Piscataquis Observer

SeDoMoCha School students will be returning to the classroom soon

Stuart Hedstrom • August 7, 2017

DOVER-FOXCROFT — With pre-kindergarten through grade 8 students at the SeDoMoCha School scheduled to have their first day of classes on Tuesday, Aug. 29, the RSU 68 board of directors had its last meeting of the summer on Aug. 1 to prepare for the 2017-18 academic year and learn more about the summer lunch program which is running through Friday, Aug. 18.

$8.5M SAD 41 budget moved to Thursday referendum

Stuart Hedstrom • August 7, 2017

MILO — A proposed 2017-18 SAD 41 budget of $8,500,571 was approved with all 12 articles passing, without any discussion, over 17 minutes during a district budget meeting on Aug. 2 in the cafeteria at the Penquis Valley School. The $8.5 million total is now moved to a referendum in the district towns of Atkinson, Brownville, LaGrange, and Milo on Thursday, Aug. 10 for a “yes” or “no” vote.

SAD 41 directors authorize $474,000 funding package for Penquis Valley upgrades

Stuart Hedstrom • August 7, 2017

MILO — In June SAD 41 residents — via a vote of 179 to 135 across the four district communities — approved an approximate $474,000 loan from Maine’s school revolving renovation fund for sprinkler and elevator upgrades at the Penquis Valley School. Under the program the state covers 70 percent of the costs, meaning a little more than $142,000 would be paid back by the district over five years at zero percent interest.

Free summer meals help keep children in Milo filled and happy

Stuart Hedstrom • July 25, 2017

MILO — Children in SAD 41 are able to eat breakfast and lunch every weekday when school is in session. In the summer months food insecurity can be more of an issue, but thanks to a collaborative effort between several organizations and volunteers anyone under age 18 can receive a free bag lunch five days a week from 11 to 11:30 a.m. through the summer meals program located at the Derby Community Center.

Milo selectmen set 2017 mill rate at $31.25

Stuart Hedstrom • July 24, 2017

MILO — After tabling a decision at their regular meeting on the first Tuesday evening of the month, the selectmen set the 2017 tax commitment during a July 18 session. The 2017 mill rate — in Milo the town’s fiscal year follows the calendar year from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 — will be $31.25 per $1,000 in assessed property, a decrease of 25 cents from the 2016 rate of $31.50.


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