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By Fran Gonzalez | Sep 28, 2019


Sign up to get your free smoke detectors and house number signs soon! Only a limited time left to take advantage of the free Triad-sponsored program to received a smoke/carbon monoxide detector and house number signs. Montville residents 65 and over are eligible and if interested should fill out an application at the Town Office by Oct. 7.

Volunteers will drop off and install the detectors and signs. If anyone is interested in volunteering to help with the install, send me an email at or let Hannah know at the Town Office.

Pre-K signups

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

The Joy to Be Bald two-day fundraising event benefiting neighbors battling cancer is in its 10th year this fall. The event will begin on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Lake St. George Brewing Co., at the intersection of Route 3 and Marshall Shores Road in Liberty, from 4 to 7 p.m. Besides enjoying some good brews, you can vote in a Mac 'n Cheese and Whoopie Pie competition from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and enjoy musical guests, The Rogues, who will be performing from 5 to 7 p.m.

On Sunday, Oct. 6, there is a walk-a-thon starting at 1 p.m. at the Stickney Hill tower and ending at Lori’s Café. Walkers can park at Lori's on Route 3 and transportation to the tower will be provided. Walk-a-thon pledge sheets can be downloaded at

There will also be a barbecue at the Community Hall on Route 220, courtesy of Liberty Fire Department, at 1:30 p.m.; the annual head-shaving event at 3 p.m.; and a silent auction at 4 p.m. Entry is $5 for adults; kids under 10 are free. Everyone is welcome!

This year's event will benefit multiple recipients from the community including Sonja Abbott of Belfast and Debbie Dinsmore of South China (owner of Branch Pond Flowers & Gifts), both of whom are battling breast cancer.

For more information visit,, email, or call Lori Mayer at 589-4141 or Sue Totman at 322-2567, Thank you for the all the support!

Street sign thefts

According to Liberty's road commissioner, someone has been stealing street signs in town recently. I can attest that this issue has also spilled over into Montville as well.

The following street signs are currently missing: Adam, Prescott Hill, McClain, Old County, Back Palermo, Sidney Lincoln Rose, Ridge School, Cox, Lean's Turn, Robert Shore, Upper Hostile Valley, Plummer, Goah Away, Sunset Lane, four stop signs and Burham Hill (in Montville).

The street signs serve an important role in an emergency when seconds count, not to mention they cost the taxpayer $30 each. Anyone who might have these signs can return them outside the door at the Liberty Town Office with no questions asked.

ATV-free zone

A reminder the baseball field behind the Walker Elementary School is not for ATV use.

Special town meeting

Liberty is having a special town meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. at the community center on Route 220 to see if the town will reallocate up to $94,000 for repairs to the Lake St. George dam.

That's about it for this week.

Until next time.




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