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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...

UMFK nursing students honored

FORT KENT — Thirty-Two current University of Maine at Fort Kent nursing students were inducted into the Nursing Honor Society and 38 UMFK nursing students were honored at the Nurse Pinning Ceremony held on May 9 in the Fox Auditorium. The following local students were inducted into t...

Peru board hears about road work, wasps and holiday pay

PERU — Road work, wasp nests and holiday pay were topics for discussion at Monday night's selectmen meeting. Road Commissioner Joe Roach said a 1,000-foot section of Gammon Road will be paved this summer. His crew has dug test pits, removed boulders and ledge and done other work on t...

Peru board says garage owner loses court appeal

PERU — Selectmen announced at their meeting Monday night that a court has denied the appeal of Donald Paradis, who they say violated a town building permit by constructing a two-car garage larger than allowed and making a residence on the second story. Active-Retired Justice Robert C...

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Seniors plan trip to Cabbage Island PERU — Rumford Seniors at Peru are clarifying an error in their newsletter. There is no trip going to tall ships as stated. The group is planning a trip to Cabbage Island. The cost is $80, date to be announced. If interested...

Peru elects Merrill, Henderson to board

PERU — Voters re-elected Selectman Lee Merrill with 274 votes Tuesday and chose  Wendy Henderson for a vacant seat on the board with 210 votes. Former selectman Tim Holland was defeated with 193 votes. Fire Chief Bill Hussey was re-elected with 371 votes, Road Commissione...

Peru accepts bid for blasting ledge

PERU — Selectmen on Monday evening accepted a $4,000 bid from Maine Drilling and Blasting in Gardiner to remove ledge that interferes with plowing Gammon Road. The blasting will also allow town workers to improve drainage there. Brenda Swan, director of the Peru Food Bank, received p...

Tonight's agenda

Franklin Jay: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Oxford Hills Sumner: Fire Department Auxiliary, 6 p.m., Town Office River Valley Dixfield: RSU 10 retiring teacher reception, 5 p.m., Dirigo High School Dixfield:...

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Yard, plant sale June 7 RUMFORD — The Rumford Historical Society will hold its annual yard sale and plant sale on the grounds of the Lufkin School Museum in Rumford Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7. Rain date is June 14, but plant sale will be held rain ...