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 over 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 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

2016 Brownville Junction CCR

Town Docs - Brownville
Submitted by aharmon on May 22, 2017 - 11:48am

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2016 Brownville Villlage CCR

Town Docs - Brownville
Submitted by aharmon on May 22, 2017 - 11:47am

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Loan hearing for upgrades at Penquis Valley School set for May 23

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on May 20, 2017 - 1:15pm

MILO — A public hearing on a $473,000 loan from the state’s school revolving renovation fund for sprinkler and elevator system upgrades at the Penquis Valley School has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Marion C. Cook School in LaGrange. A vote on the loan will be decided via referendum in the SAD 41 communities of Atkinson, Brownville, LaGrange and Milo several weeks later on Tuesday, June 13.

“Our receiving the school revolving renovation fund [loan] will ultimately lead to a new sprinkler system and elevator in this complex,” Superintendent Michael Wright said during a May 3 school board meeting. He said under the program 70 percent of costs are covered by the state and “30 percent we pay back over 10 years at zero percent interest.”

SAD 41 would... Read More

Career Day for Old Town and Brownville Elementary Students

Linked from: WABI TV-5 News
Submitted by Sethen on May 20, 2017 - 1:11pm

Old Town and Brownville Elementary School students spent their day exploring different job opportunties.

The annual career day brought in folks from a variety of professions.

TV5 stopped by as well.

We let students try their hand at reporting.

“Breaking News. The Aliens have invaded the world.”

“Are you guys aliens? No. Yes. Woah.”

“Do you have any do you have any siblings? I have an older brother and his name is Alex.”

“What kind of job do you want to do? Well I’m in I’m older I want to be the president. OK.”

“Career day is so important because you got to see what other people’s jobs are like and what their life is like.”

Faculty say it’s important for students to start thinking about their futures at a young age.