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Rumford police

The following arrests were logged by the Rumford Police Department: * Levi Rajaniemi, 23, Rumford, Oxford County Superior Court warrant charging failure to pay fines for operating under the influence, 8:33 p.m. June 18 on Lincoln Avenue. He was released on $300 cash bail. * Gerald P...

Rumford board accepts Wells Fargo offer, pending voter approval

RUMFORD — Selectmen unanimously voted Thursday night to allow a South Carolina man to buy a tax-acquired property on High Street, after he promised to renovate it and move his family into it, putting it back on the tax rolls. The board also voted to accept a Wells Fargo offer to dona...

Summer reading program begins June 29 at Rumford Library

RUMFORD — Area young people are invited to “Fizz, Boom, Read!” during the Summer Reading Program at the Rumford Public Library. The program is open to children of all reading abilities, from preschool through age 14. Reading during the summer months helps children maintai...

Babe the Blue Ox joins Paul Bunyan at Rumford Information Center

Tourists who've posed with and photographed Rumford's Paul Bunyan statue at the Information Center in Boivin Park can now find his companion, Babe the Blue Ox, there as well. Hoping to attract tourists into the downtown business area, selectmen in 2009 voted to take $6,500 from the town's economi...

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Summer reading for adults MEXICO — Summer Reading for Adults at the Mexico Public Library, for age 15 and over, will run from June 23 through Aug. 15. For every book that an adult reader reads, they are eligible to enter a weekly drawing for a fun gift. Simply...

Maine Audubon seeks volunteers to monitor roads

FALMOUTH — Maine Audubon seeks volunteers to survey roads in western Maine for signs of wildlife road crossings. Information collected by volunteers about where, when and how many animals cross our roads is the critical first step in identifying ways to reduce wildlife road mortality.

Father of injured 9-year-old disputes Rumford police report

RUMFORD — The father of a 9-year-old Rumford boy who suffered a fractured skull June 10 when the bicycle he was riding across Falmouth Street was struck by a pickup truc... 4

Rumford board expected to decide whether to extend town manager's contract

RUMFORD — Selectmen will have a full agenda when they meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19, in Rumford Falls Auditorium. There is also an executive session scheduled for a personnel matter that is likely about whether to extend Town Manager John Madigan's contract. At their org...

Three graduates awarded scholarships for outstanding character

RUMFORD — Nathan Fitzpatrick of Mountain Valley High School, Derek Talbot of Sanford High School and Zechariah Palmeter of Bangor Christian School were honored with scholarships from Mainely Character, an organization that awards scholarships based on character: integrity, courage, responsi...

Rumford selectmen candidates' recount to be held next week

RUMFORD — A ballot recount of the June 10 election for selectmen will be held next week, Deputy Town Clerk Beverly Thorne said Tuesday. James Windover asked for a ballot inspection and recount after incumbent Jeff Sterling won a three-year term with 571 votes to Windover's 551.