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 MACHIAS BAY AREA TRANSFER STATION WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2017 DUE TO STAFFING ISSUES AND BEREAVEMENT TIME.

CORRECTION FOR BLOOD DRIVE:   NOW AT VETERAN’S HOME IN MACHIAS ON THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017 FROM 12:00  TO 5:00pm
Sponsored by the Machias Rotary Club.  All presenting donors will have a chance to win 2 Boston Red Sox tickets.  Please call 1-800-733-2767 to schedule an appointment.

TOWN OF MACHIAS – COMMUNITY CENTER PROJECT COMMITTEE
The Town is forming a committee to discuss the possibility of a community center building, potential locations, to develop project cost estimates, and to seek grant and funding opportunities.  The first meeting will be held at the Bluebird Ranch Restaurant on Thursday, July 20th at 7:00 A.M.   Anyone interested in serving on the committee is encouraged to attend the meeting or contact the town office at 255-6621.

TOWN OF MACHIAS – NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING
The Town of Machias will hold a public hearing on August 2, 2017 @ 6pm to review and consider the adoption of the Machias Local Food Ordinance.  All interested parties should attend and provide ideas, suggestions and to address any concerns individuals may have.  Attached is the proposed Food Ordinance http://machiasme.org/wp-content/uploads/ProposedFoodOrdinance-06302017151848.pdf

THE MACHIAS TOWN OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON AUGUST 4, 2017

THE MACHIAS TOWN OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON AUGUST 9, 2017 FOR PROCESSING TAX BILLS.

THE TOWN OF MACHIAS WILL HOLD A SPECIAL TOWN MEETING REGARDING THE FOOD ORDINANCE ON AUGUST 9, 2017.

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