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Montville residents on Election Day approved appropriating $23,133 toward the Liberty Volunteer Ambulance Service by a vote of 480-160. The additional funds will help pay wages through 2020.

Voters approved entering into a five-year lease-to-buy arrangement for a new grader with funds not to exceed $100,000 by a vote of 511-131.

Residents also approved selling both the town's packer truck used at the transfer station (585-56), and the old 1989 Champion grader (564-78).

According to the Town Office, the recycling issue continues to evolve. The Freedom Board of Selectmen has agreed to let Montville use Freedom's recycling trailer, since the packer truck has been deemed unrepairable, though this situation is probably not a long-term solution. Recyclables can be taken to the Montville Transfer Station, or to the Unity Area Regional Recycling Center at 95 Leonard Road, Thorndike.

At a recent Montville selectmen's meeting, the board spoke about the town website and how it will be revamped in the near future. Also discussed was the possibility of having a real estate tax commitment book online, similar to other neighboring towns, including Liberty and Freedom.

Hunting season is upon us once again, and with it, a reminder to wear your blaze orange when hiking through the woods.

The annual Pay It Forward Free Thanksgiving Dinner at the Liberty Community Hall has been canceled this year due to indoor restrictions. Organizer Tammy Reynolds said they will be back next year to continue the tradition.

The Liberty Town Office has gotten a facelift with new glassed-in service windows following COVID-19 protocols. Come check it out!

Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m., the Liberty Library will host a virtual presentation on a recent conservation project at Stevens Pond. Members of the Georges River Land Trust will talk about conserving the northern portion of Quigg Island.

This Zoom gathering is intended to encourage residents to ask questions, offer ideas or comments about what you would like to see relative to the care of the island going forward to benefit the community. The property will be open to the public via the water access off Route 173. To register for the presentation, visit tinyurl.com/yxbugn9v.

The National Digital Equity Center provides free digital literacy courses in all Maine counties. Interested in taking a course? See the list of upcoming classes at digitalequitycenter.org.

The Liberty Library is collecting knitted hats, mittens, cowls and scarves. According to the library, there is a need for hats and mittens for 3- to 5-year-old's at Head Start. Also, small blankets (30"-40") for preschoolers to have at their nap times. Adult jackets and coats are being collected for the Belfast Soup Kitchen.

Everything should be placed in bags — paper for knitwear and plastic for coats and jackets — and dropped off at the library. For more information, visit liberty.lib.me.us/.

That’s about it for this week.