Rumford officials offer tax payment plan

RUMFORD — Town officials are offering an interest-free monthly tax payment plan.

The Tax Club program allows residential property owners to pay their real estate property taxes over the course of the year. A payment book will be issued by the tax collector once an application has been completed. The club divides a property owner’s tax bill evenly over an eight month period beginning Oct. 15 and ending May 15.

The club was approved at the annual town meeting June 4.

Those interested in the program may obtain an application online at or in person at the Rumford Tax Office. Applications must be received before Sept. 30. Information about the Tax Club Program is available online at, or calling the tax collector’s office at 207-364-4576, ext. 216.

Maine Woodcarver’s Association competition

POLAND — The Maine Woodcarver’s Association will present the 2018 Woodcarving Show and Competition from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Poland Town Hall, 1231 Maine St.

Admission will be free. The event is open to the public.

Observatory to see meteor shower

PARIS — Twitchell Observatory will have its monthly Open Observatory Night from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, on Hooper Ledge Road.

This month, sky watchers may see the Perseid Meteor Shower along with four planets, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and possibly Venus. 

In case of cloudy skies, the rain dates are Saturday, Aug. 11, or Monday, Aug. 13. Those attending should confirm the date on Friday, Aug. 10, the observatory’s website,, or by visiting its Facebook page,, or by calling or texting 207-890-5207.

Participants should bring a reclining lawn chair or blanket. 

Church to show movie

OXFORD — Hosanna Church will show “I Can Only Imagine” at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at 109 Schoolhouse Road.

This is a true story of redeeming love after hardship for Mercy Me lead singer Bart Millard. There is no charge for admission.

Popcorn will be available for free. Participants may bring a non-alcoholic drink. 

News anchor at Whitman Library

BRYANT POND — Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson will be the guest speaker at the Whitman Memorial Library at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Carlson has been doing some summer broadcasting from his booth in the library basement. The program is open to the public at no charge.

Ice cream will be for sale.

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