Stories about Rumford

Police crack Rumford heroin ring, 3 arrested

RUMFORD — Authorities say they've cracked a heroin ring that delivered up to 4,700 bags of heroin per week to the River Valley. More than 450 doses were seized in drug operations in Bethel on Wednesday and in Rumford on Monday, said Tony Milligan, deputy supervisor and special agent ... 9

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Gymnastics camp starts July 15 RUMFORD — A gymnastics camp will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. the week of July 15 at the Greater Rumford Community Center. There will be one class for all ages, but split in two groups. The cost for 90 minutes each day is $35...

Richard L. 'Pa' Welch

AUBURN — Richard L. “Pa” Welch, 72, of Virgin Street, Rumford, passed away on Wednesday, July 11, at the Hospice House with his loving family at his side. He was born in Rumford, Sept. 7, 1939, a son of Robert A. and Christeen P. (Howard) Welch. Richard was educate...

Swift River welcomes new resident

RUMFORD — Dr. Cathy Krouse has joined the Rural Track Residency Program at Swift River Family Medicine. As do all Rural Track residents, she spent the first year of her residency in the Central Maine Medical Center Family Residency Program and now will serve two more years in Rumford.

Rumford-area dealers moved substantial quantities of heroin, police say

RUMFORD — Dismantling an opioid drug ring in the River Valley could lead to serious withdrawal issues for users, police said Thursday. "This is a linked group and this is a substantial quantity of heroin," said Tony Milligan, a deputy supervisor and special agent with the Maine Drug ... 3

Meet your food: Young farmers hope to help feed community in Rumford

RUMFORD — When the economy collapsed and the Great Recession washed over Maine,  two former city slickers decided to make a career change. Jennifer Czifrik and Colin Smorawski moved to Rumford and became farmers. Spurred by their love of horticulture and a bleak economy, ...

Rumford man pleads guilty to aggravated assault

PARIS — A Rumford man pleaded guilty to a violent assault Tuesday in Oxford County Superior Court John P. Messier, 41, entered a guilty plea to one count of Class B aggravated assault. Police say he beat a woman, knocking out two teeth and kicking her in the ribs when she was on the ...

Rumford man pleads to drug trafficking charges

PARIS — A Rumford man pleaded guilty to three drug trafficking charges Tuesday, including a May 1 charge for which he hadn't yet been indicted. Jeffrey M. Hill, 23, of 201 Waldo St., Apt. 11, pleaded guilty to two charges of selling crack cocaine last year in Rumford and Mexico. Thos...

Roxbury ATV Club donates to Rumford Community Home

The Roxbury ATV Club recently donated $609 to the Rumford Community Home Activity Department. The money represents the proceeds of the club's annual ride in memory of Lee Hodgkins. The money raised always goes to local not-for-profit organizations. Gibby Hodgkins, Lee's father, recommended that t...

Mountain Valley High School honor roll

RUMFORD — Mountain Valley High School has announced the final honor roll for the 2011-12 school year. Grade 12 High honors: Ayla Beth Allen, Heather Arsenault, Katie Billings, Chelsea Bordeau, Paige Burgess, Kaitlyn Cote, Cassandra Dyke, Kyle Gauvin, Mercedes ...