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    December 13, 2018

    Med-Care Ambulance board approves 10 percent rate increase

    MEXICO — The Med-Care Ambulance Service board of directors has approved a 10 percent rate increase for its 11 member towns. The board gave unanimous approval to the increase at its meeting Wednesday night. “The reality is this is a subsidy increase just to make this budget operational for us for the next year,” said Bob Chase, […]

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    December 11, 2018

    Early winter draining Rumford road salt budget

    RUMFORD — The early winter weather is taking a toll on the road salt budget, Superintendent Michael Mills told selectmen last week. At Thursday’s board meeting, Mills estimated about a third of the money designated for materials and supplies has been spent, most of it for salt. He said November was comparable to a typical January […]

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    December 8, 2018

    Christmas comes to the River Valley

    A so-called “War Wagon” honoring veterans from World War I through Afghanistan, participates in the Christmas in the Valley parade in Rumford on Saturday. (Bruce Farrin/Rumford Falls Times) The first-place float award in the commercial/business category went to Andy Dupuis Towing & Salvage, depicting the elves and Rudolph in the Christmas in the Valley parade […]

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    March 21, 2017

    Memories of being a Rumford selectman — 50 years ago

    John MacDonald (second from left), shared memories of being a Rumford selectmen 50 years ago during the March 2 meeting. He is pictured with, from left, Selectman Jim Windover, Chairman Jeff Sterling and Town Manager Linda “L-J” Briggs. The Board of Selectmen had a special guest at their meeting on March 2. John MacDonald, a […]

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    March 21, 2017

    Rumford Budget Committee approves 19 agency requests

    Over the course of two evenings for initiated articles, the nine-member Rumford Budget Committee approved all 19 agency requests, totalling $193,980. Those initiated articles will be placed on the annual secret poll town meeting warrant on June 13 for voter approval. Rumford voters approved initiated articles totalling $190,350 in 2016. The largest requests was $110,110 […]

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    March 2, 2017

    Group looking to bring military band to Rumford

    If all goes as planned, a 30-piece military band will be performing in Rumford this summer. EnvisionRumford President Randall Therrien told group members Thursday morning they are working to bring the 195th Army National Guard Band here. The band would also play a role of a dedication of a gazebo being planned this spring in […]

  • Published
    March 2, 2017

    Mexico Bicentennial Committee activities slated

    The Town of Mexico will celebrate their bicentennial anniversary on February 13, 2018, with a variety of activities held throughout next year. The committee is already hard at work and has a number of current announcements. The bicentennial logo has been chosen. The Committee had between 15 and 20 logo entries, including a number from […]

  • Published
    March 2, 2017

    Rumford PD receives grants

    The Rumford Police Department is focusing on highway safety issues to make the roadways a safe place for the public to travel. Rumford Police Chief Stacy Carter said the department has received grants from the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety to focus on speed enforcement and Impaired driving. A grant application was also submitted to […]

  • Published
    March 2, 2017

    Peru Winterfest on March 11

    The first annual Peru Winterfest will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 11 at the Peru Community Center. Sponsored by the Friends of Peru Elementary School, the family fun day event will include games, sliding, snowshoeing and snowman buildings. They will have equipment to share, but participants are asked to […]

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    July 6, 2016

    Man suspected of scam in name of Wounded Warrior Project

    RUMFORD — Police said they are investigating someone suspected of scamming money in the name of the Wounded Warrior Project during the River Valley Fourth of July festival on July 4 at Hosmer Field. Rumford Police Sgt. Tracey Higley said July 5 that the suspect has not been charged. He said Cpl. Lawrence Winson and […]

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