Welcome to TRC 8.3!

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!

Visitors are encouraged to sign up for an account. Only registered users will be able to submit content to the site.


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 the Town of Brownville from 1886 when construction started on The Short Line to 1963 when the CPR Brownville Division’s operations were fully amalgamated into The Saint John, New Brunswick Division.... 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.

Milo-Brownville 2017 Summer Recreation Programs

Town Docs - Brownville
Submitted by aharmon on June 1, 2017 - 8:56am

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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 dogs died in the fire.

The state fire marshal’s office is investigating.

Piscataquis County contracts with Milo for fire coverage in Orneville Township.

UPDATE: Fatal Fire in Orneville Early Tuesday Morning

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

Water & Sewer Rate Schedule - 2017

Town Docs - Brownville
Submitted by aharmon on May 30, 2017 - 1:18pm

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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 to AMC’s Medawisla Lodge, from Tuesday, July 11th to Thursday, July 13th. On this trip, youth will get a chance to explore Medawisla, AMC’s brand new lodge, all while enjoying fun outdoor... 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 open this summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 2pm. As in past years, the group would welcome new volunteers to help at the museum or with projects that are “in the works.” Weather permitting... Read More

Webcam Donations

Submitted by Sethen on May 27, 2017 - 7:00pm

The TRC Webcams are the most popular feature of our website, getting an average of several hundred hits each day.  

These webcams do cost us money to install and maintain, and we're looking for donations to help with the upkeep!

All money donated using the below link will go directly to the maintenance and support of our many local webcams.

New campground gives Milo more to boast about

Linked from: Bangor Daily News
Submitted by Sethen on May 27, 2017 - 12:10am

TRC Veterans Monuments

Submitted by Sethen on May 26, 2017 - 7:29am

While enjoying BBQ’s and time with family and loved ones, don’t forget to take some time this weekend to honor our fallen heroes.

New to the area or just not sure where your local Veterans Monuments are located?  TRC has got you covered!  

Visit our Veterans Monuments page for detailed information about all of the monuments in our local communities.  We also have a handy Google Map to show you were they are all located.

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

2017 Summer Reading Program "Build a Better World!"

News - Brownville Library
Submitted by BrownvilleLibrary on May 25, 2017 - 4:52pm

LaGrange farmer crushed by tractor, suffers several broken bones

Linked from: Bangor Daily News
Submitted by Sethen on May 25, 2017 - 7:09am

LAGRANGE, Maine — A Smith Road cattle farmer suffered several broken bones when he got crushed by a tractor he accidentally kicked into gear while dismounting, officials said Wednesday.

N17 Cattle Co. owner William Nunnally, 40, caught a pant leg on the gearshift and went under a wheel of the multi-ton tractor on Tuesday, said Corporal Darren Mason of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department.

The tractor “did quite a bit of damage to the lower part of his body,” LaGrange Fire Chief Michael Bacon... Read More