Vocal talent competition returns


RUMFORD — It’s coming back! Voices of the Valley, a singing competition for all ages, youth, teen and adults will perform on stage on Saturday, March 8 at Mountain Valley High School. Auditions begin at 11 a.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. After performing before a panel of judges, cash prizes will be […]


Lost Golden

  This unfixed male golden mix was found off Route 26 in Bethel on the evening of Friday, February 21, near the Bethel Animal Hospital. He is approxmiately 4 years old and has a seizure disorder. Anyone who may recognize him is asked to call Responsible Pet Care of Oxford at 207.743.8679, or if you […]

Emergency Food Distribution

Seniors throughout the River Valley stood in freezing temperatures February 24 to receive their 25 pound share of a 7,000 pound food distribution by Good Shepherd Food Mobile and River Valley Healthy Communities Coalition.

WinterFest Weekend at Black Mountain


RUMFORD — A snow fort to play and slide on, sleigh rides and the Never Ever World Cup Race are some of the events planned for the upcoming WinterFest Weekend at Black Mountain. The action gets started Friday from 6-9 p.m. with live music by Noel and Don in the Last Run Pub. On Saturday […]

MVHS Alums Serve

MVHS Alums Serve

This is the 30th in a series about graduates from Mountain Valley High School who are serving our country in the military. Now he finds beauty through the lenses of his camera but for 26 years, Major Pete Pepin flew jet aircraft and taught pilots in the U.S. Air Force. He graduated from Rumford High […]

March comedy show


RUMFORD — With assistance from East Coast Marketing Group Inc. of Westbrook, the Rumford Professional Firefighters Local 1601 are conducting local fundraising for a March comedy show. “We are inviting local businesses to sponsor an ad in our Emergency Response Program Booklet, to be distributed at our big event, Night of Laughs Comedy Show, Deputy […]

Children’s author at Meroby


MEXICO — Peaks Island author and illustrator, Anne Sibley O’Brien will visit the students of Meroby Elementary School on March 3-4, with an evening performance on that Monday from 6-7 p.m. O’Brien’s work celebrates the glorious variety of the human family, through expressive portraits of diverse children and cultures. In large-group assemblies and individual classrooms, […]

Family Fun Day


This was some of the action during the Rumford Parks Department annual Family Fun Day on Feb. 16 at the Hosmer Field skating area. The event including free food and a bonfire. People can skate here anytime, but supervised hours, along with music, free skating rental and hot chocolate, are 2:30-8 Wednesday and Thursday, 2:30-9 […]

Neighborhood Watch Program meeting

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  The Mexico Police Department will host its third neighborhood watch meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at their office on Parker Street in Mexico. Police Chief Roy Hodsdon noted, “The idea with the neighborhood watch is that I need some help. There’s only one of us out there at any given time. […]