TRC News Archive

BJHS Alumni Help "Turn on the Heat" for B-BJHS

Submitted by Susan Worcester on August 13, 2017 - 4:18pm

At their annual business meeting on Friday, August 11th, the members of the Brownville Junction High School Alumni decided to make a donation to the Brownville-Brownville Junction Historical Society's fundraising efforts to install a heat pump in the Parish House Museum this year. The organization has been raising funds for about a year and the $1500 donation from the BJHS Alumni puts them in reach of their goal! Other donations have been coming from individuals throughout the year. Along with this effort, a 50-50 raffle was held during the Alumni Luncheon on Saturday to benefit the... Read More

BJHS Alumni Announce 2017 Scholarship Recipients

Submitted by Susan Worcester on August 13, 2017 - 4:08pm

At their annual business meeting on Friday, August 11th the Brownville Junction High School Alumni Association decided to increase the number of scholarships given this year. This decision was made after reviewing the excellent grades of not only the top eight (the usual number of scholarships awarded) applicants but the next four, as well. All twelve scholarship recipients have grade point averages above 3.7; six have grade point averages of 4.0 or above. Each scholarship is in the amount of $1500 and will be awarded at the beginning of the second semester of the school year.

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Emerging Icon – Noah Bissell

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Submitted by Sethen on August 11, 2017 - 6:54pm

The Bissell Brothers website warns people there is almost always a line on beer release days and that they regularly run out of cans. It also lets out-of-staters know they can’t expect to find Bissell Brothers beer outside of Maine anytime soon because they simply can’t keep up with the demand, even in Maine.

The brewery has become not just a successful business, but a phenomenon.

Noah Bissell started brewing as a hobby, with no intentions of running a brewery. He was simply a twenty-year-old looking for a hobby and also trying to... Read More

SeDoMoCha School students will be returning to the classroom soon

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on August 9, 2017 - 8:27pm

Stuart Hedstrom • August 7, 2017

DOVER-FOXCROFT — With pre-kindergarten through grade 8 students at the SeDoMoCha School scheduled to have their first day of classes on Tuesday, Aug. 29, the RSU 68 board of directors had its last meeting of the summer on Aug. 1 to prepare for the 2017-18 academic year and learn more about the summer lunch program which is running through Friday, Aug. 18.

“It’s been hugely successful,” Superintendent Stacy Shorey said. Meals are served at the school free of charge to all children under the... Read More

$8.5M SAD 41 budget moved to Thursday referendum

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Submitted by Sethen on August 9, 2017 - 8:25pm

Stuart Hedstrom • August 7, 2017

MILO — A proposed 2017-18 SAD 41 budget of $8,500,571 was approved with all 12 articles passing, without any discussion, over 17 minutes during a district budget meeting on Aug. 2 in the cafeteria at the Penquis Valley School. The $8.5 million total is now moved to a referendum in the district towns of Atkinson, Brownville, LaGrange, and Milo on Thursday, Aug. 10 for a “yes” or “no” vote.

Polling hours are listed at www.msad41.us and are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m... Read More

SAD 41 directors authorize $474,000 funding package for Penquis Valley upgrades

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Submitted by Sethen on August 9, 2017 - 8:23pm

Stuart Hedstrom • August 7, 2017

MILO — In June SAD 41 residents — via a vote of 179 to 135 across the four district communities — approved an approximate $474,000 loan from Maine’s school revolving renovation fund for sprinkler and elevator upgrades at the Penquis Valley School. Under the program the state covers 70 percent of the costs, meaning a little more than $142,000 would be paid back by the district over five years at zero percent interest.

