With the beginning of April upon us, we are firmly enveloped in mud season. A few weeks ago my father’s car sank into the mud overnight. As the temperature dropped, the ground froze and my father’s car was stuck resting on its frame. We attempted to push it out, but our efforts proved fruitless and we ultimately had to tow the car out with our CRV. Now, the mud season carries on with the latter part of spring still out of reach. Though this can be a depressing time for some, one can always take comfort in the future. Perhaps the best quality of any adverse condition is to be ephemeral, at least if the adage time heals all wounds holds true. Even in the darkest of calamities, hope can give respite and stave off despair, as long as need be. Happy spring.


County Commissioner Amy Fowler and Olga Hussey, along with GAC and Viking Lumber, are hosting a planning meeting April 4 at 10 a.m. at 4 Public Safety Way, Belfast, the EMA Office. They are hoping to create a plan to employ McCrum workers, whether it be part-time, temporary or seasonal, until McCrum can rebuild and bring them back. This is only a meeting to discuss how to go about it, not a meeting to come and apply. Email Hussey at deputyemadirector@waldocountyme.gov or call her at 338-3870.

Montville will be hosting a meeting on warrant articles at the Town Hall April 11 at 7 p.m.  The Monville town meeting will occur at Mount View High School gymnasium April 23 at 10 a.m.

Driveway Notification forms and Intent to Build forms need to be filed at the Montville Town Office before construction begins. Penalties are applied for not filing or filing after the fact. Both forms can be found on the website montvillemaine.org/forms, or in hard copy at the Town Office.