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 […]