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
Nathan Howard — MaineDOT Project Manager Maine Department of Transportation Bureau of Planning 16 State House Station Augusta, Maine 04333-0016 Tel: (207) 624-3310 e-mail: Nathan.Howard@Maine.gov
Trash & Recycling Collection Dates:
August 5th - Trash & Recycling August 12th - Trash August 19th - Trash & Recycling August 26th -Trash
BURN PERMITS August 24, 2016 Burn permits will be issued 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.
2ND INSTALLMENT OF 2015 PROPERTY TAXES DUE THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016
Please contact the Town Office at 843-5233 if you have any questions concerning your taxes due.
2016 Dog Licenses Available
2016 DOG LICENSE LATE FEE
Starting February 1st there will be a $25.00 late fee charged per dog for any license renewed after January 31, 2016.
Dog licenses are issued for one year ending December 31st. Any dog six (6) months of age or older must be licensed. Deadline for licensing is no later than January 31st.
Dog License fees are as follows:
Neutered/Spayed Dog - $6.00 Unaltered Male or Female - $11.00 Kennel - $42.00 Late Fee - $25.00 will be charged for any license renewed after January 31st.
You must present the following documents at the time of registration: A current Maine rabies certificate. A neutering/spayed certificate if the dog has been altered.
Saturday March 26, 2016 Planners claim State forced them to approve I-395 connector project