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Residents living in communities that make up Regional School District 3 are invited to join Superintendent Paul Austin for coffee and conversation during the months of January, February and March.

Come talk about things happening in the district, mingle with community members and enjoy a hot cup of coffee to start your day. Each "Coffee and Conversation" event will begin at 7 a.m. The first few events will take place at Troy Central School on Friday, Jan. 4; at Morse Memorial School in Brooks on Friday, Jan. 11; and at Walker Elementary School on Wednesday, Jan. 16.

Don't forget to register or renew your doggies' licenses before Jan. 30, 2019, or risk a $25 late fee! Call Hannah at the Town Office with any questions (342-5544 or tcmontville@fairpoint.net), or to find out if the town has records of your dog’s current rabies certificate on file.

A Toys for Tots representative said they did very well collecting toys and donations for needy families this year at local businesses. A big thanks goes out to everyone who participated in this event.

The redemption center at 10-4 has closed down and sources say will most likely not reopen. Another option is Liberty Redemption at 26 Trues Pond Road (look for the flag). They are open Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., but people can drop off cans and bottles anytime. They also participate in bottle drives and will return 6 cents a bottle for special events. For more information, contact Lisa at 323-1272.

Liberty Library will be closed Monday, Dec. 31, and Tuesday, Jan. 1.

Author Kirsten Lie-Nielsen will be at the library on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 1:30 p.m., talking about her new book, "So You Want to be a Modern Homesteader: All the Dirt on Living the Good Life." Kirsten and her partner live on a 93-acre farm in Liberty, where they are restoring an 1860s-era farmhouse and surrounding land.

That's about it for this week. Until next time.