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Calling all beach 6 regulars! Cleanup Sat 8-12 AM

posted May 17, 2018, 10:29 AM by Andrew Davis   [ updated May 17, 2018, 10:38 AM ]

Calling all Beach 6 regulars!  Rain is not forecasted to start until 2 PM.

Come down this Saturday from 8-noon to help with finish off the Beach 6 restoration project.  

DPW has been busy this week and did the initial cleanup pass of the beach, and has been bringing down mulch.

We need volunteers to help layout the stone edging to hold the mulch in place, smooth rake the mulch out and lay down paver stones.  On a following weekend blue berry bushes will be planted.  FINS article on the site plan and some pictures of the DPW work done so far this week.

FINS Article:

Beach 6 Restoration Project – Call for Volunteers on May 19th


The Conservation Commission began an assessment of erosion and beach damage on the island last season, and through multiple meetings with input from Executive Committee and other town committee has developed plans to prevent further erosion and redirect runoff to protect our beaches.  Grant proposals to Portland Water District(PWD) resulting in three grants awards.  For the next 3 years one grant of $2,000 will be funded by PWD and matched by the town in labor and materials.  Conservation Commission completed asSite plan review and site walk on May 5th and has sample materials of the stone edging and pavers for viewingThe site has been flagged to show the proposed areas.  Site Plan documents can be found on the town website in Public Documents->Conservation Commission.  DPW is going to regrade the left side parking lot and deliver natural Frye Island erosion control mulch over the next week.


 On May 19th, at 8 - Noon will be a beach 6 Cleanup.  Volunteers are needed to rake the beach, remove leaves and branches, and cleanup brush/overgrowth along the edge of the parlking lots.  We will install stone edging around the edge of areas and spread mulch to protect our shade trees roots.  Paver paths will be placed across the mulch as shown.  On a following weekend we will be planting low height blue berry bushes in the center area and installing a drip water system.


Questions or to sign-up to volunteer: Email: conservation-cleanup@fryeislandtown.org

Tools to bring: hard and soft rakes, wheel barrow, gloves, closed toed shoes.

Special BIT and Town Meeting

posted May 10, 2018, 2:55 PM by Bill Braun   [ updated May 17, 2018, 10:39 AM by Andrew Davis ]

There will be a Special Meeting of the Board of Island Trustees and a Special Town Meeting on Saturday, May 19 at 4:00 PM at the Community Center.  The warrant for this meeting is posted under "Public Documents">"Town Meetings">"2018-05-19"

Ferry Ticketing Website Update 5-4-2018

posted May 4, 2018, 3:51 PM by Bill Braun

The ferry ticketing website is up and available for use to add to your EZ Ride  account balance, purchase tickets using your bank account or credit or debit card, adjust your auto-pay settings, or make other changes to your account. The site is available at https://ferry.fryeisland.com/. Please note that in the new system the minimum trigger balance for auto pay is now $30.00, and the minimum replenishment amount is $75.00. Please feel free to contact the office with any questions or concerns that arise as you use the system.      

Playground Cleanup 9AM Saturday 5/5 @ Community Center

posted May 4, 2018, 10:28 AM by Andrew Davis   [ updated May 4, 2018, 1:32 PM ]

Come join the Conservation and Recreation Committee in getting the playground and outdoors area ready for the kids.

We will be raking leaves, picking up branches, sticks, cleaning sandboxes, etc.  We will have a kid friendly area for the little ones to help to.

Ticket System Email Problem

posted May 3, 2018, 7:13 AM by Bill Braun

Testing of the ACH transaction process for the ferry ticketing system has generated a large number of repeated faulty emails to system users. This is being fixed now.  We will update here again when it’s done. Please accept our apologies for this glitch and any problems it causes. 

Ferry Ticket System Update 5/2/2018

posted May 2, 2018, 5:22 PM by Bill Braun

The ferry ticketing website was scheduled to be back online on May 1, but is still undergoing testing and verification of account information.  We expect it to be live by Friday AM.  Again, please contact the office with any questions or concerns and thanks again for your patience with this process.

Ferry Ticket System Update

posted Apr 26, 2018, 7:12 PM by Bill Braun

The ferry ticket system is in the process of a major overhaul to upgrade ticket scanning, account management, administration and data security that began late last year.  Below is the presently anticipated sequence of events from Island opening:

·         April 27 (Opening Day): A new scanning system and related operations software will be in place. The new system should be able to scan cards more efficiently and read images of purchased tickets reliably. The EZ Ride system should work as usual for EZ Ride cards and existing purchased tickets.

Note:     Access to the ferry ticketing website will be delayed until early next week.  If you urgently need to purchase a ticket or deposit funds into your account during             the down period, the office can do it for you.

·         May 1: The Ferry Ticketing website should be back on line.  The user interface will look somewhat different because of coming changes to improve functionality, but existing usernames and passwords will work and automatic account replenishment will occur as previously set up.  Navigation of the online system should be fairly straightforward, but if you have difficulty the office staff will be happy to try to help you.

·         May 7 (+/-):  The Ferry Ticketing Website will add the ability for account holders to manage their own accounts and use credit cards, debit cards or bank account transfers to add to account balances.

·         May 14 (+/-):  Credit cards and related forms of payment will be accepted for purchase of street tickets at the landing.

Please contact the office with any questions as you use the system and watch for updates as developments occur.  Thanks again for your cooperation and patience with this process.

Ferry Ticketing Account Management and Island Opening

posted Apr 25, 2018, 6:28 AM by Bill Braun

A reminder that if you are trying to access your ferry account the old ferry system is currently down. Please see the email from April 13 below and thank you for your patience.

Island opening is Friday April 27 and we look forward to seeing many of you then. The first ferry is 7AM and the office hours on Friday and Saturday are 9am-3pm.

April 13 Email:

The island is in the process of completing a major upgrade to the ferry ticketing and account management system. We expect to have the revised system operational as of opening day, April 27th. This depends on a successful outcome of live testing during this week.

To be ready to accomplish the transition we have to suspend access to your accounts from Wednesday April 18th at 8pm until April 27th at 7am. If you need to purchase a paper ticket or check your account balance you must do it before Wednesday, April 18th at 8pm.

Inevitably there will be startup issues and a learning curve but ultimately we expect this to be a major improvement over the existing system.

Island Opening 2018

posted Apr 13, 2018, 11:39 AM by Bill Braun   [ updated Apr 19, 2018, 12:50 PM ]

Barring unexpected developments, the Island will open as planned on Friday, April 27.  The ferry schedule was published in the Winter Newsletter and is available on the website.  We look forward to seeing everyone again in the new island year!  

Special BIT & Town Meeting and Town Vote 2-24-18

posted Feb 16, 2018, 9:22 AM by Marie Tedford

A Special Meeting of the Board of Island Trustees and a Special Town Meeting of the Town of Frye Island will be held beginning at 10:00AM at the Microtel Inn & Suites, 965 Roosevelt Trail, Windham, ME 04062 on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Registration will begin at 9:00AM. You can call in at (712) 770-4010, Access Code 542-567#.

The Warrant and Return of the Warrant for the Special Meetings can be found in Public Documents under Town Meetings/2018-02-24 Special BIT and Town Meeting and can also be found as attachments by clicking “More Details” on the Public Meeting Calendar entry.

The Warrant and Return of the Warrant is posted on the Ferry Trailer Bulletin Board and has been emailed to the Official Town Notice Group.

There will be a Town vote at the Ferry trailer for registered Town Voters. Polls will be open until 4:00PM at the ferry trailer.  If you meet eligibility requirements to become a Town of Frye Island registered resident voter, you can register prior to the meeting beginning at 9:00AM or at the Ferry trailer prior to voting in person.

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