Piscataquis Observer

Potential special town meeting could feature votes on police matters

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.

AOS 43 names new assistant superintendent

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.

Brownville residents vote to defund police department

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.

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