Important Information

Town Office

The Town Office will be closed tomorrow Wednesday February 28th, 2024. The office will be open Thursday 12:00pm -5:00pm.

In case of an emergency, you can reach out to selectman Norman Beckwith. Home: 695-3587 Cell: 249-8120.

Thank you.

Town of Shirley Bids

The Town of Shirley is accepting separate bids for Winter Road Maintenance, Town Mowing and Rubbish Collection. 

Specifications are available at the Shirley Town Office 89 West Rd. 

Bids will be opened on March 20, 2024, at 6pm in the Shirley Library.

Town of Shirley Email

It has come to my attention that anyone that has gotten an email recently from The Town of Shirley DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS.

This was emailed to the office from our IT guys at API Technology

Email – Bad Actor

Good afternoon,

I wanted to let you know that a bad actor gained access to the Town Clerk email and attempted to send out a phishing email around and shortly after 12:07pm today to all contacts in the Town Clerk mailbox. Unfortunately, several of them did get through before sending capabilities was shut off. 

Since then, Jeremy and I have reset the password and blocked signing in on that account while we worked things out. We discovered the bad actors were signing in from all over the world, meaning that the account was accessed via the web, and not a specific PC related to the Town of Shirley. We have reversed all rules that were made, monitored the access logs, and have restricted the access back to the Town again (with the password change and enabling MFA). 

However, due to the number of emails that did make it through, it is likely that someone may respond to that email in the future. It is best to delete the email, and not click on any links or reply to it.

Please let us know if you have any questions, and please keep us updated on any further correspondence or suspicious activity.

Thank you,

Thank you,

Town Office


Recent Town News

  • PO Box Addresses
    You may have noticed that our Town of Shirley has been growing. The Postmaster Loretta from Greenville will be adding another set of mailboxes. It is important to understand that going forward everyone that had/has …

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  • Vehicle, Boat, ATV & Snowmobile Registrations
    The Town of Greenville will now be taking over all vehicle, boat, ATV, and snowmobile new and current registrations including stickers.  The Town of Greenville office is located at 7 Minden St., Greenville, Maine 04441  …

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  • 2021 Tax Commitment & Annual Town Book
    You can find the 2021 Shirley Tax Commitment PDF by clicking here. You can also find out any other tax information by going to the top of the page and looking under departments and then taxes. …

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  • New Office Hours
    The office hours for Thursday is changing to 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Town Information

Town Hall

The Shirley Town Hall is open again. Town Hall rental forms are available at the town office. See Carolyn (Town Clerk) to reserve a date and get a key and coffee pot (if needed). Rules for the use of the Town Hall. Form for reserving the Shirley Town Hall can be found here.

Trash pick-up and Recycling.

For more information click here.

Dog Licensing and ATV Access

Can be found by clicking here.

Shirley Public Library

Librarian: Peggy Phillips

Open on Thursdays from 4 pm to 5 pm.
*Also open during town office hours.

Library hours are open during the regular hours that the town office is open, which are Tues 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Wed 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, and Thursday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Librarian Peggy Phillips will be in the library on Thursdays from 4-5 pm.  Please don’t hesitate to come in and browse or use the “ancient” computers!!!

**Free Wi-Fi is also available and can be accessed from the office parking lot.

Shirley Public Library, Shirley, Maine.

Shirley Historical Society

Shirley lies south of Moosehead Lake and was part of the Bingham purchase.  The East Branch of the Piscataquis River begins in the township north of this, within four miles of Moosehead Lake, and flows southward through Shirley.  In the northwest part of Shirley, the Shirley Bog flows south joining with the east branch in Blanchard.  In the past, these streams were used to float logs which grew upon its bank.

This township was purchased by Messrs Shaw and Jabez True in the winter of 1829.  Soon families moved in, sawmills were built, a clapboard machine was in operation, a Post Office established, a grist mill, and schoolhouses were built.      

In March of 1834 the town was incorporated as the Town of Shirley.

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