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Dempsey Center educator offering tips to prevent skin cancer

Maureen Higgins


New MVHS disk golf course is open to public

RUMFORD — The grounds around Mountain Valley High School have recently sprouted strange yellow objects with baskets and chains. To the uninitiated, the contraption is a disk golf “hole,” known as the target. Disk golf is an individual activity that combines golf and a Fri...



Welcome party for Bullrock DIXFIELD — A welcome party for the new Bullrock will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Dixfield Green, 55 Main St. There will be free cake and punch as well as a drawing for a free Bullrock T-shirt for those in att...


PHOTO: Rumford police get new drug drop-off box at station

Rather than wait for local drug take-back days, people who want to dispose of unwanted or expired prescription drugs can now drop them into a metal box inside the Rumford Municipal Building opposite the police station dispatcher's window. "This offers a flexibility to the community that we didn't...


Summer reading program begins July 1 at Rumford library

RUMFORD — Area young people are invited to “Dream Big- READ!” during the summer reading program at the Rumford Public Library. The program is open to children of all reading abilities, from preschool through age 14. Reading during the summer months helps children maintain...


Rumford, Mexico boards OK joint contract to buy ladder firetruck

RUMFORD — Rumford and Mexico selectmen unanimously approved a contract Thursday night to jointly purchase a ladder firetruck. Afterward, Rumford selectmen unanimously approved buying the 2008 Pierce Aerial truck from Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus Inc. of Union Grove, Ala., for $49... 1


Students of the Term at MVHS named

Mountain Valley High School Vice Principal Christopher Decker announced Students of the Term. From left are Nathan Billings, brother of Nicholas; freshman recipient Nicholas Billings; Christine Murphy, mother of Mariah Witas; sophomore recipient Mariah Witas; Carl Witas, father of Mariah; Deborah...


Rumford board extends Town Manager Carlo Puiia's contract a year

RUMFORD — Following a recent job performance review, selectmen unanimously voted to extend Town Manager Carlo Puiia's contract by a year. It was to expire in 2013. 3


Ladder truck purchase on Rumford board agenda

RUMFORD — Selectmen are expected to approve a joint purchase agreement for a 2008 ladder firetruck with Mexico at their meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in Rumford Falls Auditorium. Selectmen from both towns met April 12 in Mexico and


UMaine Cooperative Extension to host traditional bean hole bean supper July 4 to fight local hunger

RUMFORD — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Volunteers are sponsoring a traditional bean-hole bean supper at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, at the Rumford I... 1