Milo Safe Streets and RT 11 Projects Completion Report

Submitted by Izzy Warren on October 22, 2014 - 8:46pm
To begin with, I would like to thank everybody from MDOT and the Community Development Block Grant Office for the funding, engineering, technical and administrative support that were provided to Milo and Brownville through the course of these projects. I believe that the contractors and subcontractors all did a truly exceptional job for both of our communities. Thank you also to the public for your patience and forbearance through some very long weeks of construction in the roadways associated with these projects.
I am very pleased to announce that as of today, October 22, 2014, these projects are now completed! However, please do not fail to recognize that no job is properly finished until the paperwork is done! This will continue to go on for some time, yet.
I have received so many wonderful comments over the past two weeks regarding how wonderful everything now looks, and how grateful people were for the information bulletins on the TRC website. This is my final one for this project.
As with any large scale project, there will always be some oversights, or downright screw ups. If you are aware of one of these, please advise me by email at and I will see what I can do to get it taken care of. So far, since the project was "completed", we have had the contractor return to re-paint four of the crosswalks on Pleasant, Elm and Water Streets. MDOT is installing new stop signs on Pleasant Street. A number of driveways that did not receive paved lips, or where the paved lips were not properly installed, along with the sidewalk in front of 33 Park Street in Milo, have been requested for remedial work. Due to an earlier than expected shutdown of the paving plant in Dover-Foxcroft, it is questionable how much of the remedial paving work could even be done this fall; however, it is on the remedial work list in both Milo and Brownville.
The one issue still remaining that has never been, in my opinion, properly addressed is the intersection design and traffic flow at Pleasant and Main/Park Streets (RT 11) in Milo. The concrete work in the street on either side of the intersection is not intended to be driven over by passenger vehicles. There are two stops, one on Pleasant at High Street, and the other at Pleasant and Main/Park Streets....
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From the Desk of Jeremy Bousquet, Penquis Principal

Submitted by Izzy Warren on October 22, 2014 - 4:57pm
Boys: October 21, 23, 27, 30 November 4 (from 12:20 - 2), 5, 13, 14 from 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Girls: October 22, 24, 28, 29, November 3, 6, 12 from 2:30 - 4:00 PM
October 27th, H.S. Girls Soccer Banquet 5:30 Pats Pizza 
October 28th, Parent/Students Standards/Proficiency Based Informational Night 5:30 PM PV Cafeteria 
October 30th, H.S. Boys Soccer Banquet
October 31st, Community Service Opportunity for Students, Milo Rec. Haunted Hay Ride and Kids Night at the Town Hall, Volunteers Sign Up With Mr. Bousquet

Piscataquis County manager fired by commissioners

Submitted by Izzy Warren on October 22, 2014 - 4:37pm
Linked from: Bangor Daily News

''  In a letter of recommendation for Tourtelotte, commissioners listed her accomplishments during the past five-and-a-half years, including overseeing the $5 million expansion of the county courthouse, reducing the unorganized territory summer roads budget by $155,000 per year, reducing the unorganized territory winter road maintenance cost by $20,000 annually and dropping the solid waste outlay in the unorganized territory by $131,000 per year.

She was described as “conscientious, organized and a hard worker who has proved to be an asset to Piscataquis County during her tenure." 

National Weather Service: Up to six inches of rain possible

Submitted by Izzy Warren on October 22, 2014 - 12:58pm
Linked from: Bangor Daily News

" With heavy rain moving into the state, much of Maine will be under a flood watch over the next 24 to 36 hours, according to the national weather service.

The heaviest rain is expected throughout the day Wednesday and into Thursday, according to the weather service."

Milo Police Department

Submitted by Izzy Warren on October 22, 2014 - 12:48pm

Good morning folks.
The National Weather Service is forecasting lots of rain for the next several days.
There could be heavy downpours, which could lead to flooding.
As always, please drive safely and avoid plowing through puddles - you never know how deep they can be.
If we close a road, please don't go around the barriers or tape. We understand the inconvenience, but we are more concerned with safety.
I'll keep you posted as I get more alerts.
Have a great day.

Milo: Hunters Breakfast, November 1

Submitted by Izzy Warren on October 21, 2014 - 2:08pm

First Annual Hunters Breakfast
Sponsored by Three Rivers Kiwanis

Kiwanis Headquarters Building, 24 Gerrish Road, Milo
Saturday, November 1, starting at 4:00 a.m.
Menu: Eggs, Muffins, Bacon, Sausage, Home Fries, Pancakes, Baked Beans, & Beverages
Adults $8:00 ~ Children 12 and under $2.00
All proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Foundation Activity Fund
to support local charities and community events


Fall nor’easter could bring more than 5 inches of rain

Submitted by Izzy Warren on October 21, 2014 - 4:23am
Linked from: Bangor Daily News

" Central and Down East portions of the state are expected to see the highest rainfall totals, according to the weather service.
The heaviest period of rain will likely be Thursday to Thursday night, with rain for most of the state."

Milo: Octoberfest Fair

Submitted by Izzy Warren on October 20, 2014 - 6:30pm
Welcome to our 3rd Annual Octoberfest Fair !
Saturday, October 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
at Penquis Valley High School.
Over 30 crafters, vendors, and food sale items too.
Fun for the whole family.
FREE admission but we ask for a donation of a non-perishable food item.
FMI contact Kathryn Ladd at 944-6948.