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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!

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Brownville Residents Will Vote to Disband Police Department

Linked from: WABI TV-5 News
Submitted by Sethen on April 30, 2017 - 6:05pm

Residents in Brownville voted to no longer fund their police department in March.

Now, they’ve voted to disband it.

The fate of the department will be decided at a special town meeting on Monday night.

If approved, all police services in the community would be eliminated.

It means Milo, Greenville, and Dover-Foxcroft would be the only towns in Piscataquis County with their own police forces.

Meanwhile, the Piscataquis Sheriff’s Department will cover Brownville.

Brownville-Brownville Junction Historical Society Spring, 2017 Newsletter

Submitted by Susan Worcester on April 26, 2017 - 4:14pm

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Celebrate Arbor Day with the Brownville Free Public Library!!

News - Brownville Library
Submitted by BrownvilleLibrary on April 13, 2017 - 1:51pm

Potential special town meeting could feature votes on police matters

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on April 11, 2017 - 12:53am

BROWNVILLE — At last month’s annual town meeting, residents — by a count of 131 to 43 — voted to defund the Brownville Police Department after March 31 and rely on the existing coverage from the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office for the region as of April 1.

During a selectmen’s meeting April 5 at Brownville Elementary, attendees learned that town officials are consulting with legal counsel on how to proceed. A special town meeting may be held in the future, with potential warrant articles concerning whether to formally dissolve the police department and the sale of police vehicles and equipment.

“At this time we have the department with no funding, we are under their oversight for police coverage,” Select Chair Dolly Perkins said in introducing Piscataquis County... Read More

Flood of 1987: 30 Years Later

Linked from: WABI TV-5 News
Submitted by Sethen on April 2, 2017 - 4:32pm

Town Charter

Town Docs - Brownville
Submitted by aharmon on March 29, 2017 - 8:26am

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Obituary: Philip S. Gerow

Linked from: Bangor Daily News
Submitted by Sethen on March 29, 2017 - 12:21am

SCARBOROUGH - Philip S. Gerow, 83, of South Portland, passed away peacefully surrounded by love, light and guided by his family on March 26, 2017. 

He was born in Woodland, Maine to Cora and Edgar Stitham on January 9th, 1934. His mother died in May and his father in November of the same year and... Read More

AOS 43 names new assistant superintendent

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on March 25, 2017 - 2:26am

LAGRANGE — AOS 43 has announced the hiring of Dr. Kelley Weiss to become the director of curriculum/ assistant superintendent beginning July 1.
She is currently the principal of the Enfield Station School where she has been at the helm for the past four years. Dr. Weiss earned her doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. in 2016.
She takes the place of Meredith Higgins who was named to the position in last year but who is leaving to seek a new position at the end of this school year. Dr. Weiss was unanimously approved by the directors at a March 20 meeting.
“We are pleased to have Kelley in this new leadership position,” said AOS 43 Superintendent Michael Wright. “She has great energy and enthusiasm, and excellent knowledge of... Read More

Brownville residents vote to defund police department

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on March 25, 2017 - 2:25am

BROWNVILLE — Residents decided to stop funding the town’s police department during the annual town meeting on March 20. A separate vote at a future special town meeting will be needed to officially dissolve the department, an official said.

The police budget was reduced to about one-fifth of the proposed amount during the meeting at the Brownville Elementary School, providing an estimated $35,700 to fund the Brownville Police Department for the first three months of the year.

With the vote, the town will be relying on the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement as part of the agency’s existing coverage for the region starting on April 1.


News - Brownville Library
Submitted by BrownvilleLibrary on March 23, 2017 - 1:45pm

The Brownville Free Public Library will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15th beginnning at 10am at the Brownville Library located at 27 Church Street. Free snacks and drinks will be available before and after the hunt. This event is open to all ages. Most of the hunt will take place at the Church Street playground. Please remember to dress for the weather and be prepared for a short walk! If you have any questions or concerns feel free to call the library (965-8334) during regular business hours (Tuesdays & Thursdays 12-6pm), send an email to brownvillelib@gmail.com or message us on Facebook. We hope you can join us!!