Montville selectmen discussed road assignments for the 2019/2020 season with plow drivers Jonathan Thornhill and Henry Spaulding at their April 15 meeting. According to the minutes, the selectmen deferred entering into a contract until they have sufficient time to complete their inquiries.

Carmen Bombeke, senior project engineer with Gartley & Dorsky, conducted an inspection of the town sand and salt shed. Her assessment was that the building "had not been designed correctly." She will forward recommendations. The board discussed getting a second opinion.

Montville No Spray Article

At town meeting this year, an article asked to repeal the 1980 ban of all spraying on town roads and telephone and electric rights of way to control vegetation. In the end, the article failed, the spray ban was not repealed, and the town was obligated to prepare and send a budget and maintenance plan to the state for approval.

Selectmen agreed to move forward with a letter of intent to Maine Department of Transportation. Jeanne will contact the Board of Pesticide Control to have the correct version of the 1980 article posted on their website. Back in 1980, it was never properly registered with the state, and as a result, roadside spraying has continued.

Jobs at Liberty Graphics

Liberty Graphics has several job opportunities. Their production facility has openings for printers, quality control, and production support. They are also looking for a local handy/maintenance person. Send resumes or questions to

Liberty Library news

It’s time for another quilt raffle! “Sunbonnet Sue Visits Maine,” made by Sheepscot Valley Quilters in 2009, is revisiting the Liberty Library this summer. This like-new quilt has been donated to the library by Lorna Crichton in hopes it will find a new home. Tickets are $5 each. The drawings will be done at the Ice Cream Social on Aug. 24. This beautiful quilt is on exhibit at the library.

Liberty Baptist Church

The Liberty Baptist Church on Main Street in downtown Liberty is kicking off its 175th anniversary celebration with a luncheon and groundbreaking event on Sunday, May 5, at 12:30 p.m.

The church and congregation have been saving funds for the past 25 years and are now ready to converge on an expansion project. The new addition will house classrooms and a fellowship hall.

The luncheon will begin at 12:30 p.m., followed by the groundbreaking celebration at 1 p.m. All are welcome at this event! For more information, contact Kevin Coffin at 589-4589.

That's about it for this week.

Until next time.