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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!

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AOS 43 names new assistant superintendent

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on March 25, 2017 - 2:26am

LAGRANGE — AOS 43 has announced the hiring of Dr. Kelley Weiss to become the director of curriculum/ assistant superintendent beginning July 1.
She is currently the principal of the Enfield Station School where she has been at the helm for the past four years. Dr. Weiss earned her doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. in 2016.
She takes the place of Meredith Higgins who was named to the position in last year but who is leaving to seek a new position at the end of this school year. Dr. Weiss was unanimously approved by the directors at... Read More

Brownville residents vote to defund police department

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on March 25, 2017 - 2:25am

BROWNVILLE — Residents decided to stop funding the town’s police department during the annual town meeting on March 20. A separate vote at a future special town meeting will be needed to officially dissolve the department, an official said.

The police budget was reduced to about one-fifth of the proposed amount during the meeting at the Brownville Elementary School, providing an estimated $35,700 to fund the Brownville Police Department for the first three months of the year.

With the vote, the town will be relying on the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office for law... Read More

3RD ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT!

News - Brownville Library
Submitted by BrownvilleLibrary on March 23, 2017 - 1:45pm

The Brownville Free Public Library will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15th beginnning at 10am at the Brownville Library located at 27 Church Street. Free snacks and drinks will be available before and after the hunt. This event is open to all ages. Most of the hunt will take place at the Church Street playground. Please remember to dress for the weather and be prepared for a short walk! If you have any questions or concerns feel free to call the library (965-8334) during regular business hours (Tuesdays & Thursdays 12-6pm), send an email to... Read More

Brownville Residents Vote to Defund Police Department

Linked from: WABI TV-5 News
Submitted by Sethen on March 23, 2017 - 2:54am

The town of Brownville will lose its police department at the end of this month.

At the town meeting this week, residents voted 174 to 49 to stop funding the department.

We’re told there’s no deal in place for police services to be contracted through any other agency.

Multiple calls to Brownville officials went unanswered.

Minutes - March 15, 2017

Town Docs - Brownville
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Minutes - February 6, 2017

Town Docs - Brownville
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Winter storm on track to dump a foot of snow across Maine this week

Linked from: Bangor Daily News
Submitted by Sethen on March 13, 2017 - 12:59pm

Board of Selectpersons Meeting - 3/15/2017

Town Docs - Brownville
Submitted by aharmon on March 6, 2017 - 3:13pm

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Minutes - December 15, 2016

Town Docs - Brownville
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Minutes - November 10, 2016

Town Docs - Brownville
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Minutes - September 7, 2016

Town Docs - Brownville
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Minutes - August 10, 2016

Town Docs - Brownville
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Brownville-Brownville Historical Society: More Mysteries of History

Submitted by Susan Worcester on February 21, 2017 - 3:21pm

A few days ago Susan Worcester, the president of the B-BJHS, received an email from Donald Martin who shared a URL for an EBay collection of antique photo post cards of Brownville. Susan posted the email with the URL included here. Click here: Brownville Maine | eBay

One of the post cards has a photo of Saint John’s Episcopal Church with its original steeple. A rare find considering the steeple was destroyed during the Great Brownville Junction Fire.

Another interesting aspect of the photo are the buildings that appear in the background. The photo was shot from a... Read More

New Brownville Junction railroad siding will support Pleasant River wood chip growth

Linked from: Eastern Gazette
Submitted by Sethen on February 19, 2017 - 10:05pm

From The Eastern Gazette - February 10-16, 2017
by Mike Lange

BROWNVILLE — A new railroad siding under construction by Irving Woodlands — a division of J.D. Irving — will allow a Dover-Foxcroft lumber company to expand its wood chip market and storage space for the material.

Pleasant River Lumber Company President Jason Brochu said his firm will also be buying round wood from Irving and the new siding next to the Brownville water treatment plant will help with incoming log shipments as well. “We’ve bought from Irving in the past, so this location... Read More

Penquis Valley Schools second quarter honor roll

Linked from: Bangor Daily News
Submitted by Sethen on February 9, 2017 - 7:09am

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