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News & Announcements

*Important Announcement* UPDATED*

Shirley Public Hearing

Blanchard Road Maintenance Program

Monday September 27, 2021

Shirley Town Hall at 6:00 pm



Selectmen Meeting

Wednesday September 8, 2021

6:00pm in the Shirley Library


For Shirley property owners only!

Saturday September 11, 2021 from 8:00 am until Full

Please do not drop off items before 8:00 am!!

Drop off container will be on south side of railroad tracks

Separate All Metal!!

NO TV’s, Refrigerators or anything with Mercury (i.e., Fluorescent light bulbs)

Anything else goes!!!!!


Starting Tuesday August 24th facemasks will be required in the Town Office, Library, and Selectmen Meetings.

Thank you,

Town Office


The Town Office will be closed Monday August 16th through Monday August 23rd

If you need General Assistance(GA) or if it’s an emergency, you can contact

Selectmen Norman Beckwith

Home: 695-3587

Cell: 249-8120

The office will reopen Tuesday August 24th for normal business hours.

Thank you,

Town Office

2021 Shirley Tax Commitment

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.

Shirley Annual Town Book 2021

The Shirley Annual Town Book for 2021 can be picked up in the Shirley Post Office or in the Town Office.

If you would like a copy of the results from the Town Warrant click here.

Town Hall

The Shirley Town Hall is open again. Town Hall rental forms are available at the town office or by downloading here. See Carolyn (Town Clerk) to reserve a date and get a key and coffee pot (if needed). Rules for Town Hall.

Fishing and Hunting License

You can get your license at the Shirley Town Office

Office Hours

Tues/Wed 9:00am-2:00pm

Thurs 1:00pm-6pm

Board of Selectmen

Recent Minutes

Town Information

Vital Records

Copies of Vital Records can only be obtained by filling out the appropriate application.

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 5 pm to 6 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 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Librarian Peggy Phillips will be in the library on Thursdays from 5-6 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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