River Valley

Former lobsterman tells students about life onboard boat

Dirigo Elementary School fourth-trader Holly Ellis giggles while Doug Barber of Mexico helps her put on gear worn by a stern man on a...

Rumford Public Library's display of banned books will stay

RUMFORD — A display of banned books, the source of much Facebook debate in recent days, will remain at the Rumford Public Library, according the the...

Rumford hotel project moves forward

Workers on Monday began the final cleanup at 50 Prospect Ave. in Rumford, the site of a Best Western Plus Hotel. (Bruce Farrin/Rumford Falls...

Rumford police log

• Sept. 12, 7:16 a.m.: James O'Brien, 68, of Salem Township was arrested on Hancock Street and charged with trespassing at Mountain Valley High...

Rumford man killed in motorcycle crash

RUMFORD — Police are investigating a motorcycle crash Thursday evening that claimed the life of a local man. The lone rider was identified as Paul Pelletier,...

Canton tax rate drops fourth year in a row

CANTON — For the fourth consecutive year, the property tax rate has dropped because of revenue from the $50 million Canton Mountain wind power...

Rumford to purchase two new vehicles

RUMFORD — The Board of Selectmen has voted to buy two vehicles from O'Connor GMC of Augusta. One is a 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe for $36,300 for...

Rumford board appoints committee for community fund

RUMFORD — The Board of Selectmen has appointed Brad Adley, John Madigan and Jeff Sterling to create a policy for administering the Poland Spring Rumford...

Rumford man pleads guilty to Social Security fraud; theft of public money

PORTLAND — A Rumford man pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to Social Security fraud and theft of public money, according to U.S. Attorney...

Dixfield police log

• Aug. 15, 5:18 p.m.: Police responded to a report of a burglary on Marble Lane. • Aug. 15, 10:06 p.m.: Police took a late report...
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