Stories about Peru


Well Done: Local students honored for achievements

BOSTON — Brittany Martin, daughter of Jeanne and Dan Martin of Lewiston, has been named to the dean’s list with distinction with a 4.0 GPA for the fall 2013 semester at Boston University. A 2011 graduate of Lewiston High School, Martin is majoring in ...


Peru honors Harriet Sicotte with Boston Post Cane

PERU — Longtime resident Harriet Sicotte, 92, was presented the Boston Post Cane at a reception in Town Office on Monday evening. She is the town's oldest resident and has lived here since 1961. A plaque to commemorate the event was presented, and her name was added to the tow...


Maine DOT holding public meeting to discuss Toll Bridge

MEXICO — The Maine Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Town Office to discuss replacement of the Toll Bridge, Wayne Frankhauser of the MDOT Bridge Program said. Frankhauser said the 1930 bridge is showing its age and the MDOT received fund...


Board of Selectmen to present Boston Post Cane to oldest resident Monday

PERU — The Board of Selectmen will be presenting the town's oldest resident with the Boston Post Cane at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, prior to the regularly scheduled 6 p.m. selectmen's meeting, according to town clerk Vera Parent. Parent said that she is not releasing the name of the res...



MVHS bottle drive for Project Grad RUMFORD — Members of the Mountain Valley High School Class of 2014 are collecting bottles for Project Graduation. Anyone wishing to donate bottles may drop them off at the Waldo Street Bottle Depot and tell them that they are...


Peru issues policy on use of town sand

PERU — A policy on residents' use of town sand was approved by the Board of Selectmen on Monday night. As a courtesy, the town provides sand to residents during the winter. The limit is two five-gallon buckets per storm. Commercial use of town sand is prohibited. The sand is a...


Region 9 to host financial aid night Jan. 22

MEXICO — High school counselors and the Financial Authority of Maine will hold a Financial Aid night at Region 9 at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22. This event will offer advice and help college bound students complete the Free Application for Student Aid. The FAFSA is the form used by col...


One dead in Peru crash on Route 108

PERU — A local woman was killed Friday morning when her station wagon and a logging truck collided on Route 108. Jane Jacques, 37, of Peru was pronounced dead at the scene, Deputy Josh Wyman of the Oxford County Sheriff's Office said. Police received a report of the accident i... 2


Towns clamp down on free access to sand

LEWISTON — There’s been a rush on sand stockpiles at municipal public works departments, and some towns are clamping down on the amount residents can take per visit. Some towns are talking about installing surveillance cameras and prosecuting people who take more than allowed.


Peru seeks legal advice on rec department funds

PERU — A certified letter sent to the former chairman of the Recreation Committee seeking an accounting of Recreation Department funds has been returned undelivered. On Monday, selectmen Chairman Jim Pulsifer said he will contact the town's attorney to determine what legal recourse t...