Montville Roll-Off Weekend July 13-14

Acceptable materials: Non-hazardous construction demo debris, household debris (clothing, toys, etc.), metal (bikes, appliances, etc.), treated and non-treated wood, bricks, concrete, porcelain, cardboard, glass, plastic, roof shingles, bulky waste (furniture, mattresses, etc.), flooring, linoleum, rugs, tile, tarps, rope, netting, empty gas tanks (cut in half), empty barrels and drums, empty gas cylinders (with valves taken out or $10 fee), boats, lawn mowers (all fluids drained), Freon units (accepted at a rate of $20 per unit), car and pickup tires with or without rims at $3 per, truck or tractor tires at $15 per, agri-tractor tires at $50 per and loader tires at $100 per tire.

Not accepted: Hazardous waste as define by DEP (visit for more information), liquid waste of any kind, municipal solid waste (from commercial or household sources), food waste, computers, monitors, components and TVs, fluorescent lamps, light ballasts containing PCBs, batteries, mercury vapor tubes, mercury thermostats, switches and thermometers.

Interim school board appointed

After an open session discussion at the June 24 Montville Board of Selectmen’s meeting, the board voted to appoint Nicole Hubbard as the interim school board representative.

Ridin' for Riley

The second annual Ridin' for Riley is happening on Saturday, July 13, starting from Bowen's Tavern (181 Waterville Road/Route 137, in Belfast). The event is in honor of Riley Boulay, a Mount View junior who died in a car accident Dec. 6, 2017.

Registration starts at 8:45 a.m. followed by the blessing of the bikes and kickstands up at 10 a.m. The ride ends at the Northport Campground (14 Chelsea Lane, Northport), where there will b a pig roast, bike show, games and live music by the Kahuna KAM Band. Campsites available by calling 338-2077.

Proceeds from the event benefit the scholarship fund in his memory, started by Riley's parents, to support local students who attend vocational schools.

Liberty Library news

Surf & Turf Dinner to benefit Liberty Library

A New England Surf & Turf Dinner will be served at Liberty Farm on Saturday, July 20, 4:30 p.m. Enjoy the gorgeous hilltop view while eating a fabulous dinner that includes oyster bar, salad, soup, bread, beef kabob, lobster, corn on the cob, salads and desserts. The full menu is available at

Tickets can be purchased at the library for $40 a person. Cash and checks only; must be purchased by July 15. No reservations will be accepted. Dinner will be served outdoors under a tent.

Northern Stars Planetarium

Wednesday, July 10, 6:30 p.m. at the Liberty Community Hall, Pinnacle Road. Astronomer John T. Meader will do two stories, “Sandy, Pepper and the Eclipse” and “Moon Witch,” inside the planetarium. Arrive early to line up to get inside the inflatable 22-foot diameter “Super Dome.” Limited to 60 people. Once the show starts, there is no late admission

Social Media – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

On Tuesday, July 16, 6:30 p.m. Social media websites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., let you know what’s going on in your community, stay in touch with friends and family, and play games. But these technologies also pose some risks if you don’t know how to use them safely. Peggy O’Kane, Digital & Special Collections coordinator at the Maine State Library, will discuss best practices about different social media sites, how to set up a new account, what privacy policies and settings can be applied, and how to navigate and safely use the site once you have joined. Bring your laptop if you have one. Several public access computers will also be available.

Thursdays in Thorndike

Farwell's is inviting people to come set up their flea market tables in the parking lot on summer Thursdays, starting July 11. The cost is $5 for five hours; choose a time and any special things you might have, and they will advertise it on their Facebook page, Thorndike Mill & Meeting Place.

They are hoping to begin a movement of sorts, with others setting tables on their own in their yards. Local businesses have said they would put out weekly bargains. Come check it out!

That's about it for this week.

Until next time.