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

 FIRE HYDRANT TESTING & FLUSHING IN MACHIAS
September 18-22nd between the hours of 8 am and 5pm.  Brown or rusty colored water may be experienced temporarily.  Any questions please call the Machias Water Company at 255-3011.

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.

TOWN OF MACHIAS PUBLIC HEARING – Mobile Vending License
To be continued.

TOWN OF MACHIAS PUBLIC HEARING – General Assistance Ordinance
The Machias Board of Selectmen will be holding a Public Hearing at the Machias Town Office on September 27, 2017 @ 6:00 P.M.  The purpose of the hearing is to solicit citizen’s comments on the updated General Assistance Ordinance Appendices A-D.  The new Appendices will be in effect from October 1, 2017 until September 30,2018.  The Appendices are available for review at the Machias Town Office.  All interested parties are encouraged to attend this meeting.

Department of Agriculture Conservation & Forestry will be holding the Annual Obsolete Pesticide Collection.  Pre-registration is required by September 30, 2017 – http://machiasme.org/wp-content/uploads/PesticideCollection-09072017103346.pdf

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

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