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Morrill News

By Brenda Harford | Mar 13, 2020


Morrill Volunteer Fire Department brief:

As spring arrives, we remind you that a fire permit is required for outdoor burning. A permit can be obtained online through the Maine Forest Service (there is a fee). Or you can contact Chief Pat Scribner at 342-2129 or Lt. Brian Simmons, 322-4666 (no land line).

Grass, leaves and overall debris will dry out quickly with the warm spring winds. Fire spreads easily when a fire gets a lift from a stray breeze. No one needs to lose a building or hurt themselves trying to catch up with an outdoor burn. Have a hose available, if possible, as well as enough people to deal with the burn. Hand tools such as a wet broom, rake, shovel, etc., are a must.

If you are burning grass, don’t swat the flames; sweep or rake back into the burnt area. If a fire starts to “run” on you, call 911 immediately for help. Even at best it will take your firefighters time to get to the station, get the apparatus on the road and to you. In this time a fire can spread rapidly.

We can use more help on YOUR department. We will train you to the duties you are capable and willing to perform. Yes, ladies, you are most welcome, too. In fact, we currently have three female firefighters. They are Haley Norris, one of our most highly trained members with certifications in Firefighter 1 and 2. Skye Fontaine and Mya Libby both have earned certification in Basic Interior Firefighting. These three are a vital part of your local Fire Department. You, too, are needed.

Jethro Pease will be sending updates every so often to keep us all up-to-date on your Fire Department. Thank you so much, Jethro, for doing this for us.

Need prayers please:

This morning the police said it was between 2:30 and 3 a.m. that Alden Andrews was walking home after visiting his girlfriend's brother on Pinnacle Road in Liberty and a car hit him and left him in the middle of the road. He was airlifted to EMMC, where he is in the ICU as I write this.

Water District & town meeting

The annual Water District meeting is planned for Saturday, March 21, at 8:45 a.m. at the Morrill Community Center. Following it will be the Morrill town meeting starting at 9:30 a.m.

Fair Haven Camps is having "Saturday at the Stables" for kids ages 8-16 Saturday, March 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. Depending on the weather, activities will include grooming horses, ground work with the horses, barn cleaning, tack cleaning, baking treats, sledding, snacks and games in the barn. Call or email Ellen, 722-3456 or, to register for an opportunity to learn about horse care.


Happy belated birthday to Dustin Howes on March 11. Hope you had a really great day

Maple syrup weekend

Maine Maple Sunday weekend at the Simmons & Daughters Sugar House on March 21 and 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., located at 261 Weymouth Road, Morrill. You'll have a really great time plus get your maple syrup.

I hope everyone is enjoying all this great weather. I really hope this is it for snow, but I bet we'll get one more surprise snowstorm. I really hope not. I'm ready for spring and to get outside. You all have an awesome week

Quote of the week

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love, then make that day count. — Steve Maraboli


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