Greater Milo/Brownville Area and Points North Visitor Center opening May 18

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Submitted by Sethen on April 27, 2018 - 9:01pm

Staff, Piscataquis Observer • April 27, 2018

MILO — The Greater Milo/Brownville Area and Points North Visitor Center was officially gifted to the Milo/Brownville Three Rivers Kiwanis on April 9. A grand opening for the Greater Milo/Brownville and Points North Visitor Center will be held at Kiwanis Headquarters on the Gerrish Road from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 18. The event is open to the public and will be followed by refreshments and a tour of the center.

The structure is the fifth building that Tom and Nancy Harrigan of Milo have built and donated to the Three Rivers Kiwanis including the Kiwanis Headquarters, the Harrigan Learning Center and Museum of Fossils, Minerals, and Indian Artifacts, the auction storage... Read More

Atkinson gains approval from Legislature to dissolve, again

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Submitted by Sethen on April 20, 2018 - 12:40pm

Alex Acquisto, Bangor Daily News Staff • April 20, 2018

ATKINSON — The town of Atkinson, nestled between Dover-Foxcroft and Milo, is one step closer to deorganizing, now that Gov. Paul LePage has signed a bill to authorize the effort.

Gov. LePage signed LD 1484 on April 12, which represents the state’s approval of the deauthorization of the Piscataquis County town. The final step will be a townwide referendum in November.

If the majority of the estimated 330 residents vote in favor of the measure, Atkinson will become the largest municipality in Maine to dissolve into the vast 9 million acres of Unorganized Territory. In that case, the state and county would govern the territory.

In the past 20 years, Atkinson residents have tried unsuccessfully three times... Read More

Penquis Valley Third Quarter Honor Roll

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Submitted by Sethen on April 18, 2018 - 3:40pm

Penquis Valley High School, Milo

Third quarter honor roll

Grade 12, high honors: Adam Stetson; honors: Kelsey Robinson, Daniel Spurgeon, Alex White, Noah Zambrano.

Grade 11, high honors: Katelyn Bolstridge, Camryn Rolfe; honors: Jacob Baker, Jeremy Martin, Cymeria Robshaw.

Grade 10, high honors: Tegan Johnson; honors: Camron Bailey, Rosa Cianci, Angelique Farnsworth, Sydney Fowles, Macee Grant, Emily Herbest, Latoya Lemon, Joseph McKinnon, Rachel McMannus, Myranda Place, Jennifer Smart.

Grade nine, honors: Zakary Mills, Angelina Roberts, ... Read More

2018 Black Fly Festival - Vendor Application

Submitted by Sethen on April 18, 2018 - 2:52pm

"Let's Talk About It" Series - Civil War Fiction

News - Brownville Library
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MDOT looks to replace Pleasant River Bridge

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Submitted by Sethen on April 16, 2018 - 5:18pm

Stuart Hedstrom • April 16, 2018

MILO — Earlier this year the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) was awarded a $10.8 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant to replace three structurally deficient bridges in Piscataquis and Penobscot counties. Among the trio of projects is the Pleasant River Bridge in Milo and future improvements to the span on outer Pleasant Street were the subject of a preliminary public hearing held by the MDOT on April 11 at the town hall.

“This bridge has been around since 1936, this is an old bridge,” said Michael Wight, senior project manager for the MDOT bridge program. “This bridge has had some work done to it.”

Wight said the Pleasant River... Read More