Lake View Office CLOSED

Submitted by Cheryl Gormley on June 28, 2019 - 2:25pm

The Lake View Plantation office will be closed on July 4th. I will be open July 5th 10 to 2.

2019 Newsletter

Milo Historical Society
Submitted by on June 28, 2019 - 11:23am

Sixth Annual Art Show – Jul 27th

Milo Historical Society
Submitted by on June 28, 2019 - 11:19am

Milo Historical Society Art Show

Submitted by Seth Barden on June 28, 2019 - 11:16am

Legion service officer available at Milo post

Submitted by Seth Barden on June 27, 2019 - 2:31pm

Staff, Piscataquis Observer • June 26, 2019

MILO — Attention veterans and surviving spouses of veterans, on Wednesdays during the month of July the American Legion service officer will be at American Legion Post 41, 18 West Main Street, from 1-4 p.m. Having trouble understanding benefits or obtaining them? Have you been refused benefits in the past? Give us a try.

If you can’t come in, call us at 943-9135. Leave a message and we will call you back. American Legion veterans assistance is a free service.

LaGrange man receives bravery award from state police

Submitted by Seth Barden on June 27, 2019 - 2:29pm

Staff, Piscataquis Observer • June 21, 2019

VASSALBORO — A LaGrange man who helped rescued a woman trapped inside her burning car that had struck a tree in Bangor last November was among the honorees during the Maine State Police Awards June 21 at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro.

Arthur LaPlante was given a bravery award from the state police, along with Troopers Brian Bean, Andrew Hardy and Caleb McGary. Bean rescued a couple who had been overcome by carbon monoxide fumes inside their Hudson home last November. Troopers Hardy and McGary, both members of the tactical team, received bravery awards for their role in an armed standoff in Dixmont last June. Both troopers came under fire from the suspect who was shooting at them from inside his house.

Trooper Andrew Pierson of Troop E, Piscataquis and Penobscot counties, was one of the nominees for Trooper of the Year.

Sebec Village summer library schedule and quilt raffle

Submitted by Seth Barden on June 26, 2019 - 7:20pm

Staff, Piscataquis Observer • June 26, 2019

SEBEC — The Sebec Village Associates will be operating the community library at the Reading Room, 665 Sebec Village Road, again this summer. There are no fees to borrow books and media from the library which boasts an extensive collection of fiction and nonfiction.

Summer hours will begin on Tuesday, July 9 and are as follows: Tuesdays 10 a.m. to noon; Wednesdays 6–7:30 p.m.; and Thursdays 1–3 p.m. These hours will be throughout July and August.

Susan Small has generously created and donated a lovely 60- by 82-inch quilt which is being raffled as a fundraiser to buy additional books. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Reading Room during any event, such as July 4 or whenever the library is open.

The Sebec Village Associates wish to thank the Tabitha and Stephen King Foundation for their support of this and other community libraries. Through their generosity we are able to provide a wonderful library for all ages to enjoy.

B-BJ Historical Society June Meeting

Submitted by Susan Worcester on June 26, 2019 - 10:22am

The Brownville-Brownville Junction Historical Society held its second meeting of the year on June 25th.

Treasurer, Lana Washburn, reported that all bills are paid and that dues for the year are coming in slowly.

The book treasury maintains a balance of about $3400.

It has been a busy summer at the Parish House Museum even though the building only officially opened last week. Many new items have come in over the winter/spring season and something new arrives every week!


The newest item of interest to the general public is the receipt of two DVDS featuring home movies compiled by John and Joe Michaud (sons of Andrew Michaud). One of these videos shows scenes in Brownville Junction and people of the area; the second is video of scenes along the Canadian Pacific Railroad from Quebec, through Maine, and in to New Brunswick. These home movies were made by Andrew Michaud and his dad, Sam Michaud, from 1939 through the 1950s. These can be found on but will also be featured as the program following the July 30th, 7pm meeting of the Society at the Parish House Museum. All are welcome to attend.


The BJHS scoreboard is now in the hands of Suzette East for restoration. It is hoped that the face of the unit will be completed by mid-August, in time for the BJHS Alumni Reunion. Whether the clock and lights can be repaired is yet unknown.


The Society had hoped that the bathroom renovation project scheduled for this year would be completed by now but that has not yet come to fruition.


The group is always looking for new volunteers and members!  Contact Susan at 965-8070 for more information.

Membership is $5 per year. You can send dues to B-BJ Historical Society, PO Box 794, Brownville ME 04414.