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    January 11, 2019

    Cole named interim town manager in Rumford

    Scott Cole of Bethel has been named interim town manager in Rumford. He will serve the town from Jan. 14 to June 12, 2019.

  • Published
    January 10, 2019

    Cole named interim town manager in Rumford

    RUMFORD — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Wednesday to appoint Scott Cole of Bethel as interim town manager. “We interviewed several candidates and felt Cole was the best fit for the interim,” board Chairman Chris Brennick said  Selectman Peter Chase added: “This process is only for an interim. We will go ahead with the regular hiring […]

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    January 8, 2019

    Roxbury wind project seen as 'eyesore' for hikers

    Bob Iles of Bethel, a member of the Mahoosuc Land Trust, provided testimony during a Maine Department of Environmental Protection hearing Monday on a proposed wind project in Roxbury that he said would hinder views from popular Whitecap Mountain in Rumford. Looking on is Kevin Martin, presiding officer of the hearing for DEP, and Assistant […]

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    January 7, 2019

    Rumford board to discuss hiring town manager

    RUMFORD — The Board of Selectmen will meet Wednesday to “develop a plan to hire a town manager, long term,” according to Chairman Chris Brennick. The 5:30 p.m. workshop will take place in the conference room downstairs in the Municipal Building. The board voted 4-1 on Jan. 2 to fire Town Manager Linda-Jean Briggs, without cause, […]

  • Published
    January 5, 2019

    Mexico looking to convert streetlights to energy-efficient LEDs

    MEXICO — New streetlights could soon line Mexico roads in the coming months, replacing existing lamps with energy-efficient LED fixtures. Unlike other towns in Maine doing so, though, the Mexico Board of Selectmen is looking to go through Central Maine Power Co. for the conversion project in order to avoid maintenance responsibilities and costs. Town […]

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    January 5, 2019

    Workshop to plan for next Rumford town manager

    Seen here are Rumford Board Chairman Chris Brennick (left) and Acting Town Manager Stacy Carter. RUMFORD — The Board of Selectmen will meet Wednesday to “develop a plan to hire a town manager, longterm,” according to Chairman Chris Brennick. The 5:30 p.m. workshop will take place in the conference room, downstairs in the Municipal Building. […]

  • Published
    January 5, 2019

    DEP public hearing Monday on Roxbury Wind Project

    An aerial view of Mahoosuc Land Trust’s Rumford Whitecap Preserve. ROXBURY — Roxwind LLC has submitted a Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) permit application for the Roxwind Project, located in Roxbury on North Twin Mountain. The project would produce 15.2 Megawatts (MW) of power and includes access roads and overhead and underground collection lines. […]

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    January 4, 2019

    Public hearings set on Roxbury Wind Project

    ROXBURY — Roxwind LLC has submitted a permit application to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection for the Roxwind Project on North Twin Mountain. The project would produce 15.2 megawatts of power and include access roads and overhead and underground collection lines. Board of Selectmen Chairman John Sutton confirmed a public hearing on the project will […]

  • Published
    January 2, 2019

    Rumford selectmen fire town manager

    Linda-Jean Briggs (File photo) RUMFORD — The Board of Selectmen voted 4-1 Wednesday night to fire Town Manager Linda-Jean Briggs. The motion was made by Selectman Jim Windover to “terminate the town manager, without cause, in accordance with her contract.” That was seconded by Selectman Mark Belanger. Chairman Chris Brennick and John Pepin also voted to […]

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    January 1, 2019

    Recycling company collecting clothing, shoes from town waste stations

    Clothing bins at the Mexico transfer/recycling station, River Valley Crossing in front of Marden’s in Rumford and The Sudsury laundromat in Dixfield hold clothing to be recycled by a New Hampshire company. (Submitted photo) RUMFORD — Bins to collect clothing and shoes have been delivered to the Transfer Station as part of a New Hampshire […]

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