This just in: The Montville Cemetery Committee will host a dedication for Civil War veteran Pvt. George Burns, who served with The 6th Maine Battery. George Burns did not have a headstone set for him until now, and this dedication is in honor of the setting of his new stone, made and provided by the VA for his service.

The dedication will be held Sunday, May 19, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Repose Cemetery on Route 3 in Montville. The 20th Maine Reenactment Company will perform a 21-gun salute in full regalia, for the occasion. There will be a prayer service, a bugler and historical reference for Pvt. Burns.

Please attend if you are interested. Email or call 323-5612 for more details.

From Montville's Union Harvest Grange

The Field Day Committee has begun weekly planning meetings for 2019 Field Day at 6 p.m. Mondays at the Montville Town Office. It’s all hands on deck! We need and welcome everybody who wants to help. Please join us next Monday evening! Call Terry at the Town Office (342-5544) if you have any questions. Look forward to seeing you!

Marshall Shores parking

Starting Wednesday, May 15, in order to park a car in a legal parking spot at Marshall Shores, vehicles must have a certified parking sticker issued by the Liberty town clerk. The removable sticker should be displayed on the driver’s side upper left corner of the windshield.

To qualify for a free vehicle sticker, you must either be a landowner and pay real estate taxes or reside in Liberty, and it is the motorists' responsibility to show proof of residency by bringing two articles to support your claim (Maine driver's license with a physical address, Maine vehicle registration, utility bill, to name a few). Visit for Liberty Town Office hours.

Vehicles that are found without a sticker parked in any one of the designated spots at Marshall Shores are to be fined with the following penalties: First offense, no fee, warning parking ticket left under the wiper if no occupants can be located, license plate recorded. Second offense, $50 fine, parking ticket left under wiper, license plate recorded. Third offense, $75 parking ticket left under wiper, license plate recorded. Fourth offense, $150 parking ticket, vehicle towed and impounded until all fines and towing bill are paid.

There is no law on the books, however, preventing someone from riding a bicycle to Marshall Shores, hiking there, getting dropped off or getting a ride with a Liberty buddy who has a sticker. This ordinance just applies to parking in one of the 18 legal parking spots available.

Hike the Hill and Chicken Barbecue event will be happening Saturday, May 18, at Frye Mountain on Route 220 in Montville. This hike helps support the Wilderness Walk for Warriors as they assist veterans and their families. The hike will start at 8 a.m. at the State Land Preserve building and the meal will be at noon at the Freedom Fire House. For more information, contact Jeff Bishop at 322-1888 or visit

Liberty Library Plant and Pie Sale

Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m. to noon. Our annual plant sale is coming up. Remember as you are working in your garden this spring and have perennials to separate, please consider donating some for the plant sale.

That's about it for this week.

Until next time.