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River Valley area history

The River Valley Chamber of Commerce offers information on its website about its member towns which include Andover, Byron, Canton, Carthage, Dixfield, Hanover, Mexico, Peru, Roxbury, and Rumford. ANDOVER: The town was incorporated in 1804 as East Andover, Massachusetts. In 1820, when Main...

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For the family

Androscoggin Bank Colisée, 190 Birch St. Lewiston. FMI: 783-2009, www.thecolisee.com. Offers public skating for all ages, including special skate nights for teens. Auburn Municipal Beach, Lake Auburn Outlet, Route 4, Auburn. Auburn Parks & Recreation, FMI: 333-6600, www.auburnma...

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PHOTO: Bullrock is back in Dixfield

At a Welcome Bullrock party in Dixfield on Thursday, former Selectman Norine Clarke, center, shares the history of Bullrock, the town's 9-foot, 1,500-pound carved wooden moose mascot. It stands on a pedesta...

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For the family

The mountains, lakes, farms and fields of Western Maine serve as the perfect backdrop for numerous activities. Here is a partial list to help you plan some activities in the Oxford Hills, Rumford and Farmington areas. Waterfalls and picnics: Screw Auger Falls, Grafton Township: Nort...

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Housing

The U.S. population is aging * The latest statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau found that Maine and Vermont surpassed Florida and West Virginia as the states with the highest median age. * Maine has the highest median age in the country at 42.7. Vermont came in second with...