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.

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

Maine Connections Academy Selects Chase Finkle of Brownville as the MAY STAR Student of the Month

Linked from: Bangor Daily News
Submitted by Sethen on May 25, 2017 - 7:07am

South Portland, Maine (May 24, 2017) –Maine Connections Academy (MCA), the state’s first virtual public charter school, has selected Chase Finkle, a 7th grader from Brownville, as its May STAR Student. Finkle’s hard work, steady participation in Live Lessons, and supportive teachers have contributed to his exceptional academic success this year.

Finkle enrolled at MCA in 2016 to remove himself from the social challenges and distractions he encountered in the traditional public school environment. He now feels much more comfortable asking questions because of the continual encouragement he receives from his teachers. He also enjoys being able to work at his own pace, accessing his curriculum at any time of day or night, and the ability to incorporate breaks between each lesson.... Read More

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