Stories about Rumford

Rumford Historical Society holds election

The Rumford Historical Society President, Jane Peterson, hands over the gavel to Randall Smith, the new president for 2014-15. Smith is the co-owner of the Ink Plaza, Congress Street, Rumford. Other officers and directors elected for the coming year at the Annual Meeting of the members are: David...

Rumford board takes no action on economic development matter

RUMFORD — Selectmen took no action following a two-hour executive session Thursday afternoon on an economic development matter, Town Manager John Madigan said. "We just listened and adjourned," he said. The special meeting was held in the Conference Room of th...

Girl Scouts to offer 'Babysitting 101' program

RUMFORD — Girl Scouts is offering a “Babysitting 101” training program for all area girls in grades 5-9 in the River Valley area. This is an excellent training program for any girls who are interested in becoming babysitters in the future or to enhance existing babysitting skill...

River Valley residents in shock over deaths, injuries in Brewer accident

MEXICO — River Valley residents reacted with shock and disbelief Wednesday morning to the deaths of a Rumford couple and the serious injuries of a Mexico couple in a head-on collision in Brewer on Tuesday. Police said Joseph Richard, 76, of Mexico, was traveling west on Route 9 when ...

Black Mountain plans fundraisers

RUMFORD — Black Mountain Ski Resort on Wednesday announced several fundraisers this summer. Hit the Track for Black 5K is scheduled for 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at Hosmer Field. The race was started by Curtis Gauvin and Avery and Riley Sevigny of Rumford to raise money for Black Mounta...

Rumford bridge over Androscoggin River inspected

Traffic on Route 108 was limited to one lane on Wednesday while a Maine Department of Transportation crew conducted its annual bridge safety inspection of the Morse Bridge over the Androscoggin River in Rumford, Norman Haggan, MDOT regional manager in Dixfield, said. The crew was using a crane fr...

Rumford police log

RUMFORD — The following arrests were logged by the Police Department: Charges * Chloe L. Brown, 18, Rumford, domestic assault, 2:37 p.m. July 14 on Whippoorwill Road. She was released on $800 unsecured bail and will be arraigned on Sept. 2 in 11th District Court. * Scot...

Rumford board schedules special meeting

RUMFORD — The Board of Selectmen will hold a special meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 17, in the Conference Room of the Municipal Building. The only agenda item is an executive session for an economic development matter.

Legion Post 24 plans annual golf tournament

MEXICO — Rumford American Legion Post 24 will hold their fourth annual golf tournament on Sunday, July 27, at the Oakdale Country Club. The event will begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start four person scramble. There will be a possibility of two $5,000 hole-in-one prizes on the fourth...

Briefly

Vendor fair benefits Canton man AUBURN — A benefit Sweet Summertime Vendor/Craft Fair and Raffle will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Norway Savings Bank Arena, behind Shaw's Supermarket. More crafters and vendors are welcomed. Contact Step...