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Montville residents this year will be voting on four municipal items that need a town vote at the Nov. 3 election. The four articles will be discussed at the Town House on Oct. 19 and 26, starting at 6 p.m., and a Zoom hearing is scheduled for Oct. 28, also at 6 p.m. Anyone wishing to find out more about these four articles should attend one of these meetings.

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 it owns through a bidding process.

Contact the Selectmen's Office at ​342-5543 if you are interested in attending the meeting online. Further explanation of articles can be found on the town website, montvillemaine.org/.

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.

Town Clerk Jodie Martin said if anyone has questions regarding the articles on the Montville ballot, they should reach out to the selectmen, Katie Campbell, their administrative assistant at 342-5543, or attend one of the meetings.

Contact Jodie at 342-5544 any with questions about absentee ballots. She asks everyone to take time to read the instructions provided on how to fill out the absentee ballot, and options for returning the ballots once completed.

Doggie registration time

You can now register your dogs for 2021 at the Town Office during regular business hours, by mail, or online anytime. The website for registering your dogs online is 10.informe.org/dog_license/.

This online service is only available through Jan. 31. On Feb. 1, a fine of $25 is incurred for each unlicensed dog, so please be sure to register your dog(s) as soon as possible. If you are unsure if your dog has an up-to-date rabies vaccination, feel free to call the office at 342-5544 to see if we have one on file.

Food distribution event

The Belfast Soup Kitchen, in partnership with Waldo County Bounty, Waldo Community Action Partners and the Waldo Emergency Management Agency, is hosting a USDA Farmers to Families food distribution event Friday, Oct. 23, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The event will be at the Mount View Complex in Thorndike and will be followed, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Renys Plaza in Belfast.

Each box contains, 12 pounds of produce, 5 pounds of meat, 5 pounds of dairy and a gallon of milk. There are no eligibility requirements and is available to all residents. For more information, contact Cherie Merrill at 338-4845, or email cherie@belfastsoupkitchen.org.

The Liberty Town Office is currently under construction and office staff is asking that people use the entrance at the back of the building. A slot to the right of the front door has been set up to accept absentee ballots.

Spooky Halloween

There are a couple of Halloween festivities for kids going on in Liberty Saturday, Oct. 31, including one at the Community Hall on Pinnacle Road starting at 4 p.m. There is also a Trunk or Treat event at the Liberty Baptist Church on Main Street from 5 to 7 p.m. And finally, at the haunted Liberty Fire Department, there will be a trick or treat event from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be individual bags with candy for kids to grab and maintain social distancing.

A Meal Train for Addison

A Meal Train has been set up to help provide meals for the Grindle family while 3-year-old Addison recovers from a surgery she had a few weeks ago to remove several Wilms tumors.

Many people have signed up to provide a meal and deliver the food to the family who live in Liberty. There are still a few slots open for anyone who would like to contribute to this effort. For more information, visit mealtrain.com/trains/w1vmo7.

That’s about it for this week.