TRC News Archive

Potential special town meeting could feature votes on police matters

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on April 11, 2017 - 12:53am

BROWNVILLE — At last month’s annual town meeting, residents — by a count of 131 to 43 — voted to defund the Brownville Police Department after March 31 and rely on the existing coverage from the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office for the region as of April 1.

During a selectmen’s meeting April 5 at Brownville Elementary, attendees learned that town officials are consulting with legal counsel on how to proceed. A special town meeting may be held in the future, with potential warrant articles concerning whether to formally dissolve the police department and the sale of police... Read More

Flood of 1987: 30 Years Later

Linked from: WABI TV-5 News
Submitted by Sethen on April 2, 2017 - 4:32pm

Obituary: Philip S. Gerow

Linked from: Bangor Daily News
Submitted by Sethen on March 29, 2017 - 12:21am

SCARBOROUGH - Philip S. Gerow, 83, of South Portland, passed away peacefully surrounded by love, light and guided by his family on March 26, 2017. 

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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

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.

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

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

Brownville Historical Society: Got any old photos?

Submitted by Susan Worcester on February 6, 2017 - 4:55pm

From Ken Hatchette...

I'm thinking about a fire engine that the CPR gifted to the Village of Henderson back in the day.

The gift of a shiny new red custom built American La France pumper with an open cab and large spoked wheels with a compliment of neatly folded fire hose in its rear bay. This transaction would have occurred shortly after the front shed of the coal pocket caught fire and nearly caused a conflagration that would have burned its way to China. Well, that may be an exaggeration. However, it would have been a substantially large and smokey wiener roast. ... Read More

Two People Rescued After Snowmobiles Fall Through Ice in Sebec

Linked from: WABI TV-5 News
Submitted by Sethen on February 4, 2017 - 5:11am

55th annual Schoodic Lake Fishing Derby slated Feb. 18-19

Linked from: Bangor Daily News
Submitted by Sethen on February 3, 2017 - 5:40pm

UPDATE: Too Much Damage To Pinpoint Cause of Milo Fire

Linked from: WABI TV-5 News
Submitted by Sethen on February 3, 2017 - 5:38pm

Milo Firefighters Delivering Door-to-Door Detectors

Linked from: WABI TV-5 News
Submitted by Sethen on January 26, 2017 - 11:10pm

Paradis, Cimbollek, Spurling among 19 new Maine Basketball Hall of Famers

Linked from: Bangor Daily News
Submitted by Sethen on January 25, 2017 - 5:58pm

Penquis Valley grad and long-time Patriots coach Wally Russell is among this year's Maine Basketball Hall of Fame inductees!

No School!

Submitted by Sethen on January 23, 2017 - 11:19pm

MSAD 41 schools are cancelled for Tuesday, January 24th.

"Solar farm" letter of intent is signed by Dirigo for Milo project

Linked from: Eastern Gazette
Submitted by Sethen on January 16, 2017 - 9:50pm

From The Eastern Gazette - January 13-19, 2017
by Mike Lange

MILO — A Portland-based company has signed a letter of intent to lease 60 acres of land in the Eastern Piscataquis Business Park in Milo to build a solar farm that could generate up to 10 megawatts of energy.

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, the number of homes powered by a megawatt of solar energy depends on average sunshine, electricity consumption, temperature and wind. Nationally, that’s 164 homes per megawatt. So the Milo project might supply enough power for... Read More

Food Pantry Draws Hooved Guests

Linked from: WABI TV-5 News
Submitted by Sethen on January 16, 2017 - 9:26pm

N A meetings starting Friday, 1/20/2017

Submitted by Izzy on January 15, 2017 - 7:24pm

There will be Narcotics Anonymous meetings starting Friday 1/20/2017 at the Milo town hall from 6:00 to 7:00pm.
This is an open meeting so everyone is welcome!

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