Piscataquis County, ME

For all its perils, climate change could make Maine's frigid interior more hospitable

Over the last several years, much thought has been put into how Maine should respond to the challenges of climate change. But what about its potential benefits? Scientists say it's possible that by mid-century, parts of the state could see some good things come from climate change, such as milder, easier winters, lower mortality rates and an increasing population.
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Center Theatre to host block party May 29

DOVER-FOXCROFT – The Center Theatre has announced that it is hosting its second annual New Neighbors Block Party from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, May 29 in the parking lot beside the Center Theatre at 20 East Main Street. The Block Party started in 2021 as a way to bring...

Penquis Valley High School third quarter honor roll

Grade 12, high honors: Alvin Robshaw, Benjamin Bouley, Emily McKinnon, Grady Atkinson, Hope Lovell, and Maxwell Osgood; honors: Angela Bryden, Desirea Stanley, Evan Bolstridge, Jonathan Paquette, Justin Chambers, Kasside Witham, and Rayne Van Norden. Grade 11, high honors: Brianna Rouleau; honors: Abigail Conlogue, Aidain Brown, Aileen Strout, Evan Horne, Frederick...

Piscataquis Community Secondary School third quarter honor roll

Grade 12, highest honors: Anthony Germano, Ruth Griffith, Hailee Hartford, Elizabeth Kendall, Christina Maguire, and Benjamin Martin; high honors: Kaitlyn Cupero, Hannah Dow, Kayden Gilbert, Trevor Hathorn, Sydney Hutchins, Alexandria Maguire, Jessie Mayberry, and Aliyah Ouellette, and Eden Samuel; honors: Daniel Adams, Grace Buehne, Matthew Chadbourne, Ariana Fanjoy, Rylee Fillmore, Brandon Fleming, MacKenzie Kain, Gianna Kopf, Aiden Miller, and Alexander Shedd.

Firefighters respond to multiple wildfires in Piscataquis County

PISCATAQUIS COUNTY, Maine (WABI) - Maine Forest Rangers assisted Milo and Brownville firefighters on two wildfires along the rail lines in Lakeview Plantation in Piscataquis County Friday. According to Maine Forest Rangers, the Lakeview Plantation fire was nearing containment, and reported four fires totaling 10 acres in size. We’re told...

Gov. attends round table with Piscataquis county leaders

DOVER-FOXCROFT — Gov. Mills traveled to Piscataquis County Thursday to have an open discussion with members of Maine Highlands who expressed their hopes to strengthen their rural communities. “The lack of state services within Piscataquis county kept popping up in our discussions,” said Robert Canney, town manager for Milo....

Piscataquis residents haven’t had regular state services since 2007

DOVER-FOXCROFT — Piscataquis County residents haven’t had regular access to state services since 2007, when a health services office in Dover-Foxcroft shuttered. A coalition in Piscataquis County and members of the Maine Highlands Working Communities Challenge want to see state services, such as those related to careers and unemployment, public health, Department of Motor Vehicles and family planning, reinstated to aid residents locally and in neighboring Penobscot and Somerset county communities.

Emery family makes memorial donation to PCSWCD’s Teen Wilderness Expedition program

Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District is celebrating our eighth year of offering Teen Wilderness Expedition — a program designed for youth ages 12-16 to experience the outdoors and deepen their connection to and understanding of natural resources through recreation and exploration. Teen Wilderness is a PCSWCD program offered in partnership with the Appalachian Mountain Club and the trip takes place at one of AMC’s impressive wilderness lodges. Teen Wilderness Expedition has shown to be a success in many ways and proves to be an extremely meaningful experience for the kids that attend.