Stories about Rumford

Rocco ‘Rocky’ John Salatino

RUMFORD — A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate the life of Rocco “Rocky” John Salatino, of Rumford, was conducted at noon on Friday, June 6, at Parish of the Holy Savior, St. Athanasius-St. John Church in Rumford, with the Rev. Greg Dube as celebrant. Organist was Nich...

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Service topic, 'Make Lemonade' PARIS — The June 8 worship service at the First Universalist Church on Pine Street will be led by Renee Wales. The title of the 10 a.m. sermon is "Make Lemonade." Music is under the direction of Donna Hurd and Sunday School is un...

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Daughters of Isabella meeting RUMFORD — St. Timothy Circle, Daughters of Isabella, will meet at 6 pm. Tuesday, June 10, at the Holy Savior Church Hall. Chairpersons are Lorraine Barre and Simone Rafuse. Also on the committee are Viola Worcester, Marie Coffin, ...

House of Peace to hold fundraising event at school

RUMFORD — The House of Peace is planning a fundraising event at 6 p.m. Friday, June 13, at Mountain Valley Middle School. There will be entertainment, raffles and fun. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for under 12. The House of Peace was started by a personal survivor of abuse in...

School principal: the Road to Becoming a Failing School

RUMFORD — Mountain Valley High School Principal Matt Gilbert addressed the staff the day before the state's school report card hit the newspapers. He provided small servings of ice cream as teachers entered the library. Gilbert said, “I hope with everyone eating ice cream, no o...

Wells Fargo offers building, demolition money to Rumford

RUMFORD — Selectmen learned Thursday night that Wells Fargo foreclosed on a building at 127 Washington St. and wanted to give it to Rumford, along with money to demolish it. Town Manager John Madigan brought the matter up during his report and sought direction from the board on what ...

River Valley-area police and Special Olympics Maine athletes do Rumford Torch Run

Thursday morning's Special Olympics Maine Law Enforcement Torch Run participants in Rumford were, from left, Mexico Police Department Explorers Timothy Haas, Jeffery Burt, Alyssa Hemingway, Brittany Gaudet and Tim Fitzgerald; Rumford police officer Matthew Desroches; Rumford police Sgt. Douglas M...

Rumford board to revisit Public Works' proposed projects

RUMFORD — Selectmen will revisit a couple of Public Works project proposals at their meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 5, in Rumford Falls Auditorium. The first, under old business, is Superintendent Andy Russell's attempt to seek bids to reline a sewer main with cure-in-place fibergl...

Holy Savior School students to take part in Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens pilot program

RUMFORD — Middle school students (grades six to eight) at Holy Savior School will explore biodiversity, conservation and Maine’s indelible impact on Theodore Roosevelt as part of the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ Lunder New Naturalist pilot program next fall. The Lunde...

Rumford police log

RUMFORD — The following are to be arraigned on July 8 in 11th District Court, unless stated otherwise. * Charles Gannon, 21, Rumford, Skowhegan District Court warrant charging unpaid fine, 1:32 p.m. June 3 on Franklin Street. He was released on $30 bail and will have to attend a hear...