Stories about Peru

Peru warrant gets public hearing

PERU — Four selectmen and other town officials were among the 27 residents at Tuesday night's hearing on the annual town meeting warrant. There was little discussion on the 29 articles, but a question was raised on whether the Finance Committee had an opinion on some articles that do...

RSU 10 to work to improve student instruction, test results

DIXFIELD — RSU 10 Superintendent Craig King said he was disappointed in the state's latest report cards for 10 schools in the district. Six received F's, one received a D and three received C's. He agreed that the schools must be accountable for the quality of education provid...

Area schools awarded USDA distance learning, telemedicine grants

BANGOR — USDA Rural Development State Director Virginia Manuel has announced that Western Foothills Regional School Unit 10 in Dixfield has been selected to receive a Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant in the amount of $498,907 and Maine School Administrative District 61 in Bridgton h...

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Red Hat Mommas meet for tea May 29 MEXICO — The Red Hat Mommas of Western Maine will meet for tea at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at the Green Church. Louise Horne will host a vintage wedding show. Cost is $10. If you plan to attend, let Isabel know ...

Peru residents reminded of hearings

PERU — At Monday night's selectmen meeting, residents were reminded of public hearings on the town warrant and the school budget next week. Town Clerk Vera Parent said a hearing on the warrant is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, in the old Peru Elementary School. There are 29 articles...

Tonight's agenda

Franklin New Vineyard: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Oxford Hills Casco: Open Space Commission, 6:30 p.m., Casco Community Center Newry: Public informational meeting to discuss school funding formula, 7 p.m., Grange Hall Paris: Paris Utility District Board of T...

Students, historical societies teaming up for 'scanning party'

PERU — The Friends of Peru Elementary School will host a “scanning party” for River Valley historical societies at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, at the old school, Chairman Nick Waugh said. The purpose is to electronically scan old photographs, letters and artifacts for addit...

Peru has absentee ballots ready for June

PERU — Town Clerk Vera Parent informed selectmen Monday night that absentee ballots for the June 10 state primary, annual town warrant and annual election of town officials are available at the Town Office. There are 29 warrant articles to be decided and two selectmen to be elected, ...

Today's agenda

Franklin JAY: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Oxford Hills BETHEL: SAD 44 Board of Directors, 6:30 p.m., Telstar Middle-High School BETHEL: Selectmen, 7 p.m., Town Office SUMNER: Fire Department Auxiliary, 6 p.m., Town Office River Valley DIXFIELD: ...

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Mother's Day service, brunch RUMFORD — A Mother's Day service and brunch will be held Sunday, May 11, at the Rumford Lodge of Elks 862, River Street. The service will take place at 11 a.m. with a brunch to follow. All moms will eat free with a donation ...