New facility that highlights tourism and local artifacts comes to Milo

Linked from: WABI TV-5 News
Submitted by Sethen on May 19, 2018 - 3:46pm

MILO, Maine (WABI) - Town Manager and Police Chief, Damien Pickel said, "They have been involved in this community since they've been here. This whole complex here is something they’ve envision and they've helped build."

Owner of Milo/Brownville & Points North, Nancy Harrigan said, "The both of us love Milo very much."

It started with Three Rivers Kiwanis Building in 2014.

Nancy said, "It seemed like a natural place to put our energy and money into doing things here."

Two years later, it was the Harrigan Learning Center and Museum.

Owner of Milo/Brownville & Points North, Thomas Harrigan said, "I saw a lot of need here. I wanted to see this business park work."

Friday, Nancy and Thomas Harrigan celebrated in Milo with... Read More

Police show how handcuffed Lagrange man stole police cruiser

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Submitted by Sethen on May 19, 2018 - 3:44pm

PORTLAND (WGME) - Accused of stealing a police cruiser while in handcuffs, Tyler Tibbetts, 22, of Lagrange is now out of the hospital and facing legal action.

He is now facing more than a dozen charges, ranging from theft to escape.

A judge  ordered on Wednesday that he be held on $25,000 cash bail.

Meanwhile, police demonstrate how Tibbetts managed to allegedly squeeze through a tiny partition in the police cruiser before taking off.

Through a prisoner partition -- only about 11 inches by 11 inches -- Dexter police say 22-year-old tyler tibbetts was able to squeeze through from the back seat to the front seat of the cruiser.


"He had been placed under arrest by Dexter police and the handcuffs... Read More

2018 Black Fly Festival - Milo, Maine

Submitted by Sethen on May 19, 2018 - 3:41pm

The Milo Events Committee invites you to join us for a day of fun and festivities on Saturday, June 2. The theme this year is “Honoring our Hometown First Responders (Fire, Police, EMS & the Military)”. A parade will line up at 9:30 am. (near Maine Savings & JSI) and will proceed at 10 am toward downtown, ending at Penquis Valley School. The day will host over 50 vendors at the Veteran’s Memorial Park along the Sebec River from 9 am to 3 pm and will feature live DJ music by Jeff Beaulieu from Neptune Entertainment, 1 - 2:30 pm live music by the Mainely Country Band at the gazebo, 10 am - 3 pm kid’s activities, Darling’s Ice Cream Truck will be on sight from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. 

For information contact Ricky Bradeen at 943-3994 or contact us at:... Read More

CORRECTION - to B-BJ Historical Society Holds Annual Meeting

Submitted by B-BJ Historical on May 18, 2018 - 6:35pm

This article incorrectly stated the number of "More Than a Train Yard and a Whistle Stop: The Canadian Pacific Railway in Brownville Junction 1886 to 1963" as 130. The correct number of books sold to date is 230. Only 20 books remain for sale. To purchase one of the remaining copies contact Susan Worcester at 965-8070 or email her at

B-BJ Historical Society Holds Annual Meeting

Submitted by B-BJ Historical on May 17, 2018 - 5:46pm

The Brownville-Brownville Junction Historical Society held its annual meeting on May 15th at the Parish House Museum. Officers elected for the coming year are: Susan Worcester – president, secretary and curator; George Dean – vice president; Allana Washburn – treasurer. Ms. Washburn replaces Marilyn Kindamo who has held the position of treasurer for the organization for nearly 25 years. Members of the board of directors are: Lynn Weston, Lynn Gerrish and Jeff Larson.

It was reported that the sales of More Than a Train Yard and a Whistle Stop: The Canadian Pacific Railroad in Brownville Junction 1886 to 1963 gifted to the Society by author Ken Hatchette have gone very well this year. 130 books have been sold to date and only 20 remain. The author and the publishing committee... Read More

May 10 SAD 41 referendum results

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on May 17, 2018 - 5:41pm

Staff, Piscataquis Observer • May 13, 2018

To approve an approximate $2.3 million funding package for a heating system upgrade, converting from steam to hot water, and energy efficiency project at the Penquis Valley School?