Stories about Peru

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...


Supper, dance at Snowshoe Club RUMFORD — A spaghetti and meatball supper and dance will take place Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Snowshoe Club, 227 Waldo St. The meal will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. The dance is from 7 to 11 p.m. Music will be provided by Noel &am...

Peru driver with with criminal speeding, eluding police

MEXICO – A Peru man was charged with speeding, after leading police on a chase down Roxbury Road into Byron on Saturday morning.


Relay for Life meet and greet RUMFORD — A Relay For Life meet and greet will be held in conference room A at the Rumford Hospital at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14. Attendees will meet the new income development leader, Lisa, and help form a new committee for the event. ...

Mexico man sentenced for stealing, forging Girl Scouts check

PARIS — A Mexico man was sentenced Friday to 90 days in Oxford County Jail on three separate theft cases, including forging a $200 check from the Girl Scouts of America. Nathan Arsenault, 31, pleaded guilty to three counts of theft and one count of forgery in Oxford County Super...

Boston Cane resident celebrates 100th birthday

MEXICO — Earl Murray of Richards Avenue celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends on Dec. 14 at the home of Ken and Jeannine Murray in Murray's Cove at Worthley Pond, Peru. Earle had cleared this land and built the camp in 1947. He continued to clear this property which w...

Conservation District seeks photos for annual report

OXFORD — The Oxford County Soil & Water Conservation District is looking a conservation photo to grace the cover of the 2013 Annual Report. The photo must fall under the category of conservation, but may be any one of the following: agriculture, forestry, or soil and water.

River Valley fire chiefs say federal insurance mandate doesn't apply to their departments

RUMFORD — Chiefs of local volunteer fire departments in the River Valley region said they were either unaware of the Affordable Care Act ambiguity that affects volunteer firefighters or not concerned with it. According to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as ...