Stories about Peru

Peru taxpayers respond to tax notices, clerk says

PERU — Town Clerk Vera Parent told selectmen Monday night that she received responses from 10 delinquent property taxpayers who made arrangements to keep their property from being taken and sold for unpaid taxes. A total of 15 letters were sent to property owners, she said. One lette...

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Red Hat Mommas to meet March 24 MEXICO — The Red Hat Mommas of Western Maine will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 24, at the United Methodist Church. Spaghetti and meatballs will be served. Cost is $10, to be paid by Monday, March 17, to Isabel. ...

Friends of Peru Elementary School hosting pancake breakfast

PERU — The Friends of Peru Elementary School will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 23, at the former Peru Elementary School. Nick Waugh, chairman of Friends of Peru Elementary School, said Thursday afternoon it will mark the second consecut...

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Mexico High School Class of 1948 MEXICO — Mexico High School Class of 1948 will meet at the Far East at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, weather permitting. Classmates and guests are invited. For more information, call Helen 364-2717. Neighborly ...

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Locals share concerns about replacing Mexico-Peru bridge

MEXICO — There is much concern about what the future will bring with the eventual replacement of the bridge over the Androscoggin River between Mexico and Peru. Approximately 40 people gathered in the Calvin Lyons Meeting Room on March 3 to share those concerns in an hourlong session...

Peru resident, Rumford Performing Arts Committee organizing Camp Sunshine benefit concert

RUMFORD — A Peru resident, with the help of the Rumford Performing Arts Committee, will be hosting a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Rumford Falls Auditorium to support Camp Sunshine in Casco. Andy St. Pierre said that he came up with the idea after participating...

'Heroes' read to Dirigo Elementary School students

PERU — More than a dozen "heroes" read to Dirigo Elementary School students Friday morning stories about people doing heroic acts and good deeds. The Read Across America Day program included a video of Derrick Gilbert, an electronics technician with the U.S. Navy, who read from aboar...

Dirigo Elementary School turning to 'heroes' to lead Read Across America event

PERU — Dirigo Elementary School will celebrate Read Across America Day on Friday by inviting “heroes” to read to students, teacher Bethany Poulin said. She said there will be “all kinds of heroes there,” including “troops, firemen, teachers and a local h...

Peru tasks attorney with getting Recreation Committee's accounting

PERU –  Selectmen Chairman Jim Pulsifer announced Monday night that the effort to obtain financial records from the Recreation Committee treasurer has been turned over to the town attorney. The announcement followed an executive session of the board with their attorney. T...

Peru man arraigned on terrorizing, threatening charges

PARIS — A Peru man involved in an early-morning standoff with police was charged with two misdemeanor offenses during an appearance in South Paris court Monday. Corey Taylor, 40, is charged with criminal threatening and terrorizing, class D crimes. Both carry a sentence of 364 d...