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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  


 Presentation of Boston Post cane to Laura Toothaker, Dec. 2018 


Town Clerk's office will be closed Tuesday, May 21 due to training. Will be available Thursday from 3 to 5:30 at the Town Office.


School budget referendum polling hours, 1 - 6 pm, Tuesday, June 11 at the Town Office. Absentee ballots are available. To get an absentee ballot, contact the Town Clerk during regular office hours, 639-3561. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 5:30 pm.


Truck Driver/Equipment Operator/Laborer

 Immediate Opening -Town of Phillips

This full-time position requires manual labor in the operation of trucks and equipment involved in road construction/repair and in snow and ice removal operations of the Public Works Department. 

 A valid, clean class B CDL license is a must and construction/snow removal driving experience needed. A pre-employment physical and chemical/drug screen test is required. Benefit package. Applications can be obtained at the Town Office located at 15 Russell Street, Phillips.

 Applications accepted till May 17, 2019

 The Town of Phillips is an Equal Opportunity Employer 






Boards and Committees:  Application here  Drop off at Town Office

Phillips Area Micro Loan Committee - Opening for a member from the town of Avon - Contact Avon Town Office. 

Board of Appeals - Opening for two members and two alternates.

Planning Board - Vacancy for one member and one alternate.

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


- Selectmen's Meeting  - Tuesday - May 28 - 6:00 pm at Town Office. 
Selectmen's  AGENDA - Posted either day before or day of the meeting, if available.

-  Planning Board Meeting - Monday - June 3 -  6:00 pm at Town Office.

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

 Phillips Chamber of Commerce - Tuesday- May 14 - 6:00 pm - at Shadagee Common Room.

Sandy River Business Association - Wednesday, June 19 - 6:00 pm - at Shadagee Common Room.


- May 17, 18, 19 - Friday thru Sunday - Second Annual Fly Rod Crosby Days Celebration - sponsored by Fox Carlton Pond Sporting Camps. More information on planned events, click here.

- May 18 - Saturday - Pot Luck Supper & Sandy River Ramblers - Featuring Chili, Chowder, sides & dessert (may also have grilled moose burgers) - Admission, $15 - bring a dish to share for $5 off one admission - Pot luck at 5:00 pm, Sandy River Ramblers at 6:00 pm. $10 for just the show.

- May 18 - Saturday - Fly Rod Crosby Train rides with Maine's first registered guide - at 11 am and noon.

- May 18 - Saturday - Phillips Historical Society Museum open by appointment.

- June 1 - Saturday - Annual Readers, Writers & Runners 5K - Sponsored by the Phillips Public Library - Early registration is $10 - Contact Library 639-2665 - Day of event, $15 -Race Day registration opens at 9 am - Library parking lot.

- June 1 - Saturday - Immediately after the 5-K Race - Meet Melissa Coleman, Maine author of This Life is in Your Hands - Story of growing up with her father, Elliot Coleman and back-to-the-land neighbors, Scott and Helen Nearing.

- June 1 & 2 - Saturday & Sunday - 7th Annual Welcome to Summer - Sandy River Gardens -open  9 am to 5 pm - live music Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm - refreshments.

Recurring Events

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

- 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 Area Food Pantry - Open  2nd and 4th Thursday, 9 am to 12 pm; 3rd Thursday, 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm and 3rd Saturday 9 am to 11 am - Located at Phillips Town Office, Russell St.



- Phillips Farmers' Market, Depot St - Open 9 am to 1 pm  - Saturdays - Opening May 25  until the last Saturday in September.

- Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad - Train Rides  - Weekends - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturdays and 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Sundays. Closed for season.

- Native Maine Driftwood Santas, 32 River Road (Rte 149) - July 26 to Dec 24- Open Thursday thru-Saturday -12:00 to 5:00 p.m. - or by appointment.  639-2048

Phillips Historical House, 8 Pleasant St - Open May through October - 1st and 3rd Sundays -  11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Opening day for 2019 season: May 5.

- Little White Church Antiques, Eats & Treats -  Reopens June 6, 2019 - Thursday thru Sunday with new hours - located at 83 Main St. Cafe open in July & August.

- 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.  Not open on Sat during November. Closes weekend before Christmas.  Will open by appointment.


Dates of Future Events.


- Phillips Annual Town Meeting - June 20, 2019 - 6:00 pm - at Phillips Area Community Center.


-  Old Home Days Parade - August 16, 2018 - 5 pm. - Sponsored by the Phillips Community Church - at the Community House, Main St - No cost, bring a dish to share - For more info, contact Barbara Gardiner at 684-3394.


Phillips Rail Fest (formerly Model Train Hobby Fair) - Sept 28, 2019 - Click here and scroll down to see Poster for lots of information.



Phillips Area Vitalizer Newsletter - Vitalizer III Nov 12, 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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