Welcome to TRC 8.3!

The Three Rivers Community is a group of towns in the Maine Highlands with a total population of about 6,000: Atkinson, Bowerbank, Brownville, LaGrange, Lake View, Medford, Milo, and Sebec. TRC links our communities, businesses, & organizations together online for better social and economic progress.

TRC was founded 20 years ago, and has grown in many directions to suit the needs of our communities. We have local news, a community calendar, local town offices, local organization pages, community event information, and live local webcams!

Visitors are encouraged to sign up for an account. Only registered users will be able to submit content to the site.


Milo Water District - Wastewater Operator / Laboratory Technician

Submitted by Sethen on July 26, 2017 - 1:33pm

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Milo Garden Club Summer Fair

Submitted by Sethen on July 26, 2017 - 1:29pm

The Milo Garden Club will hold its Summer Fair at the Elementary School on August 3 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Perennials, House Plants, Vegetables, a Food Table, Craft items and a Nearly New Table.   A Silent Auction and Raffle Tickets also available.  Luncheon available!!

Free summer meals help keep children in Milo filled and happy

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on July 26, 2017 - 1:21pm

Stuart Hedstrom • July 25, 2017

MILO — Children in SAD 41 are able to eat breakfast and lunch every weekday when school is in session. In the summer months food insecurity can be more of an issue, but thanks to a collaborative effort between several organizations and volunteers anyone under age 18 can receive a free bag lunch five days a week from 11 to 11:30 a.m. through the summer meals program located at the Derby Community Center.

To celebrate the summer meals program and help spread the word, a “Spike Event” was held during the late morning of Friday, July 21. Milo Town Manager/Police Chief Damien Pickel grilled hot dogs for about a dozen children stopping by, and lunch attendees also enjoyed... Read More

Milo selectmen set 2017 mill rate at $31.25

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on July 26, 2017 - 1:18pm

Stuart Hedstrom • July 24, 2017

MILO — After tabling a decision at their regular meeting on the first Tuesday evening of the month, the selectmen set the 2017 tax commitment during a July 18 session. The 2017 mill rate — in Milo the town’s fiscal year follows the calendar year from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 — will be $31.25 per $1,000 in assessed property, a decrease of 25 cents from the 2016 rate of $31.50.

Town Clerk Betty Gormley had explained that town officials usually commit taxes during the first week of July. At the time a state government shutdown was looming and Maine Revenue Services Supervisor of Municipal Services Mike Rogers recommended towns wait several weeks before releasing tax bills, as... Read More

SAD 41 officials to put $263,000 in additional state subsidy toward town assessments in next budget

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on July 26, 2017 - 1:17pm

Stuart Hedstrom • July 18, 2017

MILO — Late last month SAD 41 voters turned down a proposed $8,500,571 budget for the 2017-18 academic year, by a combined total of 270 to 68 across the district communities of Atkinson, Brownville, LaGrange and Milo. As part of the newly-approved state budget SAD 41 will be receiving approximately $263,000 more in state subsidy for 2017-18 and during a July 12 meeting the school board made a motion to use all these funds to reduce the assessment for the four district towns in the next version of the spending plan to be brought forward later in the summer.

“Here is the computation of votes, which as you know was not close 270 ‘no’ to 68 ‘yes,’” Superintendent Michael... Read More

Minutes - June 26, 2017 Selectmen's Minutes

Town Docs - Brownville
Submitted by aharmon on July 21, 2017 - 8:25am

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Minutes - May 31, 2017 Selectmen's Minutes

Town Docs - Brownville
Submitted by aharmon on July 21, 2017 - 8:25am

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Minutes - Februrary 22, 2017 Selectmen's Minutes

Town Docs - Brownville
Submitted by aharmon on July 14, 2017 - 9:12am

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Minutes - May 1, 2017 Selectmen's Mintues

Town Docs - Brownville
Submitted by aharmon on July 14, 2017 - 9:03am

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Sebec celebrates the Fourth of July

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on July 11, 2017 - 9:49pm

Veterans Monuments page updated

Submitted by Sethen on July 9, 2017 - 10:36am

We have made some updates to the TRC Veterans Monuments page.  It now has updated pictures of the new Atkinson Veterans Memorial, Atkinson Gold Star Memorial Bridge, and the Milo Veterans Memorial Park.

Atkinson Veterans Memorial

Captian John "Jay" Brainard Gold Star Memorial Bridge

Milo Veterans Memorial Park

Penquis Valley High School fourth quarter honor roll

Linked from: Bangor Daily News
Submitted by Sethen on July 3, 2017 - 9:13pm

Penquis Valley High School, Milo
Fourth quarter honor roll

Grade 12, high honors: Krista Dearborn, Jordan Durant, Clayton Preble; honors: Colin Beckett, Harley Brooker, Keith Emery, Sophia Guarino, Ryan McIntosh, Alana Nickerson, Michael Nutting, Nicholas Ormond, Destiny Pinette, Derek Robinson, Faith Simmons, Keera Stalter, Brianna Stone, David Weymouth.

Grade 11, honors: Faith Brown, Kelsey Robinson, Noah Zambrano.

Grade 10, high honors: Katelyn Bolstridge, Camryn Rolfe; honors: Jacob Baker, Isacc Brown, Jeremy Martin, Brooke McKenzie, MackenziPelletier, Cymeria Robshaw, Faith Sickler.

Grade nine, high honors: Grace... Read More

Milo’s 2017 tax commitment could be set later in the month

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on July 3, 2017 - 9:11pm

Stuart Hedstrom • July 3, 2017

MILO — A decision on the 2017 tax commitment was not finalized during a June 27 selectmen’s meeting, as instead the mill rate could be set during a potential meeting on Tuesday, July 18.

“Normally we commit taxes the first week of July,” Town Clerk Betty Gormley said. She explained that with a potential state government shutdown looming for later in the week, Maine Revenue Services Supervisor of Municipal Services Mike Rogers recommended towns wait several weeks before sending out tax bills. Gormley said Rogers’ recommendation indicated there could be changes made to the Homestead Exemption, so a delay could prevent communities from having to send out a... Read More

Your Recovery Opportunity: Substance Abuse Counseling Practice Opens in Milo

Linked from: WABI TV-5 News
Submitted by Sethen on June 30, 2017 - 8:31am

MILO, Maine (WABI) - There were almost 400 overdose deaths in Maine last year.

Recovery Centers have been opening rapidly to meet the demand and help those who are suffering.

In Milo, two counselors are hoping to break the cycle of addiction.

“The gentleman had overdosed in Sebec and the person he was with drove him over to Milo to look for help. I resuscitated him on the sidewalk in front of the town office.”

This is the new norm for Milo Police Chief Damien Pickel.

“This would be our Narcan kit that we carry. All the cruisers have it.”

The opioid epidemic has reached every corner of the United States, hitting small Maine communities like Milo the hardest.

“We’ve had many overdoses in the Piscataquis County area, and... Read More

$10.8M RSU 68 budget assessments set for four district towns

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on June 28, 2017 - 10:31pm

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