Stories about Peru

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Selectmen to accept applications for board opening

PERU — Longtime Selectman Laurieann Milligan has resigned, according to a letter read by Chairman Jim Pulsifer at Monday night's board meeting. Her term expires in 2015 and an election to replace her will be held in February. Milligan was the only member of the board to surviv...

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Dirigo Elementary School hosting Grandparents Day

PERU — Dirigo Elementary School will invite the grandparents of students to visit their classrooms from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday. Heather Gray, a literacy interventionist at the school, said Grandparents Day would include presenta...

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Quilters to meet Nov. 14 RUMFORD — RAQ (Rumford Area Quilters) will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Rumford United Methodist Church on Linnell Street. All area quilters welcome. An explanation on fabric terms will be given and English paper piecing wi...

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Chain-reaction accident injures Dixfield driver

MEXICO — A chain-reaction accident on River Road injured one driver Tuesday, interim police Chief Roy Hodsdon said. A 2009 GMC pickup truck driven by Paula Holman, 53, of Dixfield was stopped to turn left into The Big Apple gas station at around 11:49 a.m. and a 2001 GMC sport utilit...

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Rumford man pleads guilty in cocaine case

PARIS — A Rumford man accused of trafficking cocaine pleaded guilty in Oxford County Superior Court on Wednesday.  Edward E. Towers Jr., 48, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to traffic illegal drugs, a class C felony. He was given a two-year deferred disposition by the c...

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Peru voters approve revaluation referendum

PERU — Residents voted 158-142 Tuesday to allow the Board of Selectmen to take $40,000 from the revaluation reserve account and money from surplus to hire an independent appraiser in 2014, Town Clerk Vera Parent said. The referendum question asked residents whether or not they wished...

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Boil-water order lifted for Peru spring

PERU — Selectmen announced Monday that the latest tests on the public spring on Greenwoods Road show the water is safe to drink. A boil-water order issued several months ago has been lifted. The town made changes to the spring to eliminate infiltration of surface water. It will conti...

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Town of Peru searching for oldest resident

PERU — Town officials are looking for any resident born before 1922 in an effort to find the oldest resident, Town Clerk Vera Parent said Tuesday afternoon. That person would be the recipient of the Boston Post Cane. “The previous holder of the cane, Elizabeth Child, pas...

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Peru holds hearing on revaluation

PERU — Selectmen on Monday night met with the Planning Board for an hour, had their regular meeting and then held a public hearing. At the public hearing, there was little objection to the concept of a property revaluation of the town. However, there were considerable differences on ...

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Area students enroll at NESCom

BANGOR — The following are among the new students enrolled at the New England School of Communications for fall 2013. Joseph Austin of Casco, studying audio engineering in the Bachelor of Science in Communications Technology program. Cody Chiasson of P...