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By Fran Gonzalez | Feb 14, 2020


The Town Office will be closed Monday, Feb.17, for the Presidents' Day holiday. The Board of Selectmen will meet at 4 p.m. to continue to prepare for the annual town meeting March 28.

Town Office news

At the warrant-building workshop Feb. 3, Mary Thompson advised that the Grange requests an article seeking a lifetime lease on a 1-acre lot by the Town Office. Mary also proposed an article regarding the construction of a pavilion on the Nash lot.

Barbara Rehmeyer asked that Liberty Library be given its own article and not be included in the single line-item table. The selectmen voted to leave it in the table and to expand the library report to include more information.

Selectmen discussed the need for the following articles to be included in the warrant for the annual town meeting: renewing the GMO ordinance, the No Spray ordinance budget, withdrawing from the Unity Area Regional Recycling Center, canceling roll-off in 2020, the state of the Liberty Volunteer Ambulance Service, and a townwide revaluation.

Riley's Wish Winter Games & Derby is in its third year and will be taking place Feb. 15 at Lake St. George State Park from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The winter games kick off at 9:30 a.m. with the Ice Hole Setup Challenge, followed at 10:30 a.m. by the Obstacle Course, Fish Chuckin' at 11:30 a.m. and the Horseshoe Tournament on Ice at 12:30 p.m. See you there!

Lake St. George Brewing Co. is having its third annual Chili Cook-Off for a Cause event Saturday, Feb. 22, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. More information to follow.

TRIAD will be hosting a Handcrafters Day for residents 50-plus Saturday, March 7, with several quilting and art classes available.

A basic watercolor painting class will be offered with Nancy Blatz; a special quilt class with Norma Quimby; a class on making borders for quilts with Charlotte Saucier; a quilt-making class with strips with Becky Woods; and quilt designs using half-square triangles with Pat Pierson.

For more information and to enroll, call 866-426-7555 or email On March 7, registration for the day begins at 8:30 a.m. Classes start at 9 a.m. Details will be mailed to those who enroll.

Liberty Library news

“30 Days With Abraham Lincoln," Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m.

The Rev. Dr. Duncan Newcomer, a Lincoln scholar, will share from his new book, "30 Days with Abraham Lincoln: Quiet Fire." The book consists of 30 meditations based on his WERU radio show, “Quiet Fire: the Spiritual Life of Abraham Lincoln,” for which he has hosted more than 200 episodes.

Book discussion, Wednesday, March 4, 6:30 p.m.

"Destiny of the Republic : A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President" by Candice Millard. The account of James Garfield’s rise from poverty to the American presidency and his assassination.

That's about it for this week.

Until next time.

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