March 18, 2020

RE: COVID-19 Update

The Town of Bridgton has made the decision to close the Town Office to the public effective Thursday, March 19th through Friday, April 3rd, re-opening April 6th.  Essential personnel will be working remotely, monitoring emails and phone messages. We apologize for any inconvenience, but continuing to reduce the risk of exposure will help avoid further shut down. Our priority is keeping our employees and community both safe and informed.

Updates will be provided via our web-site and FaceBook  This situation is ongoing, and subject to change pending additional information and updates.

Board and Committee Meetings are suspended until further notice. Any changes in schedule will be posted on our web-site and FaceBook pages.  More information on events scheduling may be found:

The Bridgton Town Office is closed to the public effective Thursday, March 19th through Friday, April 3rd, re-opening Monday, April 6th.  Hours of operation will be re-evaluated at that time.  Please note – many services are supported on-line, such as licensing, permitting, and payments. A limited number of Staff will be on-site daily, monitoring phones and email.

A secure drop box is located at the main entrance of the Town Office. This drop box may be used for payments, applications, and General Assistance documentation. Processing and distribution of USPS Mail will be limited to twice weekly.

General Assistance applications will be processed by phone only, Tuesdays and Thursdays during the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  For more information on the application process and program requirements, please visit: or call Laurie Chadbourne, Town Clerk at 207-803-9950.

Bridgton Recreation Department and Old Town Hall – the Town Hall is closed and all programs are cancelled through April 3rd. Program cancelations include ALL Town Hall Gym facility programs. At this time spring sports programs including pre-season baseball, softball, and lacrosse and current after-school programs have all been suspended until further notice with the intent to still have spring programming and a sports season.

The Recreation Department will still accept registrations for all spring and summer program.  Please visit for on-line registration.  For additional questions, please contact Gary Colello, Recreation Director, 207-647-1126 or by email:

Bridgton Public Safety: The Iredale entrance will remain locked, anyone needing police assistance can use the call box phone outside the Police Station or call us direct at the non-emergency phone number: 207-647-8814.

The following public services have been suspended: fingerprinting, concealed weapons permit processing, burn permit assistance, and the medication drop box.

The Public Safety department will not be accepting gifts such as pastries, cards of thanks, fudge, and other tokens of generosity that are often brought to the PD.

Officers are dedicated to providing this community with the highest level of public safety. If you have an emergency please call 911 and we’ll be there.  For more information:

Bridgton Public Services, 31 Willet Road: Essential staff will be on-site regular hours, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday but is closed to the public. Please contact David Madsen with questions or concerns at 207-647-1127 or by email:

The Transfer Station, 118 Sandy Creek Road, will remain open regular hours, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Staff has implemented measures to limit potential exposure – staff have been directed not to help unload vehicles and the store is closed to the public.  Any questions should be directed to David Madsen, Public Services Director, 207-647-1127 or by email:

Town Staff are monitoring calls and emails. A full list of staff and department phone numbers can be found on-line at: and are listed below.

Robert A. Peabody, Jr., Town Manager


Georgiann M. Fleck, Deputy Town Manager


Todd Perreault, EMA Director


Catherine Pinkham, Health Officer


Richard Stillman, Police Chief


Tom Harriman, Fire Chief


Laurie Chadbourne, Town Clerk


Brenda Day, Code Enforcement Officer


Charisse Keach, Finance Officer


Linda LaCroix, Community Development


David Madsen, Public Services Director


Gary Colello, Recreation Director


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  • Email
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Additional COVID-19 information, updated daily, is available from the CDC:


If you have questions, please contact Robert A. Peabody, Jr. at 207-803-9958 or by email:

Liston E. Eastman
Chairman, Board of Selectmen

Robert A. Peabody
Town Manager