Searsmont News

By Catherine McGahan | Oct 01, 2017

Cathy McGahan



Town Office

The Town Office will be closed Monday, October 9th, in observance of the Columbus Day holiday.

Jim Murphy, our Assessor’s Agent, is in the Town Office on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.  This is subject to change, so call the office and leave a message if you want to meet with him, and he will call you back to schedule.   Jim's October office days are October 10th and 24th.

The next scheduled rabies clinic is October 7th from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Brooks Fire Station.  Dogs must me on a leash and under the owners control at all times.  Cats must be in secure carriers.   These clinics are free to Waldo County residents, though donations are gratefully accepted.  Cost is $7 per shot for anyone who does not reside in Waldo County.  You must bring proof of previous rabies vaccination to get a three-year certificate.

Did you know?  Waldo County Communications Center has a “Friendly Caller Program” available to people who live alone.  Those individuals can call the Communications Center daily to check in and chat with a staff person.  If the individual does not call in, someone will be sent to the home to check on him or her.  To join the program call 338-2040 and tell the person who answers that you want to become a part of the Friendly Caller Program, and they will send a registration form to you.

2-1-1 Maine is an easy-to-remember number that helps people in accessing health and human services in their community.   2-1-1 Maine is now providing confidential resource information available by text message.  You can text your zip code to 898-211 to connect with a specialist.  Via text message, the specialist will find out what services you need and provide referrals to resources in your area.  Information specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by texting 898-211.

Triad is collecting winter clothing in October for distribution to older persons in Waldo County.  New or gently used jackets, hats, mittens, scarves, blankets, and other warm items are welcome.  Watch for the boxes, or call Triad at 1-866-426-7555 to find a location near you.

Did you know the Searsmont Town Office offers shredding of documents for 25¢ per pound and old hard drives for $5 each?

Neighbor-4-Neighbor Holiday Food Box Applications are available at the Town Office.  If you or someone you know would like an application, you can contact the Town Office at 342-5411 or email  All requests are discreet and confidential.


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