Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway rehiring workers thanks to $3 million loan

Submitted by Izzy Warren on October 21, 2013 - 7:11pm
Linked from: Bangor Daily News

Long-lost wedding band returned from Schoodic Lake to couple grappling with cancer

Submitted by Izzy Warren on October 20, 2013 - 6:07pm
Linked from: Bangor Daily News

Post 41 American Legion Raffle Report

Submitted by Margaret Anne Williams on October 20, 2013 - 5:48pm

In March 2013 the Milo American Legion, Post 41, started the year with 12 raffles.  In August 2013 we added 4 more gun raffles for a total  of 16. As of right now, the following raffles have been sold out, winners drawn and all guns have been picked up by the winners.

  1. Girls Pink Cricket with Camo case
  2. Maine Hunters Package which included 5 guns
  3. Twin Silver Reserve which included the 410 and 12 ga shotguns
  4. Remington 1911 pistol
  5. Taurus PT 945 pistol
  6. Taurus PT25 pistol
  7. Beretta Cougar pistol
  8. Youth 20 ga shotgun

Tickets are still available on the following  raffles if you would like to purchase them.

  1. Cash raffle – this is a 1000 ticket raffle at $10.00 each.  We have 294 tickets left, however, the 5 winners for this raffle will be drawn at the Veterans dinner at the Town Hall on Nov 11th even if we have not sold all the tickets.
  2. Savage 17 with scope, bipod, and hard case – this is a 200 ticket raffle at $10.00 each.   We have 87 tickets left.
  3. 4-gun Winners Choice raffle (4 types of 22’s) – this is a 400 ticket raffle at $5.00 each.  We have 93 tickets left.
  4. Pink Cricket and Youth 20 ga Winners Choice – this is a 100 ticket raffle at $5.00 each.  We have 86 tickets left.
  5. Raikal MP210 side by side shotgun – this is a 100 ticket raffle at $10.00 each. We have 81 tickets left.
  6. Taurus M445 44 special – this is a 40 ticket raffle at $20.00 each.  We have 19 tickets left.
  7. Beretta Nano   9mm – this is a 40 ticket raffle at $20.00 each.  We have 23 tickets left.
  8. Baby Eagle 2   9mm – this is a 60 ticket raffle at $20.00 each.  We have 40 tickets left.

Gathering for Former CP Employees and Spouses, November 10

Submitted by Izzy Warren on October 19, 2013 - 9:52am

Police, rescue personnel find missing Oakland woman safe

Submitted by Izzy Warren on October 16, 2013 - 7:26pm
Linked from: Bangor Daily News

IFW Hunting Report for October 12, 2013

Submitted by Izzy Warren on October 16, 2013 - 9:58am
Linked from: Bangor Daily News

Oakland woman reported missing again; rescue group asking for volunteers

Submitted by Izzy Warren on October 15, 2013 - 11:28pm
Linked from: Bangor Daily News

Notes for Joe ~ Milo Selectmen’s Meeting, October 15

Submitted by Izzy Warren on October 15, 2013 - 11:24pm

Present: Chair, Wilma Stanchfield; Lois Wagner; Jerry Brown; and Lee Mc Mannus

Selectmen’s Meeting minutes for October 8th meeting were approved.

Annual appeal letter received from Pine Tree Hospice for budget year 2014 and no action was taken.

Due to the significant expense of continuing to utilize the Derby Community Hall it was decided that the Town of Milo relinquish the rights to the building and as indicated on the deed ownership will revert to the B&A Railroad or Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railroad - whichever is appropriate.

Glenn Ricker, Public Works foreman, will be attending a workshop on October 31 to learn more about the bridge over Alder Brook which like others in other communities is identified as being a high scour risk.

Pike’s Paving will be working on several Milo streets in the near future: Mooers Road, Kimball Street, Harmon Street, Highland Avenue and Summer Street.

Kiwanis have increased their pledge to $10,000 to help fund Town Hall kitchen improvements. It was suggested that the current stove be sold to also help with funding the needed work.

Kenny Demers’ resignation from Budget and Safety Committees was reluctantly tentatively accepted.

Mike and Wendy Stewart stated their position regarding the sale of their Milo property (about a half acre lot of wetland) which fell through. They want the Town of Milo to buy the property and after considerable discussion including comments from Milo’s Code Enforcement Officer it was decided to take the matter under advisement and no action was taken.

The MDOT Safe Streets Agreement has been modified. Due to other grantees returning money to the funding source, that money is now available to communities like Milo who have met the terms of their grants. Total funds for the Safe Streets project has been increased to a total of approximately $852,000. The Town of Milo gratefully acknowledges the help we have received from the several people whose efforts have made our Safe Streets project bigger and better for us all.

Grants are closing in a timely fashion and the cash balance for the town is at an acceptable level to be fiscally sound.

The building and land at 192 Elm Street was donated to the Town of Milo and, along with possibly two others that are tax acquired, will soon be put out to bid.

Appointments to a newly formed Milo Transfer Station Committee are: Richard Mullins,Donald Banker and Tom Harrigan.

A school board vacancy remains and a potential member will be further sought and appointed as soon as possible.

The next Selectmen’s meeting is set for November 5 at 6:30 pm. in the Wingler Auditorium.

From the Town Manager’s report:

The funds of the grant for Milo Taxi and Delivery business owner, Michael Anderson, are being released.

New Beginnings owner, Tammy Trask, has begun the process for a grant for establishing an adult daycare in the space that is...

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