Stories about Mexico

"I just wanted to go home." Former Mexico resident reads from memoir at UMF

Author Monica Wood, right, signs a copy of her book for Madeline Bujold of Weld at the University of Maine at Farmington on Thursday. Wood, a native of Mexico, Maine, read excerpts from her critically acclaimed memoir, "When We Were the Kennedys," as part of UMF's Visiting Writers Series. 1

John Cote

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — John Cote of St. Petersburg, died peacefully in his home on Thursday, March 21. He had just reached his special personal goal of living to be 100 years old a month ago. Family and friends from all over came to help him celebrate this occasion with a special gathering ...

'Making a Difference' event to include Hyssongs concert, speaker

RUMFORD — The "Mission: Maine Making a Difference" tour, with musical guests the Hyssongs and featured speaker Dr. Wendell Calder, will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Rumford Falls Auditorium. This outreach to the community is just one piece of a statewide month-lon...

RSU 10 holding pre-K program sign-ups

RUMFORD — Children who will be 4 years old on or before Oct. 15 and live in the Mountain Valley Region (Rumford, Mexico, Hanover, Roxbury and Bryon) are eligible for the pre-K program at Meroby Elementary and Rumford Elementary. Applications will be available starting Monday, April 2...

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Neighborly Seniors to meet PERU — The Neighborly Senior Citizens meeting and potluck dinner will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the former Peru School. Membership cards will be available. Yearly dues are $10. For more information call Connie Tutlis, presi...

Selectmen support Jay's decision to switch to Franklin county Senate District

Jay Town Manager Ruth Cushman, left, talks with Mexico Selectman George Byam and Mexico Town Manager John Madigan (not pictured) Tuesday night about Jay switching from Senate District 14 to a district with other Franklin County towns.

Maine author to read from award-winning memoir at UMF

FARMINGTON – Maine author Monica Wood will read excerpts from her award-winning memoir “When We Were the Kennedys” at 7:30 p.m. April 11 at the University of Maine at Farmington.

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Quilters to meet April 11 RUMFORD — Rumford Area Quilters will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Rumford United Methodist Church, Linnell Street. To take part in the fabric swap, bring approximately 30 6.5-inch squares of red, white or blue, or a combi...

Summer course registration begins at University College

MEXICO — Registration for university summer session courses at University College at Rumford/Mexico is open and ongoing. Start dates vary according to university, with most courses in the first session beginning in May and later sessions beginning in June and July. Courses in educati...

Mexico police log

MEXICO — The police department responded to 50 incidents over the last two weeks. Among them: