Mon. Dec 4th, 2023

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — The state’s longest-serving District Court judge now on the bench will retire Sept. 28 — exactly 44 years after he became a lawyer.

Kevin Stitham, 69, was born and raised in Dover-Foxcroft. A graduate of Foxcroft Academy, Bowdoin College and the University of Maine School of Law, he has spent his entire career in Piscataquis County — first as an attorney in a firm with his father-in-law, Stuart Hayes, then, on the bench since 1998.

He is now the only judge who handles most District Court matters that come up in Piscataquis County, including divorces, small claims and child protective cases. He also presided in Millinocket and Lincoln in the District Courts there.

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