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.

New Brownville Junction railroad siding will support Pleasant River wood chip growth

Linked from: Eastern Gazette
Submitted by Sethen on February 19, 2017 - 10:05pm

From The Eastern Gazette - February 10-16, 2017
by Mike Lange

BROWNVILLE — A new railroad siding under construction by Irving Woodlands — a division of J.D. Irving — will allow a Dover-Foxcroft lumber company to expand its wood chip market and storage space for the material.

Pleasant River Lumber Company President Jason Brochu said his firm will also be buying round wood from Irving and the new siding next to the Brownville water treatment plant will help with incoming log shipments as well. “We’ve bought from Irving in the past, so this location works well for both of us,” Brochu said. “The railroad line goes right into Saint John (New Brunswick) and they’ve made the investment. This is going to be a long-term relationship with them.”

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Penquis Valley Schools second quarter honor roll

Linked from: Bangor Daily News
Submitted by Sethen on February 9, 2017 - 7:09am

Brownville Historical Society: Got any old photos?

Submitted by Susan Worcester on February 6, 2017 - 4:55pm

From Ken Hatchette...

I'm thinking about a fire engine that the CPR gifted to the Village of Henderson back in the day.

The gift of a shiny new red custom built American La France pumper with an open cab and large spoked wheels with a compliment of neatly folded fire hose in its rear bay. This transaction would have occurred shortly after the front shed of the coal pocket caught fire and nearly caused a conflagration that would have burned its way to China. Well, that may be an exaggeration. However, it would have been a substantially large and smokey wiener roast. 

Does anyone have any photos of this wonderful old fire fighting apparatus that served the town so well? It is being memorialized in the history document that I promised. And while we're on... Read More

Two People Rescued After Snowmobiles Fall Through Ice in Sebec

Linked from: WABI TV-5 News
Submitted by Sethen on February 4, 2017 - 5:11am

55th annual Schoodic Lake Fishing Derby slated Feb. 18-19

Linked from: Bangor Daily News
Submitted by Sethen on February 3, 2017 - 5:40pm

UPDATE: Too Much Damage To Pinpoint Cause of Milo Fire

Linked from: WABI TV-5 News
Submitted by Sethen on February 3, 2017 - 5:38pm

Milo Firefighters Delivering Door-to-Door Detectors

Linked from: WABI TV-5 News
Submitted by Sethen on January 26, 2017 - 11:10pm

Paradis, Cimbollek, Spurling among 19 new Maine Basketball Hall of Famers

Linked from: Bangor Daily News
Submitted by Sethen on January 25, 2017 - 5:58pm

Penquis Valley grad and long-time Patriots coach Wally Russell is among this year's Maine Basketball Hall of Fame inductees!

No School!

Submitted by Sethen on January 23, 2017 - 11:19pm

MSAD 41 schools are cancelled for Tuesday, January 24th.

"Solar farm" letter of intent is signed by Dirigo for Milo project

Linked from: Eastern Gazette
Submitted by Sethen on January 16, 2017 - 9:50pm

From The Eastern Gazette - January 13-19, 2017
by Mike Lange

MILO — A Portland-based company has signed a letter of intent to lease 60 acres of land in the Eastern Piscataquis Business Park in Milo to build a solar farm that could generate up to 10 megawatts of energy.

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, the number of homes powered by a megawatt of solar energy depends on average sunshine, electricity consumption, temperature and wind. Nationally, that’s 164 homes per megawatt. So the Milo project might supply enough power for 1,640 homes.

Weather permitting, Dirigo Solar could start construction this spring, Milo Town Manager Damien Pickel said. “This has been an 18-month process,” he said. “If we had come to terms... Read More

Food Pantry Draws Hooved Guests

Linked from: WABI TV-5 News
Submitted by Sethen on January 16, 2017 - 9:26pm

N A meetings starting Friday, 1/20/2017

Submitted by Izzy on January 15, 2017 - 7:24pm

There will be Narcotics Anonymous meetings starting Friday 1/20/2017 at the Milo town hall from 6:00 to 7:00pm.
This is an open meeting so everyone is welcome!

Penquis Cruizers reelect officers

Submitted by Susan Worcester on January 9, 2017 - 3:08pm

At their annual meeting in December the Penquis Cruizers voted to retain the same slate of officers and board members that served the organization last year. In fact, the group has retained the same leadership for many years! The philosophy is "if it ain't broke, don't fix it!"  Also at the meeting it was voted to contribute to the Three Rivers Kiwanis Christmas Fund and to the Veterans at Togus.  There was discussion about activities for the club in 2017. While dates were not set at the meeting, the annual Cabin Fever Reliever pot luck lunch and meeting will take place in early spring. The group will plan to attend an event at the Owls Head Transportation Museum and also plan a day at the Winterport Dragway when the Gassah Guys are racing. As always, there will be a fall cruise.... Read More

Fireworks Ordinance

Town Docs - Brownville
Submitted by aharmon on January 6, 2017 - 10:27am

Click above to view the attached file!

Community welcomes Devon Strout home

Linked from: ABC 7 / FOX 22 News
Submitted by Sethen on December 29, 2016 - 8:34pm