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The 2019 TOWN REPORT is now available online.

York River Study Committee Meeting
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Click HERE for more information
Great Works Quarterly Newsletter
April 1 - June 30, 2019
Events, Activities, Key Dates, Group Meetings and More!
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South Berwick Ad-hoc Committee for Medical Cannabis Storefronts
Click HERE for Agenda for Thursday, April 4th at 6:30pm
South Berwick High School Yearbooks are Online!

The South Berwick Public Library is pleased to have completed the project of digitizing most of the South Berwick and Eliot high school yearbooks so they can be viewed online.  The project started in the spring of 2017 with the cooperation of Marshwood High School librarian C. J. Mauger, yearbook advisor Katie Gilpatrick, and William Fogg Memorial Library librarian Lydia Goodwin pooling our incomplete collections of local yearbooks.
This is the first local digital collection of the South Berwick Public Library.

It started with a phone call from Jim Brown at the Oklahoma Correctional Industries, a part of the Oklahoma state prison system which provides the yearbook service.  Prisoners scan yearbooks at no cost to libraries and return the books and the scans to the communities.  Oklahoma Correctional Industries is assisting communities all over the country in a National Digital Yearbook Project.

What we did not understand until our books and scans were back home was that preparing scans for easy online access would us to re-format each scan to prepare it for publication online. Librarian Shannon Weber and volunteer Denise Foster spent the next year working with the scans to put them in a form that would make them searchable and accessible. 

An interesting feature of the collection is that it includes runs of yearbooks from four distinct high schools.  From 1886-1960, Berwick Academy, the oldest educational institution in Maine, was both a private college preparatory school and the public high school for residents of South Berwick. In 1960, the town of South Berwick built a high school. Six years later, the communities of Eliot and South Berwick combined their schools and formed Maine School District 35. 
The Maine State Library assisted by providing a host site at the digitalmainerepository.  Links to the collections can be found on the web pages of the three libraries or directly by searching the Digital Maine Repository.  The South Berwick Public Library is still seeking additions to the physical yearbook collection so we can offer both formats to the public.  For more information visit
The second part of tax notices are being sent out today, February 19, 2019.  Some of you will receive notices for very minor amounts.  We are working with our new software prgram to remedy this.  Those paid in full will not receive a notice or the SPRING 2019 QUAMPHEGAN newsletter.  It is available on our Town website under "Living in South Berwick".  Copies are also available in the Town Clerk's office.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to reach out.

Perry Ellsworth
Town Manager
1-207-384-3015 Office
1-207-491-3330 Cell

FREE In-Person Tax Preparation
(By Appointment Only)

AARP Tax Aide Volunteers are available for you at the South Berwick Community Building located at 71 Norton Street in South Berwick.
Please call 207-384-3310 for an appointment.

These volunteers are trained and IRS-certified each year.  The program is open to taxpayers of all ages.  AARP membership is not required.  They are trained to work hard to make sure you receive every tax credit and deduction you have earned.

To find other sites near you, visit or call toll-free 1-800-227-7669.
Medical Cannabis Storefront Committee The Town Council is seeking interested, un-biased residents to serve on an ad-hoc committee to research the impacts of a potential medical cannabis storefront in South Berwick.  Applications for anyone interested in serving on this important committee are available here (below) and at the Town Hall.  Applications are due in the Town Manager's office by 1:00pm on February 8th.
Medical Cannabis Storefront Committee Charge  
Medical Cannabis Storefront Committee Application

South Berwick Drinking Water Notice 
Click Here For Information
The Department of Defense Veterans & Emergency Management - Bureau of Veterans' Services - State of Maine has issued a the following notice:

"Veterans:  You may be Owed a Tax Refund".  Click on the link for additional information.
The Maine State Housing Authority administers an Arsenic Abatement Program which provides grants for the abatement of arsenic contaminated private wells for income eligible single-family homeowners and income eligible landlords for dwellings with four rental units or less.  Please visit for more information on how to apply.

Affordable Care Act (ACA)
November 1 - December 15, 2018
Who should apply?  The ACA Health Insurance Marketplace (Obamacare) is where people who do not have healthcare coverage through their job or a government program, such as Medicare or Medicaid, can purchase health insurance.

October 15 - December 7, 2018
This is the only chance to make changes to your Medicare coverage for 2019.  Free assistance is available.


Pursuant to 36 M.R.S.A. 942 & 943 & §A158-2 Disposal A-1 of the Code Book, I Perry Ellsworth, Town Manager/Treasurer of the Municipality of South Berwick, hereby give notice that the property located at 555 Emerys Bridge Road, South Berwick, Maine 03908 Tax Map 10 Lot 30, Land with buildings, was acquired by the Town through foreclosure of tax liens.  This property is up for bid with a minimum accepted bid of $100,000 and $5,000 due with certified funds or a bank check at the time the bid is submitted.  Bid packages can be picked up at the Town Clerk's office at 180 Main Street, South Berwick, Maine 03908.  Deadline for bids is Friday, November 30, 2018 at 1:00pm.  Bids will be opened and read publicly at 1:00pm on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 and the winning bid will be finalized and announced at the Town Council meeting on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.  For more information, please contact Town Manager, Perry Ellsworth, directly at 207-384-3015 or by email

Click here to review the packet.

South Berwick Non-Binding Survey on Marijuana Establishments
October/November 2018

During election hours on November 6, 2018, there will be a brief survey available asking for your input on Marijuana Establishments.  The Town Council is interested in having as much participation as possible and encourages voters to take a moment to say hi and let us know your thoughts.  Surveys are anonymous.  Click here to see a sample survey.