4th Annual Hunters Breakfast

Submitted by Sethen on October 17, 2017 - 6:58pm

Author Ken Hatchette Visits the Parish House Museum

Submitted by Susan Worcester on October 17, 2017 - 4:20pm

            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.

            During the weekend pre-purchased books were picked up and new books were purchased with sales totaling nearly 150 books. B-BJ Historical Society president Susan Worcester commented... Read More

SAD 41 seeking proposals for energy efficiency upgrades at Penquis Valley

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on October 11, 2017 - 7:53pm

Stuart Hedstrom • October 10, 2017

MILO — SAD 41 has been awarded a $2.1 million quality zone academy bond (QZAB) from the U.S. Department of Education, which has a 0 percent interest rate with the principal to be paid back in 25 years. Ideas discussed on how to utilize the funds have included converting the heating system at Penquis Valley from steam to hot water and making other energy-efficient upgrades.

During an Oct. 4 meeting of the SAD 41 school board, Superintendent Michael Wright said a week and a half prior the capital improvement committee met with Jim Lucy of Honeywell — which has worked at the complex for a number of decades and would likely apply — to discuss putting out request for qualifications to... Read More


News - Brownville Library
Submitted by BrownvilleLibrary on October 10, 2017 - 3:16pm

"More Than a Train Yard and a Whistle Stop" - Now on Sale

Submitted by Susan Worcester on October 8, 2017 - 11:00am

Fresh off the press, printed copies of Ken Hatchette’s new book, More Than a Train Yard and a Whistle Stop: The Canadian Pacific Railway in Brownville Junction 1886 to 1963 are now available for purchase. The author will be visiting the Parish House Museum in Brownville on October 13th through the 15th to meet those who have purchased or wish to purchase the book. All of the books in this first publication will be signed by the author prior to purchase.

This amazing work details the construction and operation of the Canadian Pacific Railway in Brownville Junction, Maine from the time of its inception... Read More