Montville Town News

By Fran Gonzalez | Aug 12, 2019


I don't want to be the bearer of bad news, but at this point, students have about three weeks left to enjoy a school-free life. According to the Regional School Unit 3 calendar, kindergarten through grade six, and grade nine will start on Tuesday, Sept. 3, the day after Labor Day. Everyone else will begin school on Wednesday, Sept. 4. So stop your sob, sob, sobbing now and go outside have some fun!

The Montville selectmen would like your input about our community. They are asking residents to complete an online survey located on the Town Office website (, look for survey link). "Help us define our future goals for Montville," it says on the survey. Apparently the survey should be printed out and dropped off at the Town Office once completed. They are asking for submissions by Aug. 31. For a direct link, visit

Montville is now accepting bids for winter sand. The deadline to submit an application is Aug. 19. To download a spec sheet, visit


Liberty Baptist Church, 96 Main St., is having its third annual barbecue on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 4 to 6 p.m. Liberty and Montville residents and summer visitors are invited. Bring the whole family, it's free! Location is outside on the church lawn; tables and chairs provided and lots to eat. We'd love to see all of our friends and greet all of our neighbors!

Yard Sale

Arbutus Chapter of Liberty, Order of the Eastern Star, is rescheduling its annual yard/bake sale for Saturday, Aug. 24, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Maritime Energy parking lot on Route 3 in Montville. If it is raining or likely to rain, it will be held at the Liberty Lodge building on 110 W. Main St., Liberty. Hope to see you there and thanks for all the support in the past years.

Peavey's General Store has added an ice cream shoppe serving Hershey's ice cream to their lineup. They have soft-serve ice cream with a twist, ice cream cookies, and next will be ice cream whoopie pies and maybe cakes next! Come check it out!

Pre-K sign-ups

Waldo Community Action Partners Early Childhood Program is now accepting applications for fall enrollment at Walker and 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.

Liberty Library

Author Gerry Boyle, Thursday, Aug. 15, 6:30 p.m.

Gerry Boyle is a crime novelist who lives in China, Maine. Boyle is the author of a dozen novels, including the acclaimed Jack McMorrow mystery series set in Maine. Boyle will be reading from Random Act and answering questions.

Summer Meals Program is happening at Liberty Library Monday through Friday until Aug. 16. Meals will be available at 11 a.m. for any child 18 years old or younger. Meals need to be eaten onsite.

Old Coots

Are you struggling with a problem and need some advice about how to deal with it? Old Coots are offering advice on Saturday mornings at the Liberty Library throughout the summer. They will be sitting outside the library, weather permitting, from 10 a.m. to noon. You can tell them about your problem, get a free doughnut hole from J.A. Bakery and coffee, and get their advice. It’s probably bad advice but it’s free!

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 $5 each. The drawings will be done at an ice cream social on Aug. 24. This beautiful quilt is on exhibit at the library.

This just in:

Results from last weekend’s Montville Field Day. Moe Martin and Dan Rowlands had the fastest time in the two-man saw contest at 33.33 seconds. The winner of the skillet toss was Abraham Richard and the winner of the hammer throw was Zeb Richard.

Susan Shell was the Grand Champion Cow Patty Beano winner, picking square 17 and winning $67.50, and Cindy Schofield was the winner of the quilt raffle. See you next year!

That's about it for this week.

Until next time.


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