Stories about Rumford


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...


Buckfield school withdrawal hearing rescheduled for April

BUCKFIELD — A public hearing on the town's possible withdrawal from RSU 10 has been rescheduled for April 16, after a winter storm canceled an earlier one. Members of the Withdrawal Committee voted Wednesday to hold the hearing at 6 p.m., before its regularly scheduled meeting, ...


Friends, neighbors of injured Rumford woman remember day of shooting

RUMFORD — Richard Korhonen was taking his dog for a walk Tuesday afternoon when he saw a Rumford police officer standing outside the apartment of Jessica Byrn-Francisco. 3


Building burns in Rumford

RUMFORD — A building reportedly was burning late Thursday on Isthmus Road. Several towns' fire departments reportedly were sent to the scene. The fire reportedly was at 289 Isthmus Road, which is a little more than a mile from the intersection with Route 120. It is near Redhi ...


Selectmen approve new fire alarm system for Rumford library

RUMFORD – The Board of Selectmen unanimously voted Thursday evening to accept a $5,377 bid from ER Field Fire Safety Systems and Supplies to install a fire alarm system at the Rumford Public Library.