From the Montville Town Office

Our thoughts and prayers go out the family, friends, and loved ones of Edwin (Eddie) Veronesi, who passed away this week in his beloved home, here in Montville.

The Fire Department would greatly appreciate donations of old ink cartridges. You can leave them in the collection box at the Town Office.

The Board of Selectmen is seeking bids for the repair of the Town Office porch roof. Proposals can be dropped off at the Town Office or made through email at

The Waldo County Humane Society will hold a fall rabies clinic Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Brooks Fire Station, Route 139. Rabies shots are free to animal owners residing in Waldo County. Pets from other counties are welcome for a fee of $7 and donations will be gratefully accepted. 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. In addition to the rabies shots, coupon discounts toward the cost of having pets spayed or neutered will be available. For information about the clinic, call 852-5033 or 323-6308. The Waldo County Humane Society is also on Facebook.

Aging Well in Waldo County is having its annual meeting on Monday, Oct. 22, at the Waldo County Technical Center (Route 137). Come learn about their work with a brief presentation. Enjoy a complimentary buffet dinner prepared by the students at the school under Chef Matt’s guidance (including gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian options), and be entertained with a cross-cultural experience: a performance by the Great Thunder Chickens (native American drumming group from Palermo) with singing, participation, and inspiration.

Please RSVP by emailing to, or call Wendy C. Kasten at 339-0462, or Happy Bradford at 338-8448.

Liberty Library news

Probate Basics workshop

On Monday, Oct. 15, at 2:30 p.m., Judge Susan Longley of Waldo County Probate Court, will present a Probate Basics workshop. Workshop participants will be provided with up-to-date Maine forms, such as a Maine Power of Attorney for Health Care form and a Maine Power of Attorney for Finances form.

Richard Rubin talk

"Back Over There," Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 6:30 p.m. When Richard Rubin spoke about the last of the World War I “Doughboys” at the library in November 2013, attendees raved about the program.

Rubin returns to the library to talk about his new book, "Back Over There: One American Time-Traveler, 100 Years Since the Great War, 500 Miles of Battle-Scarred French Countryside, and Too Many Trenches, Shells, Legends and Ghosts to Count." Illustrated with slides, his presentation will explore America’s essential role in World War I, its lasting legacy, and how it is remembered in France and isn’t here in the United States.

Telescope training

Monday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. The library has had an Orion 4.5” Starblast telescope for borrow since 2014. This training is primarily for new volunteers (and a refresher for veteran volunteers), but anyone who would like instruction in how to use the telescope is welcome.

Happy Halloween!

Trick or Treat, 6 to 7:30 p.m. When you are out Trick or Treating on Halloween, be sure to stop at the library for a treat.

Let's Talk about It

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. "Discussing The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

The library is collecting new and gently used coats (clean and in good condition) for Waldo County Triad through Nov. 11. Warm blankets, coats, snow pants, gloves, mittens, hats, scarves and other warm clothing all gratefully accepted. All donations are collected and distributed in Waldo County.

The library is also collecting knitted mittens for the Walker School and for WaldoCAP Headstart (small sizes are most needed). Adult hats and cowls go to the Belfast Soup Kitchen and to the TRIAD program. There is free yarn for this project at the library along with a basket for the finished items. Please help provide warm hands and heads around our community.

Ambulance needs recruits

Liberty Ambulance Service is looking for motivated individuals to join our EMS team. We are currently hiring EMTs and AEMTs. If you’re not licensed and currently in a class or thinking about one, please apply. You may start out as a driver. The service has a new competitive hourly rate and is a progressive and growing department that is very involved within the communities of Liberty and Montville.

The pay for an EMT is $13 an hour and, for an AEMT, $14.50 an hour. Shifts are from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., paid hourly, Monday-Friday. For more information, email Jason at

Until next time.