Montville special town meeting

Montville will be having a special town meeting to coincide with the Nov. 3 election on four items that need a town vote. The voting will be by secret ballot at the Town House with two public hearings scheduled, as well as one Zoom hearing to answer questions about the ballot before the election.

In-person hearings will be held Oct. 19 and 26 at the Town House starting at 6 p.m. and a Zoom hearing is scheduled for Oct. 28, also at 6 p.m. The town is following state COVID-19 protocols and face coverings are required at the meeting. Contact the selectmen's office at ​342-5543 if you are interested in attending the meeting online.

The four articles to be voted on include whether to obtain a multi-year lease/purchase agreement to finance a grader, not to exceed $100,000; to see if the town will appropriate $23,133 additional funds for the Liberty Volunteer Ambulance Service to help pay the balance of wages through 2020; whether to sell the town's 2001 International 4900 packer truck through a bidding process; and whether the town should sell a 1989 Champion 710A grader they own through a bidding process.

Further explanation of articles can be found on the town website,

Registered voters can request an absentee ballot from the town clerk’s office at 342-5544, vote in the presence of the town clerk at the Town Office or vote on Election Day, Nov. 3, at the Montville Town House, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Toner cartridges for Fire Department

Montville Fire Department members are reminding everyone of their ongoing campaign collecting spent toner cartridges which they turn into cash for the department fund. There is a designated box at the town office to drop off your cartridges. Thanks in advance!

Chicken barbecue

Joy to be Bald is hosting several fundraising events to help a local 3-year-old with cancer. A chicken barbecue and mac 'n' cheese drive-thru will take place at the Liberty Fire Department on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. to benefit Addison who is battling Wilms' tumor. Preorders are accepted at 589-4141.

Liberty Road Commissioner Tammy Reynolds is also selling tickets for a raffle to receive a $500 gift card to either Walmart or Hannaford. All proceeds go directly to Addison's family. Winners will be announced at the chicken barbecue Oct. 21.

Tickets are $20 for 10. "If you can't make the dinner," she said, "you can buy them through Facebook pay or hit me up. Your kindness does not go unnoticed." For more information, see Reynolds' Facebook post, at


A Joy to be Bald Walk-a-Thon is happening Sunday, Oct. 18, from Walker Elementary School to the Liberty Fire Station at 1 p.m., also to benefit Addison and her family. For more information, contact Lori Mayer at 589-4141 or, or Sue Totman at 322-2567 or, or check Joy to be Bald on Facebook.

That's about it for this week.