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 over 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!

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Minutes - September 19, 2017 Minutes

Town Docs - Brownville
Submitted by aharmon on October 19, 2017 - 8:28am

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Changes in TRC Webcams

Submitted by Sethen on October 17, 2017 - 11:55pm

We had to make some changes to the active webcams this week. 

Due to situations beyond our control, we have had to temporarily turn off the Milo Library Webcam and the Brownville Junction Train Yard webcam. 

We hope to have them back online as soon as we can!

Another State Representative Leaves Political Party, Joins Independents

Linked from: WABI TV-5 News
Submitted by Sethen on October 17, 2017 - 7:33pm

Representative Norman Higgins marks the fifth state lawmaker to leave a political party this year.

There were two elected Independent House members at the start of the last legislative session.

But going into their special session later this month, seven lawmakers will not belong to a major political party.

On Monday night, Representative Norman Higgins announced his decision to withdraw from the Republican party and continue the remainder of his term as an Independent.

He says it it was a difficult choice but one that he hopes sends a message to those who approach him in grocery stores and in passing that he understands the public's frustration.

"People stop and talk to me and say, 'Gee, I feel bad for you because it appears you can't get anything... Read More

Rep. Higgins unenrolls from Republican Party to become an independent

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on October 17, 2017 - 7:09pm

Staff, Piscataquis Observer • October 16, 2017

DOVER-FOXCROFT — Rep. Norman Higgins of Dover-Foxcroft has announced that he has unenrolled from the Republican Party and will represent his district as an independent. Higgins is in his second term representing House District 120, the towns of Atkinson, Brownville, Dover-Foxcroft, Medford, Milo, Lake View Plantation and the unorganized territory of Orneville.

Higgins was elected in 2014 and served on the energy, utilities and technology committee in the 127th Legislature and he was reelected in 2016. He serves on the agriculture, conservation and forestry committee in the 128th Legislature.

A lifelong educator in Piscataquis County, Higgins has been a teacher, high... Read More

Pee Wee Basketball Signup

Submitted by Sethen on October 17, 2017 - 7:04pm

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4th Annual Hunters Breakfast

Submitted by Sethen on October 17, 2017 - 6:58pm

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Author Ken Hatchette Visits the Parish House Museum

Submitted by Susan Worcester on October 17, 2017 - 4:20pm

            On the weekend of October 13th through the 15th, author Ken Hatchette visited the Parish House Museum as his new book, More Than a Train Yard and a Whistle Stop: The Canadian Pacific Railway’s Brownville Division 1886 to 1963 was presented for the first time. Upon arrival Hatchette signed each of the 200 books in the first printing of the book. For the rest of the weekend he greeted old friends with whom he grew up in Brownville Junction and met new friends who had some connection with the Junction, the Canadian Pacific or were just railroad fans.

            During the weekend pre-purchased books were picked up and new books were purchased with sales totaling nearly 150 books. B-BJ Historical Society president Susan Worcester commented... Read More

SAD 41 seeking proposals for energy efficiency upgrades at Penquis Valley

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on October 11, 2017 - 7:53pm

Stuart Hedstrom • October 10, 2017

MILO — SAD 41 has been awarded a $2.1 million quality zone academy bond (QZAB) from the U.S. Department of Education, which has a 0 percent interest rate with the principal to be paid back in 25 years. Ideas discussed on how to utilize the funds have included converting the heating system at Penquis Valley from steam to hot water and making other energy-efficient upgrades.

During an Oct. 4 meeting of the SAD 41 school board, Superintendent Michael Wright said a week and a half prior the capital improvement committee met with Jim Lucy of Honeywell — which has worked at the complex for a number of decades and would likely apply — to discuss putting out request for qualifications to... Read More


News - Brownville Library
Submitted by BrownvilleLibrary on October 10, 2017 - 3:16pm

"More Than a Train Yard and a Whistle Stop" - Now on Sale

Submitted by Susan Worcester on October 8, 2017 - 11:00am

Fresh off the press, printed copies of Ken Hatchette’s new book, More Than a Train Yard and a Whistle Stop: The Canadian Pacific Railway in Brownville Junction 1886 to 1963 are now available for purchase. The author will be visiting the Parish House Museum in Brownville on October 13th through the 15th to meet those who have purchased or wish to purchase the book. All of the books in this first publication will be signed by the author prior to purchase.

This amazing work details the construction and operation of the Canadian Pacific Railway in Brownville Junction, Maine from the time of its inception... Read More