TRC News Archive

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,"... 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... Read More

LaGrange Christian Academy Enrolling Students

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

Correction: School starts September 4th

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. 

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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.... 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... Read More

Help Support the Bubar Family

Submitted by Sethen on August 14, 2018 - 5:50pm

Eric Bubar recently passed in a tragic car accident, and we are trying to help his wife and four kids raise money for the funeral and housing.
Here are some links and events to help donate to his family.

GoFundMe Fundraiser

... Read More

Seeds of recovery have been planted in Milo

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on August 14, 2018 - 5:49pm

V. Paul Reynolds, Special to the Piscataquis Observer • August 14, 2018

Milo, like so many small, rural Maine towns, was once a robust, economically thriving community. Rewind back to the 1950s and even the late 1960s. The town of three rivers boasted three car dealerships, big churches, clothing, furniture and drug stores, many restaurants, movie theater, regal homes, hardware and sporting goods stores, supermarkets, a hospital, a big, bustling railroad yard in neighboring Derby, and a spool mill that employed many.

A shadow of its former self with no mill and a somewhat... Read More

Brownville residents can sign up for free smoke alarms

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on August 8, 2018 - 2:15pm

Staff, Piscataquis Observer • August 6, 2018

BROWNVILLE — The American Red Cross of Maine and the Brownville Fire Department are teaming up to make town residents safer by installing free smoke alarms in their homes and teaching them about fire safety on Saturday, Aug. 18.

Brownville residents can make an appointment by calling the Red Cross at 874-1192, extension 113, emailing or going to

“Home fires are a real threat to... Read More

Violet Grant Recognized for Service at the Brownville Community Church

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on August 8, 2018 - 10:24am

On Sunday, August 5th, the Brownville Community Church honored Violet Grant for her many years of service to the church by presenting her with the title Deacon Emeritus. Through the years Violet has taught Sunday school, sung in the choir, served as a deacon, worked on church suppers - too many to count, and assisted with other events that have taken place there.

Pastor Elizabeth Coffey stated that Violet is “the embodiment of the good and faithful servant.” Pastor Coffey referenced the many years of service given by both Violet and her husband noting that "there was no job... Read More

SAD 41 officials put Penquis elevator and sprinkler projects out to bid

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on August 2, 2018 - 11:07am

Stuart Hedstrom • August 2, 2018

MILO — In June 2017 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.

The SAD 41 directors had hoped to start the combined project this... Read More

Orneville father & husband remembered after fatal crash

Linked from: Fox Bangor - WVII ABC 7
Submitted by Sethen on July 31, 2018 - 12:07pm

ORNEVILLE TOWNSHIP - Tragedy strikes an Orneville family three times in the span of a few years.

The latest, culminating in the death of a husband and father after a crash more than a week ago.

But even in tough times, the "little things" are shining through.

"You always think you have tomorrow and you just don't think things will happen to you," said Danielle Bubar, "but they can, they did."

The unexpected happened around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 22.

Eric Bubar, 31, was killed after his car rolled into some trees along the Lyford Road... Read More

LaGrange man accused of stealing police cruiser faces long list of charges

Linked from: WABI TV-5
Submitted by Sethen on July 25, 2018 - 5:36pm

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) A grand jury has indicted a man accused of stealing a Dexter police cruiser and leading police on a chase.

23-year-old Tyler Tibbetts faces a long list of charges including escape, theft, and reckless conduct with a firearm.

Dexter officers had taken him into custody for a parole violation, placing him in the back of a cruiser.

He managed to squeeze, handcuffed, through the opening between the front and back seats and drove off.

Tibbetts is accused of stealing a second car later that day which he crashed while running from... Read More

Man to serve 7 years for Alton crash that killed his brother’s mother-in-law

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on July 25, 2018 - 4:01pm

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff • July 24, 2018

The man charged with causing a crash last year that killed his brother’s mother-in-law was sentenced Tuesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor to 20 years in prison with all but seven years suspended and the loss of his driver’s license for life.

Tyler Creighton, 25, of Medford was sentenced after pleading guilty to manslaughter, aggravated criminal operating... Read More

Man sentenced to 7 years for fatal crash

Linked from: WABI TV-5
Submitted by Sethen on July 24, 2018 - 11:51am

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) A Medford man has been sentenced to seven years behind bars for causing a deadly crash in Alton last November.

25-year-old Tyler Creighton pleaded guilty today to manslaughter in connection with the head-on crash that killed 63-year-old Robin Gardner of LaGrange.

Prosecutors say Creighton was coming from a methadone clinic and was looking at his phone to text at the time of the crash.

He'll never again be allowed to have a drivers license.