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In Phillips we have an old Maine way about us. It has never been a Mainer’s trait to say anything that wasn’t absolutely necessary. Our quietness comes out of respect for each other’s space and privacy. Our intimacy comes from sharing times together ... stocking up at the store in preparation for a storm, gathering at a bean supper in the Community Hall, lining up along Main Street to see the Old Home Days Parade.

We look out for each other here. We leave our cars running in the parking lot during the cold weather. We’ll wave to you as we drive by whether or not we know you, and the appropriate response is to wave back, just a finger or a hand twitch will do. Smiling is appreciated, but optional.

We like the quietness of our life here, we love the beauty of our mountains and clean rivers, and we’re proud of our hardworking way of life. We hope this website will encourage you to visit us for a little while, or a long while. We’d love to hear from you. Write to us at  



The Town of Phillips Planning Board will hold a Public Information Meeting to discuss the proposed Property Maintenance Ordinance on Monday, May 14, 2018, at 6 PM at the Phillips Town Office.


Applicants needed to fill a vacancy, created due to relocation, for an MSAD# 58 School Board Director position.                                     This appointment will expire June 30, 2018


The Town Clerk Office  is no longer open on Saturday mornings


                          Town of Phillips Animal Control Officer
                           Applications and a job description may be obtained at the Town Office, 15 Russell St, Phillips.  The job will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
                              The Town of Phillips is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Boards and Committees:  Application here  Drop off at Town Office. 

Budget Committee - Opening for one member. Meetings start in mid-March.

Board of Appeals - Opening for one member and two alternates.

Planning Board - Vacancy for one alternate.

Phillips Fire Department seeking volunteers.  Info at 639-FIRE.


- ANNUAL TOWN MEETING - Thursday, June 21, 2018, 6 pm at the Phillips Area Community Center, Depot St.

- Selectmen's Meeting  - Tuesday - April 24 - 6:00 pm at Town Office.
Selectmen's  AGENDA - Posted either day before or day of the meeting, if available.

-  Planning Board Meeting - Monday - May 14 - 6:00 pm at Town Office.

- Budget Meeting - Thursday - April 11- 6:00 pm at Town Office.

-  Phillips Area Community Center meeting - Tuesday - May 1 -  4:30 pm - at the PACC.

 Phillips Chamber of Commerce -  Thursday - May 10 - 6:00 pm - at Shadagee Common Room.  Come help plan for the 2018 Old Home Days.

Sandy River Business Association -  Wednesday - May 16 - 6:00 pm  - at Shadagee All-Purpose Room.


- April 4 - Wednesday -Annual Library Auction tickets go on Sale -  Auction on May 5th.
Silent Bid item: 2002 Toyota Tacoma 4x4, low mileage truck.

- April 25 - Wednesday - Library Seed Loan Program - 6 pm - Featuring David Fuller from Franklin County Cooperative Extension. 3rd in program series.

- April 28 - Saturday - North Sea Gas, one of Scotland's most popular folk bands - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Admission: $15 (no PACC discount), Children under 12, $5.00. Click here for more info. More about the group here.

- May 18, 19, 20 - 1st Annual Fly Rod Crosby Days - at Fox Carlton Pond Sporting Camps, Campground & RV Park - Pre-registration is recommended for all courses and clinics - click here (poster) for quick preview; click here for the complete schedule of events. Cell 207-491-5865.

- May 30 - Wednesday - Library Seed Loan Program - 6 pm - Featuring  Amy LeBlanc of Whitehill Farm in E. Wilton, known for her heirloom tomatoes. 4th in series.


Recurring Events

Yoga and Crafts - Wednesdays - 11 am to noon for yoga sessions - 1 pm to 3 pm for craft sessions - Bring your own project and work with others - at Phillips Public Library. No charge - Call Sharon at 639-4488.

- Narrow Gauge Quilters - Weekly meetings on Thursday at 1 pm at the Phillips Library.
Open to all quilters or want-to-be quilters.

- Community Fiber Gatherings - 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month - at Dark Star Fabric across the street from Community House, Main Street - 1 pm to 3 pm  - for all crafts: knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, needlepoint - sewing - meet neighbors and share your knowledge. Questions? Call Kate Dunham at 639-2012 or Susan Randow at 500-1418. 

- Poker Hold-Em - Held on 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month - 6:00 pm sharp - $30 Buy-in American Legion, Depot St. - Refreshments.

- Al-Anon Meeting - Every 1st Wednesday of the month  - 7 pm to 8 pm - Avon Town Office, Rt. 4, Avon.  Closed meeting. Questions - contact Carol at 639-5421.



- Phillips Farmers' Market, Depot St - Open 9 am to 1 pm  - Saturdays - Starting May 26 until last Saturday in September.

- Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad - Train Rides (Steam) - Most Weekends - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturdays and 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Sundays. See Schedule for dates. Watch here for specific RR events.

- Phillips Historical House, 8 Pleasant St - Open May through October - 1st and 3rd Sundays - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. 

- Little White Church Antiques, Eats & Treats -  May 16 thru Oct. 14 - 9 am to 4 pm Wed thru Sunday. Located at 83 Main St.

- Stove Top Country Store, 30 Main St -  open Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday - 10 a.m to 5 p.m.

- Creative Collections - 10 Pleasant St - Opens for the season, June 3 - Saturdays & Sundays - 10 am to 3 pm. Closes weekend before Christmas.



Phillips Area Vitalizer Newsletter - Vitalizer III-20.pdf - Jan 15, 2018

Phillips Area Community Center (PACC)
Leaders of the PACC Annual Letter  2016 end of year & 2017 membership application

The Phillips Public Library and the Paul G. Whittemore Building:
Yesterday and Today - Video  The Library Studio Video A Day in the Life of a Small Town Librarian  Video


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