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Town Contact Information
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Town of Brooklin, P. O. Box 219, Brooklin, ME
Telephone: 207-359-8394

Fax: 359-9824
Web site:
Selectmen meet in office: Tuesdays, 1-5 p.m.
Tax Collector: Tue. & Thu., 1-5 p.m.
Town Clerk: Tue. & Thu., 1-5 p.m.

Municipal Information
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Town Description

Author E.B. White was so fond of his chosen hometown that he tried to throw as many people off the track as he could. White described Brooklin as “a New England coastal town, somewhere between Nova Scotia and Cuba.” Those who persist and find Brooklin are rewarded by the town’s beauty, its many boat builders (WoodenBoat Magazine is based here) and the presence of an authentic general store. Summer visitors enjoy the work of local artists, a farmers’ market and the courses offered at the Wooden Boat School.

Brooklin has a small village center, complete with shops, a restaurant and post office. A town landing can be found at Naskeag Point, a short drive from the village.

The area is of some significance, archeologically, as vestiges of the Red Paint People, Abenaki and Woodland tribes have been unearthed here. The town gained a measure of fame when an 11th century Norse coin was discovered in 1957, indicating that Europeans may have traded in the area 500 years before Columbus.

Town Officials

Albert Smith, chmn., 359-3386
Deborah Brewster, 359-2169
Michael Roy, 266-8999

Tax Collector
Sharon Freethey, 359-8394

Tammy Andrews, 359-2079

Town Clerk
Jeannine Hardy, 359-8394

Jeannine Hardy, 359-8394

Animal Control Officer
Carol Ann Cutler 610-2220

Appeals Board
Benjamin Mendlowitz 359-2169
Lori Gallo 359-8914
Mike Allen 359-8950
David Tarr 359-6538
Todd Richardson 359-5533

Emergency Management Dir.
Rob Shillady 359-2123

Clam Warden
Sam Friend 669-2469

Code Enforcement Officer
Judith Jenkins, 359-8394

Plumbing Inspector
Lewis Hutchins, 460-9164

Road Commissioner
Neil Allen, 359-8829

Planning Board
Catherine Rees, chmn., 359-2346
Jonathan Hopkins, 359-5039
Philip Wick, 359-6528
Richard Hero, 359-8999
Paul Brayton, 359-8877
Nancy Fowler, alt., 359-2384
Suzanne Grosh, alt., 359-9827

Sealer of Weights & Measures
Horace Wardwell, 359-8953

Shellfish Conservation
David Tarr, chmn., 359-6538

Tax Information

Types of properties assessed and subject to taxes: land, building and equipment used in business. Bills are mailed in late June and are due: first half by Aug. 31; second half by Jan. 31.

Interest on unpaid bills: 9 percent. Tax exemptions: homestead and veterans. For appeals, see the selectmen.

Mill rate: 6.2

Town Ordinances

Site plan review, shellfish conservation, shoreland zoning. Recall ordinance, Commercial Communication Towers, Wind Energy Facility.


Permits are shoreland zoning and site plan: Judith Jenkins.

Septic/plumbing: Lewis Hutchins.

Post Offices

Brooklin 04616
Lobby: Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sat., 7:30-11:30 a.m.
Window: Mon-Fri., 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 1-4 p.m.; Sat., 9-11 a.m., 359-2088

Brooklin by the Numbers
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Geographic Profile

Total area: 11,883 acres (18.57 sq. mi.)
Land: 11,883 acres
Bog: 77 acres
Flood: 292 acres
Inland water: 0 acres
Shoreline: 29.0 miles


2010: 824

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Education Contact Numbers

Union 76
9 Caterpillar Hill Rd., Sargentville
Robert Webster, supt., 359-8400
fax 359-8451

Brooklin School
P.O. Box 120
Halina Nawrot, prin., 359-2133
fax 359-2303

School Board
Mike Sealander, chmn., 359-8505
Frank Bianco Sr., 359-2354
Paige Morse, 359-5082
Stacia Nevin, 359-4646

Enrollment figures

Oct 12
Grades K-8 52
Grades 9-12 31

Emergency & Public Services
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Trash & Recycling

Private delivery to Blue Hill/Surry Transfer Station, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. See listing under Blue Hill., 374-5458

Public Restrooms

No information available.

Fire Department

To report a fire: 911

Non-emergency numbers:
Fire House, 359-4498
Samuel Friend, Chief, 669-2469

Fire Wardens
Peter Gray, 359-2041
Michael Allen, 359-8950
Gerald Gray, 359-2055

To obtain fire permit, contact one of the above for information.

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Walking Trails

No information available.

Public Landings

Naskeag Point at the end of Naskeag Rd., accessible via Rte. 175, float, ramp, parking.


Brooklin, Bridges Point, Naskeag, Birchland, Mt. Ephraim