Hello Monroe!

I say lupines are my favorite, and they are, but the golden rod, Queen Anne’s lace and wild aster really are putting on some great displays along local roadsides this fall. After driving through the Boston area recently and seeing the gross accumulation of roadside trash, I’m reminded of my appreciation for rural Maine roadsides.

Worth celebrating

Happy belated 35th wedding anniversary to Monroe’s own Holly and Tim Emerson. The lovebirds celebrated this milestone together on Sept. 19.

As October is already almost upon us, it’s time to wish the following Monroe residents a very happy birthday: Paige Lindsay and Maxine Clements (7th), Brea Milliken (13th), Sydney Vogel (20th), Madison Oliver (24th), Holly Emerson and Christian Tomlin (26th), Scott Milliken (29th) and Brody Gibbs (31st).

Library holiday sale

Save the date, and stay tuned for more exact details! On Friday, Nov. 3, and Saturday, Nov. 4, the Monroe Community Library will host a benefit Holiday Collectibles Sale for the library. Decor by well-known, quality companies, along with handcrafted items and books, will be on display at the Monroe Town Hall for purchase.

Taxes due

Real estate tax bills were mailed to landowners of Monroe weeks ago, and the deadline for the first payment is fast approaching. Pay by Oct. 14 to avoid accruing 4% interest. The remaining balance will be due by Feb. 14, 2023, also to avoid an additional accrual of 4% interest. The Town Hall is open Monday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Payment can be made by cash or check, and dropped off in person or mailed to 8 Swan Lake Ave..

Have a great week!




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