Eddington is a rural town in southern Penobscot County, settled in 1780 and incorporated on February 22, 1811 from Eddington Plantation. It annexed land from Jarvis Gore in 1823 and from Brewer in 1846 and 1855. Eddington has a population of 2,225 and is 27 square miles in size.
The town is named for a Massachusetts native, Jonathan Eddy, who moved to Nova Scotia about 1758, became successful and prominent there, but returned to Boston to volunteer his services in the Revolutionary War. In 1785 he and nineteen other refugees from Nova Scotia were given 9,000 acres of land in what was to become Eddington.
Eddington Bend has been known as the sharp curve in the Penobscot River were Route 9 & Route 178 intersect.
Eddington Village has been known as the area were Route 9 & Route 46 intersect. This is a historic area of town that includes the Eddington Community Church, Comins Hall, and historic homes.
Eddington is home to several bodies of water and recreational areas. The Penobscot River borders the western side of the town and recently was just reopened to Salmon fishing. Chemo Pond is the largest body of water in Eddington and is a busy place during the summer months. The Penobscot Experimental Forest, Davis Pond, and Boy Scout Camp Roosevelt are also popular destinations.
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If you have any questions or suggestions you would like to pass on to the Eddington Town Office Staff, you can send them to the above e-mail. We are always here for our residents and happy to serve you with a smile.
Below you will find the link to the Court Order from the Maine Supreme Court in the case of Hughes Brothers vs. The Town of Eddington.
Many area residents have had questions about the I-395 Connector Project since the Bangor Daily News article of March 26, 2016, appeared. If you have questions or comments about the project and/or it’s impact on the area, please contact:
Transportation Board: Archie Verrill - 989-7032 Kim Rosen: 469-3779
July 1st - Trash & Recycling July 8th - Trash July 15th - Trash & Recycling July 22nd - Trash July 29th - Trash
BURN PERMITS July 27, 2016 Burn permits will be issued for burning all day today.
The 2015-2016 Town Report is now available online and at the following locations: Eddington Store, Trade Winds (Eddington), The River's Edge and the Town Office. To view it online click here
Is your house clearly marked with your house number in the event of an emergency? The next Fifty (50) Eddington or Clifton residents who order a sign will get 50% off. Stop into the Eddington Town Office and order yours! Plus you will get your sign installed free of charge by the fire department.
This opportunity is made possible by a grant.
EDDINGTON RESIDENTS: A Reminder from Deputy Watson: Taking, defacing or disturbing a political sign is a civil violation. A person who takes, defaces or disturbs a lawfully placed sign bearing political messages relating to a general election, primary election or referendum, commits a civil violation for which a forfeiture of up to $250 may be adjudged.
EDDINGTON TOWN PICNIC Plans are in the works for another Eddington Town Picnic. It is scheduled for Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. Donations can be mailed to the Eddington Town Office, 906 Main Road, Eddington, ME 04428 or you can stop by the Town Office. Anyone interested in being on the Committee for this event can call the Town Office at 843-5233 or Margaret Dougherty at 843-7402.
On June 14, 2016, you will be asked to vote for two out of seven candidates for the Board of Selectmen/person. We have asked each of the candidates to give us a little information about themselves so we can pass it along to you. Please read them over by clicking here and we hope to see you all on June 14, 2016, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm in the Meeting Room of the Town Office.
You will also be voting for one person for the School Board. Rusty Gagnon is running unopposed. After the Selectperson information, we have included a post from Rusty Gagnon's Facebook Page.