Interest on unpaid taxes

To the Editor: How many people can walk into a bank and get an unsecured loan for 3%? I checked the rates at the Credit Union and found that personal loan rates are 7.9%. To get close to that interest rate you would have to secure it with something, like a new vehicle. Yet some […]

Oxford County arrests

PARIS — The following arrests were logged in the Oxford County Jail. Joanne Covais, 63, of Mexico, probation hold, 12:41 a.m. Dec. 4, in Mexico by Mexico Police Department. Robert O. Richard, 25, of Gardiner, theft, criminal trespass and violation of bail conditions, 6:49 p.m. Dec. 4, in Oxford by Oxford Police Department. Kevin Tanner […]

Rumford Police log

Between Dec. 3 and Dec. 12, the Rumford Police Department handled 87 calls for service. On Dec. 9, 3:14 p.m., Alyssa Porter ,24, of Mexico was arrested for domestic violence ssault on Cumberland Street and summonsed for disorderly conduct; $800 unsecured bail with a court date of Jan 7 at Rumford District Court. Sharon Gardner, […]

RAD race involves MVHS students, teachers and alum

RAD race involves MVHS students, teachers and alum

BRUNSWICK — Color Me Rad is a new type of 5K race and it attracted the attention of Mountain Valley High School students, teachers and even alumni this summer. Before the race, each runner dressed in a white t-shirt, wore the requisite id number and donned a pair of colorful sunglasses. Some even ran in […]

Christmas in the Valley Highlights


The annual Christmas in the Valley event was held on December 6th, with a record crowd of merry-goers. As part of the event people were able to view 16 beautiful trees on display during the Festival of Trees celebration last Saturday in the Rumford Falls Auditorium. Voted the winning entry by those attending was the […]

Peru woman conducts food drive for Dixfield, Peru food pantries


DIXFIELD — It didn’t matter to Barbara Lane that temperatures on Friday ranged from the single digits to the teens, or that wind chills fell below zero. While standing beside a table in the parking lot at Log Cabin Craftworks beside Route 2, the Peru native was giving away Christmas Story T-shirts she’d designed and […]

Fire destroys Blackberry Lane house in Rumford

RUMFORD — A Blackberry Lane house was destroyed by fire Saturday afternoon but an outbuilding was saved, Rumford fire Deputy Chief Ben Byam said early Saturday evening. No one was injured. Byam said Mexico and Rumford firefighters and Med-Care Ambulance were called out at 2:05 p.m. to a fully-engulfed structure fire at 286 Blackberry Lane, […]

Dixfield selectmen approve 2014 Water Department budget


DIXFIELD — The Board of Selectmen voted 4-1 Monday to approve a 2014 budget of $359,230 for the Dixfield Water Department.Chairman Mac Gill and Selectmen Hart Daley, Dana Whittemore and Bob Withrow voted to approve the budget, while Selectman Scott Belskis voted against it. In other business, the board voted 4-0 to change the billing […]