Stories about Rumford

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Future parking lot

An excavation crew hired by Richard Carrier Trucking Inc. of Skowhegan sifts and removes dirt and glacial till from the site of the old Rumford Drive-In beside Route 2 on Wednesday. A Richard Carrier employee in Skowhegan said the dirt and gravel are being hauled to Carrier's chip plant in Shelbu...

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Black Mountain, Chisholm Ski Club holding Adopt a Tree program

RUMFORD — In celebration of Black Mountain of Maine's 50th anniversary, the Chisholm Ski Club and Black Mountain of Maine have launched an Adopt a Tree program with a goal to plant evergreen trees and vegetation to enhance the appearance of the entire area. For 50 years, Black Mount...

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Exchange Street gets sidewalk work

Rumford Public Works crewman Doug Kane, right, of Roxbury, watches fellow crewman Bob Bradley lift chunks of the Exchange Street sidewalk into the dump truck Kane moved into place during work on Tuesday morning. Crewmen have removed bad sections of the sidewalk to replace it with new concrete thi...

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State proposes new rules for Maine Snowmobile Program grants

The full copy of proposed Snowmobile Division rules for capital equipment and municipal/county grants may be found at http://www.maine.gov/doc/parks/programs/snowmobile/news.html. Written comments may be submitted t...

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Rumford police log

* Diamond Coke, 18, Rumford, domestic violence assault, 1:14 a.m. July 22 on Pine Street. She was released on $1,000 unsecured bail and will be arraigned on Sept. 6 in Rumford District Court.

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Rumford recognizes employees, Citizen of the Year 2011

RUMFORD — Selectmen presented awards Thursday night to people who had served Rumford for several years. Those recognized by the board and Town Manager Carlo Puiia were retirees Ed Ferland of the Highway Department, police Sgt. David Bean, and volunteer fire call-force members Louie G... 1

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Rumford to remove 40-plus streetlights to save $6,000

RUMFORD — Due to budget constraints, more than 40 streetlights across town will be removed to save roughly $6,000 annually, Town Manager Carlo Puiia told selectmen and the public on Thursday night. However, should residents not want them removed, they have the option to contract with... 4

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PHOTO Rumford car show

Natasha Tillberg and her 3-year-old daughter, Angel Tillberg, both of Rumford, check out a 1935 black Ford coupe owned by Kenny Duguay of Rumford at the Rumford Eagles' fourth annual Classic Car, Antique Car, Hot Rod, Muscle Cars and Motorcycle Display on Saturday. The show and live music was f...

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Rumford Police - Arrests

* Ashley Brown, 22, Rumford, domestic violence assault, 5:10 a.m. July 20 on Waldo Street. She was freed on $500 unsecured bail and will be arraigned on Sept. 6 in Rumford District Court.

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Board OKs yet another 180-day moratorium on wind projects

RUMFORD — By a 5-0 vote, selectmen agreed Thursday night to extend the current moratorium on wind power projects another 180 days. The current moratorium expires on Monday, July 25, after which the new one will begin. Getting to that decision, however, took a lot of off-topic ... 1