Montville Town News

By Fran Gonzalez | Aug 23, 2013
Some cool new additions to Walker School Elementary playground.

This past weekend I had the luxury to spend with my boys building a bunkhouse/treefort structure at our camp downeast. It was hot and there were plenty of little ankle-biting bugs. We have no electricity or running water so everything was lugged in. I realized we'd been working hard when my youngest son (10) asked while playing Monopoly later that evening - "dad can we go to bed". We didn't get very far in our building but we are in no hurry. Makes for some good memories.

Looks like the new school year will soon be upon us. As a reminder, the first day of school will be Tuesday September 3rd for K-5, grade 6 and grade 9; all other students will begin Wednesday September 4th.

Some new playground equipment is being installed at Walker Elementary School in Liberty. Very nice additions to an all ready awesome playground. Come check it out!

Town Office News:
A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, September 3rd at 7:00 at the Montville Town Office to deliberate and vote on the following: Change transfer station sticker fees, accept the plan for renovations to the Montville Town House, allow non-municipal use of Town House, allow non-municipal use of Town Office meeting room, decide on future of Montville Community Hall (sell, donate, or repair), accept proposed Planning Board amendments to Subdivision Ordinance.

A reminder that after Labor Day (9/2) the Montville Transfer Station will go back to their regular hours of operation, Saturday from 8 - 4 pm.

Montville Historical Society will once again be offering horse drawn wagon tours of Frye Mountain on September 29. There will be two tours (one early, and one later on). Space is limited so you will need to reserve a seat. For anyone that has not had the opportunity to check this event out in previous years, this is an incredible tour filled with history notes about the town and settlements on Frye Mountain. The wagon ride is really cool too!  Call Debi Stephens at 589-4760 or Barbara Boulay at 589-4414 to reserve a seat and for more information.

Liberty Library News
Remember those snowflakes that you used to make as a child? Leslie Miller has taken those to a whole new level in her original paper cut designs. Her designs were on exhibit at the Liberty Library last March. Leslie has agreed to do a workshop on Saturday, September 14 from 1:00-3:00 to teach how to do paper cutting. There will be a fee of $15 per person for the cost of materials, payable the day of the workshop. Please preregister by August 31st by either signing up at the library or use the 'Contact Us' form on the website They need at least 10 people or the class will be canceled. Participants should be age 15 or over. Please provide your name(s), phone number, and email address, if you have one. You can learn more about Leslie and see her designs at her website

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Until next time.


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