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.


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

Utah author releases book of fairy tales re-written in the style of the King James Bible

Submitted by Sethen on June 27, 2017 - 6:35pm

New versions of familiar fairy tales are a fun way to learn to understand and appreciate the scriptures.
 

SALT LAKE CITY - June 27, 2017 -- Utah author Abel Atwater announces the online release of his new book series "The Fairy Tales of King James" on June 15, 2017. These familiar fairy tales re-written in the linguistic style of the King James Bible will help children young and old to understand the difficult yet beautiful language employed in this most widely used and esteemed version of the Holy Bible. Those who are familiar with the scriptures will enjoy reading these timeless stories adapted to the style of King James, while those who are not will learn to better understand and appreciate this version... Read More

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

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on June 24, 2017 - 2:45am

Stuart Hedstrom • June 23, 2017
DOVER-FOXCROFT — A week after residents of the four RSU 68 communities approved a $10,817,189 budget for the 2017-18 academic year — via a combined tally of 303 to 124 votes — the school board took the next step and set the assessments for Charleston, Dover-Foxcroft, Monson and Sebec during a June 20 meeting at the SeDoMoCha School.

The approximate $10.8 million figure represents an increase of $302,103 (2.78 percent) from the 2016-17 spending... Read More

$8.5M SAD 41 budget moved to June 29 referendum

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on June 22, 2017 - 11:52pm

Stuart Hedstrom • June 20, 2017
 
MILO — A proposed 2017-18 SAD 41 budget of $8,500,571 was approved with 13 of 14 articles passing over 40 minutes during the annual district budget meeting on June 19 in the cafeteria at the Penquis Valley School. The total is now moved to a referendum in the district towns of Atkinson, Brownville, LaGrange and Milo on Thursday, June 29. Citizens are asked to contact their town office for specific polling hours leading up to June 29.

“Tonight is the... Read More

New Substance Abuse Counseling Practice Opens in Milo

Linked from: Bangor Daily News
Submitted by Sethen on June 22, 2017 - 11:51pm

Jane Irish, BA, LADC and MaryAnn Combs, BS, LADC have close to ten years of experience in alcohol and drug abuse counseling in the Bangor area. They began working together in 2005 as intensive community case managers on the Dual Recovery Team at Community Health and Counseling Services, working with individuals that had severe, prolonged mental illness and substance abuse addictions such as alcohol, opiates, marijuana, heroin, cigarettes, etc. In 2008, each became licensed alcohol & drug counselors (LADC).

Jane and MaryAnn came to Piscataquis County because they understand there is a great need for the type of treatment they offer here, and they planted their counseling practice, named “Your Recovery Opportunity”, in Milo. “We want to help addicted individuals who need... Read More

Books for Nooks!

Submitted by BrownvilleLibrary on June 22, 2017 - 1:13pm

Read your way through the summer to earn a chance at winning 1 of 2 Kindles provided by the Pleasant River Lodge of Masons! Stop by the Brownville Free Public Library to sign up and participate. This program is intended for children ages 5-14. If you have any questions about this program feel free to call 965-8334, email brownvillelib@gmail.com or message us on Facebook. The Brownville Free Public Library is open Tuesdays & Thursdays 12-6pm.

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