machias-sealWelcome to Machias

A Unique and Historic Town located in Downeast Maine

The word Machias in the Passamaquoddy language means “bad little falls”, which is representative of the beautiful and rugged waterfalls located on the Machias River in the center of the community. The falls provided the power to the historic mills that lined the waterway to the bay. As Machias has always been dependent upon the natural resources of the area for the growth of the community, the waterways and falls played a starring role in the lumber trade, fisheries, and shipping of goods. A unique blend of past and present, Machias still maintains many traditional jobs that have built upon the original culture of being inexplicably tied to the natural beauty and resources provided by both the land and sea.

Of balsam & blueberries, lobsters & lighthouses, puffins & whale watching, sunsets over the bay…More than the just the sights, smells, and sounds…It’s a feeling.

Machias            Maine             Magic

It’s closer than you think

The new dog tags are available as of Monday, October 16, 2017 at the Machias Town Office for 2018.  As of February 1, 2018 there will be a late fee of $25.00.

 

Absentee Ballots are available as of Monday, October 16, 2017 at the Machias Town Office thru November 2, 2017.

 

CURRENT SEWER RATES – EFFECTIVE 07/01/2017

MACHIAS VALLEY FARMERS’ MARKET – NOW DOUBLING WIC CHECKS
Visit the “Amber’s Best” table at the Machias Valley Farmers’ Market on the Dike in Machias Maine to get double your WIC.

13 Annual Turkey – A-  Thon on October 13, 2017, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

http://machiasme.org/wp-content/uploads/TurkeyaThon17-09152017105111.pdf

MACHIAS 2017 SCARECROW CONTEST !!!!
Get your creative ideas rolling! We have had some AMAZING entries in the past.

There are two categories: Best Business and Best Residential. Scarecrows must be displayed by Oct. 20. Judging will be held Tuesday, Oct. 24. Wonderful gift baskets for the winners!

Call the Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce, 255.4402, to register your entry for judging.

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20th Annual Homeless Veteran Stand Down – Saturday, October 21st 9:00am to 4:00pm – Connecting Maine’s homeless Veterans to VA and Community resources.  The goal is to end Veteran homelessness one Veteran at a time. http://machiasme.org/wp-content/uploads/VAHomeless-09262017134014.pdf

Trick or Treat on Main Street
FRIDAY, OCT. 27th 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES WILL BE LISTED ON THE MACHIAS BAY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’S FACEBOOK PAGE
PLEASE BE SAFE CROSSING STREETS!!  https://www.facebook.com/machiaschamber/photos/a.434350991838.236579.83940826838/84212666838/?type=1&theater

State of Maine Notice of Referendum Election – Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017
http://machiasme.org/wp-content/uploads/ReferendumElection17-10042017093126.pdf

Efficiency Maine offers new energy and weatherization programs including rebates,
incentives, etc.  For more information go to our web site under Local Utilities or go to
http://www.efficiencymaine.com/

The Maine Department of Marine Resources announcements
http://www.maine.gov/dmr/shellfish-sanitation-management/closures/hotline.html