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The Three Rivers Community is a group of towns in the Maine Highlands with a total population of about 6,000: Atkinson, Bowerbank, Brownville, LaGrange, Lake View, Medford, Milo, and Sebec. TRC links our communities, businesses, & organizations together online for better social and economic progress.

TRC was founded 20 years ago, and has grown in many directions to suit the needs of our communities. We have local news, a community calendar, local town offices, local organization pages, community event information, and live local webcams!

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Brownville Home Destroyed by Fire

Linked from: WABI TV-5 News
Submitted by Sethen on May 25, 2017 - 7:04am

Fire destroyed a home in Brownville Wednesday morning.

Crews from three towns were called to Van Horne Avenue shortly before 7 AM

We’re told the residents were not home at the time, and no one was hurt.

“When I come in the garage was fully involved, had spread across the roof of the house. House was totally involved. Wasn’t a whole lot of interior attack. It was all defensive. We cleared, made sure everyone was out of the building, and we surrounded it, used a deck gun to knock it down and then applied hand lines to put it out,” said Brownville Fire Chief Kevin Black.

The flames also caused damage to a tractor trailer on the property.

Investigators from the Fire Marshal’s office are on scene looking into a cause.

We’re told the homeowners did... Read More

2016 Brownville Junction CCR

Town Docs - Brownville
Submitted by aharmon on May 22, 2017 - 11:48am

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2016 Brownville Villlage CCR

Town Docs - Brownville
Submitted by aharmon on May 22, 2017 - 11:47am

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Loan hearing for upgrades at Penquis Valley School set for May 23

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on May 20, 2017 - 1:15pm

MILO — A public hearing on a $473,000 loan from the state’s school revolving renovation fund for sprinkler and elevator system upgrades at the Penquis Valley School has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Marion C. Cook School in LaGrange. A vote on the loan will be decided via referendum in the SAD 41 communities of Atkinson, Brownville, LaGrange and Milo several weeks later on Tuesday, June 13.

“Our receiving the school revolving renovation fund [loan] will ultimately lead to a new sprinkler system and elevator in this complex,” Superintendent Michael Wright said during a May 3 school board meeting. He said under the program 70 percent of costs are covered by the state and “30 percent we pay back over 10 years at zero percent interest.”

SAD 41 would... Read More

Career Day for Old Town and Brownville Elementary Students

Linked from: WABI TV-5 News
Submitted by Sethen on May 20, 2017 - 1:11pm

Old Town and Brownville Elementary School students spent their day exploring different job opportunties.

The annual career day brought in folks from a variety of professions.

TV5 stopped by as well.

We let students try their hand at reporting.

“Breaking News. The Aliens have invaded the world.”

“Are you guys aliens? No. Yes. Woah.”

“Do you have any do you have any siblings? I have an older brother and his name is Alex.”

“What kind of job do you want to do? Well I’m in I’m older I want to be the president. OK.”

“Career day is so important because you got to see what other people’s jobs are like and what their life is like.”

Faculty say it’s important for students to start thinking about their futures at a young age.

May, 2017 Library News Article

Submitted by MiloLibrary on May 19, 2017 - 2:59pm

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 a final party.  Sign up week begins June 19th and program is June 26th – July 28th.

 

Kathy’s pick is ‘Home Is Where the Story Begins’.  Come and check... Read More

Loan hearing for upgrades at Penquis Valley School set for May 23

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on May 10, 2017 - 7:06am

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Minutes - Board of Selectpersons Minutes

Town Docs - Brownville
Submitted by aharmon on May 9, 2017 - 8:25am

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MILO Campground Re-Opens Under New Ownership

Linked from: Bangor Daily News
Submitted by Sethen on May 6, 2017 - 4:28am

PSWC Transfer Station 2017-2018 Flyer

Town Docs - Brownville
Submitted by aharmon on May 4, 2017 - 11:16am

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PSWC Transfer Station - FREE Disposal

Town Docs - Brownville
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Brownville Residents Will Vote to Disband Police Department

Linked from: WABI TV-5 News
Submitted by Sethen on April 30, 2017 - 6:05pm

Residents in Brownville voted to no longer fund their police department in March.

Now, they’ve voted to disband it.

The fate of the department will be decided at a special town meeting on Monday night.

If approved, all police services in the community would be eliminated.

It means Milo, Greenville, and Dover-Foxcroft would be the only towns in Piscataquis County with their own police forces.

Meanwhile, the Piscataquis Sheriff’s Department will cover Brownville.

Brownville-Brownville Junction Historical Society Spring, 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter
Submitted by Susan Worcester on April 26, 2017 - 4:14pm

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Celebrate Arbor Day with the Brownville Free Public Library!!

News - Brownville Library
Submitted by BrownvilleLibrary on April 13, 2017 - 1:51pm

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 vehicles and equipment.

“At this time we have the department with no funding, we are under their oversight for police coverage,” Select Chair Dolly Perkins said in introducing Piscataquis County... Read More

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