Stories about Rumford

Hearing set for revised General Assistance budget

RUMFORD — A public hearing to discuss the upcoming vote for the General Assistance budget is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today at the Rumford Falls Auditorium.

Verso CEO says NewPage acquisition still on track

PORTLAND — Verso Paper’s chief executive said his company’s bid to acquire NewPage, the country’s largest coated paper producer, is on track after taking steps to restructure the company’s debt. Verso owns mills in Jay and Bucksport that employ roughly 1,450 p...

Rumford Library to host owner of Lisbon Falls insect museum July 9

RUMFORD — The Rumford Library will host the owner of a Lisbon Falls insect museum on Wednesday, Librarian Susan Marshall said Monday afternoon.


UU reviving ringing tradition AUBURN — The First Universalist Church of Auburn will ring its bells at noon Friday, July 4, to revive a 50-year-old tradition started by President John F. Kennedy. Usher John Davison will perform this ritual on behalf of the church....


Stephens High Class of 1952 ROXBURY — The class of 1952 from Stephens High of Rumford will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 7, at the home of Angie and Reggie Arsenault at Roxbury Pond for their monthly luncheon. It will be potluck with folks bringing their fav...

'Mr. I the Science Guy' wows 60 children and parents at Rumford Public Library

Retired science teacher Ted "Bitsy" Ionta of Dixfield blasts flames of burning flour out of a metal canister with two lit candles inside simply by blowing into a tube during his "Mr. I the Science Guy" presentation on Wednesday afternoon for the Fizz, Boom, Read! Summer Reading Program at Rumford...

Mexico man going to court on drug trafficking charges

PARIS — A Mexico man is expected to appear in court next week to face multiple aggravated drug trafficking charges following a police investigation into the distribution of cocaine and oxycodone around Rumford.  Bryan Ernest Worthley Jr., 41, of Harlow Hill Road in Mexico pleade...

MVHS physics students launch rockets

Andrew Cote seems to wonder if the rocket will fly after lift off or just crash.

Rumford, Mexico agree to share town manager for another year

RUMFORD — Selectmen in Mexico and Rumford on Monday approved a new, one-year contract to share Town Manager John Madigan. The decision followed an executive session at the Rumford board's meeting, Executive Secretary Terri Palmer said Tuesday at the Town Office. Palmer said selectmen... 8

Rumford police log

RUMFORD — Unless otherwise noted, the following are to be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 5 in 11th District Court. Charges * Jessica Pare, 37, of Rumford, domestic violence assault, violating conditions of release, 7:20 a.m. June 28 on Washington Street. She was released on $1,00...