Montville Town News

By Fran Gonzalez | Oct 13, 2017

The Town Office hours have temporarily been changed to 11 to 7 on Mondays & 1 to 4 on Wednesdays and only business regarding real estate taxes can be handled until such time as a new Clerk can be appointed.

If you need to register a vehicle you can do so at the Liberty Town Office from 9am to 1pm Mon., Tue., Thur., Sat., or 7 - 9pm Mon. & Thur. (note that they can only handle commercial plates on week days) or go to the Freedom Town Office (9am to 6pm Mon., 9 to 2 Tue.,Wed.,Thur.,Fri. and 1st Sat 9am to 12noon). Give them a call before you go, just to make sure. Liberty Town Office 589-4318 and Freedom Town Office 382-6177. 

If you know of anyone who is interested in becoming the Town Clerk, or Deputy Town Clerk, please have them submit a cover letter to the Board of Selectmen by October 16th stating what training/experience they have and also what days/hours they are available. .

Congratulations to Katie Campbell who has been appointed as our new Registrar of Voters!

Homeless Veterans Event
On October 21st, from 9am - 4pm, at the Veterans Administration Office, Togus Campus, there will be an event geared to homeless Veterans. This free event will feature Health Care Services, Women’s Services, Housing Resources, Employment and Training Resources, Veteran Benefits, Legal Services, Tax Advocates, Food Stamp & MaineCare Applications and Flu Shots among others. Transportation, child care, food, drinks and haircuts will be provided. For more information call 623-8411 (x2802) or 1-877-423-8263 (x2802).

Holiday Food Baskets
Applications are now available for the Thanksgiving & Christmas Holiday Food Baskets and also Christmas gifts for kids. Applications can be picked up at the Town Office or at Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) at 9 Field Street in Belfast.

Liberty Library
Get your Maine foliage report and some suggestions for best locations at

Come Trick-or-Treat at the Library, Tuesday, Oct 31, 6:00pm.

Knitting (& other crafts)
Wed, 10:00am-12:00pm Informal group. Anyone welcome!

Scrabble – Second Wednesday of the month, 6:30pm
Bring your Scrabble board and play a friendly game. All ages and abilities are welcome.

Make a Better World
Twenty-two children chose to make a better world by reading this summer and completing their Summer Reading Calendar. They were rewarded with several prizes, mostly with a Lego theme, and a gift certificate for John's ice cream.​ ​The Summer Reading Program was made possible by Revision Energy, Pieceworks, Inc., Mike Light’s Automotive, Liberty Graphics, Belfast Framers, Jen Spencer, and Bob Price.

Winter Coat Drive at the Library
Tuesday, October 24 at 6:30 Bring warm clothing for all sizes and new or gently-used blankets to Let’s Get This Ball Rolling! (see details below). Jo Peavey will deliver them to Waldo County Triad. Collected items will be brought to the Neighbor 2 Neighbor program and distributed throughout Waldo County. Clothing should be clean and in good condition.

Let’s Get the Ball Rolling
Please join us in making a difference in our community and at Let’s Get This Ball Rolling! on Tuesday, October 24. Bring your knitting or crocheting, whatever it may be. Let’s fill the basket with yarn donations for Jen Gunderman to take that evening. Jen Gunderman has been delivering these to organizations assisting New Mainers transitioning to life in Maine. What we think of as a small thing can make a huge difference in another person’s life and help them feel that they are not forgotten and can give them hope!

A Little Help, Please
We are searching for whomever borrowed the audiobook 1776 by David McCullough in June, 2017. When it was returned, disc 1 of the 10-disc set was missing. We cannot search the "history" of the item because it has been re-barcoded with a 14-digit barcode in preparation of joining the MILS consortium in the near future.  It was last returned in June. If this sounds like it might be you, can you please search for disc 1 of 1776 and return it to the library if you find it. It is a popular audiobook and quite expensive to replace the entire book.

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.

Until next time.

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