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GIll-Montague Notebook

Mutton and Mead auditions

MONTAGUE — Lords, ladies, wenches, knights, vassals, serfs, mummers, bards and whatnot sought.

Organizers are once again preparing for the Robin Hood-themed Mutton and Mead Festival in the spring, with auditions Jan. 12 and 13 in the Montague Grange hall, 36 Main St.

The festival is in search of actors, singers, musicians and dancers, novice and professional, to populate the medieval shire set to crop up at the Millers Falls Rod and Gun Club in June.

The festival includes a mock joust, historical and artisan demonstrations, games, activities, food and craft vendors. A variety of stage and street shows include a running Robin Hood play performed in increments throughout the day.

Organizers are looking to fill major roles and for extras to play a less involved role, as well as set designers, artists, builders and other support crew.

For more information, or to schedule auditions, visit www.MuttonAndMead.com.

Gill taxes mailed, due in spring

GILL — Real estate and personal property tax bills were mailed Dec. 14 and are due April 1.

The Tax Collector’s Office will be open on that day from 9 a.m to 6:30 p.m. Payments after that day are subject to interest at the rate of 14 percent per annum, charged on the unpaid and overdue amount, as well as charges and fees incurred for collection.

To obtain a receipted bill, enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope and both copies of the bill with your payment.

If you have questions on your valuation or assessment or on abatements or exemptions, contact the Board of Assessors at 413-863-0138. If you questions on payments, contact the collector’s office at 413-863-2105.

You may apply for an abatement if you believe your property is valued at more than its fair cash value or is not assessed fairly in comparison with other properties. The filing deadline for an abatement application is April 1.

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