“There’s another phase of the school revolving renovation fund loan,”... Read More

"More Than a Train Yard & a Whistle Stop" - Orders Accepted Now

Submitted by Susan Worcester on August 5, 2017 - 6:45pm

Ken Hatchette's book, "More Than a Train Yard and a Whistle Stop: The Canadian Pacific Railway's Brownville Division 1886-1963" is ready for publication and you can order your copy NOW! The Brownville-Brownville Junction Historical Society is taking pre-paid pre-publication orders until August 15th. Orders received with payment by this date will be delivered free of charge. If you live locally, a volunteer from the Society will deliver the book to you. If you live outside the local area, the book will be sent to you via media mail as soon as it is available. **This offer is valid only in... Read More

Revised $8.5M SAD 41 budget being brought to Wednesday’s district meeting

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on August 3, 2017 - 2:27pm

Staff, Piscataquis Observer • July 31, 2017

MILO — A little more than a month after the first version of the 2017-18 SAD 41 budget was voted down — by a combined total of 270 to 68 across the district communities of Atkinson, Brownville, Milo, and LaGrange — a revised spending plan will be brought to voters at a district budget meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at the Penquis Valley School. The session will begin with an information meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Walter E. Oakes Gymnasium, and the total budget approved on Aug... Read More

"More Than a Train Yard and a Whistle Stop" Ready for Publication

Submitted by Susan Worcester on August 1, 2017 - 6:37am
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The Brownville – Brownville Junction Historical Society and Parish House Museum volunteers would like to thank all who contributed photos, negatives and offered artwork for use as a basis for the book cover contest announced last month. The Publishing Committee narrowed the selection to five. The final selection was a photographic excerpt of a section of an existing mural hanging in the Society’s Parish House Museum that was painted by local artist, Suzette East. The mural is a beautiful handpainted and vividly colored work that has graced the museum for nearly 20 years. A cover credit... Read More

Milo Water District - Wastewater Operator / Laboratory Technician

Submitted by Sethen on July 26, 2017 - 1:33pm
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Milo Garden Club Summer Fair

Submitted by Sethen on July 26, 2017 - 1:29pm

The Milo Garden Club will hold its Summer Fair at the Elementary School on August 3 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Perennials, House Plants, Vegetables, a Food Table, Craft items and a Nearly New Table.   A Silent Auction and Raffle Tickets also available.  Luncheon available!!

Free summer meals help keep children in Milo filled and happy

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Submitted by Sethen on July 26, 2017 - 1:21pm

Stuart Hedstrom • July 25, 2017

MILO — Children in SAD 41 are able to eat breakfast and lunch every weekday when school is in session. In the summer months food insecurity can be more of an issue, but thanks to a collaborative effort between several organizations and volunteers anyone under age 18 can receive a free bag lunch five days a week from 11 to 11:30 a.m. through the summer meals program located at the Derby Community Center.

To celebrate the summer meals program and help spread the word, a “... Read More

Milo selectmen set 2017 mill rate at $31.25

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on July 26, 2017 - 1:18pm

Stuart Hedstrom • July 24, 2017

MILO — After tabling a decision at their regular meeting on the first Tuesday evening of the month, the selectmen set the 2017 tax commitment during a July 18 session. The 2017 mill rate — in Milo the town’s fiscal year follows the calendar year from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 — will be $31.25 per $1,000 in assessed property, a decrease of 25 cents from the 2016 rate of $31.50.

Town Clerk Betty Gormley had explained that town officials usually commit taxes during the first week of... Read More

SAD 41 officials to put $263,000 in additional state subsidy toward town assessments in next budget

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on July 26, 2017 - 1:17pm

Stuart Hedstrom • July 18, 2017

MILO — Late last month SAD 41 voters turned down a proposed $8,500,571 budget for the 2017-18 academic year, by a combined total of 270 to 68 across the district communities of Atkinson, Brownville, LaGrange and Milo. As part of the newly-approved state budget SAD 41 will be receiving approximately $263,000 more in state subsidy for 2017-18 and during a July 12 meeting the school board made a motion to use all these funds to reduce the assessment for the four district towns in the... Read More

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, ... 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... Read More

Your Recovery Opportunity: Substance Abuse Counseling Practice Opens in Milo

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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... 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

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