The TRC Webcams Need Your Help!

Submitted by Sethen on September 9, 2018 - 4:02pm

The TRC Webcam server was recently struck with some nasty ransomware.  Our Webcam Guy has spent numerous hours rebuilding the server from scratch, and all the webcams are now back up and running.  

We are looking for any and all donatinos to help with the costs of this, and the normal upkeep of the 20+ live webcams we have here on the site.

TRC hopes to continue bringing these webcams to the world for years to come, but we need your help!

All donations go towards upkeep and maintenance of the webcams!

Escaped murderer Arnold Nash captured

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on September 18, 2018 - 2:07pm

Christopher Burns, Bangor Daily News Staff • September 18, 2018

Arnold Nash, a convicted murderer who escaped from Mountain View Correctional Facility in Charleston last week, has been captured.

Nash, 65, was taken into custody by a Piscataquis County sheriff’s deputy about 7 a.m. Tuesday when he was spotted walking along Route 15, also known as the Bangor Road, in Dover, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said. The Dover-Foxcroft Police Department said Nash had been walking in the direction of Mountain View when he was captured.

He was taken to Piscataquis County Jail in Dover-Foxcroft, McCausland said.

No further details about his arrest were immediately available.

Nash had just 14 months left on his murder sentence when he walked away from Mountain View, Maine Corrections Commissioner Joseph Fitzpatrick told reporters on Monday.

Nash was originally sentenced to 45 years in prison in 1992 for the beating death of a disabled neighbor in Sullivan in 1991.

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Man dies in LaGrange rollover

Linked from: Bangor Daily News
Submitted by Sethen on September 13, 2018 - 9:24pm

By Callie Ferguson, BDN Staff • September 13, 2018 10:29 am

A Milo man died Wednesday night when his car rolled over on Route 16 in LaGrange, authorities said.

Zackary Coffey was driving north on Bennoch Road, or Route 16, through LaGrange when his car left the road and rolled over, according to the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office.

First responders arrived at the crash site just after 11 p.m., and found that Coffey had died, the sheriff’s office said. Coffey had no passengers in the car with him.

Maine state troopers and the LaGrange and Bradford Fire Departments assisted the sheriff’s office in responding to the crash, which remains under investigation.

Selectmen accept bid for Derby Community Hall

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on September 12, 2018 - 7:12am

Stuart Hedstrom • September 11, 2018

MILO — After years of uncertainty about what to do with the Derby Community Hall, the selectmen accepted a $5,501 bid made by Claude Marquis for the center during a Sept. 4 meeting. Marquis’ plans are to renovate the upper level of the building into a pair of apartments while keeping the basement open as a community space.

Marquis’ bid was the lone submission received for the Derby Community Hall and this letter was opened during the meeting, coming in at $501 over the $5,000 minimum bid price. Marquis owns other rental properties in town.

Selectman Tony Hamlin said the Derby Community Hall has been sitting mostly unoccupied for the last 20 years. “That’s $30,000 we have lost in tax revenue in that time,” he said.

He said the board should support “someone who wants want to roll the dice with $5,000 and try to make it work.” Hamlin said by accepting the bid, Marquis would be investing in the structure in order to... Read More

Touch A Truck

Submitted by Sethen on September 12, 2018 - 7:11am

2018 Election Information

Submitted by Sethen on September 9, 2018 - 12:17pm

General Elections will be held on November 6, 2018.  We have compiled some information on all the local races

2018 Maine Ballot Measures

Maine Senate District 4

Paul T. Davis (R) (Incumbent)
Susan Mackey Andrews (D)

Maine House District 119

Paul Stearns (R) (Incumbent)
Jaco Deertrack (G)
Tyler Adkins (I)

Maine House District 120... Read More