Mr. & Ms. Penquis

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

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

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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 proceeds benefit Milo Fire Department charities and events. Full derby results can be found at This year 770... Read More

Regional comprehensive high school application ranks third on state rating list

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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 application process with SAD 46 and SAD 4, and the project would also involve the Greenville Schools and SAD 12/RSU 82 of Jackman — as these students may be able to take classes at the comprehensive high... Read More

Milo selectmen asked to think about broadband possibilities

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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 met with the county commissioners and then the dozen-plus selectboards. “We worked our way to each of the communities asking if you would like to be part of a broadband initiative,” he said, saying... Read More

County officials keeping an eye on county jails restructuring proposal

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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 $1,528,488.

The plan would create a new Maine Jail Commission with an executive director and seven members appointed by the governor to oversee three regional jail authorities — northern, central and... Read More

Pine Tree Hospice Winter 2018 Newsletter

Submitted by Sethen on February 21, 2018 - 1:56pm