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.
TOWN OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FOR NEW YEARS
Fall has come upon us suddenly. We as a board have had some accomplishments since the last
We had part of the LaPoint Road and Wolfboro Road paved and once again B+B Paving did a
very good job on both roads (for a total of over 1 ¾ miles). They were done quickly and we
thank them for a job well done.
Some work has been done on the Mt. Pleasant and Coboro Road. New culverts have been put in
on the Mt. Pleasant Road and the beaver has been removed so we shouldn’t have any more
problems there. Road work was done on the end of the Mt. Pleasant Road next to the Levant
line. It was nearly impassable last Spring. The end of the Coboro Road next to the Carmel line
has been built-up and should not be as muddy next Spring.
We are moving along with the improvements on the school building. Repairs are being done,
toilets have been removed and new tiles repaired by Paul Davis Systems that were cracked or
loose, so what mold problem there was, is now fixed. By the time this newsletter is printed,
County Abatements will have the asbestos problem taken care of. Also, the carpet in the main
hallways cleaned up very well, almost like new.
The playground will have a new overlay of chips so everything will be safe for the children to
The tax bills are ready to be sent out and the Big Trash Day will be Oct. 21, 9am-2pm at the
Stetson Meeting House.
Roadside mowing has been done and some brush removed by the sides of the roads.
We wish all of you a wonderful Fall and hope you will take time to enjoy the beauty of the colors
of the trees.
Board of Selectpersons