Welcome to Stetson...
Welcome to Stetson, Maine! A small town with just over 1,000 residents, Stetson has always taken pride in its strong rural character. Located 17 miles west of Bangor, people originally came to settle here because of the scenic beauty, excellent farmland after it was cleared, and an abundance of lumber. Natural resources including forestland, abundant wildlife, wetlands, water resources and unique natural areas contribute greatly to the quality of life. At six miles square, Stetson continues to provide open space and recreational activities such as fishing, snowmobiling, hunting, canoeing, horseback riding and cross-country skiing. Pleasant Lake, located entirely within the town's borders, is a scenic 798 acre lake known for its excellent fishing and clean water. A scattering of camps and homes around its seven miles of shoreline have not detracted from its beauty or character. A second source of community pride is our historic Stetson Meetinghouse. Located in the center village, this beautiful building continues to serve as a gathering place for town meetings, public functions and community dinners.
While Bangor is the economic/employment center of the area, Stetson has taken on the identity of a bedroom - type community. Although experiencing moderate population growth, the town continues to maintain a rural, relaxed, yet active community atmosphere. Town government has always had the good fortune to have strong and conscientious leadership. Stetson has a history of fiscal responsibility, a relatively stable tax rate and maintains a capacity for growth. While welcoming such growth, Stetson continues to encourage safeguards and goals for protecting its natural resources and quality of life features well into the future.
If you wish to request Vital Statistic Records at Town Office
( birth – death - marriage)
(please bring proof of ID and linage)
Stetson Town Office is located at: 394 Village Road
Saturday - 7:30am to 11:15am
Greetings from your Board of Select persons.
It’s the time of year when we are all anxious for spring weather to be here. The docks were set
ahead for daylight savings time and we are enjoying an extra hour of daylight.
The Community Center is coming along, Several events are planned for the next couple of months.
It’s budget time of year with meetings being scheduled. The next one will be held Wednesday
March 18th at 10:00 o’clock. The public is welcome to attend.
-We have two selectperson spots to be filled this spring. Papers are available at the town
-We have discussed taking out a loan for the possible paving of our dirt roads.
- We have discussed going in with the Levant Fire Department.
No decisions have been made. Ifany recommendations are made, you the residents will be voting on them at the town meeting or at elections on a referendum question.
This winter has been unusual. Snow, rain, and ice storms caused a Jot of havoc with the roads.
Mostly because of the ice storms, Stetson and some surrounding towns needed to purchase more
sand and salt.
We thank the regulars who come to the Selectmen’s meetings. We appreciate your questions and
Board of Selectmen