Montville Town News

By Fran Gonzalez | Apr 26, 2014
Photo by: Isaac Gonzalez Discovering a peeper took a lot of patience!

There was a good turnout for the Rigby Family potluck dinner with plenty of good food last Friday 25. The proceeds will go to help the family rebuild after a devastating fire which occurred a few weeks ago. Donations of clothing and funds are still being accepted by Montville Fire Chief John York (call 382-3077), Assistant Chief Doug Thomas (call 342-2766), and at the Montville Town Office.  If you wish to send a check, please make it out to Valerie Rigby or Jason Rigby and mail it to Karen York, 923 Halldale Road, Montville, ME 04941, or leave it at the town office for collection.  John and Doug can also be contacted to pick up clothing.

We had a lot fun looking for peepers (tiny wetland frogs) in the Halldale Bog last Friday with local amphibian expert Larkspur Morton. We also saw a bunch of shape-shifting leaches and the biggest, I mean biggest, fish-eating water bug I have ever seen! (over two inches big!)

There will be a "Spring Edible Foraging", on May 18th. This will be an exploration into wild edibles in our own backyards, fields, and forests.  Join the walk and talk led by Jim Merkel, one of Waldo county’s wild edibles experts and practitioners. Meet at the Bog Brook trailhead on Halldale road in Montville. For more information, contact SWLA at 207-489-3230 or

A very happy anniversary goes out to Ben and Laura Hatfield. Congratulations!

Montville Town Office News
The board appointed Peter E. Nerber to be the town's new Animal Control Officer (ACO) and Peter A. Nerber to be the Deputy ACO. Both men are from Palermo and currently serve as ACO/Deputy ACO for the towns of Palermo, Albion, and China.

Mount View Complex News
Get ready for the opening of the Mount View Greenhouse on May 6th.  The hours are Monday thru Friday 8:30-3:30 and Saturday 9-1pm. Lots of flowers, herbs and vegetables!!

Liberty Library News
Judge Susan Longley will be at the library on Thursday May 1 3:30-5:30 p.m. to answer questions about wills and trusts and anything concerning "estate planning".

Missy Hatch will present slides of three weeks of hiking in Switzerland on May 2 at 7p.m.; this sounds really interesting!

That's about it for this week. If you have news you would like me to include, or just let me know you read the column, send me an email or give me a call. My deadline for next week's edition is Friday at 10:00. Happy Easter everyone!

Until next time.


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