Brownville: Old Home Weekend, August 2

Submitted by Izzy Warren on July 17, 2014 - 2:39pm

The Annual Old Home Weekend Auction and Church Supper
will be held Saturday, August 2,
at the Brownville Community Church, 84 Church Street, Brownville.
Auction  ~  9:00 a.m. until done.
Supper  ~  5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
featuring Dysart’s famous baked beans and homemade pies.
Adults $7.00 and Children $3.00.
Pleasant River Quilters are holding a quilt show as part of the events.

In Milo, a home is built with the Earth

Submitted by Izzy Warren on July 17, 2014 - 2:22pm
Linked from: Bangor Daily News

Welcome, Neighbor, we wish you all the best !

Latest Change to RT 11 Paving Schedule

Submitted by Izzy Warren on July 16, 2014 - 1:38pm

     The Pike Industry Paving Plant in Dover-Foxcroft had to be shut down for repairs, delaying the paving by several days.
     The pdf linked with this article/notice information matches our current reality. It could change again at any time.
     Thank you for your patience and for keeping up with Milo's roadwork situation .

Public Open House at the Dover-Foxcroft Mill

Submitted by Alicia M. Harmon on July 16, 2014 - 10:51am

Dover Foxcroft: Mill OPEN HOUSE/TOUR/Q&A -  Monday, July 21st 6pm - 7:30pm

The former Moosehead Manufacturing Mill of Dover Foxcroft is being awakened after seven years of slumber. The Riverfront Redevelopment Project, involving an investment of more than eleven million dollars in public and private funding, will literally change the face of Dover Foxcroft, a growing Maine Street Network Community. The mill is situated along the Piscataquis River at 5 East Main St., and is slated to become a mixed-use 60,000 square foot complex supporting an office plaza and data center, twenty-two market-rate residential apartments overlooking the Piscataquis River, a full service restaurant, an event center, boutique inn, internet café, outdoor terrace, farmers market, artist studios and more.

Signaling a shift from "destruction" to "construction," developer Jonathan Arnold of Arnold Development Group will share the project's progress at an Open House on Monday, July 21, 6:00pm to 7:30pm. The open house will include a tour of the facility, a short presentation by Jonathan Arnold, and a question & answer discussion. The public is invited, providing a wonderful opportunity for interested business owners and potential residents to find out more, and for Jonathan to hear from the community.

Please join us!

5 Main St.
Dover Foxcroft Maine

Woman accused of trying to hire hitman to kill husband to plead guilty after March mistrial

Submitted by Izzy Warren on July 14, 2014 - 7:39am
Linked from: Bangor Daily News

Milo: Writers Group

Submitted by Izzy Warren on July 11, 2014 - 1:45pm

Hello, Writer Friends,
It was decided to designate a specific day of the month for our group to meet.
So, our meetings will be the THIRD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH at 1:00 pm at Elaine's Basket Cafe in Milo.
smileyIn July the date is Tuesday, July 15 !  smiley
Please feel free to come whenever you can.
These are productive gatherings where you can ask questions about your work and others can offer you feedback.
Share this information with friends who might like to come too.
FMI contact Victoria Eastman

MDOT Route 11 Project

Submitted by on July 10, 2014 - 1:28pm

MDOT Rt 11 Project - Main Street Bridge in Milo to the 2nd Railroad Crossing in Brownville:

      Paving for the section from the 2nd railroad crossing in Brownville to the railroad tracks on the Brownville side of the Business Park, is being marked out this week. The shimming and then paving of that long section is supposed to start on July 14th.
      The Rt 11 Project work on Main Street and Park Street has preliminary utility work starting immediately with the Milo Water District lowering it's manholes, gate boxes and other things in the pavement area over the next five weeks. Other utilities have their own work to be done. Please remember that there will be any number of temporary, short term or long term road hazards during the period from July 10th to September 30th. Pike Industries is scheduled to do the underground drainage work beginning on August 7th and completed before the Milling (grinding of the streets) begins on August 18th. After the milling is completed, the Milo Water District has 30 days to re-adjust their manholes, gate valves shutoff boxes, etc. in the road to the finish grade level of the new roadway surface. Once they are completed, Pike Industries will come back to re-pave from Main Street Bridge, up Main Street, and on out Park Street to match to where the surface leaves off at the railroad tracks just past the Business Park.At some point in August, a new turn lane on the side of Rt 11 will be constructed between the Medical Center and the Access Road at the Business Park. The Town will also be doing some work on an intersection for a 2nd Access Road, adjacent to the Medical Center, at about the same time.
      Please drive with caution, be courteous to other users of the roads, and take your time in order to avoid damage to your vehicles. This is very long,dirty, messy type of project, but when it is finished, I believe that residents, businesses and taxpayers of Milo will have an overall completed set of projects that you can be proud of. This is the critical work that pulls everything all together. All it requires of you is a great deal of patience over the course of the next few months. I will attempt to keep you informed through this website, and other means, throughout this project. Please remember that, as with any construction project, the scheduled dates are subject to change. Look back at this website for occasional updates.

David Maynard, Milo Town Manager

Maine bear management program releases data, says baiting, trapping and hounding necessary to control bear population

Submitted by Izzy Warren on July 10, 2014 - 12:54pm
Linked from: Bangor Daily News