Stories about Rumford

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

Nonprofit organizations awarded grants

BANGOR — Bangor Savings Bank Foundation will donate $100,000 to nonprofits across Maine as part of the annual Community Matters More program. During February, more than 86,000 Mainers voted for organizations they care about and 68 nonprofits will received grants in May. The Community...

Rumford auditor says town is in 'good financial shape'

RUMFORD — Selectmen have learned from town auditor Ron Smith that Rumford is doing well financially. Rumford uses about $1.2 million in tax revenue in the budget, but only needs about $150,000 of that, Smith said. "So that's the good news," he said. Concerns in 2013-14 ... 1

MVHS student aids start-up museum

RUMFORD — Mountain Valley High School provides a wide variety of technology classes from video production to pre-engineering. Those classes are designed to provide students with real life challenges to test their problem-solving skills. One such challenge involved mapping and designi...

MVHS art students offer virtual tour

RUMFORD — Each year Mountain Valley High School offers a night of the arts. Students display their art in various media, including quilts. Often a musical ensemble performs. But unfortunately over the years, the crowd has dwindled. Art teacher Steve McGinty came up with a different i...