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Mexico police investigate church vandalism

MEXICO — A makeshift bomb that blew up the mailbox at the First Baptist Church on Friday night was mistaken for Fourth of July fireworks. Mexico police Lt. Dan Carrier said police were called to the church at 20 Roxbury Road at 11:05 a.m. Saturday. "But the explosion actually ...

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UU reviving ringing tradition AUBURN — The First Universalist Church of Auburn will ring its bells at noon Friday, July 4, to revive a 50-year-old tradition started by President John F. Kennedy. Usher John Davison will perform this ritual on behalf of the church....

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Stephens High Class of 1952 ROXBURY — The class of 1952 from Stephens High of Rumford will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 7, at the home of Angie and Reggie Arsenault at Roxbury Pond for their monthly luncheon. It will be potluck with folks bringing their fav...

Mexico school basement flooded

MEXICO — Heavy rains flooded the Mountain Valley Middle School basement Wednesday but did no damage, Principal Ryan Casey said Thursday. "We were lucky," he said. The Mexico Fire Department spent about two hours pumping out the water, Casey said. Power was out about two...

Region 9 open for summer, offers orientation

MEXICO — Summer is a great time to start back to school and finish a high school diploma or improve skills for college. Region 9 Adult Education at 377 River Road will be open and air-conditioned this summer starting Tuesday, July 8. Open lab will run from 8 a.m. to noon every...

Mexico man going to court on drug trafficking charges

PARIS — A Mexico man is expected to appear in court next week to face multiple aggravated drug trafficking charges following a police investigation into the distribution of cocaine and oxycodone around Rumford.  Bryan Ernest Worthley Jr., 41, of Harlow Hill Road in Mexico pleade...

Mexico snake hobbyist delights children, adults with presentation

MEXICO — About 80 children and their parents marveled at Rob White's annual presentation of snakes Tuesday morning in the Municipal Building. After teaching everyone about his two ball pythons, red-tailed boa, king snake and corn snake, and fielding questions, White got to the childr...

Robert M. 'Bob' Hodgkins Sr.

RUMFORD — Robert M. “Bob” Hodgkins Sr., 83, of Roxbury, died Sunday, June 29, at the Rumford Hospital in Rumford. He was born in Roxbury on Jan. 13, 1931, a son of Alphonso and Valedia (Thibodeau) Hodgkins, and had attended schools in Frye and Roxbury. Bob was empl...

Retired Auburn wrestler visits River Valley Recreation Center

Retired Auburn wrestler Luke Robinson, right, poses with Trenton MacIsaac of Mexico at a recent sold-out wrestling event at the River Valley Recreation Center in Mexico. Robinson was one of several wrestlers present and agreed to donate his paycheck to charity. 1

Mexico woman charged with slamming woman's hand in door

MEXICO — A local woman was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with slamming a woman's hand in a door multiple times, police Chief Roy Hodsdon said. Jessica Harvey, 26, was charged with domestic assault. Hodsdon said officers responded to a residence on Holman Avenue for a r...