Milo Livable Communities Survey

Submitted by Sethen on August 16, 2018 - 6:39pm

The Milo Age-Friendly project is seeking your help in making Milo an even better place for all citizens, with a special focus on older residents. To do this, we are asking that you complete the following survey. The information you provide will help to identify low-cost ways to improve the town for older residents. 

To encourage your participation, there will be a raffle for 10, $25 Hannaford gift cards. If you would like to be entered in the raffle to win one of these cards, please complete the survey and you will be forwarded to the gift card entry form.

Stuff the Bus continues to help M.S.A.D. 41 students in second year

Linked from: Fox Bangor - WVII ABC 7
Submitted by Sethen on August 19, 2018 - 12:28pm

MILO - A "Stuff the Bus" event in Milo continues to help area students, teachers and schools.

Park Street United Methodist Church hosted its second year of the event on Saturday.

"There are a whole lot of people around here that can't really get the supplies and we just like helping those people out," said Austin Clukey, a sophomore at Penquis Valley High School and a member of the student council.

The goal was to help stuff a school bus full of school supplies for students and teachers in M.S.A.D. 41.

"If they need something to fall back on," he said, "we got their back."

The weather did not keep area homeowners from stopping by the local Tradewinds Market and dropping off supplies for back-to-school.

"It's amazing," said Mary Nutter, organizer and chairperson for the event, "especially with the rain we had this morning, we still showed up and they're still willing to help out."

Area businesses also pitched in.

Brownville Auxillary 92 and the Tradewinds... Read More

First Days of School

Submitted by Sethen on August 16, 2018 - 6:58pm

Tuesday, August 28th
MSAD #41: Grades K-5, 9 & New Students
MSAD #31: Grades K-12
RSU #68: Grades K-8
Foxcroft Academy: Grade 9 & New Students

Wednesday, August 29th
MSAD #41: Grades 6-8, 10-12
Foxcroft Academy: Grades 10-12

Tuesday, September 4th
LaGrange Christian Academy: Grades K-12

LaGrange Christian Academy Enrolling Students

Submitted by Sethen on August 16, 2018 - 6:54pm

Correction: School starts September 4th

Questions of a Historical Nature - More from Author Ken Hatchette

Submitted by Susan Worcester on August 15, 2018 - 4:25pm

The Brownville – Brownville Junction Historical Society and Parish House Museum Present:

Questions of a Historical Nature

What is the history behind the misalignment of Railroad Avenue at Front Street?

         How many buildings were considered part of the Henderson School System?

         The current configuration of the CPR station has a hip roof installed. When was it added?

         In what year was the Village of Henderson’s name changed to Brownville Junction?

          In what year was the covered bridge that crossed the Pleasant River in Brownville destroyed by fire? Did the bridge have a name?


Answers to these questions and more are addressed in... Read More

Brownville-Brownville Junction Historical Society Meets

Submitted by Susan Worcester on August 15, 2018 - 4:22pm
The B-BJ Historical Society met on August 14th at the museum. Here is a recap of the discussion:
There have been many visitors at the museum this year. 
The bank account has a healthy balance, thanks to the CD that we have had for years. We took in $533 this month in dues, donations, and sales. Also we had a gift of a $50 roll of stamps! That will cover mailing of two newsletters this year.
The book account is also doing well! We have fewer than 10 copies of Ken’s first book available and Susan has ordered more of the revised book to have on hand. 
We are still hoping that the crew at the Charleston Correctional Facility will be able to tackle our bathroom rebuild before next spring. 
Dick DeWitt donated his time to install two 8’ LED lights in our work area which greatly improved the lighting there.  We still need to investigate better lighting options for the main area of the museum.

Projects... Read More