1. Give the gift of life RUMFORD — The student council at Mountain Valley High School will sponsor a Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. The blood drive will be located in the Puiia gym. Donors are urged to contact the student council or the American Red […]

Second neighborhood watch meeting

MEXICO — The police department will host its second meeting on the neighborhood watch program at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Police Chief Roy Hodsdon said the first meeting on Dec. 3, attended by 11 citizens, along with Officer Rob Drouin and seven Police Explorers, was held during a time when a lot of […]

Thank you to Rumford Hospital staff

To the Editor: My family and I would like to thank the staff of the Rumford Hospital for their kind and generous caregiving during the recent hospitalization of my wife, Flossie Rose. She was treated with dignity and respect, but also with gentleness and kindness. This care was extended to the entire family and for […]

We deserve answers

To the Editor: Dixfield, in an effort to allocate taxpayer money to the appropriate resources, needs to create a new department, the Department of Legal Services. According to a letter to editor in this publication, the officers of regulation for Dixfield have retained legal services in the ongoing negotiations for a new labor contract with […]

A differing view on Rumford’s interest rate on unpaid taxes

To the Editor: Recently, Rick Green’s letter to the editor describing unpaid taxes as low interest, unsecured loans was brought to my attention. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand that Mr. Green’s comparisons are just plain wrong. The 24.5 mil rate on the 2014-2015 tax bills amounts to a 2% annual […]

Kudos to Mexico town crew

To the Editor: Have been wanting to say this for the last few years: Thank you for the great job that our Mexico town crew has done and continues to do keeping our roads, sidewalks cleaned and plowed, salted and sanded. As an avid walker, it is comforting to know that I can get  out […]

Thank you from Western Maine Street Rods

To the Editor: The Western Maine Street Rods Car Club recently made charitable donations of $2,000 each to the Dempsey Cancer Center and the Arbor House. These donations came as a result of the extremely successful Motor Madness Car Show held at the Farmington Fair Grounds in July 2013. A special thank you to the […]

Foster dog program offered

To the Editor: To the citizens of Rumford and surrounding towns: Do you love dogs? Are you interested in saving a life? Would you consider becoming a foster home to a homeless dog? If you answered yes to the above questions, then we need your help! Heart of the Mountains is a non-profit animal shelter […]

Course offered at Med-Care

MEXICO — Med-Care Ambulance will be offering Heartsaver CPR with infant, AED and first aid certification course The course will be offered from 5-9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at its 290 Highland Terrace base. Cost is $70. To sign up, call 364-8748 or mail checks to Med-Care Ambulance, 290 Highland Terrace, Mexico, ME 04257. […]

MVHS concert


The Mountain Valley High School Music Department recently presented the “Guess What? It is Still Autumn” Christmas Concert. These photos were taken during the school assembly performance. From top left: 1. Band members include Kaleb Gatchell (drums), Emma Somers (trumpet), Ronnie Russell (bass guitar), Shannon Santillo (clarinet and tenor saxophone), J.T. Greene (guitar) and Logan […]