Stories about Peru

Peru spring contaminated; boil-water notice posted

PERU — The public spring on Greenwoods Road has been posted to alert people to boil the water because it is contaminated, town officials advised this week. The town put a sign at the spring after the state advised testing showed there was E. coli and coliform bacteria in the water, T...

Face Time: Arborist Matt Taylor — Felling trees for work and fun . . . chop-chop

Matt Taylor has been competing in woodcutting competitions since he was a student at the University of Maine. This year, he organized woodsmen's day events at the Oxford County Fair and competed there and at 18 other fairs from Martha's Vineyard to Presque Isle. Professionally, he's a first class...

T. Ferland: A recall ordinance

Voters in the town of Peru have the final say at the polls about the laws and rules that govern residents. I expect the officials people elect to carry out the laws and rules that are approved. I don't expect them to act against the best interests of the town as a whole. If residents find ...

Man accused of stealing $20,000 from Rumford store

PARIS — A Peru man accused of stealing $20,000 in cash from a Rumford convenience store was arrested Friday morning on burglary and theft charges. Anthony R. Scott, 30, of 590 Auburn Road, is being held on charges of burglary, theft and violation of bail condition. His bail is set at...

LeBlanc family reunion held

CASCO — The descendants of Jude and Alice LeBlanc held their annual family reunion on July 28 at Sebago State Park. There were 60 members in attendance from Rumford, Mexico, Peru, Bangor, Dixfield, South Casco, Naples, South Portland, Raymond, North Jay, Windham and Jay; Derry, Conco...

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'Celebration of Fall' at library HANOVER — The fourth annual Celebration of Fall will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Gardner Roberts Memorial Library. It will feature baskets, quilt and photo raffles. Also featured will be bake sales, b...

Hanmer — Holmquist

Justin and Sheena Holmquist MEXICO — The wedding of Sheena M. Hanmer and Justin S. Holmquist was held on June 16. Jim Hanmer, father of the bride, officiated at the ceremony. Andy Fuller was the violinist during the ceremony. Mrs. Holmquist is the daughter of Jim and Cy...

J. Mickeriz: Supports welfare reform

I appreciate current Rep. Sheryl Briggs' efforts in the State House. It is apparent by voting records that on more than one occasion she was willing to side with the majority on many bills. However, I was disappointed to see that she voted against LD1043, the state budget. That bill, whic...

Local residents attending Saint Joseph's College

STANDISH — The following students have enrolled at Saint Joseph's College of Maine beginning in the fall semester. Develan Abbott of West Paris, a student from Royal Academy, will major in history. Meghan Bradley of Fryeburg, a student from Fr...

M. Martin: They do a good job

I am sick of seeing the town of Peru make the front page of the local newspaper almost every week. I know that running a town is no easy job, and I also know that Kathy Hussey does know her job. It takes years of experience and knowledge to do her job, and she could not easily be replaced....