Boards & Committees

Board of Selectmen
Peter F. Vogell, Chair (2019)
Colin P. Powell, (2020)
Gordon B. MacArthur, (2021)
Elected positions with 3-year terms.
The Board of Selectmen meets regularly on the first and third Monday of each month at 4 pm in Emerson Hall. The agenda is posted on the Municipal Bulletin Board, on Public Access Cable Channel 7, and on this website. To contact the Board of Selectmen, please call the Town Office at (207) 326-4502, write to: P.O. Box 204, Castine, ME 04421, or email townoffice@castine.me.us.
Meeting Agendas and Minutes

School Board
Kathryn MacArthur, Chair (2021)
Alyssa Radcliff, (2019)
Temple Blackwood, (2020)
Elected positions with 3-year terms.
The School Board meets regularly the first Wednesday of each month at 5 pm in Adams School. The agenda is posted on the Municipal Bulletin Board.

Board of Appeals (BOA)
Renee Colson (2022)
Amy Gutow (2024)
David Jones (2023)
Jim Shanley (2020)
Bobby Vagt, Alternate (2020)
The Zoning Board of Appeals meets annually in Emerson Hall and schedules other meetings as needed.
*The BOA currently has one regular and one Alternate member vacancy.

Cemetery Association
Brad Tenney, Chair (2021)
Elizabeth Ballou (2022)
Kathy Eaton (2022)
Ruth Eaton (2021)
Don Small (2020)

Tree Committee
Tree Warden: Kathy Eaton (2021)
Julie Van de Graaf (2022)
Donald Tenney (2019)
Cathy Coughlin (2021)
Carl Olson, MMA Rep.
*The Tree Committee currently has two regular member vacancies.

Harbor Committee
Mike Coughlin, Chair (2022)
J.T. Loomis (2021)
David Wyman (2020)
Zander Parker (2022)
Bill Corbett (2021)
Liam Griffith, Alternate (2020)
Shawn Blodgett, Ex Officio
The Harbor Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month at 4:30 pm in Emerson Hall.

Castine Historic Preservation Commission (CHPC)
Kay Hightower (2021)
Medan “Hank” de Raat (2022)
Deborah Neve (2020)
Patrick Haugen (2019)
Arthur Layton, Alt (2019)
The Commission meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 4 pm in Emerson Hall. Application forms for building permits and historic preservation certificates are available to print from this website or can be obtained at the town office from the CEO.
*CHPC currently has two Alternate members vacancies.

Planning Board (PB)
Douglas Wellington, Chair (2024)
Tom Comicciotto (2022)
Robert Friedlander (2023)
Doris Russell (2020)
Beverly Bishop, Alternate (2020)
The Planning Board meets the first and second Thursday of each month at 7 pm in Emerson Hall. The first Thursday is a work session to review applications for completeness. The second Thursday is the regular business meeting. The meetings are posted in the Castine Patriot several weeks prior to the meeting date and gives a deadline for the submission of any applications. The meetings and agendas are also posted on the Municipal Bulletin Board, Public Access Cable Channel 7 and the website. Application forms are available to print from this website or can be obtained at the town office from the CEO.

Recreation Committee
Karen Cukierski, Co-Chair (2021)
Dianna Paine, Co-Chair  (2020)
Terry Biggie (2022)
Raeann Hodgson (2020)
Susan Macomber, Alternate (2020)
Scott Vogell, Alternate (2020)
The Recreation Committee meets once a quarter at Emerson Hall.
*The REC committee currently has one Regular member vacancy.

Utility Board (UB)
David Avery, Chair (2021)
William Carter (2020)
David Hassett (2020)
Carl Olson (2022)
Gordon “Mac” MacArthur (2022)
Dale Abernethy, Alternate (2020)
Kirk Langford, Alternate (2020)
Shawn Blodgett, Ex Officio
Karen Motycka, Ex Officio
The Utility Board meets as needed at Emerson Hall.

Current News

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

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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

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Monday, April 6
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, April 6  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • 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

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

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • 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

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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

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  • 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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