The Montville Fire Department will have a "Boot Drive" on Friday, Sept. 21, on Route 220 at the entrance of Frye Mountain. Help raise much-needed funds for the department and say hello as you head up to the Common Ground Fair. They will be there from 7:30 a.m. to noon.

The Fire Department still collects used ink cartridges at the Montville Town Office and bottle donations are still being accepted at the reopened 10-4 redemption center on Route 3. Thank you!

Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the Board of Pesticides Control are promoting a free event for the disposal of unusable pesticides for homeowners, family-owned farms and greenhouses.

Unusable pesticides, such as weed killers (herbicides) and bug killers (insecticides), can be dangerous to humans, pets and the environment. Pesticides can become unusable due to age, freezing or evaporation, or because their legal registration changes.

While the event is free, participants must preregister by Oct. 5. Collections will occur at four sites: Presque Isle, Bangor, Augusta and Portland.

To register and learn about the temporary storage and transportation of obsolete pesticides, go to the BPC website at, or call 287-2731.

The Montville selectmen are still seeking bids for the repair of the Town Office porch roof. Submissions should be made via email at

The Liberty Fire Department said in a Facebook post dated Sept. 10, "We spent several hours on an island on Lake St. George yesterday digging, cutting and putting water on a fire that was still burning after someone illegally had a campfire. Please respect the fact that it is not your land and it is illegal."

Montville Fire Department is reminding everyone that conditions are still very dry and wildfires are a big concern. If you see smoke, please report it to 911 immediately. They would rather have it turn out to be minor thanks to the quicker response.

The Waldo County Humane Society is having a rabies clinic on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Brooks Fire Station, Route 139. Dr. Chris Tomalty of Little River Veterinary Hospital will administer the shots.

Rabies shots are free to animal owners residing in Waldo County. Pets from other counties are welcome for a fee of $7.

Please bring all animals on leashes or in portable pet carriers. It is also important to bring proof of a previous rabies shot so your pet can receive a three-year rabies certificate. For information about this clinic, call 852-5033 or 323-6308.

Until next time.