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    August 5, 2014

    MVHS football clinic

    Last week, the Mountain Valley High School football clinic took place from July 28-30 on Danny Garneau Field. There was a good turnout, giving new head football coach Steve LaPointe an opportunity to teach some fundamentals.

  • Published
    August 2, 2014

    Action from Andover Mowta Speedway

    The sixth annual lawnmower races provided a lot of excitement on Aug. 2 from the Andover Mowta Speedway during Andover Olde Home Days. After Steven Dyer (at left) won the 10-lap slow heat, 10 lawnmower racers took part in the 25-lap fast heat. Before that race was over, half the field had dropped out. Andrew […]

  • Published
    July 29, 2014

    Jeanette DeRoehn gives thanks

    Back on May 9, Matt, Sharon and their son, Kayne Burgess were traveling up Highland Terrace in Mexico when Kayne noticed something peculiar. As they passed 235 Highland Terrace, Kayne happened to notice a fallen Jeanette DeRoehn, who was a fair ways from the road and wearing black sweats and a black hoodie as well. […]

  • Published
    July 29, 2014

    Jr. golf program at Oakdale

    The jr. golf program is in its fourth season at the Oakdale Country Club, according to organizer Jeff Mayo. There are 34 youngsters, generally from grades 3-8 in the eight-week program. The jr. golf program will hold an end of year scramble with medals and a barbeque here on Aug. 12.

  • Published
    July 29, 2014

    The Wizard of Oz

    The Childrens Theater of the Rumford Public Library performed The Wizard of Oz last Thursday at the Mountain Valley Middle School. Directed by Zack Hodge and assisted by Mary Anne Fournier, the cast included Amara Aiken (Dorothy), Brayden Duguay (Scarecrow), Sean Gould (Tinman), Lily True (Lion), Ellie LeDuc (Glinda), Isabelle Picard (Wicked Witch), Jacob Sinclair […]

  • Published
    July 22, 2014

    Hit the Track for Black Mountain 5K run/walk

    RUMFORD — Last year, after learning that their favorite ski hill might close due to a funding crisis, three River Valley youth took matters into their own hands by working to organize a a 5K run/walk to raise money to save Black Mountain of Maine. Curtis Gauvin, 15, of Rumford, and sisters Avery Sevigny, 12, […]

  • Published
    May 30, 2014

    Women lured victim to Rumford before he was robbed, kidnapped

    RUMFORD — A local man sought by police for more than a week on suspicion of kidnapping, robbery and assault was arrested by Maine State Police in Gray on Wednesday. Randall J. Chapman, 37, of 48 Essex Ave. has been wanted since an incident May 19 when he fled over a guardrail toward the Androscoggin […]

  • Published
    May 13, 2014

    Poetry program launched at RPL

    RUMFORD — The Friends of the Rumford Library launched its new poetry program on April 24. A spirited group of 14 poetry lovers met in the Library’s public room to share their own work or the favorite works of others. Librarian Susan Marshall welcomed the group and read the first poem of the evening, Robert […]

  • Published
    April 16, 2014

    Flood photos on April 16

  • Published
    April 6, 2014

    Police still searching for Rumford slashing suspect

    RUMFORD/MEXICO — Police say they continued to search on Thursday for a Rumford man suspected of slashing a kidnapping victim’s face with a knife during a robbery on May 19. Police identified Randall Chapman, 37, as the assailant. When seeking help from the public to find him, police Chief Stacy Carter said Tuesday morning that […]

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