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Montville News

By Fran Gonzalez | Jan 05, 2020


Thanks to the Montville Fire Department crew, Totman's towing and all the volunteers who came to help Thursday afternoon when my son's vehicle slipped off Burnham Hill Road and into a tree. He and his passenger were not injured and despite the tree demolishing the front end of his pickup, it prevented the car from flipping over into a stream. Your humor helped us get through this stressful time. Thank you.

Montville selectmen signed a letter of intent to put an article in the Town Warrant to withdraw from the Unity Area Regional Recycling Center contract. The letter encouraged the UARRC to present changes in its operating procedures to the board that would make remaining in the contract cost-effective.

Vegetation management quote

The town received a quote for a vegetation management plan intended to negate the need for spraying. The price for brush-cutting, which would be done first, is $1,000 per mile. The price for mowing on town and state roads is $55 per mile and would only need to be done every two to three years.

The contractor recommended doing the brush-cutting in one section of town per year so the budget would not be overwhelmed. The matter will be voted on at this year's town meeting in March.

Liberty Library

Free computer classes Tuesday, Jan. 21, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. This is an informational session to discuss the courses offered by National Digital Equity Center. Classes include QuickBooks, WordPress, Microsoft Office, internet safety and more.

Contact Louis Carrier at or 259-5010 for more information about classes and to register so we can contact you if event needs to be rescheduled due to weather. Snow date is Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Acrylic Painting Workshop Saturday, Jan. 25, 1 – 4 p.m. (snow date Feb. 1). The second workshop in the series on making art is good for the body, mind and soul will be acrylic painting. The instructor will be Kristine Gorman. Our subject will be the Pemaquid Lighthouse.

The class is free but registration is required. Limited to 16 people, age 12-plus. Refreshments will be available. Register at

Play Mah-jongg Sunday, Jan. 12, 1 – 3 p.m. Jane Liebler will lead a Mah-jongg group. Game will be taught to new players. Experienced players welcome. Need at least four people to play but no more than eight to start. We hope to meet monthly if there is enough interest. Register at

That's about it for this week.

Until next time.


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