Stories about Mexico

Mexico resident submits dog park request to selectmen

MEXICO — The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday heard a request to have a dog park at the recreation park. Rollie Bousquet told selectmen he wanted to see a place where “people could bring their dogs and let them off their leashes to run around and burn off some excess energy.

Mexico voters approve $3.03 million budget

MEXICO — Residents approved all municipal budget items during Tuesday's referendum, Town Clerk Peggy Duguay said. The budget for 2014-2015 fiscal year is $3.03 million, an increase from the $2.98 million approved in 2013. Duguay said a majority of the budget questions were app...

Mexico selectmen approve ATV access on five streets

MEXICO — The Board of Selectmen unanimously voted during Tuesday evening's meeting to approve ATV access on Mitchell, Granite, Hill, Pine and Brook streets. The request for ATV access came from Clyde Wardwall, the trailmaster of the Mexico ATV riders. Selectmen also voted to a...

This week's agenda

Wednesday Bethel: Annual town meeting, 7 p.m., Crescent Park School Mexico: Mexico Water District Board of Trustees, 4 p.m., Town Hall Roxbury: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Thursday Roxbury: Planning Board, 6 p.m., Town Office

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Rumford Area Quilters end season RUMFORD — Rumford Area Quilters will meet for the last time this season at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at the Rumford United Methodist Church, Linnell Street. A trunk show on "The History of Aprons" will be given by Dottie and No...

ATV purchase on agenda for Mexico selectmen

MEXICO — An ATV purchase for the Police Department and opening bids on town properties are on the agenda for Tuesday evening's selectmen meeting. The Police Department sold its 2003 Arctic Cat ATV for $1,500 and placed the funds in a reserve account to help cover the cost of a newer ...

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Summer concerts at Mexico park MEXICO — Summer concerts at the Mexico Recreation Park will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday evenings through Sept. 1. Bring a picnic supper, bug spray, blanket, folding chair and a friend or two and join your friends, neighbors a...

Five vying for two seats on Mexico board

MEXICO — Five residents are vying for two seats on the Board of Selectmen in Tuesday's elections. Voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 10, at the Calvin B. Lyons Hall in the Town Office. Along with the state primary ballot will be one for the 2014-15 town budget. ...

Wal-Mart tries but has little success getting lower taxes in Maine

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has had little success in getting Maine communities to agree to lowering prices when it comes to the tax assessments on the company’s stores. The international retailer, which owns 22 stores and one distribution center in Maine, has asked for abatements at 11 loc... 2

Mexico police chief says complaints on pace to surpass previous year

MEXICO — Police Chief Roy Hodsdon said the number of complaints his department has received this year are on pace to surpass 2013. “In 2013, we saw 1,938 complaints over the course of the entire year,” Hodsdon said Thursday afternoon. “Normally, we hit the 1,000 mar...