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By Fran Gonzalez | Oct 06, 2019
Liberty Fire Chief Bill Gillespie, right, with Sen. Erin Herbig, D-Waldo County, when he testified March 22 for her bill to fund the Maine Length of Service Award Program, which provides retirement benefits to firefighters and EMS workers based on service. Gillespie heads the LOSAP board.


Congratulations to Liberty's Fire Chief Bill Gillespie on receiving the Fire Chief of the Year Award at the Maine Municipal Association Convention in Bangor this past week.

Walker Elementary wins big!

Walker Elementary School won 10 ribbons at the Common Ground Country Fair this past weekend for growing outstanding organic produce in their school garden. They took home five firsts, four seconds and one third-place ribbon for their fruits and vegetables. Some favorites include Moon and Stars Watermelon, Giant Telegraph Cucumber, Early Jalapeno Peppers and Breakfast Radishes. The district earned a whopping 30 ribbons in all! Way to grow!

Pre-K signups

Walker Pre-K at Walker Elementary School in Liberty and Unity Pre-K are still accepting applications for 3- and 4-year-olds. Please go to, scroll to find services, early childhood, and apply.

Liberty Library News

Through the Lens of Friends

Six photographers from Liberty and Montville will display their work during October.

“Through the Lens of Friends” is a diverse selection of images including expansive landscapes taken in the wilderness areas of North America by Midcoast land conservationist Buck O’Herin of Montville; patterns reflected at the land-water interface by kayaker, guide and artist Bernice Nadler of Montville; wildlife and lands from distant places photographed while traveling worldwide and working on a marine research vessel by Rep. Stanley Paige Zeigler of Montville; rural life and places evoking “the surreal nature of small town life” by fine art photographer Harlan Crichton of Boston and Liberty; everyday life, capturing place, moments, objects and movements that will not be seen again in exactly the same way by Lorna Crichton of Liberty, co-founder of Waterfall Arts in Montville and Belfast; and landscapes and wildlife photographed in Liberty, the Midcoast and elsewhere by keen observer and self-taught photographer Otie Smith of Liberty.

Winter coat drive

Waldo County Triad and Liberty Library invite the community to donate new and gently used coats (clean and in good condition). Collection will continue through Sunday, Nov. 17. Warm blankets, coats, snow pants, gloves, mittens, hats, scarves, and other warm clothing all gratefully accepted. All donations are collected and distributed in Waldo County.

That's about it for this week.

Until next time.



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