TRC News Archive

Community Luncheon in Brownville Junction a SUCCESS!

Submitted by Susan Worcester on January 15, 2018 - 7:46am

Thursday, January 11th a free community luncheon was held at the American Legion/BJHS Alumni Building in Brownville Junction for anyone who wished to attend. It was sponsored by St. John’s Episcopal Church and its purpose was just to thank the community for their support of the church and its activities this year. The menu consisted of homemade soups/chili, sandwiches, rolls, and desserts. About 40 people attended and so members of the church consider it a success as it was a new event, one never tried before, for the group.

Following lunch Fr. Kevin Holsapple (with his... Read More

Mayo Regional Hospital to mark 40th anniversary of opening in April

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on January 14, 2018 - 6:52pm

Stuart Hedstrom • January 9, 2018

DOVER-FOXCROFT — What today is a 25-bed critical access hospital and health system with five rural health clinics across the region, provides emergency medical services for all of Piscataquis County, psychiatry and counseling services as well as various surgical specialties, in April Mayo Regional Hospital will mark 40 years since first opening its doors to patients.

“We are going to do a community event on April 9,” Mayo Regional Hospital CEO Marie Vienneau — who will reach exactly four... Read More

2018 Fishing Derby Poster

Submitted by Sethen on January 3, 2018 - 8:04pm

No School Tomorrow

Submitted by Sethen on January 3, 2018 - 8:03pm

There will be no school in MSAD #14 tommorow due to the blizzard.

FREE Lunch to Thank the Community!

Submitted by Sethen on January 2, 2018 - 7:14am

On Thursday, January 11th (snow date - January 12th), there will be a FREE COMMUNITY LUNCHEON sponsored by St. John's Episcopal Church. This event will be held at the American Legion #92/BJHS Alumni Building on Railroad Avenue in Brownville Junction from 11:30am to 1:00pm. The menu will be homemade soups/chili, sandwiches and desserts. This event is not a fundraiser - just a THANK YOU to area communities for their support of St. John's projects over the years. All are invited to attend. There will be some light entertainment following lunch. This event is supported by American... Read More

Penquis Cruizers Elect Officers

Submitted by Susan Worcester on December 23, 2017 - 11:10am

The Penquis Cruizers gathered at the BJHS Alumni/American Legion Building on December 3rd to hold their 28th Annual Meeting and Christmas Party. For many years members have elected to vote in the same slate of officers as they had the previous year and this year was no exception. So again this year Fred Worcester will remain president; Walter Cook, vice president; Sheri Conley, treasurer: and Susan Worcester, secretary/newsletter editor.

Donations were sent to the Three Rivers Kiwanis Christmas Fund, the Milo Area Food Cupboard and to the Bangor Veterans' Home.

Plans were... Read More

Resending....Merry Christmas from B-BJ Historical Society!

Submitted by Susan Worcester on December 23, 2017 - 10:53am
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Merry Christmas - Thanks for Your Support!

Submitted by Susan Worcester on December 22, 2017 - 4:32pm

Baxter State Park Director announces retirement after 30 years

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on December 18, 2017 - 11:01pm

Aislinn Sarnacki, Bangor Daily News Staff • December 14, 2017

Baxter State Park Director Jensen Bissell is retiring at the end of this year after 30 years working for park administration and 12 years as park director.

“I always felt that having the job was a real privilege and I needed to be careful I move on at the right time, and I think it’s the right time for me and the park,” Bissell, a resident of Milo, said.

Bissell’s last day will be Dec. 29, the Friday after Christmas. He says that will give the Baxter State Park Authority about four quiet months, when park... Read More

SAD 41 to join application process for regional comprehensive high school

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on December 12, 2017 - 4:26pm

Stuart Hedstrom • December 11, 2017

LAGRANGE — After several meetings learning more information about the proposed facility, the SAD 41 school board voted to join both SAD 46 of the Dexter area and the Guilford-based SAD 4 in the application process for an Integrated, Consolidated grades 9-16 Educational Facility pilot project during a Dec. 6 meeting at the Marion C. Cook School.

Earlier in the year the partnership between SAD 46 and SAD 4 was announced as one of three finalists for the pilot project, with the other two... Read More

Piscataquis commissioners approve $4.25M county budget

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on December 12, 2017 - 4:26pm

Stuart Hedstrom • December 12, 2017

DOVER-FOXCROFT — A 2018 Piscataquis County budget totaling just under $4.25 million and a near $1,489,000 Unorganized Territory (UT) spending plan for the 2018-19 fiscal year were both formally approved by the county commissioners during a Dec. 5 meeting.

“No comments were received at the public hearing that any changes were needed in either the county or UT budgets,” County Manager Tom Lizotte said with the hearing held just over a week prior. Lizotte said copies of the approved... Read More

MSAD #41 Schools Dismissing at 11am

Submitted by Sethen on December 12, 2017 - 7:03am

Good morning. All MSAD #41 schools will be dismissing at 11:00 today.

Penquis Valley Schools first quarter honor roll

Submitted by Sethen on December 10, 2017 - 10:05am

Penquis Valley Schools, Milo

First quarter honor roll

Grade 12, high honors: Adam Stetson; honors: Brianna Champeon, Wyatt Keller, Julian Maxcy, Kelsey Robinson, Denali Smith, Alex White, Reid Worster, Noah Zambrano.

Grade 11, high honors: Katelyn Bolstridge, Camryn Rolfe; honors: Jeremy Martin, Emily Monahan, Cymeria Robshaw, Faith Sickler.

Grade 10, honors: Mercedes Ames-Cartwright, Rosa Cianci, ... Read More

Buy a Book for Christmas!

Submitted by Susan Worcester on December 8, 2017 - 9:47am
File Tis the season for giving.docx

Relatives struggle to understand highway deaths of mother, son 1 week apart

Linked from: Bangor Daily News
Submitted by Sethen on December 4, 2017 - 7:21am

OLD TOWN — The family of a LaGrange woman and her adult son are struggling to understand their deaths, which occurred one week apart along the same stretch of of Route 16 in Alton.

Dozens of family and friends gathered Sunday morning to celebrate the life and legacy of Robin Gardner, 63, at New Life Church and cafe in downtown Old Town — the place she was driving to when she was killed the day after Thanksgiving. One week later, her son, Alex Gardner, 35, who also lived in LaGrange, was killed on the same road when his car hit a tree.

One of Robin Gardner’s daughters, 30-year... Read More