Stories about Rumford

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.

This week's agenda

Tuesday Bethel: Bethel Water District Board of Trustees, 7 p.m., Town Office Mexico: Mexico Sewer District Board of Trustees, 4:30 p.m., Town Hall Newry: Selectmen, 5 p.m., Town Office Paris: Oxford County Commis...

MVHS artist honored with Augusta exhibit

RUMFORD — Ross Gross, a sophomore at Mountain Valley High School, has a work of art on display at Cross Building, across from the Capitol, in Augusta as part of the Maine Youth Excellence in Art Exhibit. The picture hangs in Health and Human Services Room 209. The work, which is titl...

Recognition dinner for Rep. Briggs planned for June 19

DIXFIELD — The Oxford County Democrats have announced hosts for the Recognition Dinner for Rep. Sheryl Briggs to be held on Thursday, June 19, at the Dixfield Legion Hall. Hosts include Sheriff Wayne Gallant of Rumford, Sen. John and Claire Patrick of Rumford, Malcolm and Maureen Gil...

1999 world record shattered for two-man crosscut in debut Rumford lumberjacking contest

"Chop, Drop & Roll" lumberjacking athletes Heather Maciel, left, of West Tisbury, Mass., and Brenda Gingras of Dover, N.H., try to cut through a 14- by 14-square-inch block of white pine during the Two Women Crosscut contest at Black Mountain Ski Resort in Rumford.

The Rev. Wilfred DeRoche

Graveside services for the Rev. Wilfred DeRoche, of Carver, Mass., and formerly of Mexico, were conducted 9 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at St. John Cemetery, Rumford, with the Rev. Greg Dube officiating. Arrangements were under the care of the MEADER & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3 Franklin St., P.O. Box 5...

Briefly

Seniors plan trip to Cabbage Island PERU — Rumford Seniors at Peru are clarifying an error in their newsletter. There is no trip going to tall ships as stated. The group is planning a trip to Cabbage Island. The cost is $80, date to be announced. If interested...

Rumford Hospital seeks scholarship applications

RUMFORD — The Peg Blouin Nursing Scholarship was established in 2009 upon Blouin’s retirement from Rumford Hospital, after 42 years as a registered nurse. Having been a recipient of the Auxiliary Scholarship, which enabled her to earn her nursing degree, Blouin expressed a wish to giv...

West Paris author reading, signing first novel

RUMFORD — A Rumford writer will do a book reading and signing of her first novel, "Lonely Specks," at 7 p.m. Friday, June 20. Author Shellie Léger will hold the event at Gone Loco cafe at ...

Rumford selectman candidate requests recount

RUMFORD — James Windover, who lost a bid for selectman by 20 votes to incumbent Jeff Sterling on Tuesday, has filed for a ballot inspection and recount, Town Clerk Beth Bellegarde said. She said she is consulting with lawyers on the exact process. Windover received 551 votes a...