Stories about Mexico

Bill seeks to let one-armed people use switchblades

MEXICO — A local lawmaker has proposed a bill to allow one-armed people to have and carry switchblade knives. State Rep. Sheryl Briggs, D-Mexico, said Friday that she's asking Maine to comply with a federal law that allows ... 3

Heavy rain swells rivers

MEXICO — Rain-swollen tributaries across western Maine, like the Webb River, continued to rage into the Androscoggin River on Tuesday as a cold front began pushing through. Monday's temperatures in the high 40s to low 50s fell Tuesday toward more seasonable highs of mid to low 20s by...

Dixfield, Mexico to meet on bridge sewer line ownership

DIXFIELD — Selectmen are expected to meet with the Mexico Sewer District Board of Trustees within the next few days to work out an agreement on the ownership of the sewer main running under the Webb River Bridge. The meeting and agreement are important because of the town's requireme...

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Church cantata RUMFORD — The combined choirs of the Mexico Congregational Church and the Rumford United Methodist Church will present a cantata, "A Ceremony of Lessons and Carols," at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at the Methodist Church on Linnell Street. The choir...

10-month MDEA investigation nets 2 on cocaine charges

MEXICO — The arrests of a Jay man and a Mexico man on Dec. 3 in Mexico was the result of a 10-month investigation into cocaine trafficking in the River Valley area. State cases against the two will be presented to the Oxford County grand jury on Friday, Dec. 17, in Paris. In o... 1

Med-Care proposes $1.75 million budget for 2011

MEXICO — Med-Care Ambulance Board of Directors were expected to approve a proposed $1.75 million budget for 2011 on Wednesday night. That amount is $285,000 more than last year's budget of $1,465,000, and largely due to an increased call volume, Dean Milligan, director of operations ... 1

Ceremony honors McLain

RUMFORD — About 40 veterans, police officers, firefighters, town officials and River Valley residents stood in silent salute Thursday afternoon as a black band was placed on the shield of Army Pvt. Buddy McLain. McLain, 24, of Peru, was one of six soldiers from the 101st Airborne ki...

Peru man killed in Afghanistan

RUMFORD — Christmas lights, frosted pine cones and a red bow adorned a wreath placed on a Congress Street lamppost around a shield bearing the name of U.S. Army Pvt. Buddy McLain. It and others like it were made by former Selectman J. Arthur Boivin and placed this summer on lampposts li... 2

Dozens of crashes reported on Oxford County highways

MEXICO — Black ice and light snow confounded many drivers hitting the roads in Oxford County on Black Friday in search of deals at stores. An Oxford County dispatcher in Paris said numerous minor accidents occurred throughout the county, but none was serious. “The roads ...

UMaine System may need new site in Mexico, Rumford

MEXICO — Ever since Maine's Catholic diocese closed St. Theresa's Catholic Church on Brown Street a few years ago, Jean Kay has searched in vain for a new home for 300 or more college students. Kay is director of University College at ... 3