Hello Monroe!

The year 2020 is truly winding down as December is now upon us. What a year for the record books. As the final days tick away, you may find it beneficial to focus on all you still have and can do that are positive lights in your life. The pandemic, along with multiple other events, have likely reshaped your normal. In your adjustment, I hope you still have health, happiness and love to call your own.

Veterans Park takes shape

You may have noticed that earthwork and pole setting has begun on the Monroe Veterans Memorial Park across from the Monroe Church on Route 139.

On Veterans Day, Lions members and volunteers poured cement for the three flag poles donated by Mike Boynton. On Nov. 14, the flag poles were set and ground work started by Richard Aitken. Thank you all for your hard work thus far!

Deer down

With deer rifle hunting ending Nov. 28, the Monroe Country Store is winding down its tagging.

Most recent bragging rights listed under the town of Monroe go to: Daniel Dolloff (117.2-pound doe), Nicholas Stevens (8-point, 149-pound buck), Kevin Clark (143-pound buck), John Gibbs (8-point, 138.4-pound buck), Michael Patterson (doe), Colby Brown (177-pound buck), Walter Carpenter (doe), Jessica Lavin (7-point, 143.4-pound buck), Patricia Roberts (doe), David Tripp (11-point, 188.2-pound buck), Megan Tribuzio (8-point buck), Jeff Hennessey (buck), Brad Eden (doe), Hunter Knight (8-point, 170.1-pound buck), and Michael Sweetman (8-point buck).

A special congratulations goes out to Melissa Moody, daughter of Monroe’s Steve and Barbara Moody. Melissa harvested what she describes as the buck of her dreams while hunting with her daughter Brookie. The monster of a deer tagged out as a 12-point weighing 229.6 pounds.

Library news

Effective Monday, Nov. 30, the Monroe Library will be returning to curbside pickup only. The hours remain Monday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m.

How does Curbside Pickup work? To request materials, please search the online catalog. If you have an account, you can request online; or call the library during open hours (525-3515); or email the library at with your requests. You will receive an email and/or call to let you know when your items are ready to be picked up.

Your items will be waiting for you in a bag with your last name on it, on a cart just inside the entrance to the Monroe Town Hall. They will already be checked out on your card. Take the bag with your name on it and enjoy the library materials! Library materials are checked out for two weeks and can be renewed, unless they are on hold for another patron.

Have a great week!