Stories about Rumford


Lest We Forget: exhibit by artists with disabilities

AUGUSTA — On Thursday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Hall of Flags in the State Capital Building will be the site of an exhibit by artists with disabilities from across the State of Maine. The Maine Association for Community Service Providers is organizing the fourth annual sp...


Long winter will affect Maine deer and ticks, but not bears

RUMFORD — A state wildlife biologist in Strong who monitors deer-wintering yards across Western Maine believes deer aren't going to fare well through this prolonged, brutal winter. "This winter is not good for deer," state biologist Chuck Hulsey said. "Deer are going to take a hit th... 2


Voices Of The Valley singing competition held

RUMFORD — Voices Of The Valley, a singing competition, took place March 8 at Mountain Valley High School. Elaine Michaud, a local singer and judge for the event, opened the show singing the National Anthem; she encouraged the audience to sing with her. The youths (ages 5-11) wowed th...



Mexico High School Class of 1969 MEXICO — Mexico High School Class of 1969 will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at the Far East. Classmates and guests welcome. For more information, call Donna at 562-8287. Mexico High School Class of 1959


Rumford official charged with distributing child porn

RUMFORD — A member of the town’s Finance Committee was charged Thursday with distributing child pornography. Jeremy Vashaw, 41, of Somerset Street was arrested at his home on a single charge of dissemination of sexually explicit material of persons under the age of 12. V...


New Rumford Girl Scout troop fights high winds, cold to sell cookies

RUMFORD — New Rumford Girl Scout Troop 676 just can't catch a break from the weather in its efforts to sell Girl Scout cookies this winter. A snowstorm and subfreezing temperatures have canceled two attempts since the troop formed in January, troop co-leader Jenn Dyke said Wednesday ...


Been that kind of a winter in Rumford

A nearly buried car parked at Hanson's Automotive on Wednesday gives testament to recent winter storms in Rumford.


Rumford conference to focus on active-shooter situations

RUMFORD — Dispatchers, first responders, educators and school administrators are encouraged to attend a conference focusing on preparing and protecting first responders in an active-shooter situation. The daylong conference, organized by the Oxford County Regional Communications...


Tonight's agenda

Franklin Jay: Special town meeting and selectmen's meeting, 5:30 p.m., Spruce Mountain High School library Livermore: Board of Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Oxford Hills Buckfield : Fire-Rescue Station Building Project Committee, 5 p.m., Municipal Center Paris:...


Fire destroys Rumford house built in the 1880s

RUMFORD — A home more than 100 years old was destroyed by fire late Thursday night, investigators said early Friday afternoon. No one was at Chuck Arsenault's home at 289 Isthmus Road when the fire erupted at 10:30 p.m., and there were no injuries, Rumford fire Chief Bob Chase said F...