Stories about Rumford

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...

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 ...

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...

'The Snake Man' visits Rumford Public Library

RUMFORD — It isn’t always easy being The Snake Man. Sometimes, nervous snakes will poop on you. Dealing with snake waste is all part of the job for Rob “The Snake Man” White, a Mexico snake enthusiast who has staged snake shows at River Valley schools and libraries ...

Marines hike Appalachian Trail for wounded vets

Mark Silvers and Sean Gobin, former captains in the Marine Corps, are hiking the Appalachian Trail to increase awareness and raise donations for wounded veterans. As of July 15, they were at Grafton Notch, with 1,917 miles behind them and 267.2 miles to go to Mt. Katahdin. While stopped in M...

Rumford Hospital to host advance directives workshops July 30, Oct. 11

RUMFORD — Rumford Hospital and its physician practices will sponsor workshops on living wills or advance directives at 2 p.m. Monday, July 30, and Thursday, Oct. 11. Both workshops will be held in Conference Room A on the ground floor of the hospital. Light refreshments will be serve...

Rumford police arrests

Unless otherwise noted, the following will be arraigned Sept. 4 in Rumford District Court: * Benjamin Matthews, 23, Rumford, domestic violence assault, 7:58 a.m. July 17 on Somerset Street. He was released on $800 unsecured bail. * Rick Powell, 35, domestic violence terrorizing and ...