Sign In:


Latest
  • Published
    December 31, 2018

    Rumford K-9 team certified and ready to go

    Niko the police dog and his handler, Rumford officer Brad Gallant, are a Maine certified K-9 team in narcotics detection.

  • Published
    December 31, 2018

    Police officer rescues woman, 72, from Dixfield house fire

    Dixfield Police Sgt. Ronald Wood rescued a 72-year-old woman from a house fire Wednesday night at 41 Holt Hill Road, according to Chief Scott Dennett of the Dixfield Fire Department.

  • Published
    December 31, 2018

    Carthage family gets surprise Christmas after home burns

    A couple and their three children who lost their home in a fire last week were greeted Christmas Eve with truckloads of gifts and nearly $1,000 in cash donated by people in the area.

  • Published
    December 28, 2018

    Carthage family gets surprise Christmas after home burns

    CARTHAGE — A couple and their three children who lost their home in a fire last week were greeted Christmas Eve with truckloads of gifts and nearly $1,000 in cash donated by people in the area. Chelsea Austin and Justin Jackson of Carthage, and their young children have been living with Jackson’s parents next door since […]

  • Published
    December 27, 2018

    Police officer rescues woman, 72, from Dixfield house fire

    DIXFIELD — As fire crews hurried to a house fire at 41 Holt Hill Road on Wednesday evening, the concern was about the property owner being able to get out, according to Dixfield Fire Chief Scott Dennett. For that reason, the State Fire Marshal’s Office was contacted, he said. Dennett said firefighters later learned Dixfield Police […]

  • Published
    December 26, 2018

    Rumford K-9 team certified and ready to go

    RUMFORD — Niko the K-9 is trained and hitting the streets. The affectionate black Labrador and his handler, officer Brad Gallant, completed training as a team Dec. 14 in a program run by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. “We’re a Maine certified K-9 team in narcotics detection,” Gallant said. After training for 320 hours in narcotics […]

  • Published
    December 20, 2018

    Solid waste budget remains unchanged for 2019

    Members of the Northern Oxford Regional Solid Waste Board and waste station manager Eric Schmersal meet Tuesday at Rumford Town Hall. From left are board member Reggie Arsenault, Schmersal, board Chairwoman Patty Duguay and Administrator John Madigan. (Rumford Falls Times photo by Bruce Farrin) RUMFORD — Good news for 2019: the solid waste budget will not increase. […]

  • Published
    December 19, 2018

    Police chief to serve as Rumford's acting town manager

    RUMFORD — The Board of Selectmen voted 4-0 on Monday to appoint Police Chief Stacy Carter as acting town manager, taking over for Linda-Jean Briggs, who was suspended with pay Friday. Carter, who has served as interim town manager before, began his new duties Tuesday. He said the appointment is “with the understanding that this is […]

  • Published
    December 17, 2018

    Rumford man paying it forward for Christmas

    RUMFORD — The man who has been paying it forward for the past five holiday seasons received two unexpected donations Saturday. Gary Dolloff of Rumford was coaching the Mountain Valley High School wrestling team at the Franklin Savings Bank Invitational when his nephew Tucker Hamner, 7, of Mexico and Tucker’s grandmother Josanne Dolloff of Rumford showed […]

  • Published
    December 14, 2018

    Rumford town manager suspended with pay

    Rumford Town Manager Linda-Jean Briggs, seated, was suspended with pay Friday by a 3-2 vote of the Board of Selectmen. (Rumford Falls Times photo by Bruce Farrin) The Rumford Board of Selectmen voted 3-2 on Friday to suspend Town Manager Linda-Jean Briggs with pay. Clockwise from left are Selectman John Pepin, Selectman Peter Chase, town […]

close x