Stories about Rumford

James E. Kelly

PORTLAND — James E. Kelly, 85, husband of the late Barbara Knauer died peacefully on Friday, Sept. 14. He was born June 23, 1927, in Rumford, the youngest son of Anna (Anderson) and William S. Kelly. Jim graduated from Stephens High School, Class of 1945 in Rumford. He was a sta...

Rumford, Mexico tax rates going up

RIVER VALLEY — Tax rates for Rumford and Mexico are going up by 1.75 and 2 mils, respectively. Town Manager Carlo Puiia said Rumford's 2012-13 tax rate has increased from 22.5 to 24.25. It had been 22.5 mils for the past two years. "So we had held the line. Unfortunately,...

Rumford hires utility firefighter

RUMFORD -- Selectmen unanimously approved a recommendation Thursday by Fire Chief Bob Chase to appoint former Farmington firefighter Scott Baxter as a utility firefighter. Chase said it would save the town $2,719 in overtime costs annually and provide a fourth man in the station when he's ...

Irmgard Hutchins

SOUTH PARIS — Irmgard Hutchins, 87, of Rumford, died Aug. 23, at Market Square Nursing Home. Irmgard was born May 2, 1925, in Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany, the only child of Frederick and Johanna Gotz. On Feb. 7, 1948, she married Earl Hutchins and journeyed to the United States.

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Lithuanian Picnic on Sept. 15 RUMFORD —  The Lithuanian Heritage Club will hold its annual Lithuanian Picnic from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Black Mountain of Maine. The day will include Lithuanian food made by club members, ra...

Dorothy C. Fraser

SCARBOROUGH — Dorothy C. Fraser, 87, died Monday, Sept. 10, nine months after being diagnosed with cancer. A lifelong resident of Rumford, Dot spent the last year making her home with family in Scarborough. She passed peacefully at home spending her final days with family and beloved friend...

PHOTO: Harvest time

Traffic on Route 2 atop Falls Hill in Rumford approaches or passes this fall display of pumpkins, cornstalks and a scarecrow on an old wagon parked at the Prospect Avenue intersection on Wednesday afternoon.

Rumford police to offer prescription drug take-back service Sept. 29

RUMFORD — From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, local police will set up at the police station to receive unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal. Rumford police are partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency in this nationwide initiative to proper...

Rumford Baptist Church to host evangelist, missionary

RUMFORD — Rumford Baptist Church will host two internationally famous people: evangelist, hunter and avid angler Morris Anderson and missionary to abused children and women

William E. 'Willie' Martin

RUMFORD — William E. “Willie” Martin, 87, of Waldo Street, Rumford, died Monday, Sept. 10, at the Rumford Hospital. He was born in Rumford, Jan. 18, 1925, the son of Fidele and Phoebe (Poirier) Martin, and had attended Rumford schools. During World War II, he serve...