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Public Notice - Invitation to Bid on 2024 Paving

The Town of Waterford is seeking Bids for 2024 Paving. Bid packages are available at the Town Office, 366 Valley Road and here. Bids are due Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 4:00 pm.

Five Kezar Road Will be Closed for a Week at the Warren Brook Crossing Sometime this Summer - Date to be Determined

The washed out culvert will be replaced with a box culvert and the road bed will be raised several feet to prevent future flooding. The project will take less time and consequently less money by closing the road. Access will be through the Lovell - Waterford Road which is being improved in anticipation of the increased traffic. Local emergency services will be made aware of the situation and will plan accordingly.
The hope is that by closing the road for a week now and fixing it properly, it will avoid a situation where a severe washout or flood could close the road indefinitely at a time of year when the Lovell - Waterford Road is inaccessible - a planned inconvenience now versus an unanticipated extreme hardship.


Tree Removal in South Waterford

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Sheldon Rice owner of Rice Tree Service in Waterford,
explains some of the process to grandson Beckett, as Seth
Marquis (upper left) prepares to be hoisted to the top of the tree.
 

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Marquis prepares to attach a strap to the top of the tree.


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A piece of the trunk is lowered to the ground.

Road Postings Are Down!

As of Tuesday, April 23, all seasonal weight limit restrictions on town roads have been lifted.

Cemetery Cleanup Time!

The Town of Waterford requests that all old flowers and accessories be removed from the Waterford cemeteries by May 6, 2024. After that date they will be removed at the cemeterian's discretion.

Newell Andrews, Cemeterian

The Town Report is Here.

They can be picked up at the Town Office or you can download it here.

If your transfer station windshield sticker looks like this one, you are all set until March 2026. If not, you need a new one.

23-26 Sticker
Starting January 1, access to the transfer station will require that you have a current sticker. These stickers have been available since April and are good for 3 years.


If you don't have a current sticker, getting one is easy. Click here for information.

Waterford's Boston Cane Awarded to 106-Year Old Veteran

On December 27th, John L'Hote of Rice Road was the recipient of the first Boston Cane awarded in nearly two decades.
For more information on Mr. L'Hote, see the Advertiser Democrat story here.
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Select Board members Jamie Toohey and Todd Sawyer join John L'Hote after he was awarded the Boston Cane.

Waterford Santa is Another Huge Success!

Thanks to the generosity of Waterford citizens and the efforts and organization skills of the Waterford Santa (a/k/a Missy Lessard), many of Waterford's boys and girls will be having an especially fun and memorable Christmas!

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Cemetery Newsletter Fall 2023

Newell Andrews, Waterford's Cemeterian, has provided a Cemetery Update for Fall 2023.

Baker Hill Road reconstruction project completed.

Baker HillThis project starts at the top of Baker Hill and runs to the easterly side of the pipeline, connecting two previously reconstructed sections of road.

New "Free" Building at Transfer Station.

After a several-year hiatus, the "free tent" is back but in a more permanent, attractive form.

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Waterford was featured in "My Maine Hometown" series on WGME 13's Good Day Maine morning show.

Host Johnny Maffei spoke with several people in Waterford. Videos can be seen here.

Parvo Virus Being Found in Area Dogs

According to Robert Larrabee a regional Animal Control Officer, the virus has been found in several area towns including Waterford. The gastrointestinal virus can be lethal if not promptly treated by a veterinarian. Dog owners should make sure their dogs - especially puppies - are up-to-date on their vaccinations. Get more information on the Parvo virus here.

New Transfer Station Windshield Stickers Available Now

These new stickers will be registered to a particular vehicle. You will need to fill out a registration form for each vehicle on which you want a sticker. You can pre-register for your sticker here. You can then pick it up at the Town Office or have it mailed to you. You can also pick up registration forms at the Waterford and Stoneham town offices, as well as the transfer station. There is no fee for these stickers.

Public Service Announcement

If your Old Glory is getting tattered and faded, proper disposal is available by dropping it off at the town office or giving it to an attendant at the transfer station.

Annual Town Meeting Summary

Whether you were able to make it to the town meeting or not, Select Board chair Randy Lessard has written this great summary of what took place. See it here.

Town Reports are here!

Stop by the town office and pick one up or view the digital copy here.

Waterford's Judy Green elected Chairperson of SAD 17 School Board of Directors

Read the story in the Lewiston Sun Journal here, and don't forget to thank Judy for her service and especially for stepping up to the Chair during what has been a chaotic and divisive time for the Board.

Congratulations to Colin Holme, LEA's Executive Director and Waterford's Planning Board Chair! Colin was recognized as one of Maine's Clean Water Champions by the Natural Resources Council of Maine! 

Colin has been with LEA for over 20 years, all the way from intern to executive director. His extensive knowledge of shoreland zoning laws and our watershed community make him an invaluable advocate for our lakes. 
 
NRCM recognized leaders in river, lake, coastal water, and drinking water clean-up in celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the Clean Water Act. 
                                    
                                                                                                                       - Lakes Environmental Assoc.

Purdy Bridge replacement a success!

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After

More photos and story here.

Town purchases new plow truck.

2022 Western Star with stainless steel dump body replaces 2011 truck with significant rust issues.

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Waterford Echoes Are Here!

Almost 40 years of the Waterford Historical Society's newsletter "Waterford Echoes" are now available here or by clicking on the Echoes link above. 40 years of fascinating articles, stories, and photos!

The Mysterious 'This Is Waterford' Sign

Ever wonder what the story behind this sign is?
Charlie Tarbell attempts to unravel the mystery...

Remembering Bill...

Journalist, Fireman, Land Steward - by Colin Holme
August 16th, 1949 – March 8th, 2020