Submitted by Sethen on April 20, 2018 - 12:40pm
Alex Acquisto, Bangor Daily News Staff • April 20, 2018
ATKINSON — The town of Atkinson, nestled between Dover-Foxcroft and Milo, is one step closer to deorganizing, now that Gov. Paul LePage has signed a bill to authorize the effort.
Gov. LePage signed LD 1484 on April 12, which represents the state’s approval of the deauthorization of the Piscataquis County town. The final step will be a townwide referendum in November.
If the majority of the estimated 330 residents vote in favor of the measure, Atkinson will become the largest municipality in Maine to dissolve into... Read More
Submitted by Sethen on April 18, 2018 - 3:40pm
Penquis Valley High School, Milo
Third quarter honor roll
Grade 12, high honors: Adam Stetson; honors: Kelsey Robinson, Daniel Spurgeon, Alex White, Noah Zambrano.
Grade 11, high honors: Katelyn Bolstridge, Camryn Rolfe; honors: Jacob Baker, Jeremy Martin, Cymeria Robshaw.
Grade 10, high honors: Tegan Johnson; honors: Camron Bailey, Rosa Cianci, Angelique Farnsworth, Sydney... Read More
|Sethen on April 18, 2018 - 2:52pm|
Submitted by Sethen on April 16, 2018 - 5:18pm
Stuart Hedstrom • April 16, 2018
MILO — Earlier this year the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) was awarded a $10.8 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant to replace three structurally deficient bridges in Piscataquis and Penobscot counties. Among the trio of projects is the Pleasant River Bridge in Milo and future improvements to the span on outer Pleasant Street were the subject of a preliminary public hearing held by the MDOT on April 11 at the town hall.
“This bridge has... Read More
Submitted by Sethen on April 16, 2018 - 4:00pm
Staff, Piscataquis Observer • April 15, 2018
VASSALBORO — Maine’s newest state troopers received their badges April 13 in ceremonies at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.
Among the five new state troopers is David Olmstead. He grew up in Milo and graduated from Penquis Valley High School in 2008. Olmstead enlisted in the Maine Army National Guard and deployed to Afghanistan in 2010. He has been a patrol officer with the Bangor Police Department for the past five years. Olmstead is assigned to Troop E, Penobscot County
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Submitted by Sethen on April 11, 2018 - 3:01pm
Stuart Hedstrom • April 10, 2018
MILO — A project to make the Penquis Valley School complex more energy-efficient will be heading to the voters of Atkinson, Brownville, LaGrange and Milo on Thursday, May 10. Eight days prior the public is invited to learn more at an information meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2 in the Penquis Valley cafeteria. Both events were set by the SAD 41 school board during an April 4 meeting.
“This would be about a $2.35 million project,” Superintendent Michael Wright said in... Read More
Submitted by Sethen on April 11, 2018 - 3:00pm
Staff, Piscataquis Observer • April 10, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine and Angus King, I-Maine announced that Maine Superior Court Justice Lance Walker, a native of Piscataquis County, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine.
“During his nearly two decades of experience as both an attorney in private practice and as a judge in Maine’s judicial system, Justice Walker has demonstrated that he has the intelligence, temperament, and integrity... Read More
Submitted by Sethen on April 11, 2018 - 2:58pm
Stuart Hedstrom • April 10, 2018
DOVER-FOXCROFT — A look at the past four decades serving the region and a look to the future of helping the community were both features of the 40th anniversary celebration for Mayo Regional Hospital on the afternoon of Monday, April 9 in the Resource Center.
After two years of construction and prior years of planning to consolidate three hospitals to a single facility, a 52-bed acute care hospital opened on April 2, 1978 when HAD 4 board member Hap Gerrish, DMD was given the ceremonial... Read More
|Sethen on April 10, 2018 - 9:56pm|
Friday, April 13th
Submitted by Sethen on April 9, 2018 - 4:39pm
Stuart Hedstrom • April 6, 2018
MILO — Three structurally deficient bridges in Piscataquis and Penobscot counties will be replaced using $10.8 million in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery or TIGER grant funds awarded to the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) last month. Each bridge has exceeded its lifespan and the MDOT will work to replace the structures over the next few years before there are negative impacts on the region’s infrastructure and economy.
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, the... Read More
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Submitted by Sethen on April 5, 2018 - 7:54pm
MILO - A sizable grant will soon bring much needed bridge construction to Penobscot and Piscatiquis counties.
It's not a flashy topic, but degrading roads and bridges are growing problems across Maine, and the United States. Thanks to a nationwide grant, nearly $11 million, matched by state funds, are planned to help replace three key bridges in the area.
"It's so important," Senator Susan Collins said, as she donned a hard hat in Milo. "Each of these three bridges in Piscatiquis and Penobscot counties are considered to either be structurally deficient or... Read More
|Sethen on March 21, 2018 - 12:17pm|
|Sebec on March 20, 2018 - 8:58pm|
An Ordinance Relating to Traffic Control
Town of Sebec Ordinance Restricting Vehicle Weight on Posted Ways
Section 1. Purpose and Authority
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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
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