Voting for Presidential Primary, 3/5/24, 8a-8p, at OCC: The Town of Orland will hold voting for the State of Maine Presidential Primary on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, from 8:00am-8:00pm, at the Orland Community Center, 21 School House Road, Orland, ME 04472. There will be a Republican and a Democratic ballot. Those registered in either of those parties will be get the ballot that corresponds with their party affiliation. This is a semi-open primary, meaning Unenrolled voters will get a choice regarding which ballot they would like to vote. Those registered in any other party, such as Green Independent, Libertarian, No Label, etc., will not participate in the Presidential Primary election, as their party does not have a ballot. There is a 15 day waiting period when changing or withdrawing from a political party. Therefore, changes in political party must be made by Friday, February 16, 2024 to be eligible to participate in the March 5, 2024 Presidential Primary election. When a change in party occurs the person must stay in that political party for at least 3 months. Regular absentee Voting will be available through Thursday, February 29, 2024 during regular Town Office business hours. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Town Office. 

Orland Broadband Committee Press Release

Press Release

The Orland Broadband Committee and the Board of Selectmen are pleased to announce that on December 12, 2023, the Maine Connectivity Authority Board (MCA) voted to award a Connect the Ready: Cohort 2 grant to the Consolidated Communications, Inc., dba Fidium Fiber, in partnership with the Town of Orland.  The grant of almost $1.9 million, with a match of $1.6 million from Consolidated, $50,000 from Orland‘s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, and $200,000 in county ARPA funds donated by the Hancock County Commissioners. This grant will enable Fidium Fiber to bring affordable, high quality fiber optic, high-speed internet to all residents in Orland.  The Orland Broadband Committee would like to extend many thanks to the Town of Orland voters, the Orland Board of Selectmen, the Hancock County Commissioners, and Fidium Fiber, for their support and contributions towards the grant application. We are also especially thankful for the opportunity and for the process that the MCA has put in place to access this funding.  According to Fidium Fiber, the project is planned to start in 2025, with completion within 6-7 months.  In the meantime, Orland residents can go to to get more information about the symmetrical download/upload, no contract, service package options from 100 Mbps to 2 Gigabit.  Other related local information and more is available on the site, which supports and advocates for all of the Blue Hill Peninsula area towns, including Orland.