall allow a resident of this State to renew the registration of a motor vehicle, trailer, all-terrain vehicle or watercraft online, regardless of whether the municipality in which that resident resides participates in the online registration service maintained by the bureau or department, for the duration of the state of emergency and 30 days following the termination of the state of emergency.
  • Town of Castine – Request for Bids: The Town of Castine seek bids for Snow Plowing Services for Town Roads. Click Snow Plowing Bid Form 2020-21 for a complete Bid package. Bids are due by 2:00 PM, Friday, March 27, 2020.
  • Help Wanted – Dock Attendants: Castine is seeking responsible individuals to work as Dock Attendants at the town dock for the 2020 boating season. A job packet can be found on the Homepage and/or Community News Page or contact the Castine Town Office. Applications are due to the Harbormaster by Friday, April 17th. Town of Castine is an EOE.
  • Town Office CLOSED: Monday, April 20th due to the Patriot’s Day Holiday.
  • Overnight Parking Ban REMINDER: in effect from November 1st to April 30th.
  • Curbside Fall & Winter Recycling Program: The Fall/Winter schedule (First & Third Tuesday’s of each month) now in effect.
  • Town Reports: the 221st edition of the Annual Town Report are available to be picked up at the Town Office.
  • 2020 Dog Registrations: were due by Friday, Jan, 31st. There is now a $25 late fee in addition to the dog registration cost. $6 for Spayed/Neutered dog or $11 for Non-spayed/Non-neutered dog.
  • Please make sure your trash is put out curbside by 7:30AM to ensure pick-up. Also – Please make sure the trash you put out is protected from critters (closed trash can or under a tarp, old blanket/sheet). Our Public Works crew will not pick-up scattered debris.
  • Broadband Committee in Castine, Find more info posted on the HomePage, Community News Page or in the Town Office.

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 30
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, March 30  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Iyengar Yoga Classes Monday, March 30  8:30 am - 10:00 am Emerson Hall Basement

    Iyengar Yoga Classes with Nancy Watson, CIYT. 

    Note: Class meets every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, but may occasionally be canceled due to holidays or inclement weather. 

    For more info contact Nancy Watson nancy.watson873@icloud.com or 207-404-1448

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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, March 30  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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Wednesday, April 1
  • Iyengar Yoga Classes Wednesday, April 1  8:30 am - 10:00 am Emerson Hall Basement

    Iyengar Yoga Classes with Nancy Watson, CIYT. 

    Note: Class meets every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, but may occasionally be canceled due to holidays or inclement weather. 

    For more info contact Nancy Watson nancy.watson873@icloud.com or 207-404-1448

    See more details
Friday, April 3
  • Iyengar Yoga Classes Friday, April 3  8:30 am - 10:00 am Emerson Hall Basement

    Iyengar Yoga Classes with Nancy Watson, CIYT. 

    Note: Class meets every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, but may occasionally be canceled due to holidays or inclement weather. 

    For more info contact Nancy Watson nancy.watson873@icloud.com or 207-404-1448

    See more details
Monday, April 6
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, April 6  7:30 am - 8:30 am
    See more details
  • Iyengar Yoga Classes Monday, April 6  8:30 am - 10:00 am Emerson Hall Basement

    Iyengar Yoga Classes with Nancy Watson, CIYT. 

    Note: Class meets every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, but may occasionally be canceled due to holidays or inclement weather. 

    For more info contact Nancy Watson nancy.watson873@icloud.com or 207-404-1448

    See more details
  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, April 6  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

    See more details
  • Selectboard/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Mtg Monday, April 6  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    watch for details regarding possible remote mtgs.

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Tuesday, April 7
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up Tuesday, April 7  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • CHPC Mtg Tuesday, April 7  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Application deadline is Monday, March 23rd.

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Wednesday, April 8
  • Iyengar Yoga Classes Wednesday, April 8  8:30 am - 10:00 am Emerson Hall Basement

    Iyengar Yoga Classes with Nancy Watson, CIYT. 

    Note: Class meets every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, but may occasionally be canceled due to holidays or inclement weather. 

    For more info contact Nancy Watson nancy.watson873@icloud.com or 207-404-1448

    See more details
Thursday, April 9
  • Planning Board Mtg Thursday, April 9  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Application deadline is Monday, March 23rd.

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Friday, April 10
  • Iyengar Yoga Classes Friday, April 10  8:30 am - 10:00 am Emerson Hall Basement

    Iyengar Yoga Classes with Nancy Watson, CIYT. 

    Note: Class meets every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, but may occasionally be canceled due to holidays or inclement weather. 

    For more info contact Nancy Watson nancy.watson873@icloud.com or 207-404-1448

    See more details
  • Home & Away Program Friday, April 10  10:00 am - 1:00 pm Wilson Museum Hutchins Education Center

    Back by popular demand, the Home & Away homeschool program by the Wilson Museum will return on October 11 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Structured for ages 4 to 14, each three-hour session is inspired by the Museum's worldwide collection and local history as well as the community's educational resources. Included will be a break for lunch (please bring your own). Some sessions will include a local field trip and some sessions will include a guest presenter.

    Reservations are required ($10 per child) in advance of each session and space is limited. Reserve a spot up to three weeks before each month's session or sign-up in September for a seven-session series pass at $70 per child. Only six series passes are available. Make reservations and get your pass by calling 207-326-9247 or by emailing info@wilsonmuseum.org.

    Home & Away will occur on the second Friday of each month from October through April. Unless otherwise noted, sessions will begin in the Wilson Museum's Hutchins Education Center located at 112 Perkins Street, Castine, ME.

    Information on this program is available on our website and on our Home & Away event page on Facebook. Feel free to share the information on this program with other homeschool families.

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