2018 Election Information

Submitted by Sethen on September 9, 2018 - 12:17pm

General Elections will be held on November 6, 2018.  We have compiled some information on all the local races

2018 Maine Ballot Measures

Maine Senate District 4

Paul T. Davis (R) (Incumbent)
Susan Mackey Andrews (D)

Maine House District 119

Paul Stearns (R) (Incumbent)
Jaco Deertrack (G)
Tyler Adkins (I)

Maine House District 120... Read More

Cat & Dog First Aid / CPR

Submitted by Sethen on September 8, 2018 - 12:10pm

Life Saving Pet First Aid & CPR course run by the Maine POM Project and hosted by Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue, Sebec, Maine.

Saturday 22nd September 2018 - registration required.

Three Rivers Kiwanis blueberry pancake breakfast Sept. 15

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on September 8, 2018 - 12:04pm

Staff, Piscataquis Observer • September 4, 2018

MILO — The Three Rivers Kiwanis annual blueberry pancake breakfast will be served from 7-10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Kiwanis Headquarters (in the business park) at 15 Harris Pond Road. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Three Rivers Kiwanis Foundation to allow the organization to run all charity programs throughout the year.

The breakfast menu includes blueberry pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, fresh fruit cup and beverages. Blueberries will be provided by Worcester’s Wild Blueberry Products. For more information, please contact Nancy Harrigan at 943-3677.

Brownville Junction High School Alumni Award Scholarships

Submitted by Susan Worcester on September 2, 2018 - 11:38am

            The alumni of Brownville Junction High School held their annual reunion on Saturday, August 25th. For many years they have awarded scholarships to college students based on academic performance. This year they will provide a total of $19,000 in financial assistance to the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of BJHS Alumni members. These scholarships are available to students no matter where they attend college as long as they have a parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent who is/was a member of the association. 

            This year four of those scholarships have been awarded to students who attend Husson University. Those students, who are all majoring in the medical field, are Alyssa Murano, LaGrange; Joshua Martin, LaGrange; Jordan Durant, Brownville; and Mackenzie Worcester, Washburn.

            A scholarship was awarded to Holly Wadman, Ellsworth, who is attending the New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.

            Two scholarship recipients are attending the... Read More

Brownville Jct. Bridge Project Timelapse

Submitted by Sethen on September 1, 2018 - 2:22pm

Here is a long-term timelapse starting February 6th, and running till August 24th.

Milo Boil Water Order Lifted

Submitted by Sethen on August 29, 2018 - 5:32pm

The boil water order in milo has been lifted.

There is no bacteria present and it is no longer necessary to boil water before consumption.

Milo: Boil Water Order

Submitted by Sethen on August 27, 2018 - 8:14pm

Color Milo Waiver & Registration Form

Submitted by Sethen on August 25, 2018 - 6:15pm

Color Milo is on Saturday, October 6th at 10:00 am!

Visit the Color Milo page for more information!

Piscataquis Valley Fair underway in Dover-Foxcroft

Linked from: WABI TV-5
Submitted by Sethen on August 25, 2018 - 5:46pm

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine (WABI) - "We're really up on animals this year. I can't believe how many animals we've got," said Piscataquis Valley Fair President, Rusty Weymouth.

In its 131st year, the Piscataquis Valley Fair still prides itself on agriculture and tradition.

Fair organizers say that's what keeps people coming back year after year.

"A lot of them it's the horse pulling," explained Weymouth. "We've recently added oxen pulling and that has helped a lot. The motorized is probably our biggest draw. We do something motorized every day."

In addition to food, live entertainment, and rides, the fair is also a place to show off your skills, especially for members of the Penobscot Livestock 4H club.

"You really have to make a bond with these animals before the show so they are well behaved and safe for the public to see," said Lily Brown.

"It's a lot of work," said Madalynn Nickerson of the club. "We have to wash and dry them at home and get them ready, pack all of our show... Read More

Home explodes in Milo sending two people to the hospital

Linked from: WABI TV-5
Submitted by Sethen on August 25, 2018 - 5:43pm

MILO, Maine. (WABI) - An explosion shook the town of Milo, Friday night.

Officials said a home exploded on the Ferry Road around 8.

Fire crews were on scene to put out the flames and clear the road of debris.

We're told the homeowners were sent to the hospital with injuries.

Police said the man was sent to Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft.

We're told the woman was sent to a Portland hospital to be treated for burns.

The cause is still under investigation at this time.

“I don’t believe the propane tanks exploded themselves. It looks like what we have is some sort of gas built up inside the house, vapors, and there was some sort of ignition and there was an explosion.”

Officials said they'll return on Monday to determine an official cause.

We're told the end of Ferry Road will remain closed until the investigation wraps up.