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.
Summer is finally here and we are wishing all of you a wonderful summer.
Let us remember to watch out for our children out riding bikes and playing.
Town meeting is over with about 38 people deciding how all the money will be
spent for our citizens.
Work is being done on the school so the Town Office will be moved up there.
Insulation is being put on as this is being written. The inside is being
revamped and even in the rough stages it looks very nice. Siding has been
ordered and it is going to make the building look so nice.
We have a new selectman, Leslie Merrill, and a new road commissioner, Joe
Gray. We want to thank Danny Withee for all that he did for the town of
Stetson, much that he did was below the radar that very few people will ever
know about. Also, a big thank you to William Barriault. Thank you from the
board for the work you did as Road Commissioner, for all the work, time and
effort you put into our roads. We wish Leslie and Joe good luck in their future
work for the town. Thank you to all our citizens for all the help you give us as
board members. We work for you and you are important to us.
Board of Selectmen