TRC News Archive

Fire destroys home in Medford

Linked from: WABI TV-5 News
Submitted by Sethen on March 18, 2018 - 11:01pm

MEDFORD, Maine. (WABI) - A Fire destroyed a home in Medford the afternoon of March 18, 2018.

The call came in around 4.

Crews from seven different towns were called in to fight the blaze on North Road.

No one was home at the time of the fire.

However, officials say it was a difficult one for them to put out.

"Lot of challenges getting around the building. The snow was deep. We couldn't get around as easy on the back side of the building. The steel roof caved in and made it real complicated to get water onto the fire."

The cause is... Read More

Longtime district attorney will not seek re-election

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on March 18, 2018 - 10:59pm

Callie Ferguson, Bangor Daily News Staff • March 17, 2018

Penobscot County’s longtime Democratic district attorney will not run for re-election, leaving an open path for one of his colleagues to replace him.

R. Christopher Almy, D-Charleston, indicated he would run for re-election when he filed signed nomination papers to the Maine secretary of state earlier this month.

But he withdrew them two days before the filing deadline when he learned that his assistant district attorney, Marianne Lynch, a Republican from Bangor who serves as an assistant district attorney in... Read More

MDEA arrests Brownville couple

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on March 18, 2018 - 10:57pm

Staff, Piscataquis Observer • March 14, 2018

BROWNVILLE — Maine Drug Enforcement Agents (MDEA) have arrested a couple from Brownville and charged them with selling heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine in Piscataquis County.

Working closely with the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office, investigators assigned to MDEA’s North Central Task Force opened an investigation into the distribution of the drugs, which involved several undercover purchases of heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine from the couple’s home at 43 Page Street. A search... Read More

Central Maine & Quebec Railway and Gordon Contracting partner to resurrect Derby

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on March 10, 2018 - 3:49pm

Staff, Piscataquis Observer • March 9, 2018

MILO — Somewhere, tucked away in the southeast corner of Piscataquis County and nestled into the town of Milo, is Derby. Prior to the early 1900s, Derby was known as Milo Junction, because it was a junction point for the Bangor and Aroostook trains.

According to the Milo Historical Society the original station, which was not much to speak about consisting only of a water tank, a coal shed and a dismal place to wait for trains, had been destroyed by fire, and then rebuilt by B&A... Read More

Pleasant River bridge work in Milo among three projects to be funded through $10.8M awarded to MDOT

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on March 10, 2018 - 3:46pm

Staff, Piscataquis Observer • March 7, 2018

MILO — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, the chairman of the transportation appropriations subcommittee, announced that the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) will receive $10,836,220 to replace three bridges in Piscataquis and Penobscot counties that are either structurally deficient, in a fracture-critical state, or both. Among the three is the Pleasant River Bridge in Milo on outer Pleasant Street.

“I am delighted to announce that the State of Maine will receive a more than $... Read More

Mr. & Ms. Penquis

Submitted by Sethen on March 4, 2018 - 5:45pm

Anglers cast their lines in 56th annual Schoodic Lake Ice Fishing Derby

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on February 21, 2018 - 2:00pm

Observer photo/Jeannette Hughes
CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY WITH SOME ICE FISHING — Thirteen-year-old Nathaniel, left, and Brody — who celebrated his ninth birthday on Sunday, Feb. 18 — Lovejoy from Williamsburg each had two successful days of fishing during the 56th annual Schoodic Lake Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday and Sunday. The two caught five pickerel each on both days for a total of 10 fish apiece and 20 together for the brothers. Nathaniel and Brody Lovejoy were fishing at Ebeemee Lake and registered their fish at the Milo Fire Station. The derby takes place on several lakes and... Read More

Regional comprehensive high school application ranks third on state rating list

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on February 21, 2018 - 1:59pm

Stuart Hedstrom • February 20, 2018

Last year a partnership between SAD 46/AOS 94 of the Dexter area and the Guilford-based SAD 4 was announced as one of three finalists for an Integrated, Consolidated (grade) 9-16 Educational Facility Pilot Project, joining collaborations based in and around Fort Kent and Madawaska as well as in Houlton and the surrounding school districts in southern Aroostook County.

In December the school board from the Milo-area SAD 41 approved a non-binding motion to join the second phase of the... Read More

Milo selectmen asked to think about broadband possibilities

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on February 21, 2018 - 1:58pm

Stuart Hedstrom • February 13, 2018

MILO — More than a year ago the Piscataquis County Economic Development Council (PCEDC) began to use $120,000 awarded from the Office of the Maine Attorney General for broadband internet planning by working with Axiom Technologies of Machias to conduct a survey across the region to help develop a regional technology plan intended to promote economic and community development.

At a Feb. 6 select meeting of the Milo selectmen, PCEDC Executive Director Chris Winstead said a year prior he... Read More

County officials keeping an eye on county jails restructuring proposal

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on February 21, 2018 - 1:57pm

Stuart Hedstrom • February 13, 2018

DOVER-FOXCROFT — Last month Gov. Paul LePage’s administration unveiled a restructuring proposal to hand oversight of the state’s 15 county jails to a new state commission and potentially close five jails — including Piscataquis County’s — while regionalizing the system.

The facilities are presently controlled by Maine’s counties, which pay $62 million of the total cost of $80 million, with the state funding the remainder. The overall jail budget in 2018 for Piscataquis County is $1,528,... Read More

Pine Tree Hospice Winter 2018 Newsletter

Submitted by Sethen on February 21, 2018 - 1:56pm
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Fishing Derby Prize Drawing LIVE!

Submitted by Sethen on February 18, 2018 - 6:38pm

Click here to watch the Schoodic Lake Ice Fishing Derby Prize Drawing LIVE on YouTube!

The Stream should start around 7pm.

Oh, deer! Brownville man feeds hundreds of deer daily through food pantry

Linked from: ABC 7 / FOX 22 News
Submitted by Sethen on February 7, 2018 - 1:54pm

BROWNVILLE - Each winter hundreds of deer migrate to Brownville, capturing the attention of thousands across the country.

This is all thanks to a Brownville man who's passionate about the cause he holds near and "deer" to his heart.

You might say, Richard McMahon is a deer whisperer.

"They know me and the four-wheeler I think is the key. The engine, they hear that sound, they come out of the woods," said Richard McMahon.

For decades, McMahon has been feeding these animals through Brownville's Food Pantry for Deer.

"It helps sustain the... Read More

Video of the Brownville Jct. Bridge Move

Submitted by Sethen on February 7, 2018 - 1:53pm

Click here to watch a video of the Brownville Junction bridge being moved!

Annual dog sled races return to Brownville Junction

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on February 4, 2018 - 11:48am

Staff, Piscataquis Observer • January 31, 2018

BROWNVILLE JUNCTION — Results from the ninth annual Maine Highlands Sled Dog Club and the town of Brownville’s Brownville-KI and Beyond Sled Dog Race held on Jan. 27-28 are as follows starting with Saturday’s events:

30 Mile (34.2 miles) 8 Dog Class — 1 Rico Portalatin 2 hours, 23 minutes and 27.26 seconds; 2 Kasey McCarty 2:52:29.64; 3 Ingrid Bower 3:10:58.89; 4 Heather D’Arcy 3:21:13.49; 5 Kaitlyn Sutherland 3:21:45.72; 6 Asa Taylor 3:25:11.69; and 7 Catherine Benson 4:20:47.12.... Read More