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Montville Town News

By Fran Gonzalez | Jun 01, 2019
Photo by: Sharon Hibbard Veteran members of the Garry Owens Motorcycle Club ride in the Liberty Memorial Day parade.


Kids are in the home stretch with only two weeks of school left to go and June 14 being the official last half-day. "Just get it done" is a popular word phrase thrown around at our house lately, with things to make up or assignments to turn in. We will get through this, and the sun will eventually come out again!

Interim school board representative needed

Montville's school board member S. Paige Zeigler, who just happens to also be serving his second term in the state House of Representatives for District 96 (Belmont, Liberty, Lincolnville, Montville, Morrill, Palermo and Searsmont), said he is stepping down from his duties on the school board; something about having a lot on his plate.

Montville selectmen are now charged with appointing someone to fill in until next year’s town meeting. If you, or anyone you know, is interested in the position, please let Jeanne Coleman know at 342-5543 or email her at

An update

The Montville Planning Board will not be discussing a faith-based transitional home planned by Pastor Peter Sheff on Route 220 at the board's June 12 meeting, as I previously wrote. According to Peter Kassen, Planning Board chairman, Maine Municipal Association's legal department "has advised us that Site Plan Review does not apply, so there is no apparent requirement for this project to be presented formally to the Planning Board."

Union Harvest Grange Field Day

It’s all hands on deck for Montville's Union Harvest Grange Field Day committee! We need and welcome everybody who wants to help. The planning committee meets weekly on Mondays at 6 p.m. at the Montville Town Office. For more information, call Terry 342-5544.

Liberty Library news

Plant and Pie Sale - Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to noon. As you are working in your garden this spring and have perennials to separate, please consider donating some for the plant sale. Our first pie sale of the summer!

Quilt Raffle - “Sunbonnet Sue Visits Maine,” made by Sheepscot Valley Quilters in 2009, is revisiting the Liberty Library this summer. This like-new quilt has been donated to the Library by Lorna Crichton in hopes it will find a new home. Tickets are available at the library. The drawing will be done at the Ice Cream Social on Aug. 24. This beautiful quilt is currently on exhibit at the library.

The Mount View Greenhouse is now open. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. They have the following items available: annual flower seedlings, perennial flowers, herbs, vegetables and melons.Four packs are $3 each.

Pre-K signups

Waldo Community Action Partners Early Childhood Program is now accepting applications for fall enrollment at Walker or Unity Pre-K school locations. If you have a 3- or 4-year-old child, please visit, choose Services and Early Childhood to apply, or call Lori at 338-3827.

That's about it for this week.

Until next time.


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