Stories about Rumford


Summer concerts at Mexico park MEXICO — Summer concerts at the Mexico Recreation Park will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday evenings through Sept. 1. Bring a picnic supper, bug spray, blanket, folding chair and a friend or two and join your friends, neighbors a...

Former Rumford selectman, Oxford County commissioner remembered

RUMFORD — Thursday morning was bittersweet on Penobscot Street at the Kennard family house for Carolyn Kennard and her daughter, Margery Kennard. The two women were reminiscing and preparing to go through several family photo albums. Specifically, they were looking for pictures of Fr...


Strawberry festival June 28 DIXFIELD — The Dixfield Congregational Church will hold their annual strawberry festival from 7:30 a.m. until noon Saturday, June 28. Breakfast will be offered from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. The menu will be a choice between: Belgian waffl...

Decker not a facilitator

RUMFORD — A story published on Page B2 of Wednesday's River Valley edition should not have identified Rumford Elementary School Principal Chris Decker as a facilitator of Thursday night's Community Forum. The information was incorrectly submitted to the Sun Journal.

Rumford couple opening gardens to benefit fitness trail, Hope Association

RUMFORD — Drawing on their fundraising success last year for Black Mountain Ski Resort, lawyer Tom Carey and his wife, Sally, will hold another Garden Tour for the public next month. This time the event will benefit the new downtown fitness trail that selectmen voiced their


Monthly poetry program June 26 RUMFORD — The monthly Poetry Program at the Rumford Public Library is set for Thursday, June 26, at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to the group, which shares a variety of poetry, serious and humorous, romantic and sad. Local poets rea...

Rumford board reschedules its July meetings

RUMFORD — Selectmen have rescheduled their July meetings, but will have one more meeting this month. The end-of-the-fiscal-year meeting to close the books will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 30, in Rumford Falls Auditorium. Regular selectmen meetings are held on the first a...

Rumford church pastor, RSU 10 principal to hold community forum on desperation

RUMFORD — Pastor Justin Thacker of Praise Assembly of God will hold a Community Forum from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 26, in Rumford Falls Auditorium. The theme is Desperation, Rumford selectmen Chairman Greg Buccina said at the board's June 19 meeting. Thacker "is looking to ...

Rumford recount reveals no change in selectman race winner

RUMFORD — Tuesday's recount of selectmen's race ballots for Jim Windover and incumbents Jeff Sterling and Jolene Lovejoy validated Sterling's June 10 win. The race was among six candidates for two seats, with Sterling and Mark Belanger getting the most votes for election to thre... 2

Rumford board grapples with General Assistance budget

RUMFORD — After learning that the town has been underfunding the General Assistance budget for the past five years by several thousand dollars, selectmen agreed to continue that trend. They unanimously approved a budget of $65,000, which is $28,406 less than the selectmen's initial p... 6