TRC News Archive

Dutchman visits to honor fallen Maine soldier

Linked from: Ellsworth American
Submitted by Sethen on November 18, 2017 - 6:24am
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November 15, 2017 by  on News

ELLSWORTH — Seventy-three years ago, Maine native Joseph Wadman was in dire straits. It was mid-December, 1944, and his unit, a platoon of the 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division, had struggled across minefields and taken the German town of Simmerath, near the western border with France.

A few days later, Wadman and the 11 remaining members of his platoon... Read More

Unique Idea for Holiday Gift Giving

Submitted by Susan Worcester on November 17, 2017 - 9:31am
PDF icon Christmas Gift Idea.pdf

If you are looking for a unique gift for the person who seems to have everything, check out the attachment to this article. 200 copies of this book have already been sold this fall and 50 more are currently available. Pick one up at Simple Sacks in Brownville or contact Susan Worcester at or call her at 207-965-8070.

Long time teacher, Dave Caivano, has passed away

Submitted by Sethen on November 13, 2017 - 6:34pm

-Reposted from the Penquis Valley Schools Facebook Page-

This weekend, Penquis Valley lost a beloved staff member and friend. Long time teacher, Dave Caivano has passed away.

The loss of a friend can impact each of us in different ways. Because of this, we want to let you know that we will have help and support available for anyone who feels they need or want to talk about Dave tomorrow. If you feel this is the case, we ask that you please let your teacher or another caring adult... Read More

Penquis Valley Vendor/Craft Fair

Submitted by Sethen on November 9, 2017 - 9:11pm

Election results 2017: See how your town voted

Linked from: Bangor Daily News
Submitted by Sethen on November 9, 2017 - 7:46am

Mainers on Tuesday became the first state to expand Medicaid at the ballot box while sharply rejecting an effort to allow a developer to build a casino in York County. Voters also approved borrowing $105 million for infrastructure projects and ... Read More

Penquis Valley Middle School contingent to run in Sunday’s Girls on the Run–Maine 5K

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on November 7, 2017 - 5:22pm

Stuart Hedstrom • November 7, 2017

MILO — On Sunday morning a group of seven Penquis Valley Middle School girls and four coaches, together comprising what they believe is the only “Heart and Sole” team in Piscataquis County, will be traveling to the Pineland YMCA in New Gloucester to join their peers from across the state in taking part in the Girls on the Run–Maine 5K. The girls are not running for competition but instead to learn values such as confidence, character, care, connections and competence as they have trained... Read More

MSAD #41 Veterans Ceremony

Submitted by Sethen on November 6, 2017 - 10:22pm

New officers installed at Three Rivers Kiwanis Club

Linked from: Eastern Gazette
Submitted by Sethen on October 25, 2017 - 7:54am

by Mike Lange

MILO — Brenda Kelley joked that when she first was elected president of the Three Rivers Kiwanis Club of Milo/Brownville, embers would either learn to “love me or hate me.”

But since she was re-elected as club president twice and also served as Lieutenant Governor of Kiwanis District 2, she quipped “I guess they learned to love me.”

Kelley turned over the gavel to newly-elected president Susan Schaffer of Brownville at last weeks’ installation of officers, but she’s not walking away from her Kiwanis commitment.

Kelley has accepted another term as... Read More

Milo Historical Society

Submitted by Sethen on October 22, 2017 - 7:58pm

Changes in TRC Webcams

Submitted by Sethen on October 17, 2017 - 11:55pm

We had to make some changes to the active webcams this week. 

Due to situations beyond our control, we have had to temporarily turn off the Milo Library Webcam and the Brownville Junction Train Yard webcam. 

We hope to have them back online as soon as we can!

Another State Representative Leaves Political Party, Joins Independents

Linked from: WABI TV-5 News
Submitted by Sethen on October 17, 2017 - 7:33pm

Representative Norman Higgins marks the fifth state lawmaker to leave a political party this year.

There were two elected Independent House members at the start of the last legislative session.

But going into their special session later this month, seven lawmakers will not belong to a major political party.

On Monday night, Representative Norman Higgins announced his decision to withdraw from the Republican party and continue the remainder of his term as an Independent.

He says it it was a difficult choice but one that he hopes sends a message to those who... Read More

Rep. Higgins unenrolls from Republican Party to become an independent

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on October 17, 2017 - 7:09pm

Staff, Piscataquis Observer • October 16, 2017

DOVER-FOXCROFT — Rep. Norman Higgins of Dover-Foxcroft has announced that he has unenrolled from the Republican Party and will represent his district as an independent. Higgins is in his second term representing House District 120, the towns of Atkinson, Brownville, Dover-Foxcroft, Medford, Milo, Lake View Plantation and the unorganized territory of Orneville.

Higgins was elected in 2014 and served on the energy, utilities and technology committee in the 127th Legislature and he was... Read More

Pee Wee Basketball Signup

Submitted by Sethen on October 17, 2017 - 7:04pm
PDF icon Pee Wee Basketball 2017.pdf

4th Annual Hunters Breakfast

Submitted by Sethen on October 17, 2017 - 6:58pm
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Author Ken Hatchette Visits the Parish House Museum

Submitted by Susan Worcester on October 17, 2017 - 4:20pm
Hatchette signing each of his newly published books

            On the weekend of October 13th through the 15th, author Ken Hatchette visited the Parish House Museum as his new book, More Than a Train Yard and a Whistle Stop: The Canadian Pacific Railway’s Brownville Division 1886 to 1963 was presented for the first time. Upon arrival Hatchette signed each of the 200 books in the first printing of the book. For the rest of the weekend he greeted old friends with whom he grew up in Brownville Junction and met new friends who had some connection with the Junction, the Canadian Pacific or were just railroad fans.... Read More