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Stonington by the Numbers•Education
Emergency & Public Services •Recreation
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Town Contact Information
Town of Stonington, P. O. Box 9, Stonington, ME
As the top-grossing lobster port in the state, Stonington is a hub of commercial fishing activity. In 2011, the port topped $46 million in product. Granite, once the boom industry in Stonington, is still quarried in several locations. The town has the only airport in the area, open year-round.
The town is a vibrant year-round community with opportunities for activities, classes and workshops. The Island Community Center is open year-round with something for everyone and is the site of the seasonal farmers’ market, the largest in the state. Seasonal events draw many to the Island; these include the lobster boat races, Fishermen’s Family Fun Day, Lupine Festival, Winterfest, Wings, Waves and Woods spring birding festival, and the Deer Isle-Stonington Lighthouse Trail.
The scenic beauty draws artists who flock to the shores. The renowned Stonington Opera House is a year-round performing arts center that has a jam-packed schedule of events throughout the summer months. The harbor area comes alive in the summer months as tourists flock to Main Street to visit shops and the many art galleries.
Town Manager, Treasurer & Tax Collector, Road Comm., Gen. Assist. Admin., Airport Manager
Town Clerk, Deputy Tax Collector, Registrar of Voters
Deputy Clerk, Deputy Registrar
Code Enforcement Officer
Economic Development Committee
Island Recreation Committee
Colwell Ramp Committee
Sanitary District Trustees
Types of properties assessed and subject to tax: land, buildings, personal, business. Bills are mailed in July and due Aug. 31.
The interest rate for unpaid bills: different every year.
Tax exemptions: homestead and veterans.
To appeal assessment: make an appointment with assessors through town office. Assessors are available first Mon. of each month.
Mill rate: 13.57 in 2012.
Shoreland zoning; flood plain; building permit; site plan review; subdivision; special amusement permit; noise control; solid waste control and flow control; harbor and waters; regulation of sewer use; shellfish; wind energy systems; wireless telecommunications facilities.
Permits needed are: transfer station permit; recreational and commercial clam harvesting license; plumbing; building; site plan review; subdivision; special amusement; dog licensing; fish pier use/parking permit; mooring permit. All are available by contacting town office.
Stonington by the Numbers
Total area: 17,676 acres (27.62 sq. mi.)
Education Contact Numbers
Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School
Deer Isle-Stonington High School
CSD Directors (Island-wide)
CSD Board meetings:
Emergency & Public Services
FOR ALL EMERGENCIES
Trash & Recycling
Tom Brophy, manager, 367-5996
Two at Hagen Dock, summer, locked at dusk. Town office, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., winter only.
To report a fire: 911
Holt Pond Preserve, off Airport Rd.; Crockett Cove Woods, off Whitman Rd.; Settlement Quarry Preserve, off Oceanville Rd.
Eastern end of Main St., near Fire Depart., public landing, float, two-hour limit. To launch a boat, use Colwell Ramp Seabreeze Ave., before the ferry terminal, parking loading/ unloading only.
Evergreen, Forest Hill, Frink, Greenwood, Judkins, Knowlton, Woodlawn, Weedfield.