Stories about Peru

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 ...

Household Hazardous Waste collection is June 7

MEXICO — The River Valley area will hold their annual Household Hazardous Waste collection event from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 7. All those household chemicals that have been sitting under kitchen sinks or in basements and garages for many years can be brought to the event at t...

Peru board OKs road rally schedule for July

PERU — The Board of Selectmen on Monday approved the schedule for the New England Forest Rally on July 18. One of the dozen or so legs of the rally is run on the six-mile gravel section of Dickvale Road in Peru. The road will be closed for the event. According to organizer Mar... 1

Dirigo students rewarded for positive behavior

PERU — Hundreds of students at Dirigo Elementary School were rewarded for their good behavior with a day of arts and crafts Friday. The 320 students in grades kindergarten through five participated in 20 activities, learning from and working with teachers and several community m...

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...