The Basket Lady

By Mitzi Sequoia Basket Lady hopes everyone in the River Valley had a joy-filled holiday season. And now, we’re free to turn our attention to the adventures and lessons of life that awaits each of us in the New Year. Isn’t it wonderful to know that we can begin our New Year with a clean […]

Wind is a weak energy producer

To the Editor: The State of Maine Legislative Bureaucracy now polices our electric markets and because they favor wind, you will pay. Whether you are supplying the electricity or buying the electricity, the law targets you. How do they accomplish this invasion on our pocketbooks? Laws that provide penalties for not complying and/or complying with […]

The Chamber Chatter

The River Valley area is infectious with holiday fairs and events going on; such a wonderful time of the year. We need to keep the momentum going year round by taking pride in our communities and what our businesses have to offer right here in the River Valley. Watch for the Chamber’s new Gift Certificate […]

Rumford police log

Arrests logged recently by the Rumford Police Department: Scott Frisco, 22, Rumford, juvenile arrest warrant for failure to appear on charge of unpaid restitution, 3:50 p.m. Dec. 19. He was conditionally released. Ashleigh Milligan, 19, Rumford, failure to appear on a charge of theft, 1:18 p.m., Dec. 19. Milligan was released on $160 secure bail. […]

Oxford County arrest log

PARIS — The following arrests were logged at the Oxford County Jail. Darren Lee Drew, 27, of Albany, N.H., burglary, forgery, four counts of theft, 3:35 p.m. Dec. 16, in Fryeburg by Fryeburg Police Department. Jessica J. Coffin, 36, of Rumford, violation of bail conditions, domestic violence assault, 5:20 p.m. Dec. 16, in Rumford by […]

Funeral services held for Anthony Mortus

RUMFORD — A Mass of Christian Burial for Anthony Mortus of Rumford was celebrated on Dec. 19, 2013 at Parish of the Holy Savior, St. Athanasius-St. John Church, with Fr. Greg Dube as celebrant. Altar Assistant was Bernard Poirier. Organist was Mark Belanger. Music selections included Hosea, Because the Lord is my Shepherd, How Lovely […]

Funeral services held for Richard N. Doughty

RUMFORD — Funeral services with Military Honors for Richard N. Doughty of Roxbury, were conducted on Dec. 14, 2013 at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, with Rev. Phil Tarr and Blazing Star Lodge # 0, AF & AM Masonic Lodge officiating. Military Honors were presented by the Maine Military Funeral Honors Program from Augusta. […]

Funeral services held for James L. Bartash

RUMFORD — Funeral services for James L. Bartash of Dixfield were conducted on Dec. 7, 2013 at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, with Eric Pooler officiating. Special music Go Rest Hi and Precious Lord were sung by Sammie Angel on Keyboard. Words of remembrance were given by Mike McCusky, John Valonis, James Salatino, and […]