Montville Town News

By Fran Gonzalez | Nov 03, 2017

What an extremely interesting week it has been. Early Monday morning (October 30th) I awoke to the sounds of rain and wind hitting the roof with gusts so strong that the house was creaking. We had been away for the weekend and had not heard about the approaching storm. We lost power early Monday morning, and it came back on Thursday evening, November 2nd. First couple of days was fun camping in our house, playing Scrabble, and going to bed early. By the third day it had become a little tedious. I was grateful for a long, hot shower on Friday morning! Thanks to all the crews that worked around the clock, clearing the roads and restoring the grid! And for some that are still without power, CMP is hoping to have the majority of households back online by Saturday at 10:00pm. Here is a link to CMP’s website which gives a street by street update:

When going to bed on Saturday November 4th, don’t forget to turn back (“fall back”) your clocks. It’s that time of the year again when you go to work in the dark and return home in the dark.

Our new Town Clerk, Sandra Devaney is ready and able to register motor vehicles and will soon be able to process vital records, hunting licenses, and dog licenses. Her new office hours will be: Monday 9am to 7pm, Wednesday 10:00am to 5:30pm, and every fourth Saturday from 9am to 1pm. Stop in an say hello.

The Union Harvest Grange will be hosting their annual Christmas bazaar on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Please come and join us from 10am - 3pm at the Grange on Center Road to listen to our awesome local musicians, have some great food and buy that perfect gift from our local crafters and artisans. If you are interested in a table to sell anything from farm items to crafts, there are a few left at $10 each. For information or to reserve a table, call or email Terry Fischer, 323-9151,

Veterans Days is on Saturday November 11th. Thanks to all the Veterans in our community for your service. If you know a veteran, let them know they are not forgotten.

There is a major product recall on Kidde fire extinguishers with the plastic handles or the push button types between the years of 1973 - 2017. These fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard. Units with metal handles/valve assemblies are not included in the recall. You can call Kidde at 855-271-0773 between 8:30am - 5pm weekdays or 9am - 3pm weekends with model number, year of manufacture, the unit’s date code and serial number which are printed on the unit itself. If it is determined that you have an affected fire extinguisher, they will ship you a new one, no proof of purchase required! For frequently asked questions and a list of affected units check out:

Liberty Library News
We are collecting hats, mittens, and scarves for Walker School, WaldoCAP Headstart, Belfast Soup Kitchen, and “Hats with Hugs”. We collect yarn and needles for New Mainers transitioning to life in Maine. Thank you in advance!

Several knitters are getting together informally to knit and chat on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 at the library. Anyone is welcome to join them.

Pottery and paintings on exhibit are by Sett Balise, self-taught painter and potter with a couple of decades of practice. All items are for sale (see price on bottom of pottery) and 20% of sales are being donated to the Library. Shop local for your holiday gifts! Check out

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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