Stories about Rumford


Rumford selectmen to discuss library fire alarm bid, Lincoln Avenue extension

RUMFORD — The Board of Selectmen on Thursday will discuss a bid to upgrade the fire alarm system at the Rumford Public Library. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. March 20 in Rumford Falls Auditorium. Town Manager John Madigan said the bid met the specifications the library was look...


Police response rare in crisis hotline calls

When a person calls a crisis hotline, sometimes they only need to be heard. Sometimes family is encouraged to take them to the nearest emergency room and sometimes, depending on the situation — what's said, what's sensed — police are sent. It's a case-by-case call. "The ... 1


Suicidal woman shot by police remains in 'serious' condition

RUMFORD — A local woman who was shot twice by a police officer Tuesday evening remained in serious condition Wednesday, according to a spokesperson at the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.


Program to be on advance directives

RUMFORD — "Advance Directives: Let Your Loved Ones Know What You Want If You Can’t Tell Them" is the topic of a presentation set for Thursday, April 17, at Rumford Hospital. Registered nurse Lisa Caillier will discuss advance directives and explain their importance in directing...



Trail Blazers club meeting MEXICO — The Mexico Trail Blazers will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, downstairs at the Mexico Town Hall on Route 2. All are welcome. Anyone wanting to become a member to help support the club may do so at a ...


MVHS Academic Decathlon team increases medal count

RUMFORD — Each year students at Mountain Valley High School compete against their peers from across the state in the Maine Academic Decathlon. They take competitive tests in language and literature, art, music, science, economics, mathematics and history. Speeches and interviews are also pa...


Rumford police shoot, injure woman with knife

RUMFORD — A reportedly suicidal woman was shot twice by a Rumford police officer on Maine Avenue on Tuesday, police said. The woman called a crisis hotline in the afternoon, and police were sent to 77 Maine Ave. to look into it, Rumford police Chief Stacy Carter said. When police arr... 1



RAQ rescheduled to March 20 RUMFORD — The canceled March 13 Rumford Area Quilters meeting has been rescheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Rumford United Methodist Church, Linnell Street. Dirigo Elementary pre-K sign-up PERU &mdas...


Black Mountain Ski Resort expands second-floor seating area

RUMFORD — Black Mountain of Rumford is putting the finishing touches on its second-floor expansion after receiving a grant from the Allagash Brewing Company Funding Committee, marketing director Paige Carter said. Carter said Roger Arsenault, president of the Black Mountain Board of ...


Rumford-area woman accused of lying to police goes to trial

PARIS — The trial of a Rumford-area woman accused of making a false statement to police when she filed a formal complaint against a Dixfield police officer is expected to get underway on Tuesday morning. Nikki Libby, 35, faces one count of unsworn falsification, a Class D offense, in...