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Lobster roll supper July 27 DIXFIELD — On Friday, July 27, The Dixfield Congregational Church will hold a lobster roll supper from 5 p.m. until sold out. The menu will be 100 percent lobster meat roll, potato salad, cole slaw, dessert and beverage for $8. Chil...

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Parish Thrift summer hours JAY — Parish Thrift Shop, Bartlett Memorial United Methodist Church, will hold summer hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. The shop offers lightly used clothes, household items, dishes, books, toys, baby clothes and some furniture. Par...

Maine Elks recognize youth contest winners

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Maine Elks Association recently honored several youths from across the state as part of their 83rd annual State Convention held at the Sugarloaf Ski Area. The first awards presented were for the Elks Americanism Essay Contest. This contest was open to fifth...

Groundwater, sand woes delay Prospect Avenue sewer line, manhole work

RUMFORD — By next week, the June 8 Prospect Avenue sewer failure problem should finally be fixed, according to Andy Russell, Public Works superintendent. That is, if ongoing efforts to extract water from the site this weekend finally work long enough to allow a crew to replace a brok... 2

Daughters of Isabella to celebrate 'Christmas in August'

RUMFORD — St. Timothy Circle 504, Daughters of Isabella, are invited to a "Christmas in August" celebration on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 49 Franklin St. There will be games and lots of prizes. The benefit lunch will consist of baked chicken, stuffed shells, garden salad, vegetables, baked ...

Saint Michael's gives College Book Awards

COLCHESTER, Vt. — The following local high school students were awarded the 2012 Saint Michael's College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience: Devon Autrey of Jay Abby Bellefleur of Auburn, a student at Edward Little High School Caleb Berry of L...

Trekking along the Androscoggin

RUMFORD — Forty years ago, the Androscoggin River was one of the most polluted waterways in the country. Today, it’s clean enough for kayaking. On Thursday, nine paddlers jumped into their canoes and kayaks for a 9-mile journey along the river from Hanover to just above ...

UMaine-Machias announces dean's list students

MACHIAS — The following local residents were among more than 300 students from the University of Maine at Machias who were named to the dean's list for the spring 2012 semester. Lisbon Falls: Brianna Woods. Livermore: Randall Berry, Darlene Rollins. Mechanic Falls: Bren...

Rumford board asked to consider bids for vehicles, used equipment

RUMFORD — Approvals will be sought on recommended bids for vehicles at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Board of Selectmen meeting in Rumford Falls Auditorium. These include a work site utility vehicle and used equipment re-bid, both for the Park and Recreation Department, and a half...

Rumford seeks public input on Comprehensive Plan

RUMFORD — The Rumford Comprehensive Plan Committee has scheduled a public opinion session for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 26, in Rumford Falls Auditorium. The committee is seeking a wide variety of opinions and viewpoints on what's special about Rumford, what should be retained, chang...