TRC News Archive

$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... 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... 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 or message us on Facebook. The Brownville Free Public Library is open Tuesdays & Thursdays 12-6pm.

Deadline for Cover Photos/Artwork Extended

Submitted by Susan Worcester on June 22, 2017 - 8:49am

The deadline for submitting artwork or photos for consideration as the cover for Ken Hatchette's upcoming book about the Canadian Pacific Railway in Brownville Junction has been extended from June 30th to July 7th. Anyone with contributions should contact Susan Worcester or send them to B-BJHS, PO Box 794, Brownville ME 04414. They may also be left at the Parish House Museum on Tuesdays or Thursdays. The museum is open from 10am to 2pm.

BJHS Alumni Plan for 2017 Reunion

Submitted by Susan Worcester on June 20, 2017 - 9:02am

At a June 19th meeting of the Brownville Junction High School Alumni plans were set for the 2017 Reunion.

This year's BJHS Reunion will be held on the second weekend of August. The business meeting will be held on Friday, August 11th, at 7pm and the Reunion Luncheon will be on Saturday, August 12th, at 1pm. Both events will take place at the BJHS Alumni/American Legion Building on Railroad Avenue. Lunch is by reservation only but alumni and friends are welcome to use the building to visit any time during the day of August 12th. 

A final planning meeting will be held on Monday... Read More

MSAD #41 Summer Meals Program

Submitted by Sethen on June 20, 2017 - 12:41am

Milo Water District: 2016 Consumer Confidence Report

Submitted by Sethen on June 12, 2017 - 10:07am
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Dexter and Milo look to become more age friendly

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on June 6, 2017 - 8:10pm

2017 Black Fly Festival Held in Milo

Linked from: WABI TV-5 News
Submitted by Sethen on June 6, 2017 - 8:09pm

“Well as true Mainers if we didn’t have black flies I don’t think we’d exist, and what better place to be on a day like today,” said Brenda Martin, Milo resident.

When the month of June rolls around there is usually one thing on everyone’s mind, the beginning of summer. And in Milo, the beginning of summer brings their favorite celebration, The Black Fly Festival.

“We’re celebrating the black flies so, and there’s definitely plenty of them,” said Ricky Bradeen, co-organizer. “There not too too bad today, but boys they sure have been. I think everybody by now’s had enough of... Read More

May, 2017 Library News Article

Submitted by MiloLibrary on June 5, 2017 - 3:44pm

Milo Free Public Library

News Article

by Rochelle Williams

May, 2017



It is that time of year again when the children’s Summer Reading Program will soon begin.  The theme this year is ‘Build A Better World’.  We applied for and received a $300 Rose and Samuel Rudman grant through the Maine Community Foundation.  We have purchased many wonderful books relative to this year’s theme which can cover many subjects.  Readers from preschool to age 12 are welcome to participate. There will be fun activities, prizes and... Read More

Maine Black Fly Festival On Saturday in Milo

Linked from: WABI TV-5 News
Submitted by Sethen on June 3, 2017 - 1:02am

The Maine Black fly Festival is happening in Milo this weekend.

The annual event on Saturday includes a parade, music, and activities for all ages.

This year, organizers have included a display of The Summit Project Honor Case, a memorial to Maine’s fallen heroes.

At dusk there will be a release of lanterns over the Sebec River.

For more info, visit the ... Read More

SAD 41 voters to decide on $474,000 funding package for Penquis Valley upgrades

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on June 2, 2017 - 7:21pm

LAGRANGE — On Tuesday, June 13 residents of the SAD 41 communities of Atkinson, Brownville, LaGrange and Milo will be voting on an approximate $474,000 loan from the state’s school revolving renovation fund for sprinkler and elevator system upgrades at the Penquis Valley School. Under the program the state would cover 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.

During a public hearing on May 23 at the Marion C. Cook School, Superintendent Michael Wright said a decade ago SAD 41 participated... Read More


Submitted by Susan Worcester on June 2, 2017 - 7:14pm




            By mid-summer a new book chronicling the history of the Canadian Pacific Railway in Brownville Junction will be on the market. Author Ken Hatchette is looking for your input in deciding the best cover photo or original artwork for the cover theme.

            The book is titled: More Than a Train Yard and a Whistle Stop, The Canadian Pacific Railway's Brownville Division 1886 to 1963. The book will feature the history of the Canadian Pacific Railway’s (CPR) impact on... Read More

2017 Summer Recreation Programs

Submitted by Sethen on June 1, 2017 - 11:49pm
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Notice for Student Athletes entering 5th Grade

Submitted by Sethen on June 1, 2017 - 8:52pm

Student Athletes entering 5th grade in the fall this is important information for you! This is a MUST attend meeting for those who will be trying out.

Man dies after Orneville house fire

Linked from: Bangor Daily News
Submitted by Sethen on June 1, 2017 - 7:21am

ORNEVILLE, Maine — One man has died following an overnight house fire in Orneville, according to WABI.

The unidentified man’s body was found inside a home on Little Boyd Lake Road early Tuesday morning, after a neighbor reported the fire around 1:30 a.m.

The station also reports that two... Read More

UPDATE: Fatal Fire in Orneville Early Tuesday Morning

Linked from: WABI TV-5 News
Submitted by Sethen on June 1, 2017 - 7:19am

Program for Ages 12-16 Offering Fun, Adverture & the Outdoors at Medawisla Lodge!

Submitted by PCSWCD on May 30, 2017 - 6:55am
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Summer in Maine – short, sweet and so much to do! In our area, there are plenty of wonderful options for camps, programs and sports for youth to get involved with. For several years, the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District (PCSWCD) has been a leader in providing quality youth programming year-round.  Starting in 2014, the District staff along with our partners at the Maine Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) developed a fantastic summer youth program, the Teen Wilderness Expedition.

The Teen Wilderness Expedition is a 3-day, 2-night trip for ages 12-16... Read More

Fatal Fire in Orneville Early Tuesday Morning

Linked from: WABI TV-5 News
Submitted by Sethen on May 30, 2017 - 6:49am

Authorities now confirming the body of a man was found inside a house that caught fire in Orneville early Tuesday morning.

A neighbor on Little Boyd Lake Road called in the fire around 1:30 a.m.

When fire fighters arrived, the home was engulfed in flames.

The identity of the man has not yet been released.
Two dogs also died in the fire.

This is the second fatal fire in Maine in a week. Sunday morning, 88-year old Harold Young died in a house fire in Surry.

Brownville-Brownville Junction Historical Society's Annual Meeting

Submitted by Susan Worcester on May 28, 2017 - 7:44pm

            The Brownville-Brownville Junction Historical Society held its annual meeting on May 23rd. Officers elected for the coming year are: Susan Worcester, president and secretary; George Dean, vice president; Marilyn Kindamo, treasurer. Board members for the coming year are Jeff Larson, Lynn Weston, Lana Washburn and Lynn Gerrish.

            There was discussion about the work that has been ongoing through the winter months by various members and the work that needs to be done prior to the Parish House museum opening in June.

            The museum will be... Read More