…Then suddenly, without much notice, the road turned to mud, as thick as pea soup.

The new Montville Town website has launched and is looking great! Wandering through the hierarchy of pages, one can tell there has been a lot of thought put into the design, and a few surprises, too. I love the fact you can now look at all the previous selectmen's minutes through 2005. It is like a town history lesson with characters that you know, and some sadly, who have passed away.

All the photographs are spectacular; I only wish there were captions giving more information about the location or photographer. It's nice to see images of all who work at the Town Office too and the tax maps are very helpful. Thank you to all who contributed to this massive effort. Check it out at montvillemaine.org/.

The new office hours for Hannah Hatfield, administrative assistant to the selectmen, will be Monday, 1 – 9 p.m.; Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; and Friday, 9 a.m. – noon.

Selectmen will continue to look for options for the annual town meeting but would like to wait until at least May. A date of May 22 was talked about with a possibility of using the Mount View Complex to accommodate residents and still abide by social distancing guidelines. More about this when more information becomes available.

Once again, the decision to have the town of Montville withdraw from the Unity Area Regional Recycling Center will come before residents at the annual town meeting.


Anyone 60 and over wishing to make an appointment to get COVID-19 vaccine without having to go online, can call 211 to find a site near them, and the phone number for preregistration is 877-780-7545.

Callers will be asked their ZIP code and date of birth. They will then get a confirmation call when they are registered and will be notified about how to set up an appointment. Local retail chains such as Walgreens, Walmart and Hannaford Supermarkets are also taking appointments. Veterans can call Togus at 623-8411 for their appointments.

For a complete list of vaccination sites and phone numbers, visit maine.gov/covid19/vaccines/vaccination-sites.

Town of Liberty annual meeting will be Saturday, June 12, 9 a.m. at the Liberty Fire Station.

Thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Cindy Harriman whose husband Richard died this past week. We are so sorry for your loss. A raffle for two $250 gift cards is being organized by Tammy Reynolds. Tickets are six for $20 with all proceeds going to Cindy. The drawing will be held Monday, March 15, at noon (my apologies for the late notice). People can purchase tickets or find out more information at Tammy's Facebook page, facebook.com/tammy.reynolds.739. As of Thursday, March 11, $1,300 had been collected.

Cinnamon roll fundraiser

Montville Fire Department's next cinnamon roll fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, March 27. According to organizer Karen York, they are attempting to make 40 dozen this time. Pick up will be at Montville Fire Station between 9 and 10:30 a.m. Prepaid orders can be reserved; otherwise it will be first come, first served, and I can tell you firsthand, they are delicious! For more information, call Karen at 382-3077.

Support the Montville Fire Department by donating your spent printer ink cartridges. Residents can drop them off at the redemption part of the transfer station or at bottle and can redemption at the former 10-4 store on Route 3. Thank you in advance!

Liberty Library

Anthology: Thursday, March 25, 6 p.m. Join us for an hour of listening to an assortment of stories, poetry and other short works on the chosen theme of “Women’s History,” as March is Women’s History Month.

Anthology is a friendly gathering in which adults can collectively listen to short works read aloud in a fun, lively environment. Bring your dinner, bring your knitting, bring a friend! Register at tinyurl.com/2j2583tt and the Zoom link will be sent to you on March 24.

Death at Dodge City

Sunday, March 28, 4 p.m. The library's last murder mystery was so much fun that they were asked to host another one. It’s 1878. Lawlessness abounds in Kansas, especially around Dodge City. The notorious "Hole in the Corner" gang is planning to ride up the trail to hold up the Union Pacific train that’s coming in from the gold mining town of Deadwood. However, when Assistant Marshall Wyatt Twerp is found dead in the back room of the "Variety" saloon, the sheriff needs to find some answers real quick!

You are invited to help solve the murder of Wyatt Twerp. We need eight Character Suspects. The first eight people who sign up to be Character Suspects will be sent a script via email that they will use to participate. Sleuths will simply be sent a Zoom link to attend. Sleuths will be able to ask questions to solve the mystery. Character Suspects will also be Sleuths. To register, visit tinyurl.com/52zfn38h.

That's about it for this week. Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead an hour on Sunday, March 14.