Montague Notebook

Mutton, mead and volunteers

MONTAGUE — It takes a village to raise a shire.

The Mutton and Mead Medieval Festival is looking for volunteers to help bring the finishing touches to the festival, from helping to set up the pavilions and decorations before fair day to offering directions and suggestions to patrons during the festivities.

According to organizers, the festival aims to transport patrons to another time where they are given an interactive theatrical experience that is entertaining, enlightening and inspiring, and the festival provides a venue for members of the local and extended community to support and showcase their talents.

The festival runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine, June 22 and 23 at the Millers Falls Rod and Gun Club, 210 Turners Falls Road, Turners Falls.

All volunteers who fulfill the volunteer requirements receive free festival admission, a Mutton and Mead T-shirt and a certificate of appreciation. Fair day volunteers have the option of morning or afternoon shifts.

To sign up, follow the prompts on the festival website,

Absentee ballots available for
dual election

MONTAGUE — The town is holding two elections on June 25. There will be two separate ballots, one for the special state election for U.S. senator and one for the special town election to fill a partial term on the Montague Board of Selectmen.

Both absentee ballots are now available at the town clerk’s office in Town Hall, 1 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Absentee ballots will be available until noon June 24. To vote absentee you must be out of town on the day of the election, have a religious belief that prohibits you from being at the polls or have a physical disability that prevents you from going to the polls. All absentee ballots must be returned to the town clerk’s office by the close of the polls on June 25. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Town Hall hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Town Hall is closed on Fridays. For more information call 863-3200, ext. 203.

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