Can you say mud-season, anyone? Or if you happen to live on a road that is paved, can you say frost heaves?

My oldest son, who is driving now, found out the hard way. He hit a frost heave on Greeley Road just right and, according to him, "was airborne." The impact when falling back to earth put a hairline crack in the corner of the windshield. Luckily it is contained and has not spread. Watch out for some big frost heaves on Route 220, as well.

Some gigantic potholes have also developed around town. One massive hole is located right in front of the Town Office on Center Road and another one up the road across from Mary Thompson's farm. You would think some sand or gravel would temporarily alleviate the situation pretty painlessly — but what do I know?

Montville's annual town meeting will take place Saturday, March 23, at 10 a.m. at the Town House. The town Annual Reports can be picked up at the Town Office or at Peavey's General Store.

Congratulations to Selectman Carrie Hannagriff and her husband. According to her letter in the Annual Report, they will be expecting "a new Montville resident come late June." She went on to say that because of this, she will not be running for another term.

Union Harvest Grange

It is hard to believe, but town meeting is only one week away! Once again Union Harvest Grange will be hosting town meeting dinner. The Grange will supply the main dishes, rolls, pies and drinks. They are calling on all of the wonderful cooks and bakers in Montville to donate sides and desserts. Anything, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated! Hope to see you on Saturday, March 23, at 10 a.m. for the meeting.

Liberty Library News

An Indigenous Peoples’ History Study Group will be meeting at the Liberty Library starting Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 to 8 p.m. The group’s vision is to gather once a month, for one year, to discuss and learn about local indigenous history, continental indigenous history, and current related issues. To let us know you plan to come or for more information, contact Hannah at or Julie at 589-3023 or

Special Story Time

On Saturday, April 13, at 10 a.m., Laura will be reading "The Tale of Jeremy Fisher" in the children’s room. Following the story, participants will make paper plate frog puppets. Snacks will be provided. All ages are welcome.

On Saturday, April 6, at 1 p.m., Diane Magras, author of "The Mad Wolf's Daughter" and companion book, "The Hunt for the Mad Wolf's Daughter," will discuss her books.

From Acadia National Park to the Scottish borders, Maine author Diane Magras has always found her inspiration in natural and historical worlds. Both Maine and Scotland influenced her middle-grade adventure, "The Mad Wolf’s Daughter" and its companion book "The Hunt for the Mad Wolf's Daughter." Join her to hear more about how these books came to be and the castles this author loves! A reading and book-signing will be included. Ages 7 and up.

That's about it for this week.

Until next time.