Sidney, Maine is a fast-growing community noted for having one of the lower tax rates in Kennebec County. Surrounding the town to the east is the Kennebec River and to the west is Messalonskee Lake, where the headquarters for the famed New England Music Camp is located. The lake is also surrounded by summer resorts and cottage colonies. Both Messalonskee Lake and the Kennebec River have public boat access within their borders. Several other smaller ponds make up a beautiful rural setting.
Centrally located is the Town Office, Grange Hall, Transfer/Recycling Facility, and the Public Works Department. The James H. Bean School, K – 6 grade, has been recognized by the State of Maine as a leader in efficiency and education. The district is distinguished by having had two National Educator Milken Award winners, both from Sidney. Located in three strategic areas are the Town Volunteer Fire Department and RescueSquad, serving the needs for all fire and rescue. Access to neighboring towns and cities, such as Waterville and Augusta, are Routes 23, 27, 104, and Interstate 95. I-95 makes this town a prime location for industries because of its own entrance and exit ramps.The rest of the community is made up of farming, small business, and a rural atmosphere. Sidney is a great place to be.