Renew Mooring Permits 5/1/23

Mooring permits must be renewed by May 1st of each year. If you have a mooring, please print out and return our online application, or stop by the Town Office for a paper application.

Municipal Election & RSU #12 Budget Referendum June 13, Town Meeting June 24

On June 13, 2023 there will be a municipal election for 3rd Select Board Member, Representative to RSU #12 Board of Directors, and Road Commissioner, and a referendum on the RSU #12 budget. Absentee voting is underway and will continue through June 8. Vote absentee in person at the Town Office during regular business hours, or fill out an absentee ballot application to pick up a ballot or have one mailed. Voting on election day, June 13, is at the Old Town Hall at 1217 Main Rd from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. On June 24, 2023 at 9:00 AM we'll have our Annual Town Meeting, also at the Old Town Hall.

Ruth Nelson Memorial Scholarship

Westport Island scholars are encouraged to apply for this local scholarship worth up to $500. The application is just a page, and the scholarship can be used by students for any of their needs. Click here for instructions, and here for the application!

Westport Island 2023 Well Survey

The Westport Island Conservation Commission has been awarded a state grant to complete a groundwater study of the island. As part of this study, they are asking residents to complete a brief questionnaire about their wells. Please take a moment to fill out the questionnaire, and help them do the most thorough study possible. The responses to this questionnaire and the results of any future voluntary water tests completed as part of this program for individual wells will not be shared with the general public.

State Broadband Survey

Westport Island recently completed a major upgrade to our internet, in part due to investments by the Town and Spectrum. There’s more to do, especially around affordability. The State (Maine Connectivity Authority) is interested in hearing from residents about this and other issues. Share your priorities and needs by taking 5 minutes to fill out the Maine Broadband Survey, which will become input to the Broadband Action Plan. You can go online through the link above or pick up a paper survey at the Town Office. Thank you!

Bridge Work this Spring & Summer

You might have noticed a stop light and some work being done from the Westport Island bridge recently. The DOT is working to remove paint chips that fell from the bridge due to the extreme cold a few weeks ago. Read the background here. They will be back periodically over the next few weeks to finish the job. Later in the summer or fall, they will need to repaint the bridge, resulting in lane closures for approximately 12 weeks. Here is the DOT official notice. Long story short - give yourself a few extra minutes when driving off the island